With just a week to go until the Kaz closes it’s doors for the last time, Getintothis’ Shaun Ponsonby takes a look at what we can expect at Escape To Planet Kronos.
All great odysseys must come to an end. That’s true of Homer’s Odyssey, 2001: A Space Odyssey and the popular disco band Odyssey.
On New Year’s Eve, you could say that two great journeys are coming to an end.
This will be The Kazimier’s final night in existence. The city’s best venue will open its doors one final time, with as much a sense of celebration of an enduring legacy as the bittersweet sense of loss of an era defining building for the weird and/or wonderful.
And they’re closing the best way they possibly could; the conclusion of the Captain Kronos saga.
The sold out event, Escape to Planet Kronos, looks set to salute everything the Kaz does best. The area will be transformed into the futuristic intergalactic theme park for the Planet Kronos Resort’s New Years Eve 3015 celebrations, with various attractions which aim to educate and celebrate the mythological histories of a planet liberated from dictatorial Monotopian control by legendary space and time traveller Captain Kronos. The event is held over a complex of venues. Not just the Kaz, but also The Kazimier Garden, Arts Academy Warehouse an outdoor midnight spectacle on a cordoned-off Wolstenholme Square.
The Kazimier have just released this map for the event.
Throughout the night, the festivities will be sprawled across five stages of live music, immersive theatre, dance, DJs and interactive installations.
This is the fourth and final instalment of the epic Kronos saga. If you have missed the first three, fear not! The Kazimier have provided the story so far in the short film below.
There is nowhere else to be to ring in 2016. No doubt it will be an emotional night, but one that honours the legacy of one of the finest venues not only in Liverpool, but in the whole universe.
Doors open at 8pm. For once, we’re going to say you should get there early.
UPDATE: Key information has been released for the event via the Kazimier Facebook page:
The Planet Kronos intergalactic theme park complex sprawls across 5 different zones: The Krypt, The Square, The Garden, The Alley and The Plaza.
Please familiarise yourself with the map below in preparation for our New Year’s Eve 3015 celebrations.
ENTRY TO SITE
Entry to the event is via Parr Street. Please make your way to this point via Slater Street.
Googlemap link here: https://goo.gl/maps/zfKKc5vpYhF2
We will also be operating spot searches on entry.
BOX OFFICE & TICKETING
To speed up entry to the site please ensure you have your tickets out ready for processing before you arrive at box office (located further down Parr Street towards Wolstenholme Square).
If you have a physical ticket: please remove from envelope
If you have an e-ticket: please have bar code visible on your print out (or on phone). As we will be using electronic scanners to process tickets please make a note of which ticketing site you purchased your ticket from (Seeticket, Skiddle etc).
OPENING & LAST ENTRY
Doors open at 8pm. Entertainment will start promptly from this time.
All visitors to Planet Kronos must be on site by 10pm. We will be closing entry and box office at this time so please ensure you arrive early.
Wondering what to wear?
Choose your ancestry here:http://www.thekazimier.co.uk/planetkronos/spin.html
HISTORY & LEGEND
Want to know more about Captain Kronos’ previous adventures?
Watch this: https://vimeo.com/63190466
Want to know more about Planet Kronos?
Watch this: http://www.thekazimier.co.uk/planetkronos/
There is no cash point on site (although you can pay by card over the bar).
We have 2 cloakrooms on site.
Please note that some part of the evening’s entertainment will be taking place outside on Wolstenholme Square, so please plan accordingly.