Sounds of the City is back this summer taking over Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl in June and July 2017. Further special guests have now been confirmed for Levellers acclaimed Beautiful Day Out on Sunday 1st July!
Joining the Brighton folk punk band for their second Beautiful Day Out are New Model Army, The Wildhearts, Zion Train and the Membranes with a 20 piece choir.
This year sees Levellers celebrate their 30th Anniversary. The band’s latest album ‘We The Collective’ which was released in March, hit Number 12 in the UK Official Album Charts and Number 1 in the UK Independent Album Charts – the band’s highest chart position in over 20 years.
This summer amongst their Sounds Of The City show will see Levellers performing their full electric set as part of their 30 years tour.
New Model Army,are an English rock band formed in Bradford, West Yorkshire in 1980 by lead singer, guitarist and main composer Justin Sullivan. Their music drew on a wide collection of influences and fuelled by their passions for Punk Rock and Northern Soul. Following a near 40 decade career their appearance at Sounds of the City is in the midst of major festival appearances across the globe.
For almost 2 decades THE Wildhearts have remained at the forefront of the British rock scene. From their classic début album Earth Vs (voted number one album of the year in Kerrang! Back in 1993, and number 20 in the best rock albums of all time in a Kerrang! Special in 2006), through to 2007’s self-titled record (10/10 Rocksound, 5/5 The Sun) their creative output and legendary live shows have been second to none.
Zion Train are Dub/Dance pioneers and have been undisputed leaders in the genre for 3 decades! Zion Train are celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2018 and will be marking this milestone by appearing at Sounds of the City.
The band were heavily involved in alternative and DIY underground culture in the UK during the 1990s as well as being purveyors of the finest Roots Reggae music throughout this period. They are one of the finest live dub acts on the planet and promoted the practice of dynamic onstage dub mixing which they perform alongside acoustic instruments and the best vocalists.
Lastly the legendary and highly influential UK band the Membranes will join a Beautiful Day out along with a 20 piece choir. The band were responsible for an artful and highly original reshaping of rock music with all round music legend, author and Louder Than War boss, John Robb at the helm. The band are working on a new album (due later this year). Watch this space.
As previously announced Nile Rodgers and CHIC, Shed Seven, Haçienda Classiçal, Rag’n’Bone Man, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott + Elvis Costello & The Imposters will also be headlining dates at Sounds Of the City.
0844 811 0051 / 0844 826 2826 / 0844 888 9991