Above the Beaten Track and Culturepool Birthday 14 Aug 2010

This is great. A festival and birthday party in our own city centre. No need for long distance travel or camping in mud, just stroll through Liverpool ONE and enter (free of charge) the wonderful oasis that is the Bluecoat Garden. Those arty, crafty people from LOACA will be selling their wares in the front courtyard too. BBQ too of course! So that’s this Saturday afternoon / evening sorted, see you there.

SATURDAY 14 August 2010, 14.00 – Late at the Bluecoat
Above The Beaten Track is a festival celebrating the creative grass roots scene of Liverpool, featuring live music and DJs, performance art, poetry and audio-visual spectaculars – shedding a bit of light on Liverpool’s cultural underground, all in a relaxed festival-like atmosphere. Moving to a new home at The Bluecoat for our third annual event, Above The Beaten Track’s heart and soul are beating stronger than ever. Free event.

Our philosophy is all about inclusion, not only giving a platform for the oft maligned marginal grass roots musicians of our fair city but letting our friends and partners have a hand in running the festival. In addition to the usual Mellowtone and Beaten Tracks offerings, this year we have stages being hosted by Liverpool Acoustic, Lazy Genius, Bagism and Culturepool (celebrating their 4th Birthday) will be returning once again to add their birthday festivities to our little soiree. Draw The Line, the social art event specialists make a welcome return also, along with newcomers from Loaca.Art and the Bluecoat traders. The restaurant upstairs will be serving food and drink all day, and let’s not forget our BBQ either – join us in the courtyard for some festival flavours in between stages.

We welcome back musical friends old and new this year – Irish whirlwind Atlantic Massey, psychedelic darlings The Wicked Whispers, indie folk upstarts Misery Guts and our favourite Nordic siren Ragz, plus a whole lot more. Our Beaten Tracks DJ team have been busy too, scouring the city to gather up a raggle-taggle bunch of the city’s finest spinners of vinyl old and new – expect a wide range of quality tunes from the hands at the helm of the old 1-2’s.

All in all, we like to have a party. The sort of party that we’d like to go to. With our friends, music that we all love, films, art, food and drink. So here it is, the return of Above The Beaten Track for another year and all we ask is that you come and join us.