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Articles tagged "Festival"


Music  •  July 22, 2016  •  by Stephen Delahunty

Beatherder 2016: Quiet Bat People

What I like about Beatherder is that after six visits there was still new things I’d never seen before, I think (…they may or may not have been new). But that’s its charm – its attention to detail. It’s won awards. It was full of familiar faces from years gone by, and there’s a reason people keep coming…

Africa Oye 2016

Music  •  June 25, 2016  •  by Stephen Delahunty

Africa Oye 2016: Dancing Through The Rain

Africa Oyé for me always marks the start of the summer. It brings with it that early sense of hedonism that stirs inside the more hardened festival goes… within a family environment for everyone. But what started with glorious sunshine, ended with a monsoon. Liverpool-based XamVolo brought my Saturday to a start. He and his…


Music  •  June 24, 2016  •  by Stephen Delahunty

Herd ’em Up 2016

Every summer, no matter what my plans, I always check the Beateherder line up. It has a special place in my heart, the place were I keep all my chemically induced festival nostalgia. It’s a place where the good times aren’t sponsored – it retains a warm, independent vibe with an incredible attention detail. So…

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Music  •  September 18, 2014  •  by Daniel Nash

Bestival 2014

This summer’s last hurrah was by far one of the most perfectly planned parties I have had the privilege of attending. With that in mind I thought I’d get the bad points out of the way nice and quickly, so I can spend more time elaborating on what it was that made Bestival 2014 remarkably special….

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Music  •  August 6, 2014  •  by Yvonne Tomorrow-Satan

Melt! 2014

Very rarely in life do you get the opportunity to utter the words, ‘I’ve just spent the weekend dancing on a beach, in an abandoned mine next to a lake’, but such is Melt! festivals charm it transforms into this geological anomaly so completely it feels like you’re an extra at a disco in a Mad Max film. Monstrous machines…


Music  •  April 5, 2014  •  by David Weaver

Threshold 2014

This is your correspondent’s second time at the Threshold Festival, and he’s found the experience to be slightly befuddling as well as highly entertaining. The Festival takes place amid Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, a loose collection of converted warehouses which by day serves local industry. During the day it’s a place where web-design companies rub shoulders…


Music  •  January 10, 2014  •  by Lorna Gray

Psych Fest

The weekend of the 27th – 28th September saw the second incarnation of the successful Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelica. On the Friday the usually docile streets of Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle were bustling with festival goers from all corners of the earth, all come to celebrate everything psychedelic. From a 50-something Glaswegian man named Richard wearing…


Art  •  November 9, 2013  •  by Greed E. Crow

Liverpool Horror Festival 2013

Everyone loves Halloween. What’s not to love about Halloween? Sugary treats, funny costumes, scary movies and this year saw Liverpool’s FIRST EVER Horror Festival organised by Lisa Southern and Ilan Sheady and hosted by Eric’s night club (much appreciated by the way). You could tell it was about bloody time it happened too because everyone…


Music  •  September 30, 2013  •  by Garry McCartney

In At The Deep End

There’s always lots to do in Liverpool for August Bank Holiday, the highlight of the summer in a city that’s at its best when the sun shines. This year, with the excellent LIMF rising from the ashes of the (thankfully) defunct Mathew Street Festival and the annual Creamfields glowstickathon, weekend revellers were spoiled for choice. Sadly, it’s against this strong and…