Liverpool to get Fresh in January

fresh collaborations & fresh acts

published: Thu 1st Nov 2007

Thursday 3rd to Saturday 5th January 2008
various venues in Liverpool, UK
festival pass £10, some events extra
last updated: Thu 1st Nov 2007

2008 is Liverpool's ‘Capital of Culture’ year, and Fresh Festival ushers in that year from Thursday 3rd to Saturday 5th January.

Fresh Festival has a blast of new collaborations and music-making from the forefront of the contemporary scene across three days and several venues, all in the footprint of Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall, with a line-up of local, national and international artists who are are encouraged to forge new ground and create new work together, heralding a forward thinking and ‘fresh’ start to the new year.

The headline concerts are a one-off concert that sees jazz legend Wayne Shorter and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra work together for the first time, plus a never attempted improvising sound clash from The Bays and The Heritage Orchestra.

In addition to the two headline concerts, there's more activity to be found in the Rodewald Suite, the new smaller venue at the Philharmonic Hall, plus some of Liverpool’s music clubs and spaces such as Magnet and The Bumper. All the venues are situated within a few yards of each other on and around Hope Street.

Tickets are on sale, with a Festival pass (only £10) granting entry into all of the gigs apart from the two headline concerts, or if you buy a ticket for Wayne Shorter or The Bays / Heritage Orchestra you get to see the rest of the festival for free (events below marked with a * are FREE with the Fresh Festival Pass).

To buy tickets, click on the relevant link below:-
the Fresh Festival Pass.
tickets to The Bays, The Heritage Orchestra & John Metcalfe.
tickets to Wayne Shorter Quartet & Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Bays
The Bays

The full festival programme is as follows:-

Thursday 3 January

KAREN TWEED'S MAY MONDAY*
8pm, Rodewald Suite, Philharmonic Hall

JULIA BIEL*
10.30pm, The Residents’ Lounge, Hope Street Hotel

ABRAM WILSON SEXTET-JAZZ WARRIOR plus BUMPER RESIDENT DJs *
11.30pm, Bumper

AJ & ADAM SEAMAN DJ (BIG CHILL) plus GOLD IN THE SHADE RESIDENT DJs*
1am, Magnet

Friday 4 January

THE BAYS, THE HERITAGE ORCHESTRA & JOHN METCALFE
7.30pm, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

NEIL YATES: NEW ORIGINS*
9.30pm, Rodewald Suite, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

TOM CAWLEY’S CURIOS*
10.30pm, The Residents’ Lounge, Hope Street Hotel

POLAR BEAR plus KLAUS (MIXED BAG)*
11.30pm, Bumper

CHRIS BOWDEN plus GOLD IN THE SHADE RESIDENT DJs*
12.30pm, Magnet

CRAIG CROFTON CCQ*
1.30pm, Bumper

DJ MIKE CHADWICK (THE JAZZ)*
2am, Magnet

Saturday 5 January

JOHN METCALFE*
5pm, Rodewald Suite, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

WAYNE SHORTER QUARTET & ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
7.30pm, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

ZOE RAHMAN*
9.30pm, Rodewald Suite, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

AJ & ADAM SEAMAN DJ (BIG CHILL) plus BUMPER RESIDENT DJs*
9.30pm, Bumper

CORTINA DELUXX*
10.30pm, The Residents’ Lounge, Hope Street Hotel

THOMAS LANG*
11pm, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

THE BAYS (LIVE)*
11pm, Bumper

FRAUD plus GOLD IN THE SHADE RESIDENT DJs*
12.30pm Magnet

THE BAYS SOUND SYSTEM*
1.30pm, Magnet

DJ MIKE CHADWICK (THE JAZZ)*
2am, Magnet


Thursday 3rd to Saturday 5th January 2008
various venues in Liverpool, UK
festival pass £10, some events extra
last updated: Thu 1st Nov 2007


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