Published: Apr 14, 2009
Three drummers in a box, alternative folk and global melodies all add up to the most diverse music festival in the North West.
This year’s line up at LIPA’s Third Degree festival holds the promise of making it the most diverse music festival in the North West.
Starting on 20th April and lasting 12 nights, it features performances from an assortment of 36 talented musicians from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.
The Third Degree kicks off with ‘Loud Sweaty Hairy’ featuring three drummers in a box. ‘Fiddle and the drum’ is a night of alternative folk by aspiring artists Natalie McCool, Thomas J Speight and the award winning group Fables, whose guitarist and songwriter hails from Huyton in Liverpool.
Illustrating the international influence within LIPA is the ‘Worlds Umbrella’, a night with melodies from different corners of the globe.
In previous years , the Third Degree festival has featured Sandi Thom and the Wombats. Both acts went on to enjoy great success after delighting the Third Degree audiences with their performances as part of the annual two-week festival.
Mat Flynn, Music Lecturer and organiser of the Festival says: “The Third Degree is slowly building a reputation for showcasing breaking artists and groups. Industry representatives attend Third Degree looking for new talent and it’s a fantastic opportunity for music lovers in Liverpool and the North West to come and see exciting new music.”
The Festival takes place in the Paul McCartney Auditorium at LIPA from 20th April until 2nd May (excluding Sunday 26th April). Doors open each evening at 18.30 and the nights begin at 19.30.
Two week passes cost £10 and come in the form of a USB wristband, which is loaded with photos, information about each artist and some free tracks. One night tickets are priced at £2. These can be purchased in advance at www.3rddegreefestival.com and www.datz.com and can also be bought at LIPA on the door each night.
There will also be the chance to buy the Third Degree 2009 EP, which features the best tracks from the festival; this album will also be available on iTunes.
Festival goers can find out more information about the acts at www.3rddegreefestival.com or at facebook and twitter.
This is the best festival in the world - you can't beat it!