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On Saturday 14th August at Liverpool’s Bluecoat venue Liverpool Acoustic will be joining forces with Mellowtone to host a free afternoon and evening of fantastic music.
Above The Beaten Track is a festival celebrating the creative grass roots scene of Liverpool, featuring live music and DJs, performance art, poetry and audio-visual spectaculars – shedding a bit of light on Liverpool’s cultural underground, all in a relaxed festival-like atmosphere. Moving to a new home at The Bluecoat for our third annual event, Above The Beaten Track’s heart and soul are beating stronger than ever.
Our philosophy is all about inclusion, not only giving a platform for the oft maligned marginal grass roots musicians of our fair city but letting our friends and partners have a hand in running the festival. In addition to the usual Mellowtone and Beaten Tracks offerings, this year we have stages being hosted by Liverpool Acoustic, Lazy Genius, Bagism and Culturepool will be returning once again to add their birthday festivities to our little soiree. Draw The Line, the social art event specialists make a welcome return also, along with newcomers from Loaca.Art and the Bluecoat traders. The restaurant upstairs will be serving food and drink all day, and let’s not forget our BBQ either – join us in the courtyard for some festival flavours in between stages.
The event starts at 2.00pm and runs through to 10.00pm and is absolutely free.
Liverpool Acoustic is hosting two sessions on the Gallery Stage, with the times and performers below.
14.00 – Matt Swift (Feat guest vocalist Barry Briercliffe)
14.25 – Avant Gardner
14.50 – Paul Donnelly (Strawhouses)
15.15 – Stuart Todd
15.40 – Joe Keelan
16.00 – 17.00 – Lazy Genius Hour
16.00 – We Walk In Straight Lines
16.30 – The Grande
17.00 – 18.00 – BAGISM – hosted by Tom George (see partners’ info below for more details)
followed by a performance by Loved Ones feat. Nik Glover
Liverpool Acoustic & Guests
18.00 – Rob Clarke
18.20 – Laura James
18.40 – Jez Wing
19.05 – Tony Kehoe
19.30 – The 10p Mixes
19.55 – Stuart Anthony
20.20 – Carrie Hayden
20.40 – SJ Downes
21.00 – TJ & Murphy
21.25 – Daniela Bove and The Belongings (Feat. Nicole Collarbone)
Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight #21 – August 2010 (Above the Beaten Track)
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Graham Holland is the owner and editor of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and runs Liverpool Acoustic’s award-winning live music events with local musician Stuart Todd. In real life he’s a Web Development Officer, has been producing podcasts on a regular basis since July 2006, and runs a number of websites for other organisations. He lives in Wavertree with his husband and their cat Xiao Hei.