This weekend Johny and I doubled up as bloggers for this year’s Threshold Festival. Now in its third year, Threshold is a grass roots celebration of emerging talent in the fields of art and music. Johny and I joined the massive team of hard working and dedicated volunteers without whom there would be no Festival.
We dashed from venue to venue and even the horrible endless rain couldn’t dampen our spirits or those of the Festival goers around the Baltic Triangle and the Albert Dock.
We saw some brilliant live music, some fantastic art and great discussion panels. Read all about it on the Thresholds official blog. Links below.
For some brilliant photos from the Festival, check out Threshold’s official Facebook page
Liverpool’s Threshold festival is back bringing more bands with bigger and better art installations.
This irrepressible young festival will once more run amok all over the Liverpool Baltic Triangle taking in a great many of the city’s best loved venues.
This favourite Multi-Arts Festival with three days of treats pouring out of Camp and Furnace, The Picket, Elevator Bar and the many Baltic Creative venues, will have an additional two afternoon fringe festival FREE at the Albert Dock.
This multi-venue, grass-roots festival has a programme packed full of goodness with over 180 performances and artists geared up to give you Alternative, Electronic, Folk, Hip-Hop, Metal,Pop/Commercial, Punk, Reggae, RnB and Ska.
Right from the start, Threshold’s ethos has been to engage with the arts, music and performance promoters, and provide them with a platform to create and explore.
With a line-up featuring Frances Wood, Natalie McCool, Dominic Dunn, Robert Vincent, beans on toast, and Paddy Steer, the scene looks good.
On the Mainstage in Camp and Furnace, the line -up is JC Villafan from LA as part of his European tour and a Soul inspired hypnotic Coffee and Cakes For funerals who were named repeatedly as a band to watch this year.
On installations, the festival has never had better. Speaking to the wonderful Liverpool Art Prize winner Robyn Woolston, she tells me that she will be returning with a new, top secret installation ahead of her forthcoming exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery.
Artists Charles and Sam will create a bespoke exhibition which they describe as “echoing Arnold van Gennap’s tripartite concept of liminality” Yes, well, maybe the Egg Cafe will enlighten you with some interactive moveable art walls and the brilliant Pam Sullivan returns with revisits showing her triumphant Biennial piece Unterschlupf from last years St Lukes Church.
If you know the Camp and Furnace area then be prepared for a shock as a superb forest of found items will be created with a tunnel through which festival goers will travel from the Camp to the Blade Factory.
This will be a mega event of escapism, transformation, and collaboration this weekend……be there and get involved but above all enjoy!
Tickets from webticketmanager, Skiddle, Camp and Furnace and Made-Here Shop.
If you want a little change from the usual Mathew Street Festival mayhem then take a dive to the Camp and Furnace in Greenland Street this weekend where parking is not a problem and a good time may be had by all.
From midday on Sunday and Bank holiday Monday, The Furnace, the venues caverous indoor park will be transformed into a FREE ‘Scandi-summer’ festival, offering an authentic and alternative experience to your customary end of August offering.
Guarenteed to be uninterrupted by this years see-saw summer, a Scandinavian flavour jam-packed programme of entertainment will be served up across the weekend providing the perfect stay at home getaway- with something to suit everyone’s taste from daytime till night.
Recreating the idyllic of a Scandinavian summer, food features heavily in festivities and PARK-goers will be able to construct their own picnic boxes from Scandi-fancies, designed to share with family and friends.
Sample the salmon and national drink Aquavit at the bar, offering a variety of home-cured and smolked salmon served with ice-cold shots of the famous Nordic spirit.
As`evening falls, the more adventurous can venture into the Birch Forest and take the plunge in a hot tub, with luxury packages also available which includes waiter service.
The infamous Santa Chupito’s will provide the perfect refreshing accompaniment, mixing up a stylish selection of Scandi-inspired cocktails with strong, clean and aromatic flavours.
Take home something new from the summer design/maker fair and pop up print exhibition featuring local artists.
Play a game of Klubb a classical Viking game, played 1,000 yrs ago on the island of Gotland.
This Bank Holiday weekend hear a massive array of bands chime out their lyrics …..Holy Other, Vessel, Fort Romeau, Jam City, pattern, Ellis Samisdat DJ, Beluga, Patterns in the Ivy,Sing For Your Supper, Deep Hedonia, White Bicycles, Sparkwood, Clean Cut Kid, Science of the Lamps,X Rag Katt, Beaten Tracks, Move TBC and Park Times.
Camp and Furnace, Greenland Street.Liverpool