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With Threshold Festival set to take over Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle this weekend for its seventh annual celebration of grassroots music and arts, here’s a summary of what you need to know, straight from the festival team themselves…
Threshold Festival of Music & Arts has its roots in the creative industries of Liverpool and the North West. For 6 successive years, the event has brought together a diverse wealth of artists, musicians, promoters, academics and enthusiasts to The Baltic Triangle district of the city.
The festival has been critically acclaimed in citywide and regional press. The event is a life force for grass-roots and emerging arts and regarded by many as an established platform for creative practitioners of all stages of artistic development.
Using the once derelict and now booming warehouse venues of the Baltic, which has drawn comparisons to Berlin, Shoreditch and the Meatpacking District of New York, Threshold has grown up with a playground for those seeking the alternative, experimental and fresh.
Threshold takes over our Baltic Triangle, giving you the perfect excuse to explore our creative hub in all its glory. Constellations, Unit 51, The Black Lodge, Baltic Social, District and Red Brick Vintage all used as the backdrop for our favourite little indie festival. And if that sun is shining the Constellations Garden is the perfect place for some live music and cold cider.
As always a really diverse lineup in terms of genre. From the gang with the biggest stage presence on the planet, Galactic Funk Malitia to rising folk and country star, Eleanor Nelly, with the likes of Johnny Sands, Hannah Peel, False Advertising and RongoRongo and Xander & The Peace Pirates also part of the packed weekend of music and arts. Other favourites include Mersey Wylie, Deliah, Idle Frets, The Boston Shakers, Spink & hte superb Seafoam Green. There really is something for everyone and trust us you will find your new favourite musician.
It’s not all about the music at Threshold they have a rich visual arts programme too, this year reflecting a year of incredible change, challenges and conflict around the world, the exhibition will explore contrasts, journeys, transitions, and is intended to hold up a mirror to our better and worse natures, to our contradictions and our paths through life.
There’s great food and drinks offerings, last year they even had their own Threshold special brew beer. Plus the chance to do a bit of vintage shopping at the likes of Red Brick Vintage and take part in arts activities. As we said earlier it’s also a great chance to see the fantastic Baltic Triangle in all it’s glory and at it’s very best.
Liverpool Mental Health Consortium has teamed up with Threshold Festival for the second year to bring Mad Pride celebrations to Liverpool. Mad Pride is a global mass movement of the users of mental health services, and their allies, seeking to reclaim terms such as “mad” and “nutter” from misuse. It aims to educate on potential causes of mental distress and the experiences of those who use mental health services; but most of all, it celebrates and stands in solidarity with those who experience some form of mental distress. This free event takes place at Constellations on Sunday 2nd April, Mad Pride is a multi-arts event combining live music, pop-up performance, creative activities and a spoken word “Soap Box”.
So there you go your mini guide to all of this weekend’s Threshold action, if you have never been then give it a go. You won’t be dissapointed.
If you haven’t got your ticket yet, please note that on the door it will be more expensive.
So what are you waiting for? – BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW VIA SKIDDLE!
The seventh annual Threshold Festival takes over Liverpool’s Baltic Trianglefrom March 31 til April 2, with day tickets starting at just £7 and advance weekend tickets costing just £20 via Skiddle and only £10 for students.
Friday Day Ticket – £12
Saturday Day Ticket – £15
Sunday Day Ticket – £7
Advance Weekend Ticket – £20
Advance Student Ticket – £10
Tickets available via Skiddle here
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