This year, the UK’s largest city based festival celebrates its 10th Birthday and is moving to a new home at Liverpool’s Clarence Dock. Proceedings will kick off on Thursday 25th May with a decidedly electronic flavour, with headliners, The Human League supported by Art of Noise and A Certain Ratio.
The Human League were one of the pioneers of synth-pop in the early 1980s, changing the pop music landscape forever. The Art of Noise will play their reworked album “In Visible Silence” in what will be its world premiere and their first performance in 17 years. A Certain Ratio, celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, will complete the opening night bill.
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On Friday, John Cale will perform the Velvet Underground and NIco album, on what will be its fiftieth anniversary year, and the only European performance this year.
Headliners for Saturday are Metronomy joined by The Kills, Slaves, Peaches, The Hunna, Carl Barrat and the Jackals, Pumarosa, Fickle Friends. Also John Cale will be in conversation, recalling over 50 years of experience in the music industry.
The Kooks will bring the party to a close on the Sunday night, assisted by White Lies, Local Natives, Chk Chk Chk, Milburn, She Drew the Gun, Cabbage, The Sherlocks, and the Vryll Society.