4 June 2014

Liverpool Music Week 2014 announces first wave of acts

Liverpool Music Week 2014

Liverpool Music Week 2014 announces first wave of acts

Camp and Furnace will play host to the festival's newly announced headliners Mogwai, Caribou and Wild Beasts.

It will also host the main stage for the festival's Closing Party which will be announced in July.

Seminal Glaswegian alt-rock band Mogwai have been selling out theatres and headlining festivals all over the world since their formation in 1995 culminating in their top 10, eighth studio album, Rave Tapes released earlier this year.

Caribou is the guise of dance artist Daniel Snaith who has topped electronic festivals across the globe while his 2007 album Andorra won the Polaris Music Prize; Canada's equivalent of the Mercury Prize.

Kendal alt-pop band Wild Beasts released their top 10 charting fourth album Present Tense earlier this year. Signed to Domino Records' the quartet are UK critical darlings with their second album nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2010.

Liverpool Music Week's founding-director, Mike Deane, said: "We are thrilled to announce our first wave of headliners for this our very special 10th anniversary edition.

"We've come a long way in the past decade, and that's not only reflected by the incredible headliners that we are so excited to announce in Mogwai, Caribou and Wild Beasts - but also through some of the international partnerships, collaborations and commissions that we will be announcing over the coming months, that will marry perfectly and work alongside this incredible city's buzzing current music scene." 

The first of those partnerships has been announced, with LMW teaming up with seminal UK festival organisers, All Tomorrow's Parties, on October 24, with a Release the Bats event curated by ellectronic artist and GIT Award 2014 winner Forest Swords, LMW Director Mike Deane and ATP's founder Barry Hogan.

The Kazimier has also been announced for the first time, as the main Festival Hub, which plays part to the annual programme - which will feature free shows, and discounted events over seven days period running through the middle of the festival programme.

An exciting and diverse line-up of national and international acts is already lined-up alongside the city's freshest new talent.

Attracting a record breaking 48,000 people for its last edition, this year the festival returns with a jam packed itinerary of live music, to take over the city for 10 days creating one of the biggest musical events the city has ever seen.

Full details on the official site.

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