Ziferblat Folk launches at Folk Festival on the Dock this August bank holiday weekend
As part of the first Folk Festival on the Dock at Albert Dock Liverpool, double award-winning promoters Liverpool Acoustic are joining forces with Ziferblat for a series of brand new concerts called Ziferblat Folk.
A new commission, part of the Albert Dock Liverpool 175 strategy, supported by Liverpool City Council and produced by Fit the Bill, Folk Festival on the Dock will bring together the city’s rich music and maritime heritage in an exuberant celebration of live acoustic folk, sea shanty and roots music over the August bank holiday weekend.
On Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August Liverpool Acoustic will play host to two evening concerts of Ziferblat Folk taking place in Ziferblat Albert Dock’s main Living Room space.
the Southbound Attic Band
ME & Deboe
Saturday 27th August sees Bob Harris favourite, award-winning rising star Robert Vincent headlining, with support from Liz Owen.
Sunday 28th August features The Southbound Attic Bandperforming their magical mix of English, Irish and American inspired folk songs. Support is from dynamic Chester duo ME & Deboe.
Saturday 27th August 2016
FOLK-BY-THE-MINUTE 1.00pm to 5.00pm Jimbob James, Maddie Stenberg, Caitlin Gilligan, Sarah Beatrice, Ade Jackson, Alison Benson, Chris Callander, Brad Duke Kavanagh
ZIFERBLAT FOLK 7.30pm doors, 8.00pm start, 10.00pm finish Robert Vincent, with support from Liz Owen
Sunday 28th August 2016
FOLK-BY-THE-MINUTE 1.00pm to 5.00pm Jamie Clague, Marlie Centawer, Mary McCombs, John Jenkins, Sarah Jones, Pete King, Esme Bridie, David Neville King
ZIFERBLAT FOLK 7.30pm doors, 8.00pm start, 10.00pm finish The Southbound Attic Band, with support from ME & Deboe
Venue: Ziferblat Albert Dock, Unit 7, The Colonnades, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AA
In addition to Ziferblat Folk, across the two afternoons of Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August Liverpool Acoustic will be taking over The Loft upstairs at Ziferblat Albert Dock to host the world’s first Folk-By-The-Minute – a brand new concept inspired by Ziferblat’s unique pay-by-the-minute café model. Once inside, everything you receive is free – the coffee, the cake, the wi-fi, the comfy chairs, and on this occasion the live folk music. You pay only for the time you spend at just 8p per minute. If you want to stay for the whole afternoon (or even arrive for breakfast and stay the whole day!) your spend will be capped at 4 hours and the rest of your time is free.
Folk-By-The-Minute features an array of experienced performers including Chris Callander, Mary McComb, Ade Jackson, David Neville King, and Derek King. The next generation of talented local musicians is ably represented by Maddie Stenberg, Caitlin Gilligan, Sarah Jones, and Esme Bridie.
Liverpool Acoustic’s Graham Holland said: “We’re delighted to be taking part in the first Folk Festival on the Dock this August. Liverpool has such a huge pool of talent and it’s great to see this new addition to the festival calendar focusing on the acoustic and folk end of the musical spectrum alongside the city’s rich history and heritage. We’re also really really looking forward to running our events at the wonderful Ziferblat Albert Dock, one of my favourite places to chill out and relax, and the inspiration behind Folk-By-The-Minute.
Ziferblat’s Ben Davies said: “We are so excited to have Liverpool Acoustic with us for the Folk Festival. The line up looks fantastic and we love getting involved in events like these. When the guys approached us with the idea of ‘folk-by-the-minute’ we instantly fell in love with it. Ziferblat is about growing a community of guests who feel like the space is their own and events like these are perfect for bringing everyone together”.
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.