This year's Radio 1-organised event is held in the Welsh capital...

Leftfield, Coldplay, Mansun, IDLEWILD, JJ72, JON CARTER are among the acts set to appear at the ninth annual RADIO 1 SOUND CITY event, hosted this year by CARDIFF.

The event, running from October 20-26, follows the form of previous Sound City weeks, by taking place mainly in two venues – Cardiff University and Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach – with specialist dance shows being broadcast live from various clubs within the city.

At the University, host Steve Lamacq will present his Evening Session show from October 23, with Mansun kicking things off, supported by Soulwax and King Adora. The next night (24) sees Idlewild play with Crashland, while Coldplay, joined by JJ72 and Zabrinski, play on Wednesday 25. Leftfield round the week off in the venue on Thursday 26, with support from Utah Saints.


Meanwhile, veteran broadcaster John Peel plays host at the Clwb Ifor Bach venue.

Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, supported by Melys, open things up on October 24. Topper, Derrero and Murry the Hump follow on 25 while And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead… headline on Thursday 26, supported by Tystion and Reviver Gene.

During the preceding weekend, it’s the turn of the DJs to open Sound City. Judge Jules broadcasts his show on Friday October 20 live from the Zeus Nightclub, followed later the same evening by Fabio & Grooverider broadcasting from the Emporium.

Pete Tong, alongside Seb Fontaine and Timo Mass, broadcasts his Essential Mix from Cardiff Ice Rink on October 21, while Jon Carter and Rae & Christian play Clwb Ifor Bach on the same night for a show to be broadcast the following Monday (October 23). MTV favourite Trevor Nelson takes his ‘Rhythm Nation’ to the The Emporium on October 22.