Is there any better place in the UK to celebrate the love of music than in Liverpool, the home of so many famous bands and artists that have made it across the globe? Sound City is one of the UKs biggest annual festivals bringing together artists, musicians and their much-loved fans to celebrate everything from rock and pop to indie and old school.
Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle is a recently developed area of the city that is loved by everyone who wants to enjoy music, bars, clubs and good food. A number of venues throughout the area play host to an awesome combination of firm favourites and breakthrough acts giving all music lovers something the savour.
Sound City lays claim to championing some of the most exciting new artists on the music scene having hosted Ed Sheeran, Florence and The Machine and The XX long before other festivals.
Sound City makes the most of the Spring Bank Holiday’s (usually) glorious weather, kickstarting the festival season with a bang!
With open-air bars and pop-up restaurants, Sound City in the Baltic Triangle serves up tasty treats for all festival goers alongside a mouth-watering selection of musical megastars.
Sound City also caters to those looking to get into the music scene, whether that be as an artist, producer, agent or manager. The festival includes debates, workshops, panels and conferences with a whole host of music industry professionals on hand to answer your questions.
Sound City hosts a number of simultaneous gigs across Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle so you can choose your favourite and move between venues at your leisure. A map of the festival can be found here making it easy to get around. Whether you choose a bar, club or warehouse you’re sure to have an amazing time partying all night to the artists you love.
The centre of Liverpool is relatively small, therefore most areas can be reached on foot. The Baltic Triangle lies around a 20-minute walk from Liverpool Lime Street Station and is just 10-15 minutes from the Albert Dock and Liverpool One.
Liverpool can be reached direct from London, Birmingham and Manchester and also has its own airport on the outskirts of the city which serves a number of destinations in Europe.
As everything is within easy reach of the Baltic Triangle, festivalgoers can stay wherever they like in the city. There are a number of chain hotels in and around Albert Dock with all ends of the budget spectrum being catered for.
Larger self-catered units are a popular choice for groups and there are some great choices in the centre of town near to Duke Street and Parr Street.
Please see the map below which highlights some of the best hotels and Airbnb’s in Liverpool.
Liverpool is a lively city with loads to offer festivalgoers both before, during and after the event. The city will be abuzz with activities throughout the bank holiday weekend (as if you didn’t have enough to do with just Sound City events!).
Enjoy the Liverpool waterfront with a walk around the docks or a ferry across the Mersey; visit both of the equally impressive cathedrals (Metropolitan and Anglican – you can’t miss them!); catch a game of football at Anfield or Everton or simply shop ‘til you drop in Liverpool One and the Metropolitan Quarter.
During Sound City itself you’ll have an array of artists to watch, conferences to catch and food and drinks to gorge on as you truly make the most of this Baltic Triangle festival.
Next year’s Sound City festival will take place between the 3rd-5th May 2019.
Rad Season is providing you with hotels and Airbnbs at the lowest prices available online. Book your stay for Sound City 2019 using the map below!
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