BIMM Institute Manchester partners with Liverpool Sound City 2021

13 September, 2021

We’re so ready for music festivals to return, and we’re delighted to once again partner with Liverpool Sound City. After a year’s hiatus for obvious reasons, LSC is making its return for three days this October, and we’re all invited.

We cannot wait to see you all for an unforgettable three days in the heart of one of the most renowned music cities in the world. Liverpool city centre will play host to global indie superstar Beabadoobee, headlining on Friday alongside UK rap sensation Not3s, GRACEY, Baby Queen and The Snuts. Special guest Jamie Webster joins Red Rum Club for an all-out hometown party on Saturday. Sound City favourites Lottery Winners, King No-One and Monks will also return for the Saturday alongside The Murder Capital and The Mysterines. Lapsley takes to Sunday with songstress Miraa May, joining previously announced headliner Rejjie Snow and The Lathums.

“We can’t wait to see our incredible talent on stage again alongside such a stellar lineup!”

– Damian Morgan, Head of Careers & Industry, BIMM Institute Manchester.

Damian Morgan, Head Of Careers & Industry Liaison for BIMM Institute Manchester, had this to add:

“We’re delighted, especially after such a devastating year for live music, to be part of Liverpool Sound City: coming back with a bang! It’s an ongoing annual partnership that’s been very important to BIMM Institute Manchester, and we can’t wait to see our incredible talent on stage again alongside such a stellar lineup!”

BIMM Institute Manchester students at Liverpool Sound City 2021:

Connecting our students to real-world industry experiences is very important to us. Discover the range of artists and bands from BIMM Institute Manchester due to play at LSC 2021:

Arts Club Theatre – Saturday 2nd October

  • GARDEN PARTY (15:00 – 15:30)

EBGBs – Sunday 3rd October

  • Waterfront (15:00 – 15:30)
  • Lewis Ross Robson (14:00 – 14:30)

Jacaranda – Sunday 3rd October

  • Manta (15:40 – 16:10)
  • Dollie Demi (14:50 – 15:20)

“I feel honoured to be playing at such an exciting festival.”

– Dollie Demi, BIMM Institute Manchester.

Dollie Demi has been described as “headstrong, razor-sharp garage rock from Manchester” by DIY Magazine. Dollie told us:

“I’m so excited to be playing at Liverpool Sound City 2021. There are so many talented bands on the lineup this year, and I feel honoured to be playing at such an exciting festival. I’m looking forward to being back on the stage – bring it on!”

Experimental DIY artist and producer, Manta added: “I can’t wait to play Sound City because it will be my second-ever live gig. I have played with my band in front of an audience. I’ve also never played at a festival, but it has always been one on the bucket list!”

Kieran Poynter, Garden Party’s lead guitarist, is also excited to be playing:

“We are really looking forward to playing Liverpool Sound City. To play at such an amazing event alongside some top-class artists in a city with such rich musical heritage like Liverpool is an honour for us as a band!”


We’re incredibly excited to return to Liverpool’s Sound City festival. To discover more about how BIMM works together with festivals across the UK and how we offer opportunities for students to get involved across our courses then visit our Employability page.

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