April Fool’s Day 2017 sees the Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon return to Threshold Festival for the seventh year running with a typically exciting and varied lineup.
The event takes place from 1.00pm to 6.00pm on Saturday 1st April 2017 in one of the Baltic Social’s most versatile music and arts venues, 24 Kitchen Street.
Kalandra (17:20) will be making a highly anticipated return to the city, flying in from Oslo to headline the event, and taking us on a spellbinding journey through ethereal musical landscapes.
Live! In Color (13:05) is “a band from Liverpool, and all over the world”. With members from Denver, Colorado, this Lipa-based outfit have a fresh and exciting sound that will definitely get the afternoon off to a rousing start.
Niamh Jones (13:50) is currently studying at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM) in Brighton. Steeped in family traditions of Irish music, Niamh has previously performed well-received sets at Above the Beaten Track and the Liverpool Acoustic Festival.
Derek King (14:20) is a singer-songwriter with two albums of thoughtful, well-written songs already under his belt. A stalwart of the local scene, Derek runs and co-hosts the weekly Liverpool Acoustic Open Mic at the Courtroom Cafe, and the monthly Liverpool Acoustic Live at the View Two Gallery.
Ian Janco (14:55) rides the full spectrum of folk and Americana, often with a pop twinge. Hailing from California but now based in Liverpool, Ian’s songwriting recently received a glowing review from Getintothis.
Nicola Hardman (15:35) is no stranger to Liverpool Acoustic, having stepped in at short notice to fill a gap in the lineup for Liverpool Acoustic Live last January. Nicola’s performances combine interesting songs and captivating performances with voice and keyboard.
Three Minute Hero (16:10) is a trio fronted by former Liverpool Acoustic organiser Stuart Todd on guitar and vocals, with Andy Fernihough on bass and Chris Cousineau on percussion. Expect catchy, upbeat songs with a social conscience.
Katie Spencer (16:40) is a singer songwriter from the Kingston upon Hull end of the M62 who’s inspired by the people and her surroundings in the Yorkshire countryside. Her ever-evolving and infinite musical tastes and influences, including John Martyn and Led Zeppelin, produce refreshingly mature songs that quieten the room as you accompany their characters on evocative and poignant journeys.
The Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon is open to all weekend and day ticket holders. Tickets can be bought in advance via thresholdfestival.com
Threshold Festival wouldn’t be the same without the Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon. Come along and find out why on April 1st.
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1. Derek King – Summer Breeze
2. Niamh Jones – Cloud Head
3. Ian Janco – Life
4. Nicola Hardman – Little Fish
5. Three Minute Hero – Happy Hour At The Sunrise
6. Katie Spencer – Drinking The Same Water (Live at The Warren)
7. Kalandra – What Do You Know About Love
Theme: King of the Faeries by Andrew Ellis from his CD Midnight On The Water
and as the countdown begins, we want to let you know what we have on offer at this years festival.
From Hannah Peel to Lack of Afro DJ and everything in between, the music line-up is the biggest, best and most diverse we’ve ever put together.
Our visual arts and performance arts programme are packed as always with the weird and wonderful, taking influence from our Darkness & Light theme.
There’s great food and drinks offerings the chance to do a bit of vintage shopping and take part in arts activities. It’s also a chance to see the fantastic Baltic Triangle in all it’s glory and at it’s best.
There’s something for every intrepid seeker of new and exciting music, arts and culture.
The full line-up is out for all to enjoy and to help you plan your weekend we’ve got a handy Clashfinder right here. It loads beautifully on your mobile so that you won’t miss anything.
If you haven’t got your ticket yet, please note that on the door it will be more expensive.
So what are you waiting for?
There will be more practical info coming next week, because we all love a bit of practicality don’t we? But until then, sit tight and get excited.
If you get the chance, please support your local artists by joining their mailing lists, liking their facebook pages, following them on twitter, leaving them comments, going to their gigs, and buying their music direct from them where possible. The Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight is produced and presented by Graham Holland on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and is a proud member of the Association of Music Podcasting. The theme music is King of the Faeries by Andrew Ellis from his CD Midnight On The Water.
Preview: Liverpool Acoustic Afternoon at Threshold – Saturday 1st April 2017
Graham Holland is the owner and editor of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and runs Liverpool Acoustic’s award-winning live music events with local musician Stuart Todd. In real life he’s a Web Development Officer, has been producing podcasts on a regular basis since July 2006, and runs a number of websites for other organisations. He lives in Wavertree with his husband and their cat Xiao Hei.
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