Returning for a sixth year, the much anticipated Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia has announced its final line-up for 2017’s event.
Scheduled to take place in part of city’s old industrial heartland in the Baltic Triangle on September 22nd and 23rd, last year’s expanded edition featured over 100 artists and DJ’s from around the world performing across multiple performance spaces. Two jam-packed days of live music were also complemented with an audio-visual experience like no other, as well as a chat-show and a pop-up record shop selling a range of merchandise.
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Following on from 2016’s edition when Japanese based Asian psych label Guruguru Brain and underground French pop label La Souterraine each hosted a showcase of their finest talents, California label Castle Face Records (co-founded by John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees) will curate an entire stage for the very first time featuring sets from Once & Future Band, Sunwatchers, Male Gaze and Magnetix & DUDS.
Among the other announcements, there will be a rare UK appearance from Swedish psych rock outfit Träd, Gräs Och Stenar who originally formed back in 1960’s. While fresh off the back of an album together earlier this year, The Bug and Dylan Carlson of Earth will perform together as The Bug vs Dylan Carlson. Elsewhere, there will be a collaboration between 1970’s Zambian psych group Witch and Jacco Gardner who will perform under the name of W.I.T.C.H: We Intend To Cause Havoc.
In addition to this there will performances from a host newly announced artists including Jane Weaver, The Telescopes, Gnod, The Holydrug Couple, Fujiya & Miyagi, Krautwerk and Endless Boogie, as well as DJ sets from Andy Votel and former world snooker champion Steve Davis, both of whom made very memorable appearances in 2016.
They will also be accompanied by previously announced headliners The Black Angels and Songhoy Blues of Mali, as well as the likes of Loop, Adrian Sherwood, Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble, The Comet Is Coming, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs and a host of others.
Liverpool Psych Fest will take place from 22nd and 23rd September. You can check out our review of last year’s festival here. For more details about this year’s event head over to www.LiverpoolPsychFest.com. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.