Above The Beaten Track returns to the Bluecoat on Saturday 5 September
“Unquestionably one of the city’s most enjoyable, and reassuring displays of the sort of inventive, thrilling creativity you only get from the ground up”
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Save the date as Above The Beaten Track returns on Saturday 5 September with the best in grass-roots live music, DJs, artists, traders, makers and audio visual extravaganzas.
Now in it’s eighth year, the festival re-located to the Bluecoat in 2010 to cope with growing demand. Originally conceived to celebrate the range of diverse songwriters in the city, it has since expanded to reflect the full range of musicians, DJs, artists and makers of Liverpool to provide a fully immersive cultural experience.
Bringing the Bluecoat’s historic building alive, each room will house different aspects of the underground cultural scene, including two stages of live music, poetry, participatory events and live art.
Underpinned by a strong philosophy of inclusion, the free festival’s intention is to uncover the best of Liverpool’s acoustic underground. Above The Beaten Track prides itself on being a festival for Liverpool, celebrating its original and emerging talent.
Bryan Biggs, Artistic Director at the Bluecoat said, “Above the Beaten Track returning to the Bluecoat in 2014 was really welcome. The event presents some of the best grass roots music talent in the region, and the format of the festival seems to suit the Bluecoat, with its informal atmosphere and accessible and varied spaces. We look forward to working with them again, which promises to be another packed day of quality music and associated fun!”
Above the Beaten Track
The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool
Saturday 5 September, 12noon – 10pm. Free
For more information, please visit www.abovethebeatentrack.co.uk, follow@AbovetheBeatenT on Twitter
Interviews with festival acts and organisers are available upon request. Please direct all enquiries to One Fell Swoop (contact details below).
One Fell Swoop
Static Gallery, 23 Roscoe Lane, Liverpool, L1 9JD
Notes to editors
Above The Beaten Track:
Established in Liverpool in 2008, at the View Two Gallery on Mathew Street, Above the Beaten Track hosted four annual events before taking a break. 2014 marks the return of the festival and it promises to be an even bigger celebration of Liverpool and Merseyside’s creative grass roots scene, bringing emerging and under-the-radar live music to the fore.