The fourth annual FestEvol returns for The Kazimier’s swansong delivering a who’s who of Liverpool’s finest new artists, Getintothis’ Peter Guy reports exclusively on the August musical royal rumble.
Alongside Sound City, Liverpool Music Week and The GIT Award, FestEvol represents the finest showcase event in the Merseyside calendar year for putting the spotlight Merseyside’s best new music – and this year is no different.
More than 40 artists have been revealed including headliners Dave McCabe & The Ramifications, The Serpent Power, The Tea Street Band and 2015 GIT Award winners All We Are with organisers promising further surprises in the build up.
The line up for Saturday August 1 so far features Dave McCabe & The Ramifications, The Serpent Power, The Sundowners, The Vryll Society, We Are Catchers, Silent Sleep, Edgar Summertyme Jones, Cavalry, VEYU, Etches, Broken Men, The Floormen, She Drew The Gun, Jennifer Davies, Bathymetry, Canvas, Go Fiasco, Seprona, The Probes, The Jackobins, Sophie Anderson and DJs Andrew Hill, James Organ, Bernie Connor and Marc Jones playing a special Planet X set.
Part two the following weekend on Saturday August 8 features a similarly stellar bill so far including All We Are, The Tea Street Band, Dogshow, Sugarmen, Spring King, Natalie McCool, When I Am King, Moats, Strange Collective, Pink Film, GULF, LIVES, RongoRongo, Oranj Sun, Viola Beach, Xam Volo, Zuzu, Scarlet, Katy Alex, Lying Bastards, AJHD and DJs MrPaul, Rich Furness, Adele Moss, plus Andrew Ellis & James Binary.
EVOL boss, Steve ‘Revo’ Miller, told Getintothis, “Unfortunately The Kazimier will be closing on New Year’s day so this will be the final FestEvol event at the venue. However, we have decided to go all out and make 2015 a more incredible experience. We are only announcing the first salvo of acts today but further announcements are planned for secret guests, audio-visual artists, DJs and some surprises that will make FestEvol completely immersive.
“We’re overjoyed that Dave McCabe & The Ramifications, The Serpent Power, All We Are and The Tea Street Band are this year’s FestEvol headliners and they spearhead what is a rich, vibrant and well-rounded line up which reflects the current diversity, talent and range of the local music scene. Over 40 groups with more to come goes to show how lucky we are in Liverpool.”
FestEvol at The Kazimier is on Saturday August 1 and August 8, at 3pm until 3am. Tickets on sale Friday July 3 at 9am, for limited part one and two tickets visit here.
Times for FestEvol part one:
01:00 Dave McCabe & The Ramifications
00:30 The Sundowners
00:00 The Serpent Power
23:30 We Are Catchers
23:00 The Vryll Society
22:00 Silent Sleep
20:00 The Floormen
19:30 Edgar Jones
19:00 The Jackobins
18:30 Go Fiasco
18:00 The Probes
17:00 Spectral Chorus
16:00 Tiger Tribe
15:30 Sophie Anderson
15:00 doors open…
Take a listen to our two playlists – one of each FestEvol weekend featuring all the artists playing so far.
FestEvol Part One
FestEvol Part Two
And look, here’s a snazzy promo video featuring Mr McCabe and The Ramifications on soundtrack duties.