It only seems like a few weeks ago since we were celebrating the awesomeness of Threshold with the Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon at the Baltic Social.
But this is one festival that never stands still, and as such we’re delighted to announce that submissions are now being taken for the next Threshold, due to take place from 31st March to 2nd April 2017.
As always, the festival showcases theatre, film, performance, visual arts and (of course!) music.
And as we say each year, the lineup for the Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon is chosen exclusively from those musicians and bands who’ve applied through the official selection process. That means if you haven’t applied by the closing date of 1st December then we won’t be able to pick you for our show(s).
All the information you need is below, and there’s a link here to the Getintothis article which also features a competition to win a selection of boss prizes!
So what are you waiting for? Apply today!
Photo: AB Photography
Threshold Festival, Liverpool’s home-made celebration of music and arts, has revealed the theme for its 2017 event as ‘Darkness & Light‘.
Visual artists from across Merseyside, as well as bands and solo musicians, are encouraged to apply for the 7th annual festival of grass roots talent via the official website at thresholdfestival.co.uk.
Threshold 2016 brought thousands of people to Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, showcasing the region’s finest emerging artists, new work/ first views, collaboration, DIY, avant garde and community based projects encompassing music, theatre, film, performance and visual arts.
“It is by some distance becoming the finest showcase of new Liverpool talent… arguably the most important weekend for grass roots art in the city” – Getintothis
At the 2016 festival last April, over 40 artists across 9 venues explored the versatility and changeable nature of materials, with broad interpretations under the theme of ‘Alchemy’. The exhibition featured a wide range of art forms including photography, painting and illustration, sculpture, mixed media installation, performance art and works that developed and changed throughout the festival.
Photo: AB Photography
Kaya Herstad-Carney, Festival Director said: “We have a tradition of always making adjustments to our look, sometimes because of change of lead designer but more importantly to respond to our theme and current passions and artistic direction. It has generally worked out as a major change every two years, and this year sees us explore a more photographic and monochrome style of imagery in line with our 2017 theme ‘Darkness & Light’. However, the design has more nuance and a real sense of inspiration from past and present histories in our venues and area.”
The 2017 edition of Threshold will take place from 31st March – 2nd April and Super Early Bird tickets are now available online for just £10 for the whole weekend’s festivities.
“As a platform to scout the latest talent, and a fantastic opportunity for Liverpool’s best to shine, Threshold’s worth has never been clearer” – Bido Lito
Threshold Festival 2017
31 March, 1 April, 2 April
Baltic Triangle, Liverpool
£10, Super Early Bird Tickets via Skiddle
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.
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