The Human League and The Kooks have been announced as two of the four leading headliners for the expanded 10th anniversary of Liverpool Sound City.
Metronomy and John Cale Presents The Velvet Underground will also headline in May as Sound City blooms into a four-day event for the first time.
Bands including Slaves, The Hunna and White Lies have also been confirmed as part of the first wave of announcements for the weekend.
Sound City takes place between 25-28 May at its new home of Clarence Dock. Tickets go on-sale this Friday at 9am.
Sound City was originally a weekender preceded by a networking event, but this year will feature two packed concerts on the Thursday and Friday too, ticketed separately and featuring two classic bands.
New wave legends The Human League perform on Thursday, joined by Art Of Noise and A Certain Ratio.
Friday evening features a 50th anniversary performance of The Velvet Underground and Nico by John Cale Presents The Velvet Underground, with additional collaborators to be announced later.
The main weekend will feature the usual sprawl of stages, including major acts, rising stars and a smattering of local talents.
Over 15 names are already out for Saturday and Sunday, including Saturday headliners Metronomy and Sunday headliners The Kooks.
The Kooks are sure to be a popular closing act, particularly as their upcoming UK tour is mostly sold-out already.
The Kills, The Hunna and Slaves are live on Saturday, with White Lies on Sunday.
Carl Barat and the Jackals, Milburn and Peaches add some established gloss.
And Pumarosa, Fickle Friends, Cabbage and She Drew The Gun feature among the talented new bands on the lineup across the weekend.
She Drew The Gun are the only band announced so far that performed in 2016.
Last year’s festival was headlined by Catfish and the Bottlemen and The Coral at the event’s previous home of Bramley-Moore Dock.
Other standout performances in 2016 came from Band of Skulls and INHEAVEN on the main stage and False Advertising and pink kink elsewhere.
Tickets for Liverpool Sound City 2017 are on-sale from 9am on 27 January, priced at £35 per day for weekend day tickets and £65 for the whole weekend.
The Human League’s performance is £45, with a limited ticket sale for John Cale Presents The Velvet Underground priced at £50.
For more information and tickets, visit liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk.
The full list of performers announced so far:
- !!! (Sunday)
- A Certain Ratio (Thursday)
- Art of Noise (Thursday)
- Cabbage (Sunday)
- Carl Barat and the Jackals (Saturday)
- Fickle Friends (Saturday)
- The Human League (headliners, Thursday)
- The Hunna (Saturday)
- John Cale Presents The Velvet Underground (headliners, Friday)
- The Kills (Saturday)
- The Kooks (headliners, Sunday)
- Local Natives (Sunday)
- Metronomy (headliners, Saturday)
- Milburn (Sunday)
- Peaches (Saturday)
- Pumarosa (Saturday)
- She Drew The Gun (Sunday)
- The Sherlocks (Sunday)
- The Vryll Society (Sunday)
- White Lies (Sunday)