It’s been a busy few days for Liverpool natives Circa Waves following the announcement of their specially curated music festival, Circa Fest.
We know that small independent venues across the country are being forced to close their doors, making it more and more difficult for budding new bands to be discovered, so the support of established bands like Circa Waves can have a big impact on the local scene. The band decided to take action on championing new talent, by curating their very own Circa Fest in Liverpool. A clear sign of the demand for discovering new and exciting bands, the festival sold-out within 24 hours of tickets being made available directly to fans for pre-sale.
Alongside the sold-out Circa Fest, Circa Waves have also treated fans to the release of their new single, ‘Sad Happy’. ‘Sad Happy’ is the first single from the ‘Sad’ side of their album.
‘Sad Happy’ is formed of two distinctive sides, released individually as ‘Sad’ and ‘Happy’. ‘Happy’ was released earlier this year and is available to stream here. The ‘Sad’ side will be united with the ‘Happy’ side to form the full physical ‘Sad Happy’ release on CD and vinyl formats on 13 March via Prolifica Inc / [PIAS].
On Saturday 4 April, the band will take over Liverpool and celebrate the city’s most exciting new and emerging acts, paying tribute to some of the most iconic long-standing venues Liverpool has to offer.
Hosted across Liverpool University, The Zanzibar and Jimmy’s, the likes of Red Rum Club, Spinn, Pizzagirl, Harrm, Children Of The State, Abby Meysenburg, The Mysterines (Dj Set), Zuzu (Dj Set) and of course Circa Waves will perform throughout the day into the early hours.
Speaking on the venture, Circa Waves frontman Kieran says: “I made my own festival In Liverpool and called it Circa Fest because why not!!! I wanted to showcase all of these amazing and talented upcoming acts Liverpool has to offer. Get on it”.
See below a full run-down of the artists performing where and when.
Red Rum Club
Children Of The State
Jimmy’s – DJ sets