Summercamp

Summercamp 2014 kicks off on Friday night with sometime Super Furry Animal, composer, producer, filmmaker and author Gruffydd Maredudd Bowen Rhys – or just Gruff Rhys if you prefer – who will be coming to Liverpool to showcase the best of his ace new project American Interior.

Later that night,  we take it up a notch as Deep Shit – the record label, club night and radio show curated by Jack Savidge of Friendly Fires and Edwin Congreave of Foals – are playing an extended set in Blade Factory.

Saturday sees the wonderful former Dove Mr Jimi Goodwin headline for us in Camp fresh off the back of his critically acclaimed solo album Odludek. No mere side-project this is the sound of someone establishing themselves as a solo star in their own right and is, dare we say it, a perfect summer soundtrack.

While in Blade we’ve Dauwd: Championed by Benji B, Gilles Peterson and Jamie XX amongst others – as you’ll see below – Dauwd has toured extensively as a DJ, headlining club shows all around the UK and Europe, whilst simultaneously winning over the likes of Nick Hppner (OstGut Ton) and Kompakt label boss Michael Mayer.

All four gigs are individually ticketed so you can mix and match as you please – both shows in Camp are priced £12.50, while the Blade events are £6 advanced (£8 on the door) – so head to the See Tickets and Skiddle links below.

And as well as all this, we’ll be hosting one-off free Summercamp editions of Food Slam, Meatmarket, Roast and Fanpark (the new Premier League season and a Summerslam special no less) as well as launching our very special new film event.

Gruff Rhys, Friday 15th August

Doors 7.30pm, £12.50

16+ (note: 16-18 year olds must be accompanied by an adult)

See Tickets

Skiddle

Deep Shit, Friday 15th August

Doors 11pm, £6adv/£8otd

18+

See Tickets

Skiddle

Jimi Goodwin, Saturday 16th August

Doors 7.30pm, £12.50

16+ (note: 16-18 year olds must be accompanied by an adult)

See Tickets

Skiddle

Dauwd, Saturday 16th August

Doors 11pm, £6adv/£8otd

18+

See Tickets

Skiddle

About Summercamp

Summercamp 2013 featured music from The Joy Formidable, Delphic, Mount Kimbie, Steve Mason, Martha Wainwright, Dutch Uncles, Ghostpoet, Ed Harcourt, Merchandise, Wave Machines, The Staves, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Eagulls, Jack Savoretti, We Were Evergreen, Fair Ohs, Marika Hackman, Josef Salvat, Poltergeist, Spectrals, Lunar Modular, Le Carousel, Roscius. Plus DJ sets from: 2 Bears, Ewan Pearson, Nathan Fake, Optimo, and more.

Our art programme – The Experimental Music School, curated by Liverpool Biennial – saw Yuri Landman, Ex Easter Island Head, Juneau Projects, Yuri Suzuki , LINE-OUT, Vicki Bennett/People Like Us and Leo Chadburn, a.k.a. Simon Bookish perform to both children and adults.

We hosted ticketed dinners from two-time Great British Menu winner and Michelin starred chef Glynn Purnell: Tree Huggers Banquet, No Knives or Forks, Fridgeraiders, Midnight Feast. Plus the Street Food market featuring Dirty Dogs, Fire & Salt BBQ, Streatza, The Moocher, Ginger’s Comfort Emporium, Tio’s Snack Shack, Las Paelleras, Pancake Corner, Honest Crust and Can Cook.

And our kids programme saw Just So/Wild Rumpus present feather headdress and lantern making workshops, performances from FinkSoup, Woodland Creatures Disco, Storytelling and the Lantern Parade – plus the Teddy Bears Picnic.

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