SCOTTISH music fans are being invited to descend en masse to Liverpool this autumn for Sound City.

The three-day festival features more than a dozen acts from north of the border, with organisers keen to welcome as many Scots as possible to the Baltic Triangle.

Headliners include Beabadoobee, Red Rum Club and Rejjie Snow, along with the likes of Jamie Webster, The Murder Capital and The Lathums on the bill.

Flying the flag for Scotland, however, is 13-strong contingent of The Snuts, Rianne Downey, Brooke Combe, Alex Amor, Callum Easter, Connor Fyfe, Jamie Pollock, Luke la Volpe, Shambolics, Tamzene, The Vegan leather, Voodoos and Zoe Graham.

David Pichilingi, Sound City founder, appealed to Scottish music fans to join the party on Merseyside in early October.

He tells The Weekender: "We have a great team at Sound City that is dedicated in bringing the coolest and most eclectic line-up that we can put together.

"We always aim to out on what we consider to be the most exciting emerging talent from all over the UK with a particular focus on the north. We have always had a lot of Scottish acts taking part – this year seems more than ever.

"Scotland consistently churns out great acts and great music. Also, we love having you down here. Scousers and Scots share a lot in terms of attitude and pride.

"We always keep a close eye on Scottish talent – we have worked with many more including the amazing Declan Welsh and Catholic Action – I was also a big fan of TeenCanteen. I spend a lot of time coming up there to look and meet with acts.

"Liverpool is a city with a big heart," Pichilingi adds. "You can expect a massive warm welcome – the Scottish accent will also open up many doors.

"Scousers love nothing more than to show hospitality. So, along with an amazing line up that takes in just about every live venue in the city, you can also expect to party until the wee hours.

"There is no city on this planet quite like Liverpool. If you have never been then don't take my word for it – come and experience how we do things in Liverpool."

Sound City also signed up to the KeyChange commitment – a pledge to ensure a gender-balanced line-up – and have announced acts such as Baby Queen, Gracey, Låpsley, Miraa May and Carla Prata for this year's festival.

Efforts to improve gender equality have been progressing in recent years but often fall short when it comes to festival bills.

However, for Pichilingi and his fellow organisers, their commitment has been part of their focus for years.

"It is a strong badge of pride," he adds. "It is testament to Becky Ayres and her team that they have consistently managed over the past four years to deliver a 50:50 gender balance both in the festival and within the business conference. We are setting the way for others to follow."

Sound City takes place across venues in Liverpool from October 1-3. For ticket information, visit