This summer, Liverpool’s electronic music curators Freeze are bringing a brand new dimension to the UK’s biggest metropolitan music festival with the arrival of the Freeze Warehouse at Liverpool Sound City.
Known for bringing world-renowned DJs and live artists to iconic Liverpool settings, Freeze has grown in tandem with Liverpool’s continued cultural resurgence, charting their unique course across the vibrant electronic music spectrum. Seeking the region’s most intimate, quirky and stunning venues is in the club’s DNA, and in 2016 Freeze will introduce a new dynamic to Sound City and the unique setting of the Liverpool Docks, taking over the iconic Sound City Baltic Warehouse right on the banks of the river Mersey.
The Freeze Warehouse will host key players from electronic music’s very foundations, including Leftfield (Live) who will be rocking the dockside with a bass-heavy show, and genre-busting party legends Hot Chip.
Floating Points has evolved into one of the world’s most exciting producers, and the celebrated Âme live come to Sound City with fellow Innervisions legend Henrik Schwarz, whose stunning live shows are always electric. And making his Liverpool debut this year is one of the most in demand artists around – DJ Koze – who joins the dots between house and techno.
Many more iconic artists from the electronic music scene are on the bill for the Freeze Warehouse. The consistently brilliant Motor City Drum Ensemble’s sublime technical skills match his peerlessly gritty, soul-infused sounds, Mano Le Tough brings on-point house and techno, the enigmatic Spanish DJ John Talabot is a Freeze favourite, Gerd Janson is the Running Back boss and toast of the underground, Roman Flügel fuses ambient, house, techno, electro and leftfield, and Greg Wilson is one of the founding figures of disco and a Liverpool hero too. More names will be revealed soon, and Freeze’s residents Jemmy, Makes No Sense and Derek Kaye all star too.
“Freeze are thrilled to be working with one of the UK’s most forward-thinking music festivals, and are especially excited to be bringing a new dimension to this year’s Sound City. It’s a truly spectacular setting on the docks for some of the world’s leading live acts and DJs from the electronic dance music spheres. During our 10th anniversary we showcased some incredible acts throughout 2015 in the city in a series of awe-inspiring venues and locations, and in 2016 we are aiming even higher, including this collaboration with Sound City which opens the festival up to a brand new audience.” – Rob casino (Freeze)
The Freeze Warehouse will form part of one of the UK’s most diverse festivals with the line up of electro-dance acts joining festival headliners The Coral and recently announced Catfish and the Bottlemen. Also playing across the weekend are Sleaford Mods, The Dandy Warholes, Young Father’s, Band of Skulls, Palma Violets and many more.
Sound City takes place on 28/29 May 2016 at the Liverpool Waters, Bramley-Moore Dock, an historic waterfront location and one of the most unique festival sites in the world. Weekend tickets for Sound City are currently on sale with a limited amount still available at £70. These are due to run out very soon when there will be an automatic price increase so fans are urged to buy as quickly as possible to get them at this price threshold. With hundreds of bands, performers, happenings and experiences still to be announced, Sound City is an essential fixture on the festival calendar.
Tickets for Sound City 2016 are now on sale here.