WATCH: Bido Lito! Magazine celebrates 100 editions

This Thursday bido lito! will publish the 100th edition of its monthly new music and creative culture magazine. We spoke to Founder, Craig Pennington during LightNight about what the future holds and how the team plan to celebrate.


bido lito! is about to hit 100 editions and instead of getting nostalgic about the past nine years the team have decided to look ahead rather than looking back.

To mark the occasion of reaching 100 editions bido lito! will be taking the opportunity to look forward, asking the following question:

 – What will Liverpool’s new music and creative culture look like in 2028, in another 100 editions’ time? –

What will be the key issues and challenges, opportunities and changes we’ll be grappling with in 2028?

Through a series of projects, bido100! will explore our fast-paced and unpredictable, tech-laced future and look to learn what we can do differently today to help shape a better, creative tomorrow.

It all started at LightNight last week with Ritual 2.0 – an immersive walk-through installation at Moorfields station as part of LightNight 2019 produced by visual artist Sam Wiehl and musician Forest Swords. The following events will also take place to mark the anniversary:

Inside Pages – 7th June

A festival at Constellations with the best of the next generation of local acts and some international headliners. Confirmed acts so far include three of this years Bido Lito! cover artists XamVolo, Eyesore & The Jinx and Yank Scally.

Issue 6 cover from 2010

AI Audio Lab – 22nd June

AI Audio Lab – an interactive installation which will run for the month of the programme and puts audience members in this world of automated creativity. You’ll be invited to step into a virtual recording studio and, using a series of simple commands, control the creation of an Artificial Intelligence-composed piece of music, in a genre of your choice.

Special Edition 100th Issue – Dates TBC

As well as all this, a special souvenir issue of the magazine will be published which drills into all the topics surrounding the central theme of the project.

For more information go to bidolito.co.uk/bido100

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