FESTEVOL

EVOL returns with their micro-festival FESTEVOL on Saturday 30th March 2024 with headline artist PEACE just announced for a full venue event at the newly reopened, refurbished and rescued much loved independent grassroots venue the Arts Club Liverpool.

Full line up will be announced in January 2024.

Gruff Rhys

Welsh musician Gruff Rhys, known for his distinctive contributions to the indie and alternative music scenes, will play at the Arts Club this February.

Michael Aldag

Local rising star Michael Aldag will play the Arts Club this February.

N’Faly Kouyate

N’Faly Kouyaté and his extraordinary ensemble are proud to present the Ré-Génération tour and album for 2024.

Best known as a core member of Afro Celt Sound System, the world-renowned Griot master musician and multi-instrumentalist’s latest solo project is a mixture of polyphony and electronic music in symbiosis with traditional instruments, called Afrotronix.

Join them for an unforgettable night filled with vibrant rhythms, soul-stirring harmonies, and a celebration of cultural diversity. Feel the energy and be transported by N’Faly’s virtuoso performances on the stage, where his infectious passion for music will ignite your spirit.

DJ Battle II: Burnham vs Rotheram

Tickets are now on sale for the charity DJ battle follow up between Mayors Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram.

The pair will be taking to the decks on Friday 2 February 2024 on Camp and Furnace, as Greater Manchester and the Liverpool City Region go head-to-head in a good-natured music battle, all to raise funds to tackle homelessness and end the need for rough sleeping.

Ticketholders will be treated to the musical stylings of Craig Charles, Jamie Webster, Rebecca Ferguson, Peter Reid and Peter Hooton alongside LFC and England Rapper John Barnes for the home side – and band Blossoms, former Corrie actress Sally Lindsay, M-People’s Heather Small, and BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Nihal Arthanayake for Greater Manchester.

The charity event will be somewhat of a round three re-match for the pair, with their first clash taking place online during the pandemic and a follow-up in person event in Manchester last December, which raised over £25,000 and (incredibly) won ‘Leading Live Event of the Year’ at the 2023 This is Manchester Awards.

Proceeds from the night will be distributed between the Liverpool City Region and Greater Manchester charities, with all funds supporting initiatives to tackle homelessness and end the need for rough sleeping. In the Liverpool City Region, proceeds will be directed to homeless charities across the area through Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside. In Greater Manchester, the money will support A Bed Every Night, Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity’s flagship ongoing programme to provide emergency wrap-around support to those rough sleeping, offering guaranteed food and shelter.

Feeder

Feeder began releasing records more than thirty years ago, been bringing their anthemic rock music to fans old and new all over the world. Tracks like “Just the Way I’m Feeling”, “Just a Day” and “Buck Rogers” are just some of their huge Top 40 chart hits.

2024 sees the band ready to reclaim their position as one of the biggest and best British rock bands. Grant and Taka return for a UK tour to accompany a new double album titled Black/Red.

She She She

The female-led discodelic soul band Say She She – named as a silent nod to Nile Rodgers (C’est chi-chi!: It’s Chic!”) will transport you with their dreamy harmonies, catchy hooks and up-tempo grooves.

The band’s debut single FORGET ME NOT quickly proved to be a certified dancefloor banger. Written as an ode to New York City’s Guerilla Girls fighting racial and gender discrimination in the art world – premiered by DJ Novena Carmel on Morning Becomes Eclectic and described by Jeremy Sole as “ The Funkiest shit Ive heard in a while!” Say She She’s follow up single – a sultry B side BLOW MY MIND has catalyzed their Karma Chief /Colemine 7” release as a must cop 45 for DJs coast to coast.

Bad Touch

Bad Touch at the Arts Club

New Wave of Classic Rock favourites Bad Touch return with their infectious blend of rock, country and blues.

Slowdive

Shoegaze legends Slowdive are back with their stunning fifth full-length everything is alive.

This takes their pre-breakup work to triumphant new heights, both musically and emotionally, and proves why they are more influential than ever.