Preview: Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia 2017

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Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia 2017

The Liverpool International Festival Of  Psychedelia returns and once again takes up residence in the heart of Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle.  Camp and Furnace, The  Blade Factory and District all play host to the festival and once again it promises to be a mind-bending, ear shredding soul shaking extravaganza.  This year the event is headlined by Songhoy Blues and The Black Angels on 22nd and 23rd September and ahead of the festival there will also be an official launch party on Thursday 21st at Constellations, featuring Ducktails, Ali Horn, The Goa Express and White Rabbit Lightshow.  Festival and opening party tickets are available now from:  liverpoolpsychfest.com

We’ve compiled a handy playlist for you (below) to flip your cosmic wigs out to, containing our top 12 must-see artists. A list which includes, amongst others, psych proselytisers The Black Angels from Texas, who have been a staple of the Austin Psychfest since its inception and whom many regard as major players in reinvigorating the whole psych and drone scene. Loop also make a welcome return to Liverpool, their most recent gig here, at the Kazimier a few years back was quite possibly one of the loudest sonic assaults we’ve ever witnessed. We also include cult noise rockers A Place To Bury Strangers who continue to blow minds and ears after around 15 years in the game, and the legendary Telescopes who we first came across many years ago via a Jesus And Mary Chain flavoured fanzine. Of the new up and coming artists, Yassassin are without a doubt one of THE most exciting young emerging collectives we’ve encountered in recent years. We’ve previously featured their debut track ‘Social Politics’ HERE and their fabulous recently released debut EP – ‘Vitamin Y’ HERE  . We predict big things for Yassassin over the next twelve months   … It seems the psych umbrella is wide, welcoming and eclectic…. but is it waterproof?

Yassassin - Track Of The Day - VPME-Social Politics

Check out previous Psych Fest  photos HERE 

 

More details

Liverpool Psych Fest has unveiled a host of daytime events and installations for their 2017 congregation,  plus launch events, an opening party and month long film and arts exhibits in the build up to this year’s festival on the 22nd and 23rd September.

Their Musings In Drone symposia will feature Q&As with Emmanuel ‘Jagari’ Chanda and the makers of the W.I.T.C.H. documentary and a rare interview with Matt Jones and John Dwyer from Castle Face Records, with more special international guests to be announced soon.

This year’s festival will include exclusive new virtual reality installations, an immersive late night audio visual experience, a short film programme developed in partnership with FACT cinema, Dig Vinyl’s onsite record store “PSYCHEDELIC WORLD OF WAX WONDERS”, and the Bold Street Bedouin Boudoir starring Bold Street Coffee, Blackwell’s Bookshop and Red Brick Vintage.

Ahead of all this, for the first time, this year’s Liverpool Psych Fest will enjoy an opening party at Constellations, on Thursday 21st September. The line-up includes Ducktails, Ali Horn, The Goa Express and White Rabbit Lightshow. Opening Party tickets are available now from: liverpoolpsychfest.com or bidolito.co.uk for £8 adv. Liverpool Psych Fest ticket holders, can just show their ticket on the the door and gain entry for £5.

LIVERPOOL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL of PSYCHEDELIA 2017…

FRIDAY, 22nd SEPTEMBER

SONGHOY BLUES

TRÄD, GRÄS OCH STENAR

THE BUG vs DYLAN CARLSON – LOOP

GNOD – ENDLESS BOOGIE – THE TELESCOPES – LAETITIA SADIER SOURCE ENSEMBLE – ACID ARAB

CASTLE FACE RECORDS

PRESENTS “IRREGULAR ORBITS”

FEAT. ONCE & FUTURE BAND – SUNWATCHERS – MALE GAZE  MAGNETIX – DUDS

DJs: STEVE DAVIS & KAVUS TORABI. THE BROTHERS GRM

AQUASERGE – CONTAINER – DIRTY FENCES – THE PATTERN FORMS – JULIE’S HAIRCUT – THE KVB – MARK MCGUIRE – NOVELLA – OMNI

ANCIENT OCEAN – BAMBI DAVIDSON – FUSS – GRIM BRIDES – IS BLISS – JUJU – LA WITCH – MAGIC SHOPPE – MASS DATURA  – PURPLE HEART PARADE – THE SONIC DAWN – WH LUNG – YASSASSIN

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SATURDAY, 23rd SEPTEMBER

THE BLACK ANGELS

W.I.T.C.H: We Intend To Cause Havoc

JANE WEAVER – ADRIAN SHERWOOD

A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS

WOLF PEOPLE – WHITE MANNA – SEX SWING

THE COMET IS COMING – COSMONAUTS – FUJIYA & MIYAGI – IL SOGNO DEL MARINAIO – PATTEN – KRAUTWERK

THE HOLYDRUG COUPLE

DJs: ANDY VOTEL. THE BROTHERS GRIM

BALTIC FLEET – – DANS DANS – EX-EASTER ISLAND HEAD (LARGE ENSEMBLE) – GULP – ELEPHANT STONE – MEATRAFFLE – PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS PIGS – THE PROPER ORNAMENTS – SEAHAWKS – THE MONGOLIAN

ACID HOUSE RAGAS  –  THE ANTELOIDS  – AUTOBAHN –  BLACKASH  – CASTLES – CAVALIER SONG – CELESTIAL BUMS – DIE WILDE JAGD – DREAM HERBS – HURRICANE HEART ATTACKS –  THE HOMESICK – MR TC – NONN – RANCHO RELAXO  WEIRDS – ZOFFF

PLUS A FURTHER WORLD OF DJs, INSTALLATIONS, CINEMA + PERISONIC INTENSITIES INCOMING SOON…

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LIVERPOOL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL of PSYCHEDELIA was named

‘Best Small Festival’ 2015 NME Awards.

“If we’ve learned one thing from Liverpool Psych Fest, it’s that it isn’t enough to be merely good. You’ve got to be weird as well” – MOJO

“Cosmic travellers should prepare themselves for a journey of spiritual and intellectual discovery.” – OBSERVER

“The meeting of some of the finest mind-altering musicians in the world.” – METRO

 

“A multi-dimensional mecca for altered-states believers.” – THE INDEPENDENT

 

“Liverpool, the great psychedelic capital of Europe” – THE GUARDIAN

** Full weekend tickets are on sale NOW priced just £85.

They are available from www.LiverpoolPsychFest.com and in person at Probe Records (Liverpool), Piccadilly Records (Manchester), Jumbo Records (Leeds) and Resident Music (Brighton). **

** For the best accommodation details please visit www.LiverpoolPsychFest.com **

 

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all round good guy at the VPME.com. Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr whilst contriving to make Paul Robeson sound like wee Jimmy Krankie. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Words have appeared in or on The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito etc ... Photographer and reviewer for The Skinny Bido Lito and Louder Than War. Media partner with Liverpool Sound City - Nice beard too. Also, house photographer for 02 Academy and Arts Club in Liverpool and for Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography

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