If you haven’t heard about Threshold Festival yet, where’ve ya been?
Threshold Festival is brought to you by Under the Influence, in conjunction with the Novas CUC venue on Greenland Street, and is happening this very weekend, from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th February.
It’s billing itself as Europe’s largest festival under one roof, and with 200 acts, 160 bands, musicians and DJs, 32 promoters, 12 stages, plus puppets, politics, fashion, Pillbox Vintage Fair, spoken word, gaming, food, cabaret, comedy, crafts [pause for breath…], philosphy, retro gaming, drink, visuals, workshops, stencilling, and theatre who are we to disagree? Oh, did we mention the skating, flashdance, and instrument amnesty?
Apart from the fact that it’s a mighty fine and incredibly audacious and ambitious event that’s worthy of our support and which we’d be plugging anyway, there’s also a heap load of acoustic music taking place. We’d expect nothing less from the Under the Influence guys!
Liverpool Acoustic is hosting the Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon in the Cafe (inside the main entrance) on Saturday 12th February from 2.15pm to 6.30pm. On the bill are Mary McCombs, Terry Gray, Stephen Manley, Megan Thomas, James Munro, Stuart Todd, Jo Bywater, Joe Rhead, Tom George, and Barry Briercliffe.
On the Mezzanine from 6.00pm has See the Sound joining forces with Mellowtone to present Richard O’Flynn, Kaya & Captain Temper, Fabian Rothschilde, Rik Warrne, Stealing Sheep, Kevin Crichley Outfit, plus DJs Richie Vegas and Nitty Gritty.
Saturday 12th February
In addition to the Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon, there’s also the Talk To Frank Acoustic Stage in the Cellar Club from 3.00pm, featuring Gary Maginnis, Rachel Dunne, Greedy Jesus, The Big I Am, Johny Ryder, Carl McClymont, and Avant Gardner.
On the Mezzanine from 6.40pm sees the Chesterfield Chosen Ones featuring Ogo, Ste Hedley, Stuart Anthony’s Long Lost Band, The Mono LPs, and Sensorites.
In the Malaysian Room from 4.30pm you can enjoy Rebecca Joy Sharp, Tibi & Her Cello, Joni Fuller, and T-J & Murphy.
Sunday 13th February
In the Cafe from 3.15pm you’ll find Jonny Sands with Out of the Bedroom, featuring Lonesome Georginas, Seven Years Behind, Miles Carrington, Duncan Ewart, Mark Delaney, and Jonny himself.
A NOT TO BE MISSED performance in Venue 1 at 5.30pm sees the Kevin Critchley Outfit performing a fantastic set with an additional string section and a female choir!
In the Mezzanine from 5.00pm you’ll find the likes of Matt Swift, Tibi & Her Cello, Danny Pape, the Loose Moose String Band, Jessicas Ghost, and Delta Maid.
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.