With 2017’s festival season well out of the way, it makes the few that linger and crop up throughout the year’s final months appear even more special and worthy of getting your hands on a ticket for.
Liverpool Music Week is one of these, kicking off at the latter end of October and bringing a pretty special line-up with it in the process. Spread across a handful of the city’s ever-growing selection of live music digs, the festival celebrates its 15th Anniversary as the UK’s largest indoor winter music bash.
CHIC feat. Nile Rogers kick off the festivities (really, purchasing a ticket should be a given off the back of this alone) with Manchester quirk-pop quartet Everything Everything headlining the now-infamous LMW Closing Party. Chuck in neo-soul heroes JUNGLE, indie charmer Dan Croll and a whole array of emerging talent and you’ve got yourself one heck of a line-up.
For those heading down or on the cusp of getting themselves a wristband, we’ve selected the five shows we’d consider the highest priorities and ones that we guarantee you’re going to love.
LMW17 runs from Thursday 26th October to Saturday 4th November 2017 across various venues in Liverpool. Full-week wristbands (which get you into each and every show) and tickets for individual shows are available from here: liverpoolmusicweek.com
Perfume Genius: LMW17 The Closing Party, 4th Nov
A HISKIND fav with an impeccable recent record to their name, Perfume Genius’ blend of fluorescent pop-rock gets back with an equally-immersive live show ready to take over the city’s Invisible Wind Factory. He plays the LMW Closing Party, making for one pretty decent night for the diary…
Zola Jesus: LMW17 The Closing Party, 4th Nov
The reigning Queen of doom ‘n’ gloom marked 2017 with her 5th studio album Okovi, arguably one of the year’s most captivating, intense and necessary LPs. With her chaotic live show in tow, Nika Danilova graces UK shores once more with a slot at the week’s closing party alongside Everything Everything, Perfume Genius and a whole array of stellar talent.
Princess Nokia: Invisible Wind Factory, 3rd Nov
In addition to numerous applauded collaborations and her own feminist collective Smart Girls Club, Princess Nokia sure does make some bloody great music. She brings her alternative hip-hop and incredible live show to Liverpool for a UK exclusive, alongside fellow internet-breakouts GAIKA and Moor Mother.
Queen Zee and the Sasstones: EBGBs, 3rd Nov
Bring their neu-punk madness to Liverpool for a hometown headline show, Queen Zee and the Sasstones (fronted by the enigmatic Queen Zee – who came out as transgender last year) are nothing short of one of the UK’s most in-demand artists right now courtesy of some Radio 1 airplay and a slot at this year’s Reading and Leeds festivals.
Kero Kero Bonito: EBGBs, 28th Oct
This London-dwelling trio should pride themselves on being the proud owners of one of last year’s great debut achievements. Their live show is a thing of sheer bewildering, colourful beautiful and we’d highly encourage to put down as a not-miss.
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