Above the Beaten Track announces partners for 2015 festival

Above the Beaten Track Festival Returns
Saturday 5 September 2015
12.00 – 22.00
at Bluecoat
Free Entry

Liverpool’s grassroots celebration, Above the Beaten Track returns to the Bluecoat for its eighth year this coming September.

The festival celebrates the best in grass-roots live music, DJs, artists, traders, makers and audio-visual extravaganzas.

Underpinned by a strong philosophy of inclusion, Above The Beaten Track prides itself on being a festival for Liverpool, celebrating its original and emerging talent. Bryan Biggs, Artistic Director at the Bluecoat said, “Above the Beaten Track returning to the Bluecoat in 2014 was really welcome. The event presents some of the best grass roots music talent in the region, and the format of the festival seems to suit the Bluecoat, with its informal atmosphere and accessible and varied spaces. We look forward to working with them again, which promises to be another packed day of quality music and associated fun!”

Festival Partners

Mellowtone have been brining the best songwriters, blues, folk and roots artists to the most intimate venues in Liverpool for over 10 years. Resident DJ’s spin the finest funk, soul, blues, jazz, hip-hop and reggae, making for the perfect cocktail of laid-back good times. More info

Beaten Tracks are a Liverpool-based collective of DJs, promoters and afficionados who champion the rare, the dusty and the forgotten… expect funk, soul, reggae, afrobeat, latin, hiphop, blues and jazz; leftfield beats and soulful enlightenment… The Beaten Tracks DJs are renowned for framing some of the most interesting and diverse live acts from the city and beyond. More info

Liverpool Acoustic acts as a central resource for anyone interested in the thriving acoustic music scene within Liverpool and the surrounding area. They are famed for their award winning events and also provide news, podcasts and gig reviews. More info

Capstan’s Bazaar – a pop-up urban Market in Liverpool celebrating their 5th birthday this year, that champions local independent businesses and artisans. Like traditional markets they offer a diverse range of goods from arts and crafts to locally grown food to vintage trinkets and much more besides. More info

Draw the Line is a Liverpool art social event bringing together the everyman and artists to enjoy casual doodle workshops together. This relaxed and open event is a chance to network and vent some artistic expression, share ideas and techniques or a place to scribble your name and drink with friends. More info

Bluecoat – Liverpool’s creative hub, this A Grade I listed, 300 year old building in the heart of Liverpool’s city centre showcases talent across all creative disciplines including visual art, music, literature, dance and live art. The venue also accommodates a community of artists and businesses and runs a participation programme with local communities. More info

Merseyrail Sound Station objective is to celebrate and spread the word on emerging new music from Merseyside. A free monthly podcast showcases a variety of quality music from the region and their annual prize goes to support a specific artist with professional music management and studio recording. More info

The Red Sofa Sessions offer a platform for under-the-radar & established musicians to perform. The format is simple: quick intro, original song, acoustic only. Alongside emerging musicians, artists have included Miles Kane, James Walsh, John Power and Nashville’s Jenn Bostic. More info

Oxjam – Local Music. Global Impact. Oxjam is a month long celebration of local music in October, with hundreds of events taking place nationwide all in the name of charity. This year the Oxjam team for Liverpool will be staging their biggest event yet on October 17th. More info

Threshold Festival is an annual three day event based in the Baltic triangle area of Liverpool. The focus of the festival is collaboration, grass-roots music, first view visual arts and innovative performance. Established in 2011 Threshold is dedicated to artist development and driving forward the music and arts industry. More info

Merseyside Arts Foundation is an independent development organisation supporting engagement in the arts and creative industries. Their remit is to identify, nurture and establish creative talent, be that a young person or a more established artist. More info