The third wave of acts to feature in this year’s hotly anticipated Liverpool Music Week has just been announced. And it’s a more a tsunami than a wave, really, with Liars, Antlers and Peaking Lights heading the charge, swiftly followed by Hookworms, John Wizrds and Eagulls. My, but isn’t curator Mike Deane spoiling us? Liars are at the Kazimier on 31 October – which, we’d guess, will sell out fast, so get moving, people. You can catch The Antlers, always brilliant live, on 28 October at the Kazimier also.
The acts are joined by the already-announced Mogwai, Wild Beasts, Chvrches, Caribou and Forest Swords, The War on Drugs and Black Lips – amongst a frankly astonishingly great list of supporting acts. Super early bird tickets for the hotly anticipated closing party on November 1 are still available here.
The event’s teamed up with Heineken for its 10th Edition – and the free festival, which this year will take place in The Kazimier, showcases LA based Liars, in their first city show in four years.
“For the past 10 years of the festival, the free shows have always been the heartbeat Liverpool Music Week. This year for our landmark edition, we are absolutely delighted that the best venue in the country – The Kazimier – will host this year’s free-show programme, and equally thrilled that acclaimed and established acts such as LIARS, Peaking Lights and The Antlers from quality international labels such as Mute, Weird World and Transgressive are involved in this year’s free-programme,” Dean says.
Free festival tickets (2 per customer) available from 9am tomorrow morning. For the first time, the festival is introducing a “Kazimier Golden Ticket” for the free-shows – with a strictly limited availability of 300. At just £10.00, the tickets allow the lucky holders guarantee their access to 3
shows of their choice where you register for the shows at point of purchase. No queuing. No hassle.
Another Free-entry event for the festival and innovative commission that sees VESSEL collaborate with one of the UK’s most exiting new instrumental ensembles IMMIX ENSEMBLE – creating a genre-crossing new work that pushes at the boundaries of electronic and classical music productions, and is presented by Samizdat.