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PREVIEW: Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia

458482361_640In just a little over a month a huge psychedelic wave will descend upon Merseyside. Returning for its third year running, the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia is a glorious celebration of a musical art form that continues to enjoy such a huge revival.

The two day event takes place this year on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th September in three performance spaces in Camp and Furnace, a venue that has been converted from former warehouses and is set deep in the heart of the city’s creative Baltic Triangle.

Rubbing cosmic shoulders with an extensive programme of visual arts, film, narcotic performances and curations – Transmissions From The Outer Realms comes courtesy of the constantly thrilling UK based label Rocket Recordings and, following up on last year’s great success, fellow record label Sonic Cathedral put on their Psych For Sore Eyes 2 – is a monumental, mouth-watering schedule of some of the very best psychedelic-infused music that is around today.

The headline acts firmly illustrate the festival’s strong international flavour. Topping the bill are884a Goat (pictured here at this year’s Latitude Festival) – those Swedish starship troopers who move way beyond the natural frontiers of rhythm and dance – the remarkably consistent American psych-folk rockers Woods, the Los Angeles garage-rock band that is Allah-Las, Montreal’s intergalactic progressives Suuns and their fellow Canadian sonic adventurers The Besnard Lakes.

A really quite marvellous undercard boasts the equally wonderful White Hill and Wolf People, perennial San Franciscan psychonauts Sleepy Sun, the psychedelic pop of Grumbling Fur, French electro-poppers Zombie Zombie and the trans-global experimentalism of Amen Dunes amongst countless other great acts who are all pushing at the outer limits of sonic exploration.

Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia will be held on 26th and 27th September at Camp and Furnace and Blade Factory at 67 Greenland St, Liverpool, Merseyside L1 0BY.

Full details of the Festival and tickets can be found HERE

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