With just four months to go until Threshold Festival of Music & Arts 2019, the team have revealed the first wave of 12 artists from their burgeoning lineup, seet to take over venues in the Baltic Triangle on 29 & 30 March.
It’s the first announcement from the team after their successful ACE funding bid last month, and so the festival is expanding again after 2018’s smaller ‘Across the Threshold’ event. The 2019 festival will take place across Baltic venues including: District, 24 Kitchen Street, Brick Street, Hobo Kiosk and RPM Studios – plus more to be announced!
The line-up includes Seafoam Green, fresh from a US tour and their sell-out homecoming show The Last Waltz. Piratical comedy pantheons Jollyboat, still reeling from an outstanding run at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, are also on board.
Always a highlight and a mainstay of the festival, Science of the Lamps – fronted by festival artistic director Kaya – will aim to top previous years, when spontaneous crowd congas have become the norm. In similar fashion, ever effervescent dance floor igniters The Soul Rays will be making sure the crowd don’t stand still.
Bringing international flavour to the lineup will be progressive eclectic rock outfit SKAAR, hailing from Norway’s west coast of Bergen.
Having been a regular of the early Threshold Festival editions, it’s a welcome return for Manchester’s Felix Hagan & The Family, while newcomers Unstoppable Sweeties Show will represent the alt-rock scene of Liverpool being championed by independent record label POSTMUSIC.
In visual arts, the multi-talented Jazamin returns for the ninth consecutive year to not only bring her unique creations to the exhibition, but also to curate the entire show alongside festival director Andy Minnis.
Improvised comedy group Impropriety will bring their usual spontaneity and face-hurtingly funny antics, while cheeky yet tenacious burlesque star Little Peaches will represent the more risqué end of the Threshold artistic spectrum.
Beguilling songwriter Emilio Pinchi and captivating performer Tosin Salako round off what is a strong start for Threshold in 2019.
More information will be revealed soon via the Threshold website.