PZYK 2017 STAGE TIMES AND RUNNING ORDERS
We are PZYKED to have you with us for this year’s festival. Our noisy, electric gathering brings together some of the finest minds from across the psychedelic spectrum on 22 + 23 September, housed across five performance spaces in Camp and Furnace + District in Liverpool’s Baltic quarter.
Information on last-minute tickets can be found here – and all of the important festival information can be found here. Download our free Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia app now to keep up to date with all the latest developments in the PZYKiverse.
Friday 22 September
3pm – 4am
Getting the festival off to a flying start on Friday are Songhoy Blues, who headline the opening night’s proceedings. LOOP, THE BUG vs DYLAN CARLSON and LAETITIA SADIER add flourishes of class to the Friday programme, with GNOD returning to the festival three years after making a mighty impact.
John Dwyer’s CASTLE FACE RECORDS – one of the hottest imprints in the world right now – also join us on the Friday of Liverpool Psych Fest, to present IRREGULAR ORBITS, the label’s first ever curated festival stage. Featuring some of their roster’s most fearsome talents – proggy wizards ONCE & FUTURE BAND, freeform freakniks SUNWATCHERS, the fuzzy pop of MALE GAZE, MAGNETIX‘s gallic skronk + Manc noiseniks DUDS – Castle Face’s activity at the festival offers an insight into what the label has in store heading into the fall. PLUS, Castle Face DJs and a host of Castle Face frolics will be peppered across the festival programme.
We’re also PZYKed to welcome Swedish ‘prog’ trailblazers TRÄD, GRÄS OCH STENAR to the festival. The DIY pioneers were ahead of the curve when they began their improvisory journey in the late 60s, playing an integral role in establishing the buoyant Swedish underground culture which flourishes today. Without Träd, Gräs Och Stenar there is no Goat, there is no Dungen.
Other notable Friday highlights include THE TELESCOPES, ACID ARAB, ENDLESS BOOGIE, and DJ sets from THE BROTHERS GRIM and STEVE DAVIS + KAVUS TORABI.
Saturday 23 September
1pm – 4am
The celestial mind expansion continues on Saturday, with The Black Angels bringing things to a thrilling climax as they headline our second day. Alongside them you can expect to be subjected to a barrage of PZYK from A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS, JANE WEAVER, WOLF PEOPLE, THE HOLYDRUG COUPLE, FUJIYA & MIYAGI and plenty more.
We’re also delighted to be welcoming Zamrock pioneers W.I.T.C.H.: WE INTEND TO CAUSE HAVOC to the festival. Largely unknown outside their home country, W.I.T.C.H dominated the Zambian charts during the 1970s, spearheaded by the charismatic Emmanuel “Jagari” Chanda. The band struck up a collaboration with Jacco Gardner in 2016 for their first tour of shows outside of Africa. W.I.T.C.H are also the subject of a feature-length documentary currently in production. We Intend To Cause Havoc explores the life and times of W.I.T.C.H’s lead singer Chanda, and will also be partly filmed at Liverpool Psych Fest.
Other notable Saturday highlights include THE COMET IS COMING, COSMONAUTS, PATTEN, and DJ sets from ANDY VOTEL and THE BROTHERS GRIM.
NB: Due to unforeseen circumstances outside of our control, Gulp will no longer be playing #PZYK 2017. Performing in their place on Saturday 23 September on the Camp stage (15:30-16:00) will be lysergic Scouse wigout merchants The Floormen. All amends to the line-up have been updated in the festival app.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused. We look forward to welcoming Gulp back to our PZYK Congregation in the future.
There’s plenty more otherworldy action to indulge in at this year’s festival:
/// PZYK COLONY /// – a late-night, immersive 360° audiovisual realm
PZYK SKAN – an experimental AV environment playing host to large-scale audiovisual installations
PZYK PRYZM – three new virtual reality artworks commissioned especially for the festival
FURNACE 2.0 – our an extreme video hexadecagon environment enveloping our main festival stage.
Check out the full line-up in our amazing line-up video below:
Details of our art and visual programme can be found here. Make sure you sign up to our PZYK CABLE newsletter to make sure that you don’t miss any of the latest news. And head to our Info page for further details on the venues, travel, contact and door times.
See you in the vortex.