A brand-new festival is taking place in Liverpool across Friday June 2 – Sunday 4th, set across a diverse range of venues and with one of the most forward-thinking lineups curated over the last few years in the city.
The Baltic Weekender is a celebration of the continued diversity of the richly vibrant music culture that has driven the Baltic Triangle’s development, now established across the UK as Liverpool’s most important cultural destination. The project is a union between 24 Kitchen Street and Abandon Silence, two of the city’s driving catalysts in its resplendent night life, and so far they have confirmed Axel Boman, Gerd Janson, Move D, Ghetts, Stefflon Don, Flava D, P Money, Elijah and Skilliam, Rude Kid, Swing Ting, Denis Sulta, DVS1, Mele, Big Miz, Moses Boyd (Solo X), Moxie, Chaos in the CBD, Route 8, Asquith, Asok, Deep Sea Frequency, Andrew Hill, Aystar, Macca, No Fakin’, Ste Hodge, Suede Brown and many more will be announced. The project also will unite many other local promoters and venues in a show of unity to celebrate the city’s continued growth and recognition as a revered electronic music hotspot, whilst seeking to preserve its future.
The Baltic Weekender will utilise some of the city’s best-loved and creative venues, and some of them have recently come under threat as property developers are attempting to profit from the rising land values driven by the creative forces in the area. Kitchen Street was the first venue to come under threat, and more recently Constellations and the Great Baltic Warehouse too. This has inspired a grass-roots led fightback which has already garnered national attention as the culture-seeking public realised the danger of threatening the very foundations of what has made the area such a focus for music, arts and creativity, as well a pop-up food and drink venues, bars and many thriving independent businesses.
Set across Constellations’ Observatory, Lobby and Garden, the New Bird Street Warehouse, the Great Baltic Warehouse and Botanical Garden, the Baltic Weekender will feature high level production installations and designs as featured in Abandon Silence’s recent shows in a series of day and night events on Friday 2nd and Sat 3rd June and a closing party on Sunday 4th June. The Baltic Weekender’s partners are Banana Hill, Boogaloo, Dimensions Festival, Down To Funk, Hot Plate, Loose Lips, Melodic Distraction, NGHTWRK, Pause, Pretty Pretty Good, Raw, Remission, Transmission Funk, Tribe and Wonder Pot.
Across the weekend, Abandon Silence will host a stage as part of their 7th birthday celebrations, Kitchen Street’s flagship event series, Hot Plate with grime and bass and The Wonder Pot (esoteric house and techno) will also host a stage, with many more to be announced.
Dates: Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June
Location: Set across The Baltic Triangle’s Constellations Club and Garden, New Bird Street Warehouse, Great Baltic Warehouse, Gin Garden, 24 Kitchen Street, 149 Warehouse
Artists so far: Axel Boman, Gerd Janson, Move D, Ghetts, Stefflon Don, Flava D, P Money, Elijah and Skilliam, Rude Kid, Swing Ting, Denis Sulta, DVS1, Mele, Big Miz, Moses Boyd (Solo X), Moxie, Chaos in the CBD, Route 8, Asquith, Asok, Deep Sea Frequency, Andrew Hill, Aystar, Macca, No Fakin’, Ste Hodge, Suede Brown and more to be revealed
Tickets: £15 per day / £25 Friday and Saturday through https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?949819 and https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Liverpool/Baltic-Triangle/Baltic-Weekender-/12906448/
Physical tickets will be available in 3 Beat Records closer to the time