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Sound City announces 2018 venues and new acts

Artists and Baltic Triangle venues for this year’s Sound City have been revealed as the festival goes back to its roots.

Organisers say the “spirit of discovery and exploration” is returning for the 11th year of the annual event.

The soon to open Hinterland event space is among the list of venues set to stage gigs during the 5-6 May weekend of live music, along with the district’s Constellations, Camp and Furnace, Hangar 34, Tap and Still and Black Lodge Brewery.

Craft Minded, Baltic Social, Baltic Market, Northern Lights, Unit 51, 24 Kitchen Street, District, Great Baltic Warehouse, Red Door Vintage and The Tank Room have also signed up.

Meanwhile DMA’s, Picture This, Wye Oak and Black Oak have been confirmed as Saturday headliners alongside the previously announced Idles and The Slow Readers Club.

Then on Sunday the already confirmed Peace, Baxter Dury and Jaws will be joined by Sunset Sons, Yellow Days and Dermot Kennedy to top the bill.

A total 100 acts have been added to the line-up, which brings together performers from around the world and across a range of genres including grime and urban, electronica, indie, psych, rock and pop.

Becky Ayres, Sound City COO, says: “We really feel the spirit of discovery and exploration returning for our 11th year, with a huge range of artists performing in some brilliant locations.

“We want to capture the magic of the UK’s thriving scene as well as what is happening around the world, and feel this range of 100 artists will really entertain, inspire and thrill everyone in May.”

The festival has also teamed up with organisations including Baltic Creative, Edge Hill University and Liverpool John Moores University for 2018.

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