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With the country’s festival season reaching half way point we look towards the end with excitement and sadness in equal measure, why? The end of summer and the start of Autumn marks the coming of the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia.

Coming to our fair city the 23rd + 24th of September, the festival helps us transition to Liverpool leading winter festival, Liverpool Music Week.

Now in its fourth year, Liverpool Psych Fest has become a staple in the city’s increasingly frenetic festival calendar. Cordoning off the western corner of the Baltic Triangle including the Camp & Furnace complex & District, for a mind-melting weekend of psychedelic music and artwork.

Like all years, this year couples huge names within the psych genre – Super Furry Animals & The Horrors – smaller unknown acts (to us up here in Managed Decline Towers) and Steve Davis (off of the snooker).

Steve Davis

Whilst a Steve Davis psych set fuelled by psychedelics is likely to send the bravest psychonaut west, there is plenty to sate genre experts’ appetite and the full line up is available on the festival website for your perusal.

Can’t wait until the end of September? Liverpool Psych Fest is running an Opening Dispatch night. For one night only – August 29 – some of Liverpool’s finest venues for a night of pre-events. Organised across:

  • FACT
  • Bold St Coffee
  • Ropewalks Square
  • The Black Lodge

Sample a trippy VR art installations and workshop at FACT, the PZYK fest house band – Bonnacons Of Doom at Bold St Coffee, and a range of PZYK DJs playing the night out at The Black Lodge.

Managed Decline is seriously looking forward to Turn on, Tune in & Drop Out at both events… and frankly we’re running out of trite psych based puns and pleasantries to fill this preview. Get on it before it’s too late.