5 March 2015

Threshold Festival set for fifth festival in Liverpool's Baltic District

Threshold Festival Liverpool's Baltic District

Threshold Festival set for fifth fetival in Liverpool's Baltic District

Threshold Festival returns to Liverpool on 27 March for a three-day celebration of grassroots music, theatre, film, performance and visual arts.

With Threshold reaching it's first major milestone, Festival Producer, Chris Herstad Carney is preparing for the biggest one yet.

We're delighted with how the festival programme has unfolded,” said Carney. “People loved last year's flowing feel and with the diverse range of arts forms on offer this year, we're confident of matching and even bettering that atmosphere come March."

Highlights from this year festival include 12 piece outfit, Nubiyan Twist who fuse groove driven music from around the world with soundsystem culture and jazz inspired improvisation.  Notable influences include the likes of Fela Kuti, King Tubby, J Dilla and Herbie Hancock.

There will also be a performance from electronic outfit, Clean Bandit's vocalist Eliza Shaddad  who has has supported Rudimental, SBTRKT and Alt-J.

Paddy Steer adds an experimental element to proceedings with his perfect blend of 60s inspired mutant pop, while MOBO Award winning Akala brings experimental R'n'B, reminiscent of Gil Scott-Heron. No longer in the shadows of his sister Ms Dynamite, Akala promises to bring a formidable live show to Liverpool.

In addition to a heady mix of music, the festival also presents a rich programme of theatre and performance arts

Chris Herstad Carney said: "We've always felt that the performance art at Threshold should include some of the more 'out there' and even controversial offerings of the event, with past performers such as David Hoyle (2011), the bar is set quite high and I think this year we're clearing it."

Award Winning Burlesque performer Mimi Amore will return to Threshold for the 3rd year, having had a succesful12 months being crowned ‘Legend in the Making’ at Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival and ‘British Newcomer’ at The World Burlesque Games. Amore will perform a precarious new fire act and deliver workshops

Comedy improv company Impropriety will perform and deliver workshops. And there will be further comedy from  from The Legion of Doom, David Alnwick, Rob Bond and Alastair Clark.

Patrick Hughes presents 'A Lovely Word', one of Liverpool's most successful poetry and spoken word platforms while Rumour and Mighty Heart perform theatre.

The visual arts offering at this year's festival is strong with local artist Robert Flynn's ongoing 'Metamorphosis' series on show. Flynn's work explores modern anxieties around body image  through a series of surreal photographs. Meanwhile, RADAR COMMUNICATION adds to the festival's diverse outlook with abstract yet engaging digital collages.

Film fans will be enthralled by Brett Gregory's latest documentary ''Beyond The Beatles' which looks beyond the Fab Four to unearth Liverpool's music scene as its stands today.

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