As Freeze announce four fantastic events to celebrate their 10th anniversary, Getintothis’ Martin G. Hewitt looks at the potential of their new temporary residence.
After putting on parties everywhere from the Anglican Cathedral and St. George’s Hall, to warehouses and derelict spaces, one of the UK’s most innovative party crews have finally decided to set themselves up in a temporary home.
Freeze, something of an institution on the Liverpool club scene, will now refer to the iconic, cavernous and oh-so-atmospheric Bombed Out Church as headquarters for its music-related exploits. Thus far, a quartet of very special looking line ups have been confirmed for the venue, with events beginning early-May, running until the middle of the next month, and largely focussed on giving us something to do during the Bank Holiday weekends.
Leftfield beats and broken business man Bonobo, who is finally getting the kind of attention he has deserved for well over a decade, headlines the inaugural bash on May 3 (already a sellout!), with the heroic Giles Peterson and Jemmy also booked to play. Skip forward a week or two and a double-header will see a Young Turks Showcase taking place on May 23 – Jamie XX, John Talabot, Lorenzo Senni, and Kowton will all be present and correct; en vogue selectors, make no mistake. Then on May 24 Crazy P bring their innovative blend of infectiously danceable house and disco to the building by way of a live show; another date definitely worth remembering, then.
Finally, June 13 has arguably the most to talk about, with none-other than Todd Terje stepping up to deliver a masterclass in live performance (he never fails to disappoint, mark our words), with support from Manchester stalwart Greg Wilson (who cut his teeth at The Hacienda), Gerd Janson one of the most exciting and instantly lovable house DJs in the world, electro-disco type Prins Thomas, and Jemmy. No surprise, this one is a sellout too.
All the parties in question run from 2PM onwards, with after parties currently being devised to boot. Meanwhile, Freeze will also be hosting a one-off nocturnal do at The Lemon Lounge, Berry Street, Liverpool, with Danny Howells, Paolo Mojo, Steve Parry, Rob Casson and Andy Currie back-to-back, Jemmy and Mike Owen. For full details, click here.
Photos taken from Freeze Facebook page.