Following its two-year long break, the organisers of Above the Beaten Track announce the festival’s comeback. On Saturday 30th of August 2014, Liverpool’s FREE cultural underground festival will once again showcase an assortment of the best live music and DJs, live art, and audio-visual extravaganzas. As a festival partner Liverpool Acoustic will be programming a full day of singer-songwriter, folk and roots-based music drawn from this region’s deep pool of talent.
After much anticipation, ATBT finally returns this summer to its home at the Bluecoat with new exciting and diverse performances.
“We are delighted to welcome back Above the Beaten Track to the Bluecoat this summer. Previous events here offered a rich and refreshing mix of musical talent, and this year promises to be even better, taking over the whole building with a more diverse line up and more associated events. This year also marks a closer working relationship between us as part of a two-year ATBT development here. The event chimes with the Bluecoat’s ethos of supporting emerging artists and reaching new audiences and we very much look forward to what promises to be one of the summer’s musical highlights in the city.” Bryan Biggs, Artistic Director, the Bluecoat
The event has grown and developed over the years into a fantastic opportunity to display talent in Liverpool and Merseyside and now thanks to the added support from Arts Council England, this year is shaping up to be its best yet.
Established in 2008, Above the Beaten Track is a celebration of Liverpool and Merseyside’s creative grass roots scene. Offering the opportunity for emerging talent, under-the-radar live music and young creativity in the region, specifically for songwriters and roots music, folk, blues, country; and to provide opportunities for artists, DJs and makers.
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.