Trains to Liverpool Sound City 


Step into the centre of Liverpool's lively music scene at Liverpool Sound City, the UK's top festival for finding new music.

This much-awaited event turns the city into a buzzing centre of creativity and sound. It offers a varied line-up of different music styles and features both up-and-coming artists and recognised acts.

How to Get to Liverpool Sound City

Liverpool is easy to get to by train, with Liverpool Lime Street Station being the main entry point for visitors from all over the UK. From Lime Street, you can easily walk to the festival venues.

If you're flying in, Liverpool John Lennon Airport is close by. It offers many public transport options, like buses and taxis, that go directly to the city centre.

Also, if you're driving, the city has many car parks. But it's a good idea to book a spot ahead of time because they get busy during the festival.

What to Do at Liverpool Sound City

Liverpool Sound City music festival is a must-visit for music fans, offering a wide range of music from indie rock to electronic, pop, and more.

The festival is known for its vibrant mix of music. It's had everything from the energetic indie rock from The Vaccines to the psychedelic tunes from The Flaming Lips. Big names like Florence and the Machine and Ed Sheeran have performed too, covering folk and pop, and showing the festival's wide appeal.

This mix of genres shows Liverpool Sound City's dedication to celebrating musical creativity.

Besides great music, the festival also features industry panels. These capture discussions on industry topics from production to managing artists. These have included panels on how digital music distribution is changing and the future of live music after the pandemic.

The food at the festival reflects Liverpool's diverse food scene. You can choose from classic British dishes to foods from around the world. Whether you want gourmet burgers, artisan pizzas, vegan options, or international street food, there's something for everyone.

About Liverpool Sound City

Since its first year in 2008, the Liverpool Sound City Music Festival has been a crucial platform for showcasing new talent across all genres.

The festival's dedication to supporting up-and-coming artists is evident in its Apply2Play programme. Over 17 editions, it has served as a springboard for more than 3,000 emerging artists to play to over 400,000 fans and key figures from the music industry.

Artists like Florence and the Machine and Sam Fender have benefited from the festival early in their careers. It's often their first step towards gaining media attention, securing record deals, and embarking on sold-out tours.

Liverpool Sound City is more than just a place to watch future stars perform live. It's also a spot where you can learn about the latest in the music industry and meet people from the scene.

Ways to save on your train ticket to Liverpool Sound City

Experience the vibrant Liverpool Sound City without overspending by following these practical tips.

Starting with an Advanced Ticket can lead to great savings, making it easier to manage your festival budget. For those planning to return, Club Avanti offers a 10% discount on your next trip and other exclusive perks.

A Railcard is essential for frequent travellers, offering up to a third off of rail fares. Opting for Off-Peak travel times can also reduce your costs, allowing you to enjoy Liverpool's dynamic scene while saving money.

The Journey Planner will help you find the best fares for your music-filled getaway. Taking advantage of Family and Group Tickets can make your group adventure to the festival more affordable.

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Prepare for Liverpool Sound City with the Avanti West Coast app, your gateway to a stress-free festival trip.

Pick the perfect seat for your journey with our Seat Picker and go digital with contactless payment options. And with no booking fees, we're always your cheapest option for train travel.

Getting to Liverpool

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