Threshold is once again upon us, it’s been a crazy year since the last one and we were only pups back when SFN founded at the 2016 weekender, but here we are again. Here’s what you need to know and of course our usual Five Acts You Can’t Miss.
Threshold 2017 contains great bills curated by several of our cities’ finest, from Popped Music to our pals Yeah Buddy DIY to Loner Noise and we can easily say, we’ve got the best Threshold ever.
Our Five Acts You Can’t Miss for the festival are:
5. Hey Colossus
This is a band everyone will need to witness, the sheer power of the London rock act. The band’s textured, harsh and crushing sound will blow you away, especially with their pounding new material on show.
4. Mary Miller
Mary Miller is a constantly growing artist with her young repertoire of dream-pop anthems that will delightfully grow on you, as we expect, Mary will soon grow onto everyone’s radar soon enough too. After seeing her at Liverpool Music Week, it’ll be interesting to see how and *if* she’s evolved since.
The band we first championed after last year’s event, the impressive live band have exploded since that fateful set with their debut single on Deathly Records getting acclaim. It’s not really hard to see why they’re listed here, unmissable band on our call.
2. The Shipbuilders
The rocking locals with a vintage feel will take your breath away with their easily lovable set held together by the act’s electric songs such as the brilliant “The Moon” single, after numerous times seeing them, we can tell you honestly, don’t miss ’em.
1. Queen Zee & The Sasstones
Sunday headliners Queen Zee & The Sasstones are the punky smack-in-the-face you need to end the weekend, the hotly-tipped band present an unmissable show everytime they play and their slot here is no different.
FRIDAY MARCH 31ST 2017:
The opening day of Threshold kicks off the weekend tremendously, with stages curated by Yeah Buddy DIY, Popped Music and others.
Firstly, Yeah Buddy DIY hold their stage at Unit 51 (aka the main Baltic hub) and have booked sets by Table Scraps, Sweat Deals on Surgery, S.P.Q.R, Lillium and a headline set by Disastronauts.
Popped Music run out-of-the District venue up near Camp and Furnace, the bill curated by the folks at Popped really create a highlight for the entire weekend. Sets come from FANS, Fond of Rudy, Cinema, Marsicans, Coquin Migale, and a headline set by a hot rising band False Advertising.
Maison Johnny takes over Red Brick Vintage and brings a lovely bill to the opening day and includes sets by Somnium, Astles, Granfalloon, Johnny Sands, Alx Green and Matthew McGurty.
Hope Fest takes over the Baltic Social and brings sets by a secret act, Will Rowe-Parr, greenroom, The Good Host and a final set by Sky Valley Mistress.
Constellations includes performances by Marc Constantine, Hang Syem, The Fire Beneath The Sea, Denham Audio, Galactic Funk Militia and finally Lack of Afro (DJ).
SATURDAY APRIL 1ST 2017:
The Saturday at Constellations boasts a huge bill with performances from Moxie, Maria Silker, Emilio Pinchi, Mané, Thom Morecroft, Eleanor Nelly, DJ Analogue Trash, HOLY MATRIMONY, Def Neon, Goteki, Caroline McLavy, a headline set by Hannah Peel, followed by Chanel & The Circus, Emergency Tiara, Science of The Lamps, The Boston Shakers, The Lotharios and Mixnots (DJs) will end the night.
District will be taken over by the force that is Loner Noise/WRONG Festival, as we see Salt The Snail, Forever in Debt, Federales, god on my right, Elevant take stage with a headline appearance from Hey Colossus.
Soul Inspired Events take hold of Unit 51 and bring in MAR I AM, Clare Sophia, Family Ranks, Chinchilla, Indio’s Dream, Grace Kim, Lilith Ai, and Joy Oladokun.
Liverpool Acoustic Festival presents a terrific stage of acts with sets from Kindest of Thieves, Mamatung, Acadian Driftwood and headliners OVVLS.
Love Music runs out of the Baltic Social with sets from Idle Frets, Fears Chella, The Left Backs, New Luna, Weekend Wars and Port Erin.
Never Indifferent presents a standout stage at Red Brick Vintage with Sustinere, Hollows, Mary Miller, Le Lucciole, The Blowback Horns, INDIGO MOON, Oya Paya and finally Rongorongo all preforming.
Liverpool Acoustic goes two-for-two at 24 Kitchen Street with sets from LiveIn Colour, Niamh Jones, Derek King, Ian Janco, Nicola Hardman, Three Minute Hero, Katie Spencer and KALANDRA before Emotion Wave takes over the venue and presents Aerospherix, Neo Luddite, Jean MichaelNoir, Mark Lawless and Loka.
SUNDAY APRIL 2ND 2017:
MerseyRail Sound Station presents out-of Unit 51 with sets from DELIEH, Mersey Wylie, Danye, Connah Evans and RUBY SKY. Shortly after, The Rider takes over with Mel Bowen, The Shipbuilders, The Jjohns and Paul Dunbar & the Black Winter Band.
CMD Presents takes over 24 Kitchen Street and brings an excellent bill to Threshold with LUNA, South Island Son, The Cheap Thrills, Katie Mac, Wild Fruit Art Collective and heavily anticipated headline set by Queen Zee & The Sasstones.
Derek King presents an Acoustic Afternoon at Red Brick Vintage with Øyvind Weiseth, Pete Stafford, Keef Tommo, Silent Cities, Geoghegan Jackson, Conor Molloy, Keivn John Eustance and Alison Benson.
Mellowtone presents at the Black Lodge with Beaten Tracks DJs, Limerance, Tiz MacNamara, Black Mountain Lights and headliners Seafoam Green.
Finally Threshold‘s closing party takes place at Constellations, with performances firstly presented by Mad Pride by the Liverpool School of Samba, Cadence Noir, C.F Boneslum, Daisy Gill, Yellowhouse, LiveKennedys, Hardcore Hornography, Katumba Bloco with Threshold taking over to end with The Baltic States, SPINK, Xander & The Peace Pirates and Nils Bech.