Above the Beaten Track Festival Returns
“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” – SevenStreets
Liverpool’s grassroots celebration, Above the Beaten Track returns to the Bluecoat for its eighth year next month and has just announced a selection of artists for this year’s festival.
The event celebrates the best in grass-roots live music, DJs, artists, traders, makers and audio-visual extravaganzas.
This year will see the debut performance from The Blue Soul. These beat modernists are the new project of songwriter Nick Ellis: soulful and bluesy – with a Scouse filter – delivered with Nick’s trademark vocal and backed by some of the city’s finest players.
Acoustic sets from the region’s finest will feature throughout the day from acts such as Paul Dunbar, Paul Wilkes, Iain Till, Moguls and Chris Woolf. Whilst taking it up a notch will be the likes of Spectral Chorus, Seafoam Green and Xander and the Peace Pirates.
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 wider 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.
“A fine day out celebrating Liverpool’s emerging artists” – Getintothis
Underpinned by a strong philosophy of inclusion Above The Beaten Track prides itself on being a festival for Liverpool, celebrating its original and emerging talent, with live acts booked by Liverpool Acoustic, Mellowtone and many more.
Cabin in the Woods
Kindest of Thieves
David James Robertson
Xander and the Peace Pirates
Science of the Lamps
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.
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!”
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