Threshold Festival is upon us this coming weekend and Chris Herstad Carney, Co-founding Director/Festival Producer gives us his gen on the best bits.
Nine Years just went by in the blink of an eye. There’s been some huge highs and the lows have been thankfully few.
Below is a list of some highlights for me at this year’s festival, but also look out for our team members’ favourites that we’ll be publishing all this week from Threshold channels.
Go to our Clashfinder to plan yours!
I don’t want to do the whole “This is our most exciting, diverse and fantastic line-up to date…” as this time, you just need to come and see for yourself.
We’ve pulled out the stops with acts such as SK Shlomo, BANG BANG ROMEO, Roxanne De Bastion and Paddy Steer to name a few, but remember that this is a multi-arts event.
We have Manchester based arts collective Gang of Five causing mischief, incredible burlesque talent such as Little Peaches, comedy from Impropriety, drag from rising London star Taylor Trash and the Infinity Art Exhibition including work from Forgotten Art Collective, Danny O’Connor, Jazamin and Tristan Brady Jacobs.
New venues this year for us include St. Michael’s in the City, Ditto Coffee, Brick Street and Best Before all of them joining our much-loved regular haunts – District, 24 Kitchen Street, 92 Degrees Baltic Roastery (Formerly Unit 51), Baltic Creative Shed and the irrepressible Hobo Kiosk.
We represent Liverpool Music & Arts to the best of our ability each year and the thing I love the most, is that each year no matter what the challenges or financial heart aches, the team reconvene again, 10 months before and say: “Right, what’s the plan?”.
It can’t go on forever unfortunately. Threshold will not always be an annual fixture in the Liverpool calendar, but we know with all our hearts that every single step we have made for better or for worse has been made with integrity.
We would like to dedicate this year’s festival to the author – C. William Giles known to his friends as: Foetus, Gilsey & Craig. May he live long in memory.
Come and support local, have a blast and find your new favourite band. I mean, what else is going on this weekend?
Its all good, but these are perhaps the picks of the weekend.
18.30 – Best Before – Official Festival Launch “Infinity Squared” Operation Lightfoot
19.30 – 92 Degrees Baltic Roastery – Ash the Author
20.30 – Hobo Kiosk – Patrick Jonsson
21.30 – District – The Soul Rays
22.30 – Brick Street – The Mono LPs
23.30 – Best Before – OVVLS
00.00 – District – The Moods
01.00 – Brick Street – MaschinenFunk DJs
02.00 – Sleep
11.00 – Ditto Coffee – Record Label in a Box (Bands can sign up for this Clinic through Artist Liaison)
12.00 – Baltic Creative Shed – Infinity Art Exhibition
13.00 – Ditto Coffee – Music Law Clinic with Rob Eakins ((Bands can sign up for this Clinic through Artist Liaison)
14.00 – 92 Degrees Baltic Roastery – Panel: Mental health isn’t always about Mental illness.
15.00 – 24 Kitchen Street – Liverpool Acoustic 24-Hour Song writing Challenge
16.00 – St Michael in The City – Impropriety
17.00 – 24 Kitchen Street – Francisco
17.30 – Best Before – MARDHYS
18.00 – Brick Street – Elevant
19.00 – Hobo Kiosk – Lily Mak
20.00 – District – Gen and the Degenerates
20.30 – Best Before – Chinchilla
21.40 – Brick Street – Paddy Steer
21.20 – 24 Kitchen Street – Seafoam Green
22.00 – District – BANG BANG ROMEO
22.45 – 92 Degrees Baltic Roastery – Katie Mac
23.00 – District – SK Shlomo
00.00 – District – The Incredible 11 Band
01.00 – Brick Street – CO-LAB DJs (Cler Lever, Clara B, Gemma Arnott)
02.00 – Coma.