We had a blast at last year’s Sound City – not only did we seem to be writing about it every single day, but every evening over a week seemed to be taken up with criss-crossing the city’s sticky-floored venues. It was exhausting, eye-opening, and a hell of a lot of fun. This year’s first batch of acts have just been announced, and it’s a typically strong handful. Most surprising is one of the festival’s headliners – pop heavyweight Professor Green (we wouldn’t dare ask to see evidence of his PHD), who sold out his own gig at Mountford Hall but a few weeks ago. Joining him on the bill are ultra-hyped new pop starlet Charlie XCX, Texan punk favourites White Denim (pictured), scrappy upstarts Cloud Nothings, and legendary electro-rock duo Death In Vegas, who make a welcome return to the city. In addition, Sound City have announced they’re to host the UK Student Music Awards at the Echo Arena, and they’re also set to run a new music and tech expo during the festival. All rather exciting. More announcements heading your way over the next couple of months. Liverpool Sound City 2012 17th – 19th May, Various venues www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk Posted February 2, 2012 – 6 comments 6 Responses to “Liverpool Sound City 2012 reveals first names” mtthwrly February 2, 2012 @7streets Charli XCX!! Yess! February 2, 2012 at 9:40 am steoreilly February 2, 2012 @7streets @soundcity @JPWaddington let us know about the conference for @SoundCity when that’s sorted. Thé Music is looking Good February 2, 2012 at 9:41 am JPWaddington February 2, 2012 @steoreilly @7streets @SoundCity 20th Feb should be first conference announcement and second wave of bands – plus NYSC. February 2, 2012 at 9:48 am drhrs February 2, 2012 @7streets looking forward to Death in Vegas, others not my thing. February 2, 2012 at 10:01 am framedink February 2, 2012 @7streets not actually a rapper either..Ouch! What do we know we only grew up listening to Q-Tip, KRS-1, Rakim, ODB, Jeru, Guru, Nas & B.I.G February 2, 2012 at 10:01 am More acts announced for Liverpool Sound City 2012 | Sevenstreets February 20, 2012 […] Rap-pop star Professor Green, White Denim and Death In Vegas have previously been announced for the annual cross-city fest. […] February 20, 2012 at 12:16 pm Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. You must be logged in to post a comment.