Sound City 2012 will take place in Liverpool from May 17 to 19, with early-bird wristbands already on sale.

Organisers said the event will be bigger for its fifth anniversary in 2012, after attracting 2,500 delegates in 2011.

A total of 360 bands played in 30 venues around the city in 2011 including Frank Turner, The View, Miles Kane and Yuck.