In line with the latest UK government advice surrounding the ongoing global situation, Sound City in Liverpool has been moved from May to September.
Organisers promise much of the line-up and venues will remain unchanged, while in the meantime an online resource dubbed Guest House has been launched for artists to submit performances from their own homes.
“The idea for Guest House came as a response to the awful situation we find ourselves in,” Becky Ayres, the event’s managing director, says. “We hope it will allow bands to maintain desperately needed income, as well as encouraging fans to get even closer to the artists they love and continue to support them where possible at this unprecedented moment in time.”
“The decision to postpone the festival has been difficult but inevitable, and we’re so grateful for the support of the artists, venues and our wider community of music fans and industry. Their willingness to get on board and look forward to a rescheduled event in September has kept us going. We look forward to seeing you all then, and in the meantime enjoying some unlikely live experiences on Guesthouse.”