PZYK 2021 — 15 May 2021

Due to the current uncertainty around the Covid-19 situation in the UK, we have no choice but to re-schedule PZYK to 15 May 2021.
We’re massively disappointed to have to make this switch, and have been considering various different alternatives over the past 10 days. Having looked at all new date options from autumn onwards, and in consultation with our venues, the most suitable (and safest) option is to postpone the festival until 2021. This means we can also utilise the same spaces and make PZYK the best experience possible for everyone.
We are working closely with all artists and their schedules to ensure as many of them as possible can join us for the re-scheduled date. We will make a further announcement regarding the line-up and any new additions in the coming months.
All original tickets remain valid for the re-arranged date. If you would like a refund, please contact Eventim here.

Stay safe, stay #PZYK – and see you in 2021.
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THE UTOPIA STRONG

The Utopia Strong are a semi-modular trio, delivering medical grade music to the visionary music head. The band were born on the evening of 2nd January 2018 after what can only be described as an experimental and revelatory improvised session together. Kavus Torabi, Michael York and Steve Davis have fused modular synthesisers with conventional and traditional instruments to create a weird and joyous celebration of all that is good about leftfield psychedelic music.

Kavus Torabi is an experimental/psychedelic musician with a long history in the field. He has his own band, Knifeworld and is frontman in the current line-up of Gong. He runs the boutique record label, Believers Roast, has collaborated with a wide range of left-field artists and co-presents a show on NTS Radio with Steve Davis, a show championing new, experimental, avant-garde, far out, underground, electronic, pop, folk, psych, rock and classical music.

Six-time snooker World Champion Steve Davis has shelved his snooker punditry duties in recent years to devote more time to collecting left field music from around the globe, and playing the modular synth. Davis contributes this to The Utopia Strong, while multi-instrumentalist and luthier Michael York works mainly with modular/analogue synths and woodwinds (primarily focusing on bagpipes, reeds and flutes of Europe and the Near East).

The trio’s self-titled debut LP on Rocket Recordings in 2019 was hailed as “a modular-driven kosmische colossus of transcendent power” by Rough Trade.

theutopiastrong.bandcamp.com