Sound City is always one of my yearly highlights. I love festivals, so when they’re located in your hometown, a city in which you unconditionally love, I wouldn’t miss it for the world. This year I was actually lucky enough to be one of the festivals blogging ambassadors, which was inevitably a dream come true. Having the opportunity to experience Sound City for another year was a pleasure. Although I’m completely bias about Liverpool and I love everything about it, to me, Sound City truly captures the atmosphere of Liverpool and the local talent that the city offers and welcomes.
The festival took place in an alternative location this year, only a stones through away from last year’s location however that vibe of the festival was still there. The upbeat, all singing & all dancing atmosphere that makes Sound City so brilliant and so utterly memorable. Here’s what I got up to over the weekend and the moments that I will remember forever!
WHAT I GOT UP TO..
One thing I can guarantee about your Sound City experience is that there’s never a dull moment. Even when you’re not bopping along to a band, there’s so much to do and see, it’s like living inside a strange, but wonderful daydream. Ever corner showcases something different, whether it be a chill-out tent accompanied by vintage furniture or a parade of Brazilian dancers, Sound City can guarantee you a good time, no matter what your interests may be.
BROWSING INSPIRING MUSIC ARTWORK
If you know me, then you know that I’m a sucker for a good looking print to liven up my bedroom walls. Especially if the prints are of some of my favourite bands and musicians. If you follow me on Instagram, then you will know I’ve got a little ‘Wall Of Fame’ going on in my office area, so when I saw this tent, littered with amazing music artwork, I was hooked. Some of the Artwork in this tent was some of the best I’ve ever seen, my boyfriends purchased an amazing LCD Soundsystem print, so unique and special, so now we have a little keepsake to remind us of a wonderful weekend!
CHATTING TO STRANGERS
This probably sounds a bit weird now, doesn’t it? However, the thing I absolutely adore about Liverpool is that there’s a massive sense of community within the Liverpool locals. It’s really not hard to make friends and have a laugh with a Scousers. We’re always up for a good time and we’ve always got one another’s back. Let’s just take a moment for the two guys who decided they wanted a mini photoshoot whilst I snapped some photo’s watching The Hunna’s set at the main stage. These guys ended up chatting away to us for about half an hour, about blogging, beards and why people squat when the pose at festivals and in large groups. Interesting topics to say the least.
SHAKING IT OFF
Since I don’t think I’ve EVER had a full bank holiday weekend off of work, it meant that I could truly free myself of my shackles, have a drink, have a little dance and just shake off any stress from the previous week. Whilst having a drink and enjoying the sun, we stumbled across these AMAZING festival dancers parading around the festival, inviting people to dance and shake what their momma (and poppa) gave them. Whether you’re one for dancing, or a bank row foot-tapper this was just amazing to watch everyone have so much fun and literally dance their cares away!
MY MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS
This year the lineup was definitely one to remember. With teenage throwbacks such as The Kooks and The Kills, this year’ss lineup felt almost sentimental to me. Although the festival has various other things to do and see, the music is what makes it, so the lineup can make it or break it instantly. This year I actually really enjoyed everyone that I went to see. I saw some of my favourite local bands like The Vryll Society and up and coming bands such as The Hunna, Fickle Friends, and the Amazons.
Out of everyone I saw, The Cribs completely stole the top spot for me, and many other at the festival. Although they was a delay to their performance and they ran slightly into The Kooks’ set, they were 110% worth the wait. They played all the old hits and announced that it was going to be one of the last times they play those hits, due to them wanting to play their new releases more. Their set will forever be remembered because of that, it felt almost emotional as The Cribs are a band that I’ve adored since I was about 13 years old.
THE BANDS WORTH THE WAIT!
– THE VRYL SOCIETY
– THE KOOKS
– THE CRIBS
– THE KILLS
– THE HUNNA
– FICKLE FRIENDS
– THE AMAZONS
So, that’s another year at Sound City over! 2017 has been an amazing year for Sound City, who were celebrating their 10th Birthday, here’s to another 10 years in the music capital of the world, Liverpool!