As festival season prepares for impact, Getintothis’ Craig MacDonald still finds much to explore over the next seven days in our city.
The wait is over, for the time has come for festival season to greet us once more.
As you will hopefully know, this weekend sees Threshold Festival take over the Baltic and thus bringing a bounty of some of the most fascinating sights and sounds you will hear.
But for a city like Liverpool, this isn’t enough. As you can see by this guide, our city is bursting with talent all through the week and beyond, from the docks to the hills, we’ve got you covered.
Don’t forget, we are always on the look out for new writers and photographers to explore events, so if you want to join us, get in touch!
Slowdive: Arts Club, March 28
Weeks don’t start much bigger then this. After a near two decade break, Slowdive are back and heading to town this week.
If that isn’t enough to tempt you out your pit, then news that Ulrika Spacek are supporting should surely get you heading to this one.
Astles: Liverpool Small Cinema, March 30
One of the brightest new songwriting talents in Merseyside celebrates the release of his debut EP in some style this week, as Astles play Liverpool Small Cinema.
His captivating arrangements are sure to see his stock surge this year, so if you know what’s good for you, you better make sure your at this one.
AbiChan: The Magnet, March 31
The excitement for the debut outing of Abi Harding‘s new venture AbiChan is reaching fever pitch, as the time draws near for their showcase on Friday.
If that wasn’t enough, then this latest Sound City emerging talent outing will also see The Sneaky Nixons, The Isrights and The Floormen all make this a whopper of a gig.
Scott Matthews: Leaf, March 31
Songwriting maestro Scott Matthews makes a swift and welcome return to Liverpool this week as he plays Leaf armed with his latest creation Home (Part 2).
The Midland man will be joined by Lee Southall for a dual force of musicianship at its best for this special weekend number.
14 Hour Super Weird Happening: The Florrie, April 1
Fifty years on from The 14 Hour Technicolour Dream, this weekend will see The Florrie bring together what it hopes will be a similar happening as they welcome a wave of creative minds to its hall this Saturday.
Alan Moore, The Tea Street Band, Psycho Comedy and a whole lot more will be on offer for this sensory masterpiece that you would be mad to miss.
Stormzy: O2 Liverpool, April 2
Possibly one of the most important artists of our generation heads to Liverpool this week as grime icon Stormzy arrives in town.
Having seen his debut top the charts and in the meantime winning critical acclaim from every peer and critic in the land, he is sure to be on fire for this one.
Oh you think that’s it? Well guess again, becasue our Getintothis Gigbites have all this in store too:-
- Cohesion play Buyers Club on March 27 with Possum and Tiny Trees in support
- Nathan Fake plays 24 Kitchen Street on March 29
- Frankie Davies plays The Magnet on March 29 with Dahlia on support
- Idles play O2 Academy on March 30 with support from Queen Zee and the Sasstones and Generation
- Indigo Moon play HUS on March 30 with support from Seawitches and Patchwork Guilt
- Rakjay, Warhead and Jakebob play Meraki on March 31
- Mallory Knox, Lonely The Brave and Fatherson all play O2 Academy on April 1
- Mad Alice, Rival Bones, Astral Project and Lara Boundry all play Maguires on April 1
- Arcadian Driftwood, Greenroom, Hey Lama, Oriah and Tom Lumley all play Studio 2 on April 2
Upcoming events to keep an eye on
AGP: Kazimier Garden, April 8
One of the most promising acts to have come out of Merseyside in recent times, AGP gears up for the release his EP with a special show in one of our favourite venues next month. With Rongorongo and Vain Male also on offer, this is going to be some night.