The Local will present some of the best up and coming folk and indie rock at this year’s Liverpool Sound City, hosting a stage at the festival on Saturday 5th May 2018 at Birdies Bar.
Artists confirmed for The Local’s stage are HAWK, Maria Kelly, Nathan Harrison, Samana, Sean Christopher, and Mathilda Homer. The festival runs over the weekend of the 5th and 6th May and The Local’s acts join a stellar festival line-up, which includes bands like Peace, Wye Oak and Sunset Sons.
HAWK and Maria Kelly are no strangers to the scene, having wowed audiences around the UK and Europe. HAWK have already been covered by the likes of Noisey, DIY, and The Line of Best Fit, whilst websites such as Consequence of Sound, Wonderland, and Earmilk have sung Maria Kelly’s praises. Meanwhile, Sean Christopher is currently signed to Dumont Dumont, the home of Jose Gonzales and Charlie Cunningham – tracks have appeared on Clash, Mahogany, and Indie Shuffle. Fat Cat’s latest signing Samana has collaborated with artists like Unkle and Nick Cave, and The Local has hand-picked Nathan Harrison and Mathilda Homer as brand new, fresh talent to introduce to the scene.
London based promoter The Local was founded by Howard Monk. Over the past 20 years, The Local has booked iconic acts such as The National, Bloc Party, and Animal Collective, providing music lovers the chance to see the best new and established talent.
“We’re really excited to be back at Liverpool Sound City, where I’ve been a number of times since putting on bands like Mugstar and Cate Le Bon a few years back,” says Monk. “It’s great to be there as a fan of course but it’s very special to be able to bring some new talent.”
2018 will be Liverpool Sound City’s 11th year, and this year, the festival returns to its roots – “embracing the spirit of the underground”, seeking out the next generation of talent across the intimate and eclectic spaces of Liverpool’s historic Baltic Triangle.
The Local and Liverpool Sound City’s is the perfect fit as both aim to provide the festival’s fans with an exciting line-up of new talent.