We’re pleased to reveal a host of daytime events and installations that we’ll be bringing the 2017 congregation during this year’s festival,  plus launch events, an opening party and month-long film and arts exhibits in the build up to this year’s festival on the 22 + 23 September.
The MUSINGS IN DRONE symposium returns on the Saturday afternoon of the festival, featuring Q&As with Emmanuel ‘Jagari’ Chanda and the makers of the W.I.T.C.H. documentary, and a rare interview with Matt Jones and John Dwyer from Castle Face Records, with more special international guests to be announced soon.
Castle Face Records have also announced the full programme of activities lined up for their IRREGULAR ORBITS stage curation and happening. Taking place on Friday 22 September, the California-based label present a host of their hottest acts (Once And Future Band, Duds, Male Gaze, Magnetix and Exit Group) on their first ever curated stage. A Castle Face Sound System (in association with Bad Vibrations) will play records around their acts, and a bespoke High Castle Innerstrings Light Show will flood the Camp performance space around the bands. The following day, as well as taking part in the Musings In Drone series, Castle Face’s label head honchos will be taking part in a signing session at our pop-up record store. Find more information here.
This year’s festival will also include: exclusive new virtual reality and 4D scanning installations in PZYK PRYZM; a dazzling AV programme in all live spaces, including the immersive late-night audio visual experience of /// PZYK COLONY ///; a short film programme in PZYK CINEMA, developed in partnership with FACT Liverpool; Dig Vinyl’s onsite record store A PSYCHEDELIC WORLD OF WAX WONDERS; a live stream with US college radio station KFJC; and the BOLD STREET BEDOUIN BOUDOIR starring Bold Street Coffee, Blackwell’s Bookshop and Red Brick Vintage.

Ahead of all this, for the first time this year we will be hosting an opening party at Constellations, on Thursday 21 September. The line-up include DUCKTAILS, ALI HORN, THE GOA EXPRESS and White Rabbit Lightshow. Opening Party tickets are available now for £8 advance. Liverpool Psych Fest ticket holders can just show their ticket on the the door and gain entry for £5.
On Saturday 26 August, two events in Liverpool will mark the launch of Psych Fest 2017: 27 DAYS TO DESTRUCTION includes a headline show for POND at The Invisible Wind Factory, and the opening of the month-long Bold Street Coffee Art Show.
The pre-event build up also includes a film series at FACT Liverpool (Wood Street). Psychedelia In Film includes screenings on 30 August and 6, 14 and 21 September at FACT. More details and booking information can be found online.