A new two-day festival is coming to Birkenhead this summer, one which aims to reimagine the shipbuilding town as “a musical playground”.

After announcing a big chunk of its line up a couple of months ago, Future Yard has now released its day splits and also added an additional 11 acts to the bill.

Created by the team behind Bido Lito! magazine, it will bring together a selection of local, national and international artists over the bank holiday weekend in August on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th.

The Friday will be headlined by Bill Ryder-Jones, and will also feature performances by the likes of Stella Donnelly, Szun Wavs and Queen Zee. Whereas the Saturday will be headlined by Anna Calvi and will feature performances by the likes of Nilüfer Yanya, Audiobooks and Pixx.

Wirral-based electronic artist and producer Forest Swords will also present PYLON, a new audio-visual installation which will explore the possibilities of technology and traditional instrumentation. Housed in the Refectory at the 1,000-year old Birkenhead Priory, it will be there across both days.

One of the stated aims of Future Yard is to “think about music differently” and become the “first step on the journey towards a new music future for Birkenhead”.

Future Yard will take place across four performance spaces at Birkenhead Town Hall, Birkenhead Priory, Bloom Building, and Gallaghers Pub.

Weekend tickets cost just £40, with day tickets available at £20 for the Friday and £25 for the Saturday – all of which can be purchased here

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