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Pale Waves have been announced to headline Liverpool Sound City 2020

We’re dreaming of festival season

Sound City has announced the first acts for its Liverpool-based festival, a popular event within the city's student community.

Next year it will take place from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd May in its usual location of the Baltic Triangle.

Pale Waves are confirmed to be headlining. They're a band from Manchester who are labelmates with the 1975; you've probably heard their singles 'There’s a Honey' and 'Eighteen.'

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Edgy like Baltic Triangle x

They will be supported by The Blinders, Tim Burgess, The Lathums, Stealing Sheep, The Mysterines, Jamie Webster, The Lottery Winners and many more.

The festival claims to be the 'UK’s leading independent celebration of music, art and culture' and will be showcasing new and upcoming talent, as well as some very recognisable names in music.

Rebecca Ayers, Sound City’s Managing Director, said: 'It doesn’t feel that long ago since we were partying to Loyle Carner, Mabel, The Magic Gang, slowthai and Louis Berry earlier in the year – and now we are releasing our first wave of names for Sound City 2020.'

'For our 13th year, we will continue to champion the very best sounds the UK has to offer across an incredibly diverse spectrum, as well as reaching out around the world to brilliant artists making a difference.'

'Liverpool is the perfect backdrop for our festival and conference, and working again with the Arts Council England and a range of partners, we are determined to create a weekend which will once more shape the agenda for music, arts and culture across the UK and beyond. We cannot wait to be back.'

Sound City is also 'the UK's lead partner for Keychange' – a foundation empowering women in the music industry – and at their 2019 festival they achieved a '50/50 gender split throughout its speakers.'

You can keep up with event updates on Sound City's social media; @soundcity on Twitter and @liverpoolsoundcity on Instagram.

Tickets go on sale from 10am on Friday 25th October. You can find them here.