With the advent of Spring, it seems the warmer weather has put everyone in a gigging mood, with details coming in thick and fast to music.co.uk, including details of The 3rd Degree Festival.
Although new to music.co.uk, this festival has been running for the last five years at the Liverpool Institute Of Performing Arts (LIPA). The Institute was founded by former Beatles star Paul McCartney, and final year students at the academy set up and run the festival from the auditorium named after him. Every year a host of LIPA bands take to the stage, covering everything from Indie to Jazz, Folk, Soul, and Rock n Roll. Music is something us Brits do well, and this festival will showcase the diversity of talent at the Institute, and in the UK as a whole.
In 2010 the festival will take place over 2 weeks from April 16th to May 1st, with tickets costing just £12 for a two week pass. This is certainly a great value ticket, but what will it buy you? Well the festival organisers have just announced a superb start to the festival in the shape of special guest Lauren Pritchard. Lauren is originally from Jackson in Tennessee, and is now launching a career in the UK, thanks to a recent deal with Island Records. She releases her debut E.P ‘The Jackson Sessions’ on April 26th, and having watched a live stream of one of her gigs recently, I can safely say she is well worth looking out for, both on record, and in the live arena!
Lauren is just one of a whole host of acts appearing at the festival, and the line-up also includes Pink Film, Magnum Bliss, Summerskin, LA Jean, The Neon Lights, Untouched, and ATQO. They will be playing alongside other acts like Fables, Foothills, Anna Lena and The Orchids, and In Casino Out.
A whole host of talent then, not just for music fans, but for talent-spotters in the industry too, as the event regularly attracts agents, labels, and managers, who have previously sourced acts like Sandi Thom, and The Wombats at this event. The 3rd Degree also acts as a good lead in to the famed ‘Liverpool Sound City’ event, whose team are also one of the 3rd Degree Sponsors. There’s a lot going on in this city of culture then, but will you be a part of it?
If you fancy seeing Lauren Pritchard live, or putting the performance, event management, and production skills of the LIPA students to the test, then why not head on over to http://3rddegreefestival.com for more information.