With a vast array of talent set to take part, Getintothis’ Glenn Gibson has the lowdown on what to expect from the Baltic gathering.
24 Kitchen Street and upcoming promoters CMD presents have announced details of a massive lineup for their gentrification awareness event, Get Up Stand Up taking place on 23 June.
The GIT Award 2017 Inspiration Award winners are no strangers to the devastating effects of gentrification, with the venue recently finding itself under risk of closure and still continuing their fight to remain a key part of Liverpool’s music scene. This event itself will see all proceeds go to the venue to aid their cause.
Having proved one of the highlights of this year’s gigantic FestEVOL, noise merchants Shy Billy will join fellow festival conqueror Mary Miller on the bill for Get Up Stand Up, with the songstress from from being announced as one of LIMF Academy’s Most Ready Artists for 2017.
With Liverpool’s blossoming hip-hop scene continuing its meteoric rise, BBC 1Xtra fav’s Beyond Average and Butcha B will be sure to bring their A game to proceedings, as they are joined by the exceptional grooves of Farhood on the night.
Highlighting the kaleidoscope of sounds on offer, Deltasonic disciples God On My Right will bring their thunderous display to the Baltic, while the city’s blistering rock scene is represented by two of its cornerstones in the form of Elevant and SPQR.
If all that wasn’t enough, then the good vibes will be sure to continue into the late hours, with Galactic Funk Militia taking over the decks for what organisers hope will be a popular night.
Having teamed up with CMD presents, Get Up Stand Up aims to raise awareness of the threat that cultural areas find themselves under by showcasing the rich diversity of talent that 24 Kitchen Street welcomes through its doors on a regular basis. With this lineup, we think they may well have just done that.
- Get Up Stand Up takes place at 24 Kitchen Street on 23 June with tickets on sale now.