As alluded to and threatened and promised in earlier blogs, I’ve finally pulled the proverbial finger out and gotten this down on paper.
For those who don’t know much or anything of what the Threshold Festival is about, then this should definitely be of some use to you. I covered the run up to the festival last year [http://electrokemistcuisine.weebly.com/1/post/2012/02/threshold-festival-gets-its-own-beer-plus-the-camra-winter-ales-festival-in-manchester.html], reporting that they had commissioned their own beer with the help of the lovely people over at the Liverpool Craft Brewery (more information on these guys can be found here: [http://www.liverpoolcraftbeer.com/], plus I also gave an inkling as to the remit of the festival itself.
“Threshold Festival is a grassroots multi-arts event held in Liverpool's Baltic Triangle focusing on emerging artists, new work/ first views, collaboration, DIY, avant garde and community based projects encompassing music, theatre, comedy, film, performance and visual arts.
The main festival is focused on the emerging cultural area of the Baltic Triangle and based in Camp and Furnace as well as using other nearby venues: The Picket, Elevator Bar, Baltic Creative & Ioisis Studios. These venues are complimented with a fringe festival at the Albert Dock.
Now in its third year, and after a struggle against the adversity of a hostile financial climate, the event relies heavily upon the enthusiasm and willingness of volunteers and creative professionals to give their time and passion to it.
“Threshold has released some exciting confirmed acts and promoters for the 2013 Festival. Liverpool’s favourite grass-roots event which takes place in venues the Camp and Furnace, The Picket, Elevator Bar & Baltic Creative. The dates between March 8th-10th includes some of the best music and arts around.
Confirmed Liverpool acts include award winning Americana artist Rob Vincent enjoying a recent four star review in Mojo, the delightful rising star Natalie McCool, post-rock scene leaders Kusanagi & Phonetics, the sweet swinging Rumjig, bluesman Dave O’Grady (just back from his second tour with Black Crowes frontman Rich Robinson) and noise machine Jazzhands.
In visual arts Threshold will welcome back the ‘Liverpool Art Prize’ Winner 2012, Robyn Woolston. At the last two events, Robyn has created great site specific installations which captured the imaginations of festival goers and critics alike. Her proposed installation in the Camp and Furnace ‘Blade Factory’ for March is Top Secret for now but promises to be yet another superb asset to the festival.
“Submissions have poured in this year and we’ve had a high calibre of applications, it’s gonna be huge in March. My route-planner is going to be hectic, but fun.” - Chris Carney, Festival Director
"Food & Drink is incredibly important to us. I've been all too often let down by the food offer at Festivals which is why we are so lucky to be under the roofs of places like Camp and Furnace (Steven Burgess is a truly great chef), Elevator and Picket with it's Mello Mello take over on Saturday."
"Liverpool Craft Beers are one of our biggest sponsors, we love working with them and we're looking forward to brewing up the 2013 Threshold Beer with them."
As if this wasn’t enough, there are other folk out there who are taking a keen interest in happenings at the Baltic Triangle over the festival; a rather handy blog by the ManGoneBlog can be found here: [http://www.mangoneblog.com/featured-mangoneblogs-top-ten-at-threshold-2013/], in addition to the top ten acts he recommends, we have some back up ammunition where you can actually listen to each of the acts discussed.
Handy. Like I said.
As well and the Liverpool Craft Brewery guys making the Threshold beer for the event once again (get it while you can!!), apparently Laura’s Little Bakery will be making an appearance at the festival on Sunday to ply everyone with some baked goodies. You can find Laura on Twitter here: ( @LaurasBakery and her website is here: http://www.lauraslittlebakery.com/) for more information.
Besides the festival itself, there have been many warm up events across Liverpool over the last couple of weeks and there will be a few more in the run up to the main event, just check out the links below and you can keep abreast of all that is going on by way of gigs and art events.
For up to date information on the festival, you are best placed to go along and have a look on here: [https://www.facebook.com/events/311527502297463/].
The Advance weekend tickets have now gone, but there are full weekend advance tickets priced at just £20 at the moment you can pick up your tickets for the event right here:
For more info go to:
So you’ve no excuse now, go and satisfy your curiosity and have a wander around the venues of the Baltic Triangle and take in some rather exciting grassroots experiences!