Threshold Festival returns to the Baltic Triangle this weekend for its eleventh annual celebration of music and art. After funding was cut this year, the festival was crowd funded with huge support from Baltic Triangle and Get On To This. The overwhelmingly positive response in ensuring this years festival could go ahead, shows just how popular it has now become. As support for grass-roots music and arts dwindle in the modern age, Threshold continues to make a huge impact by mixing lesser-known unsigned musical talents with more well-established acts.
Not just great music
In addition to the music, Threshold prides itself on providing opportunities for artists to exhibit their work. An exciting programme of visual and performance arts will be on offer for festival goers. Taking influence from this year’s Darkness and Light theme, prepare yourselves for something truly weird and wonderful. Organisers promise us that this year is set to be the biggest and most diverse yet, we can’t wait.
What we’re looking forward to…
We will be attending the launch party on Friday at Unit 51 so make sure to get yourself down and say hello. Musical acts include indie punk Manchester lads, ‘Sweet Deals on Surgery’ and midland rockers, ‘Table Scraps’. After this, we are heading over to Constellations on Greenland Street to check out the interesting funk/rap/rock sounds of ‘Galactic Funk Militia’. We plan to dance into the early hours with the help of a DJ set from the multi-talented ‘Lack of Afro’. If none of this tickles your fancy then head over to Baltic Social, District, Red Brick Vintage for more musical exploits or take a look in Northern Lights for visual arts and performances.
Saturday kicks off early with events starting at 13:00. We plan on sticking around the 24 Kitchen Street venue in the afternoon to catch the many musical talents on offer. We’re also looking forward to Chester based band ‘Idle Frets’, who take to the stage at 19:15 at Baltic Social. One to watch this year is Irish-born singer ‘Hannah Peel’ who, who has been making waves in the music world in recent years with her alt/indie pop sounds. She will be on stage at Constellations around 20:15. After a drink or three we will head back to Unit 51 to catch the excellent rock trio ‘Acadian Driftwood‘, who will be performing tracks from their latest release ‘Working Title’. To finish the evening we hope to run over to District to see ‘Hey Colossus’ finish their set.
The final day promises to be a real crowd-pleaser with the likes of Liverpool’s very own ‘Baltic States’, ‘Queen Zee and the Sasstones’, and ‘The Cheap Thrills‘ all on the bill. We will also be sure to check out Black Lodge Brewery on Kitchen Street where ‘Black Mountain Lights’, ‘Love me’ and ‘Sleeping Dragon’ will be performing. Perhaps the highlight of the day for us, however, will be taking place at 22:45 at Constellations where the brilliant ‘Xander and the Peace Pirates‘ will treat us to a set packed with blues, soul and rock including songs from their new album ’11:11’.
The full line up is available here
Tickets are available here