Contemporary Urban Centre to hold huge closing party to Liverpool Music Week 2011 as opening Horrors gig sells out.
Late last week, Getintothis exclusively broke the details of Liverpool Music Week 2011.
Well, news spread fast. As the opening gig at The Kazimier featuring The Horrors has already sold out.
And today we can reveal the glorious line up at what promises to be one of the gigs of 2011 at the closing party in the Contemporary Urban Centre (CUC) on November 11.
From acclaimed rhythms and rhymes courtesy of the irreverent Mercury Nominee Ghostpoet and dancefloor electronica from the universally lauded D/R/U/G/S, to the heartfelt lyricism of standout alternative songstress Beth Jeans Houghton and alt-rock with The Phantom Band, late-night-noise from Brooklyn hype band Cerebral Ballzy, and even an exclusive homecoming show for new Liverpool band-of-the moment Outfit – their first Liverpool date since being named number six in NME’s top 25 new bands in the world.
But that’s just the start of things with backing coming from this lot:
Drums Of Death, Dutch Uncles, Dustin Wong & The Infinite Love Orchestra, Echo Lake, Ellen & the Escapades, Fear Of Man, Gross Magic, Hot Club De Paris, Hyde & Beast, Let’s Buy Happiness, Man Without Country, Newvillager, Outfit, Trevor Moss & Hannah Lou, Vessles, Visions Of Trees, The Whip.
On the night the 17-room, labyrinthine Contemporary Urban Centre will be turned into an expansive performance space, showcasing some of the freshest, most up and coming acts on the scene.
Mike Deane, LMW Director, said: ‘With such a superb opening event at one of the greatest venues the city has seen – from one of the most talked about UK acts of the year – The Horrors at The Kazimier – we wanted to do our best to balance the festival out with an equally mouth-watering closing party.
‘We think this super-special event at CUC does just that. The Liverpool Music Week 2011 closing show will be an unprecedented experience, one absoultely not to miss, and perfect event to take us into our 10th festival year.‘
Starting back in 2003 as a single venue venture, LMW has become one of the ever-present festivals of the national music calendar. Hosting over 300 bands every year the UK’s largest indoor winter festival has played host to some of the most iconic figures in the world of music, the likes of Kasabian, Florence & the Machine, The Chemical Brothers, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Specials, Dizzee Rascal and Two Door Cinema Club to name a few.
Liverpool Music Week runs from October 28 until November 13.
Earlybird tickets are on sale at an equally persuasive £6 until September 23, and for that a host of other attractions will also be on hand for your delectation. So that’s cinema screenings, un-billed impromptu performances, salsa classes, Ableton Live workshops, and mind-reading, plus plenty more you’d expect at such an event, and more than a few you probably wouldn’t.
The free music agenda has always been an integral part of the festival’s blueprint, and this year’s full line up will be announced soon.