Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia are stoked to unveil the second wave of artists set to appear at this year’s soirée, with blistering San Fran space rockers MOON DUO and the iconic DC psych group DEAD MEADOW added as headliners. Canadian celestialists THE BESNARD LAKES are joined by California’s WHITE MANNA, and fellow West Coast genre-defying adventurers PEAKING LIGHTS bring an exclusive Sound System to 2013’s Liverpool Psych Fest.
North-Eastern motorik experimentalists WARM DIGITS are set to provide a festival standout, as are THE OSCILLATION (who No Other are also working with on their forthcoming album, due October) and their MOJO-endorsed “vast shiny beast of hypnotic, gig-shaking rhythms and riffs”.
The current darlings of a buoyant UK psych scene, HOOKWORMS, return for a second year, as do Liverpool’s own MUGSTAR, joined by Seattle’s scintillating NIGHT BEATS. Sonic Cathedral maintain a strong Psych Fest presence in the form of with Parisians YETI LANE, and LORELLE MEETS THE OBSOLETE, who will be jetting in from Guadalajara, Mexico.
Organisers are thrilled to announce an exclusive hook-up with the gloriously antagonistic MORDANT MUSIC who bring an audiovisual MORDANT MUSIC miasMa to the festival. This will feature some of the finest artists from the collective’s roster, including BARON MORDANT, EKOPLEKZ, VINDICATRIX and ZEKE CLOUGH.
SINGAPORE SLING (Iceland) and THE WOKEN TREES (Denmark) further strengthen the festival’s European contingent, along with DEAD HORSE ONE (France) and OS NOCTAMBULOS (France).
The UK’s current rich vein of vibrant, essential psychedelia is further represented by NOVELLA, THE LUCID DREAM, THE KVB, HELICON and EAT LIGHTS; BECOME LIGHTS.
Brighton’s FAUX DISCX, one of the most engaging and exciting new UK independents, present an exclusive label showcase, featuring SAUNA YOUTH, COLD PUMAS and THE SOFT WALLS, as well as bringing along their eclectic record bag.
Anglo-Mauritian pop-experimentalist MO KOLOURS, KULT COUNTRY (UK), NEGATIVE PEGASUS (UK), THREE DIMENSIONAL TANX (UK), DELTA MAINLINE (UK), ALIEN BALLROOM (UK), MIND MOUNTAIN (UK), PSYENCE (UK) and BONNACONS OF DOOM (UK) complete the second instalment of the 2013 festival line-up.
The festival’s DJ selection has further additions to come later in the summer, but already includes RICHARD NORRIS, TROUBLE IN MIND RECORDS, SONIC CATHEDRAL, SHINDIG! MAGAZINE, PETE FOWLER, THE BLACK MARIAH, BERNIE CONNOR’S SOUND OF MUSIC, FAUX DISCX vs GRINGO RECORDS, THE GREAT POP SUPPLEMENT and JOE McKECHNIE.
This is all in addition to a bill already consisting of –
CLINIC (UK), FUZZ (USA), PSYCHIC ILLS (USA), THE HOLYDRUG COUPLE (Chile), THE LIMIÑANAS (France), JACCO GARDNER (Netherlands), CARLTON MELTON (USA), THE WANDS (Denmark), PLANKTON WAT (USA), MASTON (USA), THE PAPERHEAD (USA), MMOSS (USA), KLAUS JOHANN GROBE (Switzerland), THE RESONARS (USA) and ALFA 9 (UK).
The festival features a stage curated by the stunningly consistent TROUBLE IN MIND RECORDS, who will be making the trip across the Atlantic from Chicago bringing a cohort of their artists along for the ride.
The full programme of visual arts, projections, film and additional kaleidoscopic delights will be announced later this summer, ahead of the festival in September. The LIVERPOOL PSYCH FEST PSOUNDSYSTEM will also be calling at JODRELL BANK OBSERVATORY on 6th July (with The Australian Pink Floyd, The Time And Space Machine, The Lucid Dream and Hawkwind) as we spin cosmic delights in the shadow of the imposing Lovell Telescope. Audio for extraterrestrials.
The festival takes place on the 27th & 28th September 2013 at the Camp & Furnace, Liverpool and for full line-up information and artist details please visit www.liverpoolpsychfest.com.
Limited tickets priced at £40.00 (pbf) for the two day event are available at bidolito.co.uk and ticketweb.co.uk. Physical tickets are also available from Probe Records (Liverpool), Jumbo Records (Leeds) and Piccadilly Records (Manchester).
Hotel Indigo Liverpool is the festivals official accommodation partner this year, and a selection of earlybird ticket + accommodation bundles are also on sale now.
Source: No Other Press