The founder of Waxxx is launching a new village in the Baltic Triangle, while details are revealed for Manchester Soul Festival and Liverpool Irish Festival, Getintothis’ Lewis Ridley with the news this week.
There’s a new venture growing in the Baltic Triangle this week as Josh Burke, co-founder of Waxxx has set out his mission to create a 120 strong shipping container village.
Josh said: “After running Waxxx and then starting my own venue in the Baltic Triangle many years ago, I have had a strong connection with the area and it’s vision since just after it started so there was nowhere else I could really do it.“
The village, being launched tonight, aims to have four key cornerstones: music, art, drinking and eating.
Josh said: “There will be all kinds of people occupying the space including record shops, art galleries, design studios, a whole array of creative offices, bars and restaurants and loads more.”
Anyone interested in occupying a space, or even shaping what a space may be, are encouraged to get in touch.
Invisible Wind Factory will host the second Whitechapel Fundraiser in October. The Cubical, Muddy Wolf and Bisch Nadar feature on the lineup in aid of the city’s homeless centre on Saturday, October 27.
In festival news, Liverpool Irish Festival returns this year between October 18-28 as one of Ireland’s greatest music acts, Kíla, come to Liverpool’s Arts Club. The festival takes place in venues across Liverpool, including Everyman and Playhouse, FACT, Liverpool Philharmonic, St George’s Hall, The Florrie and the Victoria and Gallery Museum.
Over in Manchester, The Printworks is gearing up to host the fourth Manchester Soul Festival on Sunday, August 26 to raise vital funds for The Christie.
Following three successful years raising over £65,000 for The Christie, The Printworks is hoping to raise a record-breaking target of £35,000 for this year’s event. Included in the lineup are Stax of Soul and Blank Cheque.
In support news, Sports Team have announced a huge run of UK and EU dates supporting The Magic Gang and Madrid’s Hinds. The Harlesdon band support The Magic Gang on Wednesday, October 3 following headline sets at Reading and Leeds Festival on the BBC Introducing Stage and a headline slot at London’s Scala.
Hinds announced a date at Liverpool’s Arts Club earlier this week, they’ll be joined by Sports Team on Friday, November 16, whose commitment to spectacle is paramount to their growing popularity.
Finally, our tune this week comes from IDLES, their new single Great comes from their upcoming album, Joy As An Act of Resistance. This anti-Brexit effort from the Bristol band features on the LP which is released at the end of the month.