I have agreed to fill in for someone who has dropped out of an extra LOACA arts event at the Bluecoat called "Above The Beaten Track", looks like a major music event which we will be tapping into (and along to).
Here is the blurb:-
Above The Beaten Track is a festival celebrating the creative grass roots scene of Liverpool, featuring live music and DJs, performance art, poetry and audio-visual spectaculars - shedding a bit of light on Liverpool’s cultural underground, all in a relaxed festival-like atmosphere. Moving to a new home at The Bluecoat for our third annual event, Above The Beaten Track’s heart and soul are beating stronger than ever.
Our philosophy is all about inclusion, not only giving a platform for the oft maligned marginal grass roots musicians of our fair city but letting our friends and partners have a hand in running the festival. In addition to the usual Mellowtone and Beaten Tracks offerings, this year we have stages being hosted by Liverpool Acoustic, Lazy Genius, Bagism and Culturepool will be returning once again to add their birthday festivities to our little soiree. Draw The Line, the social art event specialists make a welcome return also, along with newcomers from Loaca.Art and the Bluecoat traders. The restaurant upstairs will be serving food and drink all day, and let’s not forget our BBQ either – join us in the courtyard for some festival flavours in between stages.
We welcome back musical friends old and new this year – Irish whirlwind Atlantic Massey, psychedelic darlings The Wicked Whispers, indie folk upstarts Misery Guts and our favourite Nordic siren Ragz, plus a whole lot more. Our Beaten Tracks DJ team have been busy too, scouring the city to gather up a raggle-taggle bunch of the city’s finest spinners of vinyl old and new – expect a wide range of quality tunes from the hands at the helm of the old 1-2’s.
All in all, we like to have a party. The sort of party that we’d like to go to. With our friends, music that we all love, films, art, food and drink. So here it is, the return of Above The Beaten Track for another year and all we ask is that you come and join us.
For further info and press enquiries please contact:
0151 708 2841
BEATEN TRACKS BAR AREA
An installation, a journey, an exploration into the history of black music, curated by the Beaten Tracks DJs. Featuring documentaries, film footage and visuals created by DJs and artists, plus selected photographs from Terry Cryer ‘the dean of UK jazz and blues photographers’ (MOJO magazine), accompanied by a sonic journey from the Delta to Detroit, starting with blues and jazz and moving through reggae, dub, soul and funk and more..." Here endeth the blurb....LOOKS GOOD!!!
Sorry, I can not commit to the following weekend for the This is Green Liverpool showcase as it would be right up my street but there is an opportunity to dress up big time for a wedding with an Alice and Wonderland theme on the same day.....