DAY SPLITS + TICKETS
We are PZYKED to unveil the full running orders and stage times for this year’s festival, alongside our full artist programme for this year’s interstellar soiree, taking place on 23 + 24 September 2016. Cult soul-infused shoegazers THE VELDT, raucous post-punk tearways EAGULLS and the Heavenly duo of GWENNO and THE WYTCHES join the fray alongside headliners SUPER FURRY ANIMALS and THE HORRORS for our two-day droneathon across four stages at Camp and Furnace, Blade Factory and District in Liverpool’s Baltic quarter. The full PZYK 2016 line-up features a fine selection of artists from across the globe, between them spanning the international PZYK sub-culture.
Friday 23 September
3pm – 4am
Getting the festival off to a flying start on Friday are Super Furry Animals, who headline the opening night’s proceedings. Dungen, Demdike Stare and Silver Apples add flourishes of class to the Friday programme, with both The Stairs and The Veldt returning to the stage after long periods of time away from the limelight.
Friday also sees us welcome one of our favourite collectives to the festival. Tokyo-based label GURUGURU BRAIN will be presenting their Narrow Road To The Deep Mind curation on the opening night, presenting a collection of the finest PZYK wunderkinds from across the Asian underground. KIKAGAKU MOYO (Tokyo), MINAMI DEUTSCH (Tokyo), NAWKSH (Karachi) and PRAIRIE WWWW (Taipei) play alongside a host of visual and audio surprises.
The highly influential French underground label LA SOUTERRAINE – who, according to Pitchfork, have been “unearthing the future of French pop” since issuing their first immaculate compilation in 2013 – present Fête Souterraine on the Friday night. The curation will feature AQUAGASCALLO (an Aquaserge trio, playing songs by Julien Gasc, Aquaserge and Tame Impala’s Julien Barbagallo), the irresistible ARLT and the Quietus-lauded kraut-combo FRANCE.
Saturday 24 September
1pm – 4am
The celestial mind expansion continues on Saturday, with The Horrors rounding things off as they headline our second day. Alongside them you can expect to be subjected to a barrage of PZYK from Cavern Of Anti-Matter, The Wytches, Acid Mothers Temple, Harald Grosskopf, Eagulss and plenty more.
We’re also delighted to be teaming up with SpaceFest in Gdansk to bring international music collective PURE PHASE ENSEMBLE 4 to Liverpool, for its first ever UK performance. In 2015, MARK GARDNER (Ride) was invited to lead the collective, writing and performing a stunning shoegaze opus, which has since been released as a live record and film.
There’s plenty more otherworldy action to indulge in at this year’s festival:
/// PZYK COLONY /// – a late-night, immersive 360° audiovisual realm
DJs – the finest collection of PZYK selectors in the known universe
PZYK VR – three new virtual reality artworks commissioned especially for the festival
PZYK PRYZM – an experimental AV environment playing host to large-scale audiovisual installations
Weekend and individual day tickets are on sale now for the two-day happening. Full details on the PZYK 2016 ticketing options can be found on the Tickets section of our website. Physical tickets are also on sale at Probe Records (Liverpool), Piccadilly Records (Manchester) and Jumbo Records (Leeds).
Check out the full line-up in our amazing line-up video below:
Further additions to the line-up and festival programme will be announced over the coming weeks, and make sure you sign up to our PZYK CABLE newsletters to make sure that you don’t miss any of the latest news.
See you in the vortex.