The first acts due to take part in the 8th annual Liverpool Music Week have been announced today, with heavyweight dance act Leftfield leading the early line-up.
The Liverpool Music Week, which encompasses scores of artists performing gigs across the city, has surged in popularity over recent years and attracted over 65,000 people last year. Around 80 acts are set to take part this year.
Other bands confirmed today include Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, who will play the Liverpool O2 Academy, and Leeds band Hadouken. The festival’s founder Mike Deane has expressed his delight at securing Leftfield and told fans to keep an eye for new updates shortly. “As we head into our 8th festival, there have been several landmark announcements, but in particular it’s been a serious long-term ambition for me to see Leftfield on the line-up for Liverpool Music Week,” he said.
“We’re also really pleased to have persuaded Efterklang to make their Liverpool debut. They will be flying in especially to play the festival. These are just the first of several exciting announcements for Liverpool Music Week 2010.”
Leftfield will play Liverpool University on November 25th, with tickets priced at £24, while the event itself gets underway on October 29th.