(17-19 May, 2012) This weekend saw some of the biggest up and coming stars of the music scene perform at this year's Liverpool Sound City festival.
Celebrating cutting-edge music talent and hotly tipped stars from the music world, this year's event played host to the likes of Jake Bugg, Michael Kiwanuka, The Jezabels and many more. See exclusive photos of these, and many more big names of the future in our gallery below.
The Liverpool event mixes live music with industry conferences, which feature guest speakers from the music indistry plus exhibitions and much more. Bands to have performed previous years while on their way to the top of their game - and the charts - include Mumford & Sons, Noah & The Whale, Florence + The Machine, Metronomy and Laura Marling - among many others.
Check out pictures of the 2012 event below.
Buskers, punters and scenic views from the TGE as the seaside festival gets underway
Party like its 2002? More bands make their return - mostly with new beards
Indie star plays intimate gig in Liverpool
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