Liverpool Psych Festival named NME’s “Small Festival of the Year”
Liverpool’s Psych Fest, held in September, has been recognised by NME as “Small festival of the year”, cementing it not just as an important part of a thriving local music scene but a national one as well.
On being nominated for the award, Liverpool Psych Fest’s website announced:
“Thanks NME, we’re made up to be nominated, especially when you look at the illustrious company we’re keeping on the shortlist – End Of The Road, Festival Number 6, The Great Escape, Tramlines and Field Day.”
The Liverpool Psych Festival has been described as “a pan-continental celebration of audio-futurists, operating at the bleeding edge of today’s psychedelic renaissance.” The independent festival will be in its fourth year and will shortly to release line-up information, as well as this year’s dates and ticket releases.
NME magazine praised the festival, saying:
“The success of Liverpool’s International Festival of Psychedelia represents a current national interest in a form of music that’s ambitious, exploratory and increasingly intelligent.”
Other critics have called it “a weekend of glorious mind-melting psychedlia”.
Words: Peter Cribley