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Self Esteem, Yard Act and Alfie Templeman among first names for Liverpool Sound City 2022

24 November 2021, 12:25 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

This morning Liverpool Sound City announced the first acts for next year's 15th edition of the festival, which includes Self Esteem, Yard Act, Alfie Templeman and more.

In May 2022, Sound City will return to Liverpool for its 15th edition, after the 2021 festival took place in October due to the pandemic.

The first names for next year's Sound City have been announced, featuring headliners Self Esteem and The Lathums, as well as Yard Act, Alfie Templeman, Everyone You Know, The Reytons, Matilda Mann, The Royston Club, Abbie Ozard, Bears In Trees, Buggs and more.

Festival founder David Pichilingi said of the upcoming 15th edition, "Sound City was always about making Liverpool a 21st century music city. Liverpool and the North continues to be the birthplace of some of the greatest contemporary musical icons of the last 70 years and here at Sound City, we’re always looking to continue to play our part in shining a beacon for that music talent and also encouraging a legion of new business talent to stay in the area and create their futures here. Sound City is still the best and most exciting event of its kind in the UK and I think that’s because we have never been afraid to change, evolve and grow as the music world has shifted."

He added, "We were the first to crossover to events such as SXSW, territories in Asia including South Korea and China - we even did our own festival in Dubai! More than just one weekend, I like to think that we’ve helped play a part in the success of new music not only here in the UK but across the world. Often imitated but never equaled. We have never been afraid to sail close to the wind and always done everything with a swagger and a smile. It has been the wildest 15 years of my life so far and I’m looking forward to the next 15 too!"

Sound City 2022 will take place in Liverpool from 30 April - 1 May 2022. Tickets go on sale Friday (26 November) at 10am GMT from
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