Everyone who’s anyone will be down at Hope Street this coming Sunday 21st September for the Hope Street Festival – or Hope Street Feast, as it’s called in some quarters.
The programme of events has (eventually) been published, and in addition to the stalls, guided tours of buildings, and street entertainers, there’ll also be a huge swadge of acoustic music going on throughout the day.
3.30pm – 4.45pm T & Latouche – Featuring T Carthy and Glen Latouche of the original reggae folk fusion band Edward II
The Phil’s jazz and roots café
At The Phil’s jazz and roots café your host for the day is singer, songwriter, award-winning playwright and all-round superstar Lizzie Nunnery who will be performing at 11.45am, 12.45pm, and an extended set at 3.45pm
Philharmonic Hall Rodewald Suite: Entrance on Sugnall Street, lift access via Stage Door, Caledonia Street
12.00 – 12.40 Benjamin Wetherill Describing himself as ‘the Cliff Richard of folk’ this alternative singer sounds “like a nervous dandy being chased by a brass band” according to Timeout.
1pm – 1.40pm Essie Jain London-born, New York-based Essie’s gentle, warm, open and intimate music sounds very British.
2pm – 3pm Jon Thorne Trio Outstanding jazz trio led by former Lamb double bass-player
3.15pm – 3.45pm Liz Green This Manchester-based singer-songwriter won Glastonbury Festival’s Emerging Talent Competition last year.
Everyman Bistro is providing food and live music throughout the day. Enjoy regional dishes and products, choose from a range of Merseyside beers and taste a great variety of farm-made Lancashire cheese. Complement all this with a selection of the Bistro’s renowned salads and savouries or simply pop in for tea, coffee and a scone.
Live music at the Everyman Bistro:
12pm – 12.45pm Stoked Blues from the Trent Delta and Smithdown bayous
1pm – 1.45pm Helen Maher Accordionist extraordinaire
2pm – 2.45pm Terry Coyne and Friends Liverpool’s finest Irish instrumentalist and accomplices
3pm – 3.45pm Oompah Band The Phil’s brass section in steamy bierkeller action
4pm – 5pm Barry Sutton Ex-La and current Mirrorball frontman and songwriter
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