Calvin Harris, who is currently at number one with his track 'I'm Not Alone', has been confirmed as the headliner for next month's Liverpool Sound City.
Local lads The Rascals have also been added to the bill which boasts a variety of emerging talent including three of Virtual Festivals’ picks for 2009, White Lies, Dan Black and Little Boots.
Billy Bragg, The Damned and former Stiff Little Fingers’ man Henry Cluney have also been added to the bill joining Mongrel, Cage The Elephant, Metronomy, White Denim and Liverpool’s own The Zutons.
Speaking about this year’s bill, festival director Dave Pichilingi said: “We have now got an absolutely fantastic multi-art form programme in place for this year’s SoundCity.
“Having given ourselves a hard act to follow with the top acts that we had last year, we’ve managed to put together another stellar line-up, I’m sure that once more the bands and artists will be the talk of tomorrow. What’s more, this year we’ve also got a whole range of added extras to enjoy.
“The Trial will be a ground-breaking piece of theatre and entertainment, while the John Peel World Cup will be a great laugh, and raise money for an amazing cause. I’m also delighted that the premiere of the Awaydays will be at the festival, and last but by certainly no means least, Kevin Cummins’ The Crucial 3-0 documents some of the key moments in the history of Liverpool, so what better place than SoundCity to hold the exhibition.”
Liverpool Sound City 2009, now in its second year, will take place at various venues around Liverpool from 20-23 May.
Over 400 acts are expected to be perform across 30 venues during the four-day event, which showcases emerging talent alongside some more established acts.
Sound City will also include talks, discussions, films and performance art. This year’s event will kick off with a football competition in honour of John Peel.
Tickets are on sale now priced at £120 for full entry to all gigs, but passes are also available for individual shows.