Professor Green has been confirmed as the first headliner for the Liverpool Sound City 2012 line-up.
The rapper, who is currently working on his second album, is likely to debut new tracks during his performance when the music festival returns to various venues around Liverpool from 17-19 May.
White Denim and Death in Vegas, who we interview last week, will also perform alongside Cloud Nothings, Yukon Blonde, Charli XCX and Fixers.
Many more will be confirmed for the Liverpool Sound City line-up in the coming months.
Liverpool Sound City 2012 tickets are on sale now priced at £20 for the weekend with delegate passes available for £90.
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Liverpool Sound City will also host the UK Music Student Awards at the Echo Arena on 17 May. The awards are in collaboration with Access To Music and celebrate and support new talent within music education.
The festival will also have the Sound City Expo which organisers say will bring, “the newest and most forward-thinking exhibitors to the Echo Arena in Liverpool – providing access for both consumers and music/digital professionals to the people, tools and services they will need as we move ever onwards in the digital age.”
Sound City Expo will be fully integrated into both the convention and festival offerings of Liverpool Sound City manifest in live demos, master classes, discussions and more featuring many performers and speakers.
Speaking about the news Dave Pichilingi, CEO at Sound City, said: “We’re thrilled to announce the first wave of bands that’ll make up the line-up for Liverpool Sound City 2012 – an eclectic mix of genres that makes our festival such an interesting, innovative, must-see event.
“We’re taking Sound City to whole new level this year by bringing in Access To Music and co-hosting the UK Music Student Awards, which shows our commitment to the new breed of musicians and those who work in the music industry, as well as being a great excuse for a party.
“We’re also launching our very own Sound City Expo – an exhibition of what’s new and interesting in music and tech for fans, bands and delegates alike.”