Returning to Liverpool’s Arts Club for a third year, Fury Fest adds a second day to its annual pop-punk festivities leaving Getintothis’ Vicky Pea preparing for awkward Motion City induced teenage flashbacks.
Successfully navigating away from any second year sabotage, Fury Fest will return bigger than ever to the Arts Club in May – adding an extra day to proceedings.
Kicking off on May 2, noughties alt-rockers Motion City Soundtrack will bring their seminal album Commit This To Memory back to life, live and in full with a UK festival exclusive headline slot. Celebrating its 10th anniversary the record will no doubt bring back memories of mini-discs, the cool emo kids in the year above us and under 18 club nights – everything needed for a weekend of rose tinted teenage nostalgia. Someone get the Bacardi Breezers in.
Careful not to dwell on the past, Sunday hosts a super sized American double header. New Jersey defenders of pop punk Man Overboard and Los Angeles hardcore wrecking crew Trash Talk will attempt to leave the Arts Club in a state of disrepair with their trademark energetic performances that have attracted global attention. On the back of recent visits to Liverpool Moose Blood & Roam will both be hoping to build on already growing fan bases having pulled off impressive sets at the Arts Club & Studio 2 respectively.
Rounding off the first wave of confirmed acts and also representing the UK’s homegrown talent are self proclaimed party mob Asteroid Boys, four previous members of Climates in the form of Blood Youth, Failure by Design Records signed Boston Manor, euro-toured Trash Boat, basement punks Waster, North West residents Milestones, pop punk quintet Please Head North and hardcore trio Bearing Loss.
With two solid years behind them Fury Fest will be looking to dig their heels in to the North-West festival landscape, and with the veteran appeal of Motion City likely to attract more bands to the party, we could be in store for a wild weekend. Fury Fest takes place on 2 & 3 May 2015. For tickets and info visit here.