The Working Class Life & Music Festival runs from 22nd to 30th April 2011 and is the largest celebration of working people in the world.
Many of you will remember the original, small music festival back in September 2008 which celebrated Liverpool’s proud links between working people, social history, and music. That festival is returning this month with a new name and a wider remit.
There’s plenty to see and do, with the Working Class Life & Music Festival covering history, literature, comedy, drama, art, politics, philosophy, sport, and (of course) music. Full details can be found at workingclassmusic.org.uk
The opening event is on Friday 22nd April when Liverpool Acoustic presents Leon Rosselson at Sefton Park Palm House (full details are in the previous news item here).
The festival has lots more acoustic music coming up, and we’ll be posting details of these events on the news page on Saturday 23rd, but if you want to read all about them beforehand, and listen to songs from many of the artists taking part, then head on over to the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight#43here. STOP PRESS: The Woody Guthrie Folk Club featuring Roy Bailey on Thursday 28th April is now SOLD OUT.
As part of the festival Saturday 23rd April sees the return of the Liverpool Music Barcamp, a unique user-generated music conference, with open, participatory workshops and discussions whose content is provided by you the participants.
Workshop suggestions so far are:-
Organising a tour
Building a website
Using Soundcloud and other webservices
Licensing, Copyright, and Intellectual Property
The don’ts and don’ts of organising a gig
Marketing your band
Live Video/Audio Steaming
The event runs from 12.00pm to 7.00pm at Studio 2 Parr Street and is totally free. You can book your place, and say which workshops you’d be interested in, here unconference.defnetmedia.com
If you’ve got an idea for a workshop, discussion, or any other type of session, then the Barcamp guys would love to hear from you. You can, of course, just turn up with your idea on the day but it would be great if you could let them know in advance. Click here for more details.
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.