PZYK 2021 — 15 May 2021

It is with great sadness we are today announcing the cancellation of PZYK 2021.

Despite the positive vaccination news, we still have no certainty as to whether it will be feasible to host the festival in May 2021. With months of continued planning ahead to realise PZYK 2021, we do not have the luxury of waiting until the spring before making a decision as to whether we can welcome our congregation to Liverpool in May.
We appreciate that people travel from around the world to visit the festival and out of respect we want to provide clarity as soon as possible.
We were incredibly excited about presenting the festival at a new venue and we have made the decision to cancel with a heavy heart.
We look forward to a point in the future when COVID-19 is but a distant nightmare and we can come together once more.
Refunds will be processed automatically by our ticketing partner Eventim on Monday 30th November.
All original tickets remain valid for the re-arranged date. If you have any further ticketing enquiries, please contact Eventim here.

Yours in drone, always.



Psych scenes, communities and festivals are flourishing across the globe right now, in a global movement in consciousness that we are proud to be a part of. With that in mind, we are pleased to confirm the return of MUSINGS IN DRONE, our very own tripped-out chat show, which seeks to dig out the stories, tales and experiences of the artists, labels and heads within today’s neo-psych scene.
This relaxed, free-form, enlightening and bewildering symposium is hosted by Liverpool audio oracle BERNIE CONNOR, presenter of the impeccable Sound Of Music podcast. We have played hosts to heads such as Steve Davis, Anton Newcombe, Huw Bunford (Super Furry Animals), Pete Fowler, Will Carruthers, John Doran, Rob Chapman and a world of artists, academics and free-thinkers over the past five years. 2017’s programme continues to burrow at the most marvellous outer reaches, with us inviting some of our favourites magazines and music scribes to host conversations with:

+ 16:00-16:45 – AUDiNT research cell host A CENTURY OF ZOMBIE SOUND, a presentation on the ways in which sonic frequencies are used to modulate psychological, physiological and architectural states.
+ 17:00-17:45 – THE BLACK ANGELS will give an insight into their career as pioneers of the contemporary psych scene.
+ 18:00-18:45 – W.I.T.C.H’s Emmanuel “Jagari” Chanda and collaborator Jacco Gardner, along with Italian Director Gio Arlotta, will shed the light on the band’s incredible history and their amazing upcoming biopic.

The sessions are hosted on the Saturday afternoon of the festival within our PZYK Cinema space; all oil lamps, bean bags and low milky light. It’s not a conference, it’s not spoken word, it’s a collection of conversations between inspiring and inquisitive minds; a relaxed, informal trip.