Now in its 11th year, Liverpool’s annual ten day indoor music festival – the largest winter event of its kind – has excitedly announced the first swathe of acts confirmed, and they have pulled off something of a coup with Godspeed You! Black Emperor playing at the Camp and Furnace on 27th October. This will be the Canadian post-rockers’ first appearance on Merseyside, so given their reputation for thrilling live shows, all ambient drone and startling, dramatic noise pieces, fans in the Northwest will be salivating rabidly at the prospect of finally seeing their heroes in the flesh.
If that’s not enough to whet your appetite though, other (damaged) goods on display include perhaps THE definitive post-punk band, the legendary Gang Of Four, the searing, shimmering melodies of Californian duo Best Coast and the slightly off-kilter innovation of Georgia’s Deerhunter.
Former Lift To Experience frontman Josh T Pearson‘s captivating storytelling, both in song and banter, is another reason not to miss this event, as is the appearance of Los Angeles buzz-pop purveyors HEALTH, and Ireland’s promising teenage newcomer SOAK. The BBC Sound of 2015 nominee is due to play the closing ceremony on 31st October along with the aforementioned Deerhunter and Gang Of Four, also at the Camp and Furnace.
Early bird tickets for the finale are available at a remarkably lowly price of £15, but before that, you will be able to immerse yourself in the splendour of more than 250 artists in various venues across the city for the previous week and a half.