This year Sound City is housed all on one amazing site that contains a wide range of multiple bespoke venues, stages and spectacles.
We are proud to be working with Peel and Liverpool Waters to take over the incredible and iconic Bramley-Moore Docks and turn it into a post apocalyptic world jam packed with incredible live music and our biggest ever curated wider arts and culture programme.
The site is completely surrounded by water. We have made it absolutely safe for you to be able to enjoy the beautiful and unique surroundings. Please be aware of all the safety measures we have put in place.
The festival site entrance address is located at
You will be able to exchange your ticket for your festival wristband or entrance to the site here.
Getting to Sound City
Shuttle Bus Service
These will be departing on the hour and every half hour from outside Liverpool Lime Street to take you to the site.
The pick up points will be clearly sign posted and will be located adjacent to The Liverpool Empire right next to Lime Street Station.
This is the quickest and cheapest way to get there (£2.50pp). The journey takes no more than 15 minutes. Buses will be running during the following times:
Friday 22nd May 3:30pm until 10pm
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May from 11am until 7pm
Getting the train to Liverpool Sound City couldn’t be easier with Merseyrail. Bramley Moore Dock is in walking distance from Sandhills station.
Day Saver ticket, starts from £3.70 for all day off-peak travel. These tickets can be used after 9.30am Monday - Friday and all day on weekends and bank holidays.
If you're planning to return by train, please be aware that the last train times from Sandhills Station are:
* Towards Liverpool Central - 23:55
* Towards Southport - 23:44
* Towards Ormskirk - 23:46
* Towards Kirkby - 00:01
During busy events train timetables may be altered to strengthen the service. For up to date train times and travel information there is a handy Journey Planner at www.merseyrail.org.
Alternatively, you can plan your journey using the Merseyrail App, and also get live departure times and directions to each station. The Merseyrail App is available to download for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play for Android.
You will be able to park very close to the site. There will be dedicated parking sites that will be clearly indicated.
If you want to stretch your legs and take in the glorious sights of Liverpool then the site is just a 20 minute walk from the Liver Building and the 3 Graces.
Gaining access to the site and collecting Wristbands
You’ll be able to gain access to the festival from
3:30pm on Friday 22nd May
11:30am on Saturday 23rd May
11:30 am on Sunday 24th May
Last entry to the site will be at 9:30pm each night
There will be no re-entry onto the site once you leave
The festival site will have events running until 3am each night.
VIP and 3 day festival wristband holders
You will be able to exchange your ticket for a 3 day festival wristband or VIP wristband at the entrance to the festival site. Just bring your ticket along to be scanned and you’ll receive your wristband.
Single Day Ticket Holders
Just bring your ticket to the main entrance site. They will be scanned and you will gain entry onto the site. There will be no re entry to the site if you leave.
Just a few important things… Don’t bring your own food or drink, don’t bring drugs, don’t bring legal highs, don’t bring any form of weapon but do bring your ID! For more info about our entrance policy visit liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk and click on info.
What time are the bands on?
The festival site opens at 3:30pm on Friday, and 11:30am on Saturday and Sunday. Bands will start shortly after that and be performing throughout the day. The running order can be found here. Live guides and set times will be available on the day from our merch stand.
Headliners will be finished roughly around midnight with late night warehouse parties and DJs running until 3am each night.
Last entry onto the site will be 9:30pm
Food and drink
We have a superb range of food vans and trucks to satisfy every palate. We also have well stocked bars that are crammed with a great range of ice cold beers, ciders, soft drinks and spirits. For the first time ever we also have a selection of real ales.
The bars and food outlets will be serving food all day and into the late hours until the site closes.
There will be clearly marked black cab taxi ranks directly outside the Sound City entrance. We also recommend other private hire companies who will be able to pick you up if you call them direct. Some of the trusted suppliers include:
Delta - 0151 924 7373
Davy Liver - 0151 708 8080
Village - 0151 427 7909
Excel - 0151 728 8888
Alpha - 0151 722 8888
General Hotline Number
Any questions or problems on the day you can get us here: 0151 558 0422
Anything else check out FAQ section of the website