The GIT Award 2014 is 48 hours away – and with a grand evening of festivities planned at the Kazimier, there is but one man who’s able to start the party – the High Priest of Spectacle, the Demi God of Magik, the Prince of Mania – introducing Howard Be Thy Name.
Merseyside’s music prize The GIT Award 2014 is mere days away with the nominees set to perform at a specially redesigned Kazimier in the heart of Liverpool city centre on Friday 11 April 2014.
The industry showcase will include performances from the shortlisted artists plus an aftershow and specially produced set pieces produced by a team of set designers and production crew.
But like any party, there has to be a host, and boy have we one ready.
Friday’s High Priest of Party is known only as Howard Be Thy Name. Infamous for his high octane live performance, spectacular human light shows, kaleidoscopic projections and artistic high jinks, Howard Be Thy Name is a one-man leviathan of theatrical magnificence.
He’s collaborated with everyone from Mick Rock to Will Sergeant and his holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama – expect something unforgettable – an explosive array into the fantastical.
Howard Be Thy Name – the High Priest of Party and this year’s GIT Award host
This year, the Kazimier will transform their unique venue into a decadent studio of lavish 70s pomp and glitz complete with sequins, navel grazing necklines, ultra suede leisure suits and all manner of shimmer and sparkle with guests encouraged to dress the part.
Following the show, the Quietus editor John Doran and journalist and Brighton DJ Simon Price – both GIT Award judges – will take to the decks for the aftershow. On the Merseyside front, Abandon Silence residents will also man the DJ booth throughout the evening.
Now in its third consecutive year, The GIT Award, champions the best of Merseyside music providing a snapshot of the year in music, recognising significant artistic achievement across a range of musical styles.
Dubbed ‘the Scouse Mercury Prize,’ backed by Yoko Ono and the cornerstones of Merseyside’s flourishing cultural community, the winner of the GIT Award 2014 is revealed on Friday April 11 at The Kazimier in Wolstenholme Square – picking up a cheque for £1,000.
Live visuals, the One To Watch Award and mementoes for each nominee will be created by Liverpool architectural design agency ArchiPhonic who have overseen projects in the Baltic Triangle.
Meanwhile Liverpool’s Royal Standard Art Gallery director, Mike Aitken will create two specially designed awards for the winners of the GIT Award 2014 and The Inspiration Award.
The nominees – All We Are, Evian Christ, Circa Waves, Dan Croll, Ex-Easter Island-Head, Forest Swords, Mad Brains, Ninetails, Outfit, Bill Ryder-Jones, Tea Street Band and VEYU – will feature either in live performances or specially crafted visuals for the night.
But who will win this year’s coveted prize? Find out on Friday.
Further reading on Getintothis
Introducing Lapsley: The GIT Award 2014 One To Watch winner.
GIT Award 2014: Artist nominee profile – All We Are.
GIT Award 2014: Artist nominee profile – Evian Christ.
GIT Award 2014: Artist nominee profile – Circa Waves.
GIT AWARD 2014: Nominee profile – Dan Croll.
GIT Award 2014: Artist nominee profile – Ex-Easter Island Head.
GIT Award 2014: Artist nominee profile – Forest Swords.
GIT Award 2014: Artist nominee profile – Mad Brains.
GIT Award 2014: Artist nominee profile – Ninetails.
GIT Award 2014: Artist nominee profile – Outfit.
GIT AWARD 2014: Nominee profile – Bill Ryder-Jones.
GIT Award 2014: Artist nominee profile – The Tea Street Band.
GIT Award 2014: Artist nominee profile – VEYU.
GIT Award 2014 launches One To Watch prize.
GIT Award 2014 judging panel announced.
Review and pictures from GIT Award 2014 launch at Leaf.
GIT Award 2014 returns with Leaf launch ahead of Kazimier spectacular in April.
GIT Award 2013: Baltic Fleet: To be involved and win will always stay with me
The GIT Award 2013 report, reaction and review from Leaf Tea Shop, Liverpool.
GIT Award 2013 winner announced as Justice Collective win Inspiration Award
GIT Award 2013: picture gallery featuring Baltic Fleet, Nadine Carina, Conan, John Heckle, Tyler Mensah and more.