Threshold Festival of Music & Arts 2019
Threshold Festival have added 16 more acts onto the bill for their annual celebration of grass-roots music and arts, taking place this year on March 29th & 30th across Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle.
The new announcement features the weekend's headliner; award winning producer, singer-songwriter, World Loop-station Champion and record breaking beatboxer, SK Shlomo, who will visit Liverpool on his debut album release tour.
"I'm so psyched to be headlining at Threshold Festival - I love Liverpool, love the people, it's such a true home of British music and I can't wait to show the crowds up there what I've been cooking up with my new album" said SK.
Shlomo has previously collaborated with the likes of Björk, Damon Albarn, Basement Jaxx and Ed Sheeran and performed at venues and festivals across the world.
Described as "jaw-droppingly good" by the Guardian and "scarily talented" by The Metro, the new work by SK Shlomo evokes James Blake, Radiohead and Caribou with a polyrhythmic Arabic twist.
The second wave of artists joining the likes of Seafoam Green, Jollyboat and Little Peaches announced in November, includes an eclectic range of delights from rock 'n' roll to homemade synth funk, visual and performance arts and DJs bringing house, techno and odd ball beats.
Manchester electronic music pioneer Paddy Steer - a Zelig-like character along the timeline of Manchester’s musical activity - returns to Threshold, having played the event several times previously in different experimental guises.
Steer will be joined on the line-up by Radio Exotica DJs including Rory Taylor of Positive Vibration Festival of Reggae, who originally brought the mysterious man to Threshold back in 2012.
Also hailing from Manchester, maverick visual arts collective Gang of Five will bring their illustrious illustrative flavours to the Baltic, demonstrating grass-roots, collaborative activism through art.
New York based Japanese Surf-Pop princess Emergency Tiara will be gracing the Threshold stage once more, having keyed the event into an extensive tour of the UK and Europe. Liverpool artist Danny O’Connor also returns to the bill following his graffiti work at last year's Across the Threshold event.
From the burgeoning Liverpool music scene, the line-up welcomes BBC Introducing favourite Katie Mac, pure bred rock 'n' rollers: The Mono LPs, the sublimely soulful Mersey Wylie, the hugely popular Baltic hip-hop beast that is the Incredible 11 and Mercury Rev-esque indie outfit Milo Seabird.
London born rising star Chinchilla made a small but lasting imprint on Threshold 2017 and this year returns with a spectacular live show.