Liverpool music promoters I Love Live Events’ new music festival, Melon Yellow, is set to take place this Spring. The festival is described as a celebration of Shoegaze, Punk, Arts & Sustainability. 

Taking place on Saturday 14th March at the Invisible Wind Factory, legendary shoegazers Ride have been announced as headliners. Other acts announced for the inaugural event are The Regrettes, Turnover, St Martiins, Lauren Hibberd and NewMoon with more names set to be announced soon. 

Ride released their sixth studio album in 2019. Their debut album ‘Nowhere’ was named as one of the most important albums of the shoegazing genre by Pitchfork

American dream pop outfit Turnover’s sound has evolved over the years with their most recent albums bringing a chilled out vibe, they’ll be bringing their dreamy sounds to the Invisible Wind Factory next month. 

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LA native punk rock band The Regrettes are our pick of the lineup so far. Led by frontwoman Lydia Night, who featured on Morrissey’s cover of ‘Wedding Bell Blues’, the group has shown plenty of promise after supporting Twenty One Pilots on the European leg of their 2019 tour.

Listed by BBC Radio One’s Huw Stephens, as ‘One to Watch’ in 2019, indie-pop singer-songwriter Lauran Hibberd is another exciting addition to the bill.

Dundee duo St Martiins unique sound combining elements of jazz, electronica and pop with dream-like vocals also make them a perfect fit the festival line up so far.

Belgium shoegazers NewMoon head to Liverpool with a critically acclaimed debut album ‘Space’ (2016) and a handful of big follow up tracks under their belt they help round off an impressive first wave artist announcements for this exciting new festival. 

The festival has been described by the organisers as a programme aimed ‘to test the best sounds in a live environment accompanied by a full sensual experience, across food, drink and the visual arts.’

Interestingly it has also been announced that the event will look to reduce waste and therefore there will be no single use plastics, no paper tickets or wristbands or merchandise for sale. However, there will be live screen printing so that you can bring along anything to be printed, giving life to old t-shirts or tote bags and more.

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Tickets for Melon Yellow are on sale now via the official website.