Threshold Festival is set to return to Liverpool on 27 March for a three-day celebration of grassroots music, theatre, film, performance and visual arts.
Heading into its fifth year, its first major milestone, Festival Producer, Chris Herstad-Carney is preparing for the biggest Threshold Festival yet.
“We’re delighted with how the festival programme has unfolded,” said Carney. “People loved last year’s flowing feel and with the diverse range of art forms on offer this year, we’re confident of matching and even bettering that atmosphere come March.”
Highlights from this year’s festival include 12-piece outfit, Nubiyan Twist who fuse groove driven music from around the world with soundsystem culture and jazz inspired improvisation. Notable influences include the likes of Fela Kuti, King Tubby, J Dilla and Herbie Hancock.
There will also be a performance from Eliza Shaddad who has performed with electronic outfit Clean Bandit’s and has previously supported Rudimental, SBTRKT and Alt-J.
Paddy Steer adds an experimental element to proceedings with his perfect blend of 60s inspired mutant pop, while MOBO Award winning Akala brings experimental R’n’B, reminiscent of Gil Scott-Heron. No longer in the shadows of his sister Ms Dynamite, Akala promises to bring a formidable live show to Liverpool.
In addition to a heady mix of music, the festival also presents a rich programme of theatre and performance arts.
Chris Herstad-Carney said: “We’ve always felt that the performance art at Threshold should include some of the more ‘out there’ and even controversial offerings of the event, with past performers such as David Hoyle (2011), the bar is set quite high and I think this year we’re clearing it.”
Award Winning Burlesque performer Mimi Amore will return to Threshold for the 3rd year running, having had a successful 12 months being crowned ‘Legend in the Making’ at Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival and ‘British Newcomer’ at The World Burlesque Games. Amore will perform a precarious new fire act and deliver workshops.
Comedy improv company Impropriety will also perform and deliver workshops. The Legion of Doom, David Alnwick, Rob Bond and Alastair Clark will offer further comedy, sure to have you in stitches.
Patrick Hughes presents ‘A Lovely Word’, one of Liverpool’s most successful poetry and spoken word platforms while Rumour and Mighty Heart perform theatre.
The visual arts offering at this year’s festival is strong with local artist Robert Flynn’s on-going ‘Metamorphosis’ series on show. Flynn’s work explores modern anxieties around body image through a series of surreal photographs. Meanwhile, RADAR COMMUNICATION adds to the festival’s diverse outlook with abstract yet engaging digital collages.
Film fans will be enthralled by Brett Gregory’s latest documentary ”Beyond The Beatles’ which looks beyond the Fab Four to unearth Liverpool’s music scene as its stands today.
Threshold Festival promises to be an absolute corker in 2015 as Liverpool’s own musicians, artists, poets and dancers, alongside those from further afield, all gather to put on what promises to be an unmissable event spread out across the edgy Baltic Triangle.
Tickets for this three day extravaganza are available here