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Re: Liverpool Sound City 2014
« Reply #80 on: September 17, 2014, 06:15:49 PM »
Might use some of the city centre places for after hours stuff but otherwise a radical all up in one place move - gonna be last weekend of May too
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Re: Liverpool Sound City 2014
« Reply #81 on: September 17, 2014, 06:53:43 PM »
Sucks. To me the beauty of SC was the centre location and all the small venues.
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Re: Liverpool Sound City 2014
« Reply #82 on: September 17, 2014, 06:54:25 PM »
Going to hold off the usual early bird tix purchase on that news.
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Re: Liverpool Sound City 2014
« Reply #83 on: September 17, 2014, 11:18:57 PM »
Sucks. To me the beauty of SC was the centre location and all the small venues.

Plus having somewhere like the Cathedral as a venue was boss. Bad news this.
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Re: Liverpool Sound City 2014
« Reply #84 on: September 18, 2014, 09:09:17 AM »
Be better if they just booked better bands, some right shockers in places last year. 

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Re: Liverpool Sound City 2014
« Reply #85 on: September 30, 2014, 02:19:05 PM »

Where did the Trafalgar Dock story come from ? Will be a serious error of judgement if they do .
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Re: Liverpool Sound City 2014
« Reply #86 on: October 2, 2014, 09:18:56 AM »
That's was me
Media launch is on 6th November
Its a huge change but genuinely looks interesting
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Re: Liverpool Sound City 2014
« Reply #87 on: October 2, 2014, 10:26:35 AM »
Obviously I haven't seen the plans but my initial thoughts are it's a terrible idea. Part of the fun of it is popping somewhere for a bevvy, nipping into a venue, and so on. If they move it to the middle of nowhere that all goes out the window.

See what the plans are like though I guess.
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Re: Liverpool Sound City 2014
« Reply #88 on: October 5, 2014, 01:39:41 PM »
not sure about that change, as people have said part of the fun was being able to still visit your favorite pubs/restaurants in between seeing bands.

have already got an early bird ticket so I'll be interested to see what they announce.
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Re: Liverpool Sound City 2014
« Reply #89 on: October 9, 2014, 12:17:28 AM »
Might not bother coming over for it if they move it out the centre of town. Love the variety of venues the last few years and being able to just go for a pint of decent beer somewhere quiet occasionally and escape the madness.

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Re: Liverpool Sound City 2014
« Reply #90 on: October 28, 2014, 08:32:36 AM »
New move to Bramley Moore Dock ( Vauxhall ) confirmed .

This article is from the Echo website :

Liverpool Sound City is to move from the city centre to a new site on the waterfront.

The music festival and conference will take place at Bramley Moore Dock, in Vauxhall, between May 21 and 24.

It will see the redevelopment of the dock, built in 1848, using existing industrial architecture and warehousing on the docks as venues, alongside pop-ups, big tops and tents with an outdoor main stage.

Sound City CEO Dave Pichilingi said: “Our goal year-on-year is to evolve, grow, challenge, inspire, surprise and delight. We have never been one to rest on our laurels.

 
“We often get compared to South by South-West, which is, of course, a great compliment but our aim is to become the best event in Europe. This seismic change moves us towards that goal.

“The Bramley Moore Dock site is quite literally incredible, at once a blank canvas but at the same time a powerfully evocative backdrop of the real Liverpool, its industrial heritage and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to breathe new life into the sleeping heart of this city.

“Ultimately, we have outgrown our old home. It will be sad to part with the people and venues we have worked with over the past years but we don’t want a situation where people have to queue to watch acts or, worse still, not get to see them at all.

“We chose the new site to ensure everyone who comes gets the chance to see and engage with everything.”

Early bird tickets are now on sale.

Head of marketing and sales, Alex Simmonds, said: “Sound City 2015 is going to be bigger and better. An awesome new site and lots more budget going into acts and audience experience. Our ticket prices are remaining the same, though. We might well be achieving the next level in the Sound City journey but we are most definitely not selling out.”


As well as a change of venue, festival organisers have also announced Liverpool Sound City’s first headliner for 2015, Belle and Sebastian.

The Glaswegian favourites will play on the waterfront open- air stage backed by a full orchestra.

 
Stuart Murdoch, of Belle and Sebastian, said: “We’re looking forward to headlining Liver- pool Sound City on May 24. This is the last date of our tour and we can’t wait to play at the Liverpool Docklands, it’s such an iconic location.”

With more high-profile head-liners to announce in the com- ing months, Liverpool Sound City is also keeping its focus on new and emerging Mersey artists.

The festival has previously provided a springboard for the careers of many now revered acts from Jake Bugg to Bastille to Royal Blood and aims to bring in artists and bands from across the globe. It is hoped the new venue will allow for more creative staging, with the possibility of floating platforms.

CEO Dave Pichilingi added: “The possibilities with Bramley Moore Dock are literally mind blowing. The ways in which we can harness the existing structures and how we use the lighting to pick out amazing industrial buildings are end- less. Then there is the water, not just the dock but the Mer-
sey itself.

“We have some big ideas, very big ideas, about how we’ll use the river and waterways, all to be revealed. Rest assured, though, it’s going to make Sound City one of the most unique and awe-inspiring festival sites in the UK, if not the world.”
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Re: Liverpool Sound City 2014
« Reply #91 on: October 28, 2014, 08:35:53 AM »

Reckon they're taking a big chance with this , but you'd assume they've done their research .
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Re: Liverpool Sound City 2014
« Reply #92 on: October 28, 2014, 09:04:04 AM »
Not really that arsed at the moment.  See what the rest of the line up is like.

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Re: Liverpool Sound City 2014
« Reply #93 on: October 28, 2014, 10:56:39 PM »
Told yis..I've seen the site plans and I think although a big change it will turn into a bigger event than it already is
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Re: Liverpool Sound City 2014
« Reply #94 on: October 28, 2014, 11:03:39 PM »
Told yis..I've seen the site plans and I think although a big change it will turn into a bigger event than it already is

Possibly - it's certainly got potential but not the same convenience . Just hope the organisers don't charge stupid prices for the ale and food with it now being an enclosed event .
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Re: Liverpool Sound City 2014
« Reply #95 on: October 29, 2014, 01:19:40 PM »
Possibly - it's certainly got potential but not the same convenience . Just hope the organisers don't charge stupid prices for the ale and food with it now being an enclosed event .

That's the key.  Sound City was always fantastic because if you wanted food, or a decent pint, or simply a break from the bands, then you could easily do so in one of the country's best city centres for a night out.  It was essentially a pub crawl with bands thrown in.

They will have to do a brilliant job on the space, the bars, the food, and crucially the transport to and from the centre to not lose that feel.  After the problems with access in Wolstenholme Sq last year I can see why they have looked for a change though
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Re: Liverpool Sound City 2014
« Reply #96 on: October 29, 2014, 03:34:12 PM »
Other issue of course that they didn't benefit from any of the beer sales in the clubs
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« Reply #97 on: October 29, 2014, 04:07:45 PM »
That's the key.  Sound City was always fantastic because if you wanted food, or a decent pint, or simply a break from the bands, then you could easily do so in one of the country's best city centres for a night out.  It was essentially a pub crawl with bands thrown in.

Yeah, this is how I feel as well in a nutshell. As it stands now I would probably still go to Sound City if there was a specific band I wanted to see (and to be fair Belle and Sebastian would probably fit that bill next year), and just treat it as a normal gig. If there wasn't anyone I was specifically bothered about though then I wouldn't get a wristband like I'd be happy to have one previously and just go and see a few bands at random. Unless they really nail the bars and food I wouldn't want to spend a whole day/night there.
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Re: Liverpool Sound City 2014
« Reply #98 on: October 29, 2014, 04:38:46 PM »
For Mr Pichilingi the pressure is on :)
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Re: Liverpool Sound City 2014
« Reply #99 on: December 3, 2014, 08:28:02 PM »
Flaming Lips headlining the Saturday night so I've already got value for money for my ticket.
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Re: Liverpool Sound City 2014
« Reply #100 on: January 25, 2015, 03:52:09 PM »
Vaccines third headliner apparently, would be surprised but they had Kodaline last year so

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Re: Liverpool Sound City 2014
« Reply #101 on: January 27, 2015, 06:39:19 PM »
Vaccines third headliner apparently, would be surprised but they had Kodaline last year so

 https://twitter.com/MattDavies__/status/558961151586095104

Vaccines confirmed - happy with that . A few more bands announced also .

Will give this a go this year and hope they don't take the piss / fuck it up.
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Re: Liverpool Sound City 2014
« Reply #103 on: February 24, 2015, 07:36:18 PM »
Can you buy tickets in town anywhere? £11.20 in booking fees and delivery to buy online, thieving bastards.

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« Reply #104 on: February 27, 2015, 01:28:05 PM »
Can you buy tickets in town anywhere? £11.20 in booking fees and delivery to buy online, thieving bastards.

Yep , bit off a rip off , but don't think you can get them in town .

Latest bands just announced today ( starting to look like an decent line up ) :

Just announced for Sound City 2015
   
The Cribs • Swans • Peace
 Fat White Family • Everything Everything • George the Poet
 Spector • Iceage • Stormzy
 Bill Ryder-Jones • The Bohicas • Neon Waltz
 Honeyblood • Real Lies • Blossoms • Aquilo
 Loyle Carner • The Sundowners • The Tea Street Band • The Hummingbirds
 Moon King • Clarence Clarity • Formation The Griswolds • Astronomyy
 Flo Morrissey • Palace
 The Hummingbirds • Bad Meds • YAK • KOF • Gulf • R Seiliog • Moats
 Barberos • The Vryll Society • Strange Collective
 Sekuoia • Okkyung Lee • M.O.
 Thabo & The Real Deal • Prose • Lake Komo
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Re: Liverpool Sound City 2014
« Reply #105 on: May 23, 2015, 02:15:12 PM »
First impressions ?

Site is good ,  The bars are well managed with almost no queuing , which was good . There are a good mix of stages although some appear very close together , so not sure if there'll be a problem on that score. The crowd was pretty mixed with a good atmosphere and no signs of any trouble. The gigs I attended were spot on , although the main stage can lose some of it's sound if you are far back and it gets picked up by the wind .Obviously a few teething problems which you can give a bit of slack over for being the first time at the new location ,but gripes are :

- Schedule line up times . There isn't one unless you want to pay £ 5.00 for a key ring with schedules on . It's now on clashfinder , but a festival without a proper listing - fuck off !
- Cost of bars and food - Always suspected a hefty price hike and there was - £ 4.50 pint , food from £ 4.00 for noodles to £ 7.00 for pie and mash .
- Toilets - inadequate for the numbers attending , but this seems to be a trait of British festivals . The Europeans know how to organise it.

If you've not been yet , dress up for it . Got pretty chilly as the night went on .

I'll wait to see how the rest of the weekend goes before deciding whether to attend again next year .
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« Reply #106 on: May 23, 2015, 02:34:23 PM »
Thought the layout was alright, think they'd be better off moving the cavern and the kraken stages further right instead of the fairground which was pretty much deserted when I went down there.

Not too bothered by the food prices as I thought it was a decent selection and not just burgers and chips. Had a very nice chicken tikka wrap. They could do with a second real ale bar by the main stage.

Toilets were woefully inadequate, could be easily solved by having urinals for men set up as well, would speed things up so much and stop the portaloos queue from building up so much.

For their first year on the new site I'm really impressed and hope the festival can continue to grow.
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Re: Liverpool Sound City 2014
« Reply #107 on: May 23, 2015, 03:33:15 PM »
Get enough fucking toilets you divs. How hard can it be?

That aside I had a nice time last night and I'm heading back in shortly for hooten tennis club.

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« Reply #108 on: May 24, 2015, 10:40:55 AM »
The Flaming Lips were fucking boss last night, part gig, part art installation, part religious experience.

I was pretty close to the front and I felt fine in the crowd and there were no problems at all afterwards walking from the main stage and out of the festival site which I thought may have been a worry earlier in the day.

Should be a great day today as well.
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« Reply #109 on: May 24, 2015, 12:08:33 PM »
Flaming Lips were worth the entrance fee alone. And the Dutch Uncles fella has some truly unique moves.

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Re: Liverpool Sound City 2014
« Reply #110 on: June 9, 2015, 08:51:39 PM »
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Re: Liverpool Sound City 2014, 2015, & 2016
« Reply #111 on: November 24, 2015, 10:33:11 AM »
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« Reply #112 on: November 25, 2015, 09:08:47 PM »
Very nice. Hopefully they've taken a lot of the comments regarding the venue so it's better this year.
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« Reply #113 on: November 26, 2015, 07:12:02 AM »
I'm made up The Coral will be headlining and look forward to the rest of the lineup being announced. The best announcement would be that they're moving back into town though...
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« Reply #114 on: March 31, 2016, 11:49:05 PM »
Full line up has been announced including Pete Doherty headlining the North Stage on the Sunday, overall I think it's a cracking line up so can't wait.
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« Reply #115 on: April 1, 2016, 10:51:06 AM »
Full line up has been announced including Pete Doherty headlining the North Stage on the Sunday, overall I think it's a crackhead line up so can't wait.

Sorry, can't resist.

It's not a strong enough lineup for me to consider it this year, I probably won't go. Just not my taste and I'm not convinced by the location either.

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« Reply #116 on: January 24, 2017, 12:41:06 PM »
Erm, The Kooks? Won't be coming over for this. Damn shame it seems to have just become another festival.

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« Reply #117 on: January 24, 2017, 01:22:24 PM »
Absolute shite. Still at least Dave Pichilingi is hoovering up all the money coming into the city for music though eh. That's the important thing. As the festival goes from weakness to weakness, at least he's getting his dollar.

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« Reply #118 on: January 24, 2017, 11:10:11 PM »
Absolutely nothing that interests me this year. Disappointed but rather glad I'm not having to try and get to and from the site, although I've noticed this years curfew (11pm) actually gives enough time to get a train home from Sandhills.
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