Solo acts and bands are being sought for the UK’s only Bob Dylan Festival now in its third year. OK, so we know it’s taking place in Manchester, but our two cities are united in a love of music and the Acousticfest guys regularly extend the hand of friendship to local musicians from this end of the M62.
The festival takes place in m19 Bar’s 1st floor acoustic room in Levenshulme www.m19bar.com
Friday 27th August is Bob Dylan Irish Night – and acts are wanted to pay tribute to Bob’s Irish roots and his connections with the Clancy Brothers
Saturday 28th August is Bob Dylan Blues night – and acts are wanted to pay tribute to his Blues roots. Six to eight acts will perform each night, with each act having a 20 minute spot playing a mixture of their own material plus two to three Bob Dylan songs. On the Irish night it has to be linked to Clancy Brothers, and on the Blues night the tracks selected have to relate to Bob’s Blues influences.
The Festival has an international reputation and is just one of seven Bob Dylan Festivals staged around the world. Acts can opt for a share of the door through a flyer system or select the option of selling the tickets to their own fans. No travel expenses are available.
The venue will as usual be providing the PA and lighting and sound technician plus the full support of its press office for local and national exposure.
Liverpool Acoustic is the only website of its kind in the UK. It was founded by Graham Holland in April 2008 as a central resource for the vibrant and exciting acoustic music scene in Liverpool and the Greater Merseyside area. The website publishes news from the local acoustic music scene, previews of upcoming events, reviews of music releases and gigs, and the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight podcast. This content is available for free via email subscription. The diary lists acoustic events including festivals, theatre concerts, folk clubs, showcases and open mic nights.