Baltic Weekender: a new Liverpool festival
The Baltic Weekender is a celebration of the continued diversity of the richly vibrant music culture that has driven the Baltic Triangle’s development, which lays claim to be “Liverpool’s most important cultural destination”.
The project is a union between 24 Kitchen Street and Abandon Silence, two of the driving catalysts for growth in Liverpool’s night life.
Acts so far confirmed are: Axel Boman, Gerd Janson, Move D, Ghetts, Stefflon Don, Flava D, P Money, Elijah and Skilliam, Rude Kid, Swing Ting, Denis Sulta, DVS1, Mele, Big Miz, Moses Boyd (Solo X), Moxie, Chaos in the CBD, Route 8, Asquith, Asok, Deep Sea Frequency, Andrew Hill, Aystar, Macca, No Fakin’, Ste Hodge, and Suede Brown.
The project promises to “unite many other local promoters and venues in a show of unity to celebrate the city’s continued growth and recognition as a revered electronic music hotspot, whilst seeking to preserve its future”.
The Baltic Weekender will utilise some of the city’s best-loved and creative venues.
Ironically, some of these have recently come under threat as property developers are attempting to profit from the rising land values driven by the creative forces in the area.
Kitchen Street was the first venue to feel the developers breathing down its neck, and more recently Constellations and the Great Baltic Warehouse have faced similar issues.
This has inspired a grass-roots led fightback which has already garnered national attention as the culture-seeking public realised the danger of threatening the very foundations of what has made the area such a focus for music, arts and creativity, as well a pop-up food and drink venues, bars and many thriving independent businesses.
The Baltic Weekender is to be set across Constellations’ Observatory, Lobby and Garden, the New Bird Street Warehouse, the Great Baltic Warehouse and Botanical Garden. It will feature high-level production installations and designs as featured in Abandon Silence’s recent shows in a series of day and night events over the weekend.
The Baltic Weekender’s partners are Banana Hill, Boogaloo, Dimensions Festival, Down To Funk, Hot Plate, Loose Lips, Melodic Distraction, NGHTWRK, Pause, Pretty Pretty Good, Raw, Remission, Transmission Funk, Tribe and Wonder Pot.
Dates: Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June
Location: Set across The Baltic Triangle’s Constellations Club and Garden, New Bird Street Warehouse, Great Baltic Warehouse, Gin Garden, 24 Kitchen Street, 149 Warehouse
Artists so far: Axel Boman, Gerd Janson, Move D, Ghetts, Stefflon Don, Flava D, P Money, Elijah and Skilliam, Rude Kid, Swing Ting, Denis Sulta, DVS1, Mele, Big Miz, Moses Boyd (Solo X), Moxie, Chaos in the CBD, Route 8, Asquith, Asok, Deep Sea Frequency, Andrew Hill, Aystar, Macca, No Fakin’, Ste Hodge, Suede Brown and more to be revealed
Tickets: £15 per day / £25 Friday and Saturday through https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?949819 and https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Liverpool/Baltic-Triangle/Baltic-Weekender-/12906448/
Physical tickets will be available in 3 Beat Records closer to the time