Paloma Faith, Speech Debelle for Liverpool Sound City

United Kingdom United Kingdom | 04 February 2010

The singer, famed for her singles ‘Stone Cold Sober’ and ‘New York’, will play the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on 19 May.

Speaking about her inclusion, Paloma Faith said: “I'm so excited to perform at such a prestigious event; Liverpool is supposed to be the centre of the arts in Britain and that's where I want to be, smack bang in the centre of the arts!”

Other names confirmed today include Mercury Music Prize winner Speech Debelle, who will headline the O2 Academy Liverpool on 21 May as well as Wave Machines, Gold Panda, Hook and the Twin and Grosvenor.

Individual tickets will go on sale tomorrow (Friday 5 Febuary) at 9am.

In contrast to the live performances, the festivals first keynote speaker to be announced is musical royalty Seymour Stein. Stein was the founder of Sire Records and famous for signing artists such as Madonna, The Ramones, Blondie, Talking Heads and Liverpool’s own Echo and the Bunnymen.  A musical mastermind in his own right, Stein will be in conversation with a surprise celebrity guest whom he has worked with in the past.

Early bird tickets for Liverpool Sound City are already on sale.

Festival wristbands, which allow access to all the shows at the event, are available now at £40.

Full delegate tickets, which allow access to the gigs, events and conference, are priced at £100.

Click here to buy tickets to Liverpool Sound City.

Liverpool Sound City 2010
will take place at various venues around Liverpool from 19-22 May.

The festival will showcase local and national talent and it is a chance for industry insiders, promoters, tastemakers to sign the next big thing and music lovers to discover their favourite new band.

Various venues around the city's cultural quarter will provide a platform for bands and artists to show off their skills, but there will also be conferences and panels held over the weekend as well as label-hosted nights.

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