Glastonferry set to rock The Liverpool Village this weekend
This weekend, The Liverpool Village is launching Glastonferry Festival, a monthly mini festival for all music fans. The family friendly event is a homage to some of the world’s best known bands, rolled up into one weekend of live music and fun for all.
Glastonferry will be taking over the Liverpool’s iconic Pier Head across 3 weekends this summer including both the August bank holiday weekends as part of The Liverpool Village festivities. Free to enter, Glastonferry opens 9th and 10th July with Saturday 9th dedicated to The Jam to coincide with the brand new exhibition, About the Young Idea, which is a tribute to the band and their fans and is currently on show at the Cunard Building.
Sunday 10th will see Riverside Rocks take over on day two with a tribute to the best rock bands in the world such as The Eagles, AC/DC and Johnny Cash to name but a few.
While enjoying the live sounds, die-hard fans can relive the greatest concerts through the years as four large screens project classic rock footage from historic gigs and festivals including genuine concert footage, music videos and behind the scenes documentary footage. Glastonferry is pure rock indulgence.
Martin O’Shea, The Liverpool Village managing director said:
“The newest concept taking place at The Liverpool Village is the Glastonferry Festival, a weekend long celebration of different genres of live music with only one common denominator…they have to ROCK!”
Saturday July 9th – The Jam Tribute Day
As Liverpool’s Cunard Building welcomes the exhibition: The Jam: About The Young Idea, Glastonferry opens with a tribute to The Jam, expect a full day of tribute acts and cover bands delivering some classic Mod, Ska and Northern Soul on the Hotel California Stage. The line-up includes Dogtooth, The Rics, Foundation and Brian Hardman.
In The Pier Garden, Glastonferry DJ’s will be going underground with sets covering Mod, Ska and Northern Soul, alongside a visual display dedicated to the iconic mod trio including concert footage, music videos and documentaries.
Sunday July 10th – Riverside Rocks
On the Hotel California Stage is live sets from Merseyside’s finest rock tribute acts and cover bands including The Man in Black who is regarded as one of the best guitarists in the world and has played with Prince’ band The Revolution, Insanity Beach, Doctor Strangelove, Diamond Sutra and Brian Hardman.
A host of rock DJ’s will keep The Pier Garden bouncing, along with classic footage from historic rock shows and festivals throughout the years.
The Pier Head forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and brings together the majestic Three Graces of The Liver Building, The Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool building, making Liverpool’s waterfront one of the most recognised skylines in the world. Where more fitting to showcase a festival of all of the things which make Liverpool great?
The Liverpool Village is free to enter and is expected to run until early September. For more information go to www.theliverpoolvillage.com.