Apply To Play


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Sound City's Apply To Play

The UK's leading festival and conference for new music and the loudest voice championing emerging artists in the North. For over 15 years, the festival has been providing the UK's most exciting new artists their first taste of a festival stage, with alumni including Ed Sheeran, Grimes, Stormzy, Lizzo, Yungblud and many more.

Sound City 2023 will take place on the 29th & 30th April in the heart of Liverpool and we can't wait to see the next wave of artists take to our stages for another year of incredible new music. If you would like to be a part of Sound City 2023 and play alongside some of the biggest breakthrough acts from the UK and internationally then you can now 'Apply To Play' below.

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