May 19 2011 – Liverpool Sound City kicks off at various venues across Liverpool.
Performances on day one came from headliners The View, as well as The Universal, To Kill A King, The Red Suns and Chad Valley.
Taking place throughout Liverpool, Yuck, The Whip, Steve Mason and Wretch 32 also performed, while Mona were forced to drop out due to illness.
The festival continues on Friday and Saturday (May 20 and 21). For more information about Liverpool Sound City and all this summer's festivals, check out the Gigwise Festival Guide.
Albums to listen to when you need to unwind
London Grammar, Deap Vally, The 1975 and more bands you can't afford to miss this weekend
Electronic band continue Delta Machine tour
Enter Shikari in a shopping trolley, Lulu James in her pants and much more
Also: Reverend & The Makers, Taylor Fowlis
Liverpool plays host to wide spectrum of bands