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    bluedot Festival 2022: Review

    Following a two-year hiatus, bluedot festival was back with a bang this weekend. The award-winning music, science and culture festival is hosted at Jodrell Bank Observatory, the home of the awe-inspiring Lovell Telescope – one of the biggest telescopes in the world and an icon of global astronomy. 20,000 festival goers descending to UNESCO World Heritage Site for an incredible four days of music and cosmic culture. Crowds enjoyed headline performances from Björk and The Halle Orchestra, Mogwai,…

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    Free Festival Celebrating Mandela Family featuring BCUC pictured at Africa Oyé (Photo: Claire Armitage)

    Free Festival In Princes Park Will Celebrate Mandela Family’s Visit To Liverpool

    A free festival will take place in Liverpool later this month to celebrate the visit of Nelson Mandela’s family to the city as a new memorial to the revolutionary leader in Princes Park nears completion. The event is part of a week-long celebration being organised by Toxteth-based charity Mandela8 which commissioned the official memorial. The afternoon festival – taking place on Saturday 23 July from 12:30pm until 5:30pm – has been curated by Africa Oyé who recently celebrated their 30th anniversary…

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    Liverpool Arab Arts Festival 2022 Full Programme

    Liverpool Arab Arts Festival Celebrates 20 Years In The City With Packed Programme

    A ten-day festival of Arab music and culture will take place across venues in Liverpool starting this Thursday evening at the Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room. Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (LAAF) has put together a diverse programme of events for their 2022 edition, curated around the theme ‘A Point of Connection’ – Nuqtat Wasl in Arabic – and marking 20 years since the first festival was held in the city. Earlier this year, festival fans welcomed the news that the hugely…

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    Africa Oyé Needs Your Help To Keep The Festival Free

    Africa Oyé 2022: What To Expect From This Year’s Local Talent

    Much awaited after its two-year hiatus, Africa Oyé returns to Sefton Park on 18 and 19 June. This year sees the festival celebrate its 30th anniversary, obtaining status as one of Liverpool’s most beloved annual events. Its international lineup of artists is also complemented by a whole host of local talent, with its ‘Introduces’ initiative and community programme. Read all about this year’s Africa Oyé festival, from the headliners to the Active Zone and much…

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    Baltic Weekender 2022

    Baltic Weekender 2022: Review

    A highlight of the four-day bank holiday weekend, it’s safe to say that Baltic Weekender has been reinstated as one of the ‘go-to’ multi-genre festivals in Liverpool. The once industrialised area of the Baltic Triangle is now a hub for the alternative. With its venues being the former warehouses that surround Jamaica Street, it the perfect setting for this weekend’s occasion. The Baltic Weekender team put on another weekend of varied acts across the venues…

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    LIMF Is Back For 2022 With A New Format

    Renowned for showcasing the best international and national household names alongside emerging talent at an accessible, low ticket price, Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) takes place from Friday 29 to Sunday 31 July in a brand new home. In a change to previous years, this year’s LIMF will see a city-centre takeover of around 25 venues and outdoor locations.  The move has been prompted in a bid to re-energise and support the city’s music sector…

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    Sound City 2022 Yard Act (Photo Credit Sam McMahon)

    Sound City 2022: Review

    Sound City celebrated its 15th anniversary in style earlier this month, with some truly exciting up-and-coming artists taking to the multiple stages across city centre venues. First up on Friday, Sound City+, the festival’s industry conference took place, with some fascinating panel discussions, talks and interviews happening in various venues. We’ve always found Sound City+ to be a great learning and networking experience for those involved in the music industry. Then, on Saturday the music…

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    Brazilica Festival’s Legendary Carnival Returns In August

    Liverpool will host Britain’s biggest Brazilian-style carnival this summer as the much-loved Brazilica Festival returns with a spectacular street parade on Saturday 6 August. Brazilica is the UK’s largest celebration of Brazilian culture. The event is a dazzling array of music, colour and dance which first began in 2008 when Liverpool was awarded European Capital of Culture. A Rio-style carnival parade was organised to honour the title and it was such a success that it…

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    10 Amazing Liverpool Festivals You Can't Miss This Year 3

    10 Amazing Liverpool Festivals You Can’t Miss This Year

    As festival season approaches we’ll take you through 10 amazing Liverpool Festivals that you’re going to want to be a part of. Whether you’re looking to dance the days and nights away or if you’re looking to indulge in some culture and learn more about the world and appreciate your part in it, we’ve got you covered. Liverpool Against Racism Liverpool Against Racism is a brand-new festival coming to Liverpool, jam-packed with music and cultural…

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    Rebecca Ferguson To Be Awarded The Keychange Inspiration Award At Sound City+ 2022

    Rebecca Ferguson To Be Awarded The Keychange Inspiration Award At Sound City+ 2022

    With less than two weeks to go until Sound City returns to its famed Spring weekend home, even more details have been announced as part of the Sound City+ Conference – including a landmark award announcement and programming from the pioneering Keychange initiative as part of their partnership with Sound City as their lead UK festival partner.  Receiving its special Keychange Inspiration Award is singer, songwriter, campaigner, Ivors Academy Director and Liverpool’s own Rebecca Ferguson.…

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    Sound City 2022 Preview - Top 10 One's To Watch At This Year's Festival 5

    Sound City 2022 Preview – Top 10 One’s To Watch At This Year’s Festival

    Sound City returns for its 15th anniversary on 30 April – 1 May, with the music festival taking over Liverpool’s independent music venues once again. A multitude of acts will be heading to hotspot venues such as LEAF, Phase One and The Jacaranda Club. As excitement grows for music lovers, Sound City get to welcome back some familiar faces and introduce some up and coming acts.  Here are some artists that should definitely be on…

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    Sound City+ Conference Announces Full 2022 Programme Co-Curated By AIM 2

    Sound City+ Conference Announces Full 2022 Programme Co-Curated By AIM

    Established as the definitive new music discovery weekend that points the way to the future of the music industry we know today, Sound City continues to build anticipation ahead of its 15th Anniversary celebrations with full details of its Sound City+ Conference – taking place from Friday 29 April and kickstarting the festival weekend with a full programme of insights, discussions and panels pointing towards the future of the music industry.  Taking place in 2022…

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    Africa Oyé Is Back June 2022, Celebrating 30th Anniversary

    Africa Oyé Is Back June 2022, Celebrating 30th Anniversary

    A Grammy Award-winning Malian musician, an Afrobeats pioneer, and a reggae legend will headline The Africa Oyé Festival this summer. The festival team are delighted to announce that Oumou Sangaré, Fuse ODG and Eek-A-Mouse will top the bill at this year’s free celebration of African and Caribbean culture in Liverpool, along with a host of other acclaimed acts appearing on the line-up. Following a two-year hiatus brought on by the pandemic, the festival returns to…

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    Sound City 2022 Preview: Bandit Q&A

    Sound City 2022 Preview: Bandit Q&A

    Lively northern, indie rock 4-piece Bandit will be playing at Sound City this year, so we caught up with them to talk about their music, performing live and what 2022 has in store for them. Liverpool Noise: For anyone reading this who might not know who you are, how would you best describe yourselves as a band? Bandit: Y’alreet mon cheri’s, we are Bandit. We’re the indie poster boys, but we’re on the darker end…

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    bluedot Festival Reveals Family Offering For 2022 Featuring Tim Peake 2

    bluedot Festival Reveals Family Offering For 2022 Featuring Tim Peake

    Award-winning festival announces UK’s pioneer astronaut as headliner of its family programme alongside Clangers and Brainiac Live. bluedot 2022 will take place 21-24 July and Tim Peake will headline an out-of-this world line up for families at this year’s festival, taking place at Cheshire’s Jodrell Bank Observatory. Now in its fifth year, bluedot is an award-winning music, science and culture festival hosted at the site of the awe-inspiring Lovell Telescope – one of the biggest…

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    Liverpool's Theatre In The Rough Launch Climate Crisis Arts Festival To Coincide With Earth Day 2

    Liverpool’s Theatre In The Rough Launch Climate Crisis Arts Festival To Coincide With Earth Day

    A free programme of short films, audio plays and podcasts by women from Liverpool and West Lancashire is launching to coincide with this year’s Earth Hour. The 400 Parts Per Million Festival, produced by Theatre in the Rough, explores young women’s experience of the Climate Crisis – as women are statistically most likely to be affected by the impacts of climate change. The participants have been working with climate activists, artists and scientists from around…

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    The One In The Woods Announces 2022 Line Up - DJ Hazard, Dax J, Calyx & Teebee, Fatima Hajji, Kings of the Rollers, Perc, Dillinja, SPFDJ, Matrix & Futurebound & Many More 2

    The One In The Woods Announces 2022 Line Up – DJ Hazard, Dax J, Calyx & Teebee, Fatima Hajji, Kings of the Rollers, Perc, Dillinja, SPFDJ, Matrix & Futurebound & Many More

    The One In The Wood completes its full line-up for June 3 and 4 2022 with drum & bass icons Pendulum, Nastia, Luke Slater, Dax J, Fatima Hajji, Perc, AMC, The Protoypes, DJ Hazard, Kings Of The Rollers, Dillinja, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Ragga Twins and more. Excitement is building for the second edition of this gigantic festival, which pairs the best in techno with the best in drum & bass across four stages. It…

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    bluedot Festival Headliners Announced 1

    bluedot Festival Headliners Announced

    Björk, Groove Armada, Mogwai, Metronomy and Hannah Peel to headline bluedot 2022. Award-winning festival reveals music, science and culture line-up featuring a UK Festival Exclusive from Björk Orchestral. bluedot has revealed the first wave of artists for this year with Björk, Groove Armada and Mogwai headlining the fifth instalment of the award-winning music, science and culture event at Cheshire’s iconic Jodrell Bank Observatory taking place 21–24 July 2022. One of the most influential and groundbreaking…

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    Crapfest Returns With Wonk Unit Topping The Bill 1

    Crapfest Returns With Wonk Unit Topping The Bill

    Crapfest is curated by Birkenhead’s finest topical punk duo Crapsons and celebrates the amazing DIY underground punk and alternative rock scene, its bands, its followers, and everything in between. The event will pick up from last year and take place once again across Liverpool city centre, primarily from EBGBs and the Jacaranda club. As always, Crapfest will take place on the bank holiday weekend on Sunday 28 August. Each year they finish Crapfest, shattered, exhausted,…

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    The One In The Woods Announces 2022 Line Up

    The One In The Woods Announces 2022 Line Up

    While people continue to talk about the legendary The One In The Woods debut back in September, all eyes now turn to next year as the Liverpool juggernauts return with an even bigger line-up.  From June 3 to 4, the all-encompassing festival will set up in Orrell Hill Woods, Liverpool with the first wave of names including DJ Hazard, Dillinja, Dax J, Calyx & Teebee, Drumsound & Bassline Smith b2b DJ SS b2b Kenny Ken,…