Zutons lead singer Dave McCabe will help to launch this year’s Sound City music festival with a special performance at Queen Avenue in Liverpool.

His new ensemble Silent K will perform alongside several up-and-coming acts in the picturesque Victorian arcade on Friday 3 May, following the annual Sound City+ music industry conference and prior to the start of the two-day Sound City music festival. Entry is by ticket only and very limited tickets are available at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sound-city-live-at-queen-avenue-tickets-60303866488

The special performance in the heart of Liverpool’s commercial district is hosted by Bruntwood, which owns Queen Avenue and is once again a principal sponsor of Sound City+, the UK’s leading independent conference for new music. Rising stars Ali Horn, Paris Youth Foundation, Katy Alex and Monks will all perform on the night, with secret special guests also to be announced.

Kelly McNair of Bruntwood, said: “We’re passionate about bringing energy and culture into our spaces whenever possible and, with such an amazing array of artists performing, this promises to be a very special night in a wonderful setting. Sound City is integral to the cultural fabric of Liverpool, and at Bruntwood we believe that by helping to shape a city’s cultural offering, they contribute towards a thriving city. By supporting creative initiatives we bring so much more than purely music to the city.”

This year’s Sound City+ conference features an exceptional line-up of speakers, including legendary Pretenders lead singer Chrissie Hynde, BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens and OMD’s Andy McCluskey.  Limited tickets are available at bit.ly/SoundCityPlus2019.

Becky Ayres of Liverpool Sound City, said: “We are over the moon to be working with Bruntwood this year, who as well as being our key sponsor for Sound City +, are also working with us to host a showcase of some of Liverpool’s most exciting up and coming talent. A developer which has a genuine interest in what makes Liverpool unique, Bruntwood is exceptional and tirelessly supportive of the business community. We are so excited to be working with them on what will be a thrilling day celebrating new music.”