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MTV Liverpool Music Week Set To Rock Liverpool!

Published: Fri October 24, 2008  News Feed

Thursday 30th October is the opening night of the MTV LIverpool Music Week festival, which is set to be one of the biggest events at the European Capital Of Culture this year...

70 Events, 26 Venues, Over 300 Live Acts Showcased Between 30th October & 6th November

As UK's biggest indoor winter music festival rolls into town, this year's event which runs from 30th October – 6th November has been streamlined into a mouth watering jam packed agenda of music, that includes some of the UK's hottest and ground breaking acts including Goldfrapp, Vampire Weekend, Dizzee Rascal, Black Kids, Mystery Jets, Kissy Sell Out, The Presets, Martha Wainwright, The Fall, Ladyhawke and Magistrates alongside an unbeatable free music agenda that includes performances from the likes of Noah & the Whale, Wiley, Sway, Sonny J, The Holloways, The Maybes, John Power, Florence & The Machine and Cocknbullkid to name a few.

This year LMW has partnered with MTV UK to coincide with the MTV Europe Music Awards which will be taking place in the city on 6th November, a major coup for the city in its European capital of culture year, and only the 3rd time the awards have been staged in the UK since it began.

The festival's 'no genre restriction' policy is reflected this year more than ever and welcomes music from across the board including, dance, rock, indie, jazz, hip hop, soul and world music. Featuring over 300 acts, performing at over 70 events across 26 venues in the city, LMW will be the hive of activity for visitors in town for the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards. In under a month, the eyes of the world will be on the city and the festival that brings our infamous and legendary music scene together to celebrate what we do best.

This years main host venues include Korova, Bumper and Alma De Cuba all featuring a jam packed schedule across the 8 day festival.

Bumper – MTV's Main Host Venue

Bumper is Liverpool Music Week's Main Host Venue for the 3rd year running, housing 2 stages and over 90 acts for the full 8 nights duration of the festival. It's the central hub of activity for the free festival shows, culminating with the infamous LMW MTV closing party.. Always a legendary night. The self professed "coolest club in Liverpool" is located right in the heart of the Liverpool's student quarter and is a popular hang out for the city's music scene. Bumper prides itself of being a quality alternative to the norm with its retro chic décor, split level and quirky packed-out crowds every night. FREE Shows here include Eugene McGuinness, Noah & the Whale, Holy Ghost Revival, Sonny J, Johnny Foreigner, Golden Silvers, 28 Costumes

Korova – The MTV Hub

Korova will the MTV Hub. By day, rub shoulders with the stars of MTV LMW and take a spot of lunch, by night a hive of alternative fresh sounds from Korova DJs and an amazing programme of cutting edge live acts in the basement...It will be the focal point and a daytime base for the MTV team & the music industry doing interview, press shots and general networking and socialising. Korova is Liverpool's 3 year old capital of counter-culture, a bar live music venue concept dreamt up by entrepreneur Rob Gutmann, Reuben Wu, and Danny Hunt from Ladytron, Evol resident Revo and designer Richard Eastwood. FREE Shows here include Florence & the Machine, Screaming Lights, Ipso Facto

Alma de Cuba

The stunning Host Venue is set in what was once St Peter's Catholic Church. Communion now consists of wine, mojitos and martinis. Much of the original design of the building remains – Incorporated into the new look. Winner "best design" in the 2008 UK Restaurant Awards, Alma once again hosts a handful of quite incredible events that focus more on the merging of scenes and sounds in truly spectacular fashion. All shows here are free entry too, but early arrival is advised! FREE Shows here include Wiley, Sway, The Maybes? John Power, Tramp Attack, Peter & the Wolf, The Holloways.

Mark E. Smith's The Fall are one of the highlights of this year's Music Week

The Week Ahead:

Liverpool Music Week 2008 kicks off with the most ambitious opening night to date on Thursday 30th October with 3 of this years 7 ticketed shows marking the occasion, Vampire Weekend (SOLD OUT), The Fall and Martha Wainwright corner's the city in various venues. Whilst the free show agenda includes acts including Eugene McGuinness, Loefah and The Troubadours to name a few with Wolfgang Flur (Ex-Krafwerk) performing a live soundtrack to his own biography reading. A unique show not to be missed. Another hitghlight will also be the screening of classic film Nosferatu with live soundtrack provided by sonic terrorists aPAtT.

Friday 31st October
Mercury and Grammy nominees Goldfrapp return to perform at Liverpool University, on the same night why not head over to the Bestival Reunion, one of the UK's most colourful festival returns with a line up that includes live performances from Mystery jets, Kissy Sell out and the Cuban Brothers, DJs include BBC Radio 1's Rob Da Bank, Sombrero Soundsystem and special live guests The Presets, whilst the free music agenda rolls out across the cities music venues with various performances from Noah & The Whale, Damien Dempsey and Ian Prowse.

Saturday 1st November
Black Kids is the big show of the night, taking place in the Nation Courtyard, support acts include Ladyhawke and NME faves Magistrates. Other acts performing across the city include Cocknbullkid, Dogshow, Soft Toy Emergency, Florence & The machine, Kid British, Howard Elliot Payne and Solas.

Sunday 2nd November
Hip hop legend Dizzee Rascal performs at Liverpool University, riding the wave of success following his No.1 chart smash in collaboration with Calvin Harris 'Dance Wiv Me'. It's Dizzee's biggest ever show in the city by a mile, and has now completely sold out! Elsewhere, we've got 'Jazz/World Sunday' at Bumper, featuring some exciting acts including Afro Roots, FOE, and the Whiskycats. Other acts performing across the city include The Joy Formidable, Screaming Lights, The Maybes, John Power, Duncan Ewart, Jez Wing and Heads Of State.

Monday 3rd November
Its all about the free shows from this night on, one of the hottest events on this years free music agenda includes 'Wearing My Rolex' Wiley, Holy Ghost Revival, Rosie & The Goldbug, Hot Machine & Ezra Bang, Mugstar, Nilamusic, Kinsheeva and an open Mic night at 3345.

Tuesday 4th November
Johnny Foreigner, Dananananakrod, Ipso Facto, The Holloways, Peter & The Wolf, The Dawn, Zombina & The Skeletones form part of the line up for one of the busiest nights of the festival, be sure to bar hop between Bumper, Korova, Alma De Cuba, Metropolitan, Hannahs, Zanzibar, 3345, Parr Street Studio 2 and The Picket to experience sounds from across the board.

Wednesday 5th November
MOBO nominee Sway joins the MTV Liverpool Music Week free show agenda. This hip hop rapper's reputation arose from underground to mainstream after coming into the public eye by winning a MOBO Award in 2005 for Best Hip Hop Act, defeating heavyweight hip hop artistes 50 Cent and The Game to collect the award, and more recently collaborated with the Kaiser Chiefs, Sway is definitely one to catch while you can. Another highlight for this penultimate closing party is Soweto Kinch who makes his Liverpool debut. Soweto is one of the hottest jazz musicians of the moment, and has scooped many accolades including MOBO Winner for Best Jazz Act 2003 / 2007, BBC Radio Jazz Award Winner for Best Instrumentalist and Best Band, and his debut album 'Conversations With The Unseen' nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. Other highlights include Meshuggy Bonfire Night special at Korova, The Ragamuffins, The Real People, Kovacs and the Sense Of Sound Choir at Magnet.

Thursday 6th November - MTV LMW Closing Party
For your final fling this year, do not miss the closing events for this years MTV Liverpool Music Week, your last chance to see some stars of the future. Bumper's the big one, headlined by Sonny J, a faceless artiste that is intriguing the music world with his unique and distinctive sound. With hit single 'Can't Stop Moving' setting the charts alight, this will be a fantastic way to end the festival. He will be joined by Cantmixwontmixshdntmixdontmix + very special guests to be announced.

Other events closing out this years festival include Korova, which will be headed up by Echo & The Bunneymens Will Sergeant DJ'ing with friends in the Bar, whilst downstairs in the club US upstarts Neptune, Monobrow + Special guests keep things lively; and an exciting rock'n'roll line-up at The Metropolitan with. up-and-coming acts including Novice Mathematic, Dirtblonde and Major Major.

So that's your lot a bustling week of musical heaven! Full itineraries will be distributed at venues throughout the city and can be found on www.liverpoolmusicweek.com   

Tickets available from www.ticketline.co.uk / Tel: 0151 256 5555.

Info: www.liverpoolmusicweek.com / www.myspace.com/liverpoolmusicweek


Thursday 30th October

Nation: THE FALL / Kling Klang /Seal Cub Clubbing Club ,£16.00 advance - Doors 8pm

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall:MARTHA WAINWRIGHT + Angus & Julius Stone, £16-£22.50 advance – Doors 7pm

Carling Academy:VAMPIRE WEEKEND - **** SOLD OUT **** Doors 7pm

Bumper:EUGENE MCGUINNESS – (Full live band),The Troubadors,Aspen Grove, The Daisy Riots,Sound of Guns,Jajuka,The Verdict,The Jacs,The Fountains,The Metropolitans
Free Entry – Doors 7pm

Magnet:Main Room: in association with Audio Salad:LOEFAH (DMZ), Furness and Venom, Nick Sinna / Al Sonar,Erbman,Tom.E.Griffin,Response / Miguel, MC SAS

Fishtank: What is This?No Excuses, £5 on the door only – Doors 7pm

Upstairs Bar:Gold in the Shade DJs, Free entry – Doors 7pm

Korova: Club: BARRINGTONE (Clor)+ special guests
Bar: DJ Will Sergeant (Echo & the Bunnymen) +friends, Free entry - Doors 8pm

Tate Gallery:Hive Collective presents: An autobiography reading with live improvisory by WOLFGANG FLÜR (ex- Kraftwerk) Robert Strachan ,Anni Hogan ,Testcard ,Café Del Lar DJs +very special live guests. Free Entry – Doors 6pm

33-45 Parr Street:"LOVE YOU MADLY" TERRY CRYER EXHIBITION - Launch Party With live Blues Bands: SJ Downes,Johnny Sands, Ernie's Rhythm Section.Free Entry – Doors 6pm For Guestlist email info@redhouseoriginals.com

BBC Big Screen & Radio Merseyside Studios In association with PMS and Long Night of the Biennial: aPAtT present live scored soundtrack to NOSTFERATU Screening and performance from 7pm

The Walker Gallery: In association with Late Night of Biennial - Thomas Joseph & Murphy,Duncan Stuart, Zoe Nicol,ilamusic, Karen Cleary,Free entry – doors 7pm

The Caledonian: Pete Bentham & the Dinner Ladies,The Long Finger Bandits,Town Bike, Barbieshop,Free entry – doors 7pm

Djangos Riff: Watch say'n: SPOKEN WORD OPEN MIC: Mac of all Trades,Fae Simon,+guests. Free Entry - Doors 8pm

Friday 31st October

Liverpool University:GOLDFRAPP,+ special guests £22.50 + bf – Doors 7pm

Nation:MTV LMW, Sunday Best + Evol presents: Bestival Reunion Tour feat Live Acts: MYSTERY JETS, KISSY SELL OUT, The Cuban Brothers DJs ROB DA BANK ,Sombrero Sound System ,Special live guests: THE PRESETS £15 + bf – Doors 8pm – 2am Fancy dress optional, but preferred

Bumper: NOAH & THE WHALE,JAMES YUILL, Karima Francis, Voo, Ragz, Kaya, Alexis Blue,House That Jack Built, Misery Guts,Free Entry – Doors 7pm

Korova: THE HOT MELTS, Metro Manila Aide, My Auntie Sam, Free Entry – Doors 8pm

Magnet:Go-go cage presents a Halloween Shakedown: SHE CREATURES,Furious, Eva Braun,Howard be thy Name. £6 on the door only – Doors 8pm

The Picket:DAMIEN DEMPSEY + Ian Prowse. £12 Tickets - Doors 8pm. (unreserved,and standing or £10 per ticket if you purchase tickets for Damien Dempsey and Solas)

Static: STEPHEN LANGSTAFF, Christina Malley Free entry - Doors 8pm

Mello Mello:The Listening Room presents: i:OBJECT - a sound + objects spectacular ! Phil Morton & Simon Jones play live with experimental sonic wizardry using objects… one of LMW's most intriguing shows… Free entry – Doors 3pm

Saturday 1st November

Nation: BLACK KIDS, Ladyhawke, Magistrates £10 + BF Advance – Doors 8pm-2am

Bumper: COCKNBULLKID, Dogshow, Soft Toy Emergency, Fight Like Apes,Fangs, Melodie du Kronk,The Real Dolls, Bells for Rene,The Jump Off, DNA Orchestra, Alice Klar. Free Entry – Doors 7pm

Korova: FLORENCE & THE MACHINE, DJ MUJAVA (Warp), FILTHY DUKES (live + DJ) Free Entry – Doors 7pm

Magnet: KID BRITISH, The Travelling Band, The Jonah Band, The Bang Bangs, The Suns, Free Entry – Doors 8pm

The Zanzibar: HOWARD ELLIOTT PAYNE, The Sixteen Tonnes, Sparkwood & 21.£5 on the door only – Doors 8pm

The Cavern: Ziroki,The Black Jackals, Camels on the Kasbah, The 66, Titors Insignias, Picture Book, John Bird, The Mono LPs, We got Wires,The Neil Campbell Collective, Trip Hazard - Free Entry – Doors 4pm

The Picket:SOLAS+ 'Trad' Irish Disco! + special guests. £12 Advance - Doors 8pm. (unreserved seating and standing or £10 per ticket if you purchase tickets for Damien Dempsey and Solas)

Sunday 2nd November

Liverpool University:DIZZEE RASCA, Newham Generals, Smurfie Syco, Chrome, Kof. £15 + BF advance – Doors 7pm – *** SOLD OUT ***

Bumper: "Jazz / World Sunday": Afro Roots, FOE, Whiskycats, Nucleus Roots, Mamadou & the Super Libidor Band,Senator Soundsystem, Global Pulse, River Niger, Mojo, Storm Free Entry – Doors 7pm

Korova: THE JOY FORMIDABLE, SCREAMING LIGHTS + special guests. Free Entry – Doors 7pm

Alma de Cuba – Evening Agenda: THE MAYBES? +very special guest (and return to LMW) JOHN POWER  (full band),The Aeroplanes, Great Northwestern Hoboes, Hey Tourists! The Mojave Collective. Free Entry – Doors 7pm

Alma de Cuba – Afternoon Agenda: "Gospel Sunday Service" featuring:Soulful Voices & Andy Williams with live acoustic Flamenco on the terrace from: Enrique & Leon
Free Entry – Doors 12-5pm Sunday dining recommended – see www.alma-de-cuba.com

Hannah's Bar  Downstairs Ogo presents… Lee Broderick + guests / Upstairs: Revenge Tragedies, Strawhouses, The Trestles, Man from Michael,The Grants,Free Entry – Doors 7pm

33-45 Parr Street: Duncan Ewart, Naomi Mathers,Michael Ryder, Stealing Sheep,Dave Masson,Free Entry – Doors 7pm

Studio 2 – Parr Street:Jez Wing, Shane Beales,Ortolans,Sparkwood & 21,Ste Headley, Night Parade,Oolecka,Rachael and the Red Socks.Free Entry – Doors 7pm

The Caledonia:Heads of State, Apple Cannon, Scarface and the Pigs,Chiz.Free Entry – Doors 7pm

The Cavern: Main Stage: Vicky Pattison,The Red Threads, The Kid from Argentina, Ste Hedley, The Morning Club,+ more tba

Acoustic Stage :Richard Batty/Natalie McCool /Krizia Bassanini /The Mono LPs /Jessica Taylor /Richard O'Flynn /28 Costumes /Tony McCalvon /Polly Mackey /Free Entry – Doors 4pm

Monday 3rd November

Bumper: HOLY GHOST REVIVAL / Free Peace /The Drellas /The Cubical /Avenging Force /The Dead Class /The Beep Seals /The Fraktures /Jacobi /Free Entry – Doors 7pm

Alma de Cuba:WILEY (Full live band) / Hot Machine + Ezra Bang /Riz MC /Gideon Conn Free Entry – Doors 8pm

Korova: ROSIE & THE GOLDBUG + special guests. Free Entry – Doors 8pm

Hannah's Bar: Downstairs: The Hannah's house 'covers' band – taking YOUR requests – and inviting you up onstage - live Singstar!

Upstairs: the best in Ska, Reggae & Punk! Harijan / The Stopouts / Just Panic /The Fractions. Project: Chase HQ All-stars. Free Entry – Doors 8pm

3345 – Parr Street: Open Mic presented by Emily Barden and Paul McDowell

LMW presents : THE SLATER STREET PROJECT @ Mello Mello : Mugstar /Zangief / The International / Zukanikan / The Laze. Free Entry – Doors 7pm

The Gallery: Nilamusic / A Cup of Tea / Hapytap /Tomq /Jacques Malchance. ee Entry – Doors 7pm

Tito's: Knsheeva /Bastardcunt / Noiseclub / Bunsen Burner /Noizy Az Fuck /Phasic Free Entry – Doors 7pm

Tuesday 4th November

Bumper: JOHNNY FOREIGNER /DANANANANAKROYD /aPAtT /Arms at Last /Hackney Carriages /Fightfightfight /Down and Outs /Balloons /Make Shapes /Go Faster. Free Entry – Doors 7pm

Korova: IPSO FACTO / S.C.U.M. + special guests. Free Entry – Doors 8pm

Alma de Cuba: THE HOLLOWAYS / Peter & the Wolf / Tramp Attack /Sean Francis Butler Band / The Regards. Free Entry – Doors 8pm

Metropolitan: The Dawn /Bo Weevils /The White Widows /The Albany. Free Entry – Doors 7pm

Hannah's Downstairs :Ogo presents… Jay Norton /J-Soul /Alyssa Bonagura /Lisa Dalton. Free Entry – Doors 7pm

The Zanzibar: "Useless" presented by ZOMBINA & THE SKELETONES with The Bendal Interlude / Blue Demon /Lovecraft /ESA /Dick Limerick Academy /DJ Oddbwar
£4 on the door only - £2 if you come dressed as a zombie – Doors 7pm

33-45 Parr Street: Open mic with Paul McDowell

Parr St – Studio 2:Hosted by Paul Donnelly (Strawhouses) / Towanda / Rachael Wright / Letters in Red / Jeff Jepson Band /Jack Roberts /The Random Family. Free Entry – Doors 7pm

The Picket: Make it Break it & Streetwaves present: The Lee Broderick Band / Polly Mackey /The New Haze /Natalie McCool Band /The Little Hydes /David O Grady. 14+
Free entry – Doors 7pm

Wednesday 5th November

Bumper: GOLDEN SILVERS /28 Costumes /Magic Arm /My Amiga /The Steeples /Kids on Bridges /Emily and the Faves /The Pepys /The Loungs.Free Entry – Doors 7pm

Alma de Cuba: SWAY + very special guest: SOWETO KINCH / Riot Jazz/ No Fakin' DJs /Karma Motiva Soundsystem - (live & DJ) Hosted by: MC KWASI. Free Entry – Doors 8pm

Korova: Meshuggy Vs Samizdat presents: MESHUGGY BONFIRE NIGHT SPECIAL Free Entry – Doors 8pm

Metropolitan: The Ragamuffins / The Lapis / The Insistor / 15 Storeys High / Rude Ruby. Free Entry – Doors 8pm

Hannah's Downstairs: Cushfoot + midnight jazz open mic.  Upstairs: Tom Sykes Quartet / Nouveau Django / Marley Chingus / The Magic Hat Ensemble /The Long Finger Bandits. Free Entry – Doors 7pm

The Zanzibar : THE REAL PEOPLE / The Sums / The Kings Parade / The Kashmires / The Talkabouts /Kush Free Entry – Doors 7pm

Mello Mello: Kovacs / Jo Bywater / Tom George / The Nihilites /Kristian Park /Free Entry – Doors 7pm

MAGNET: Sense of Sound Showcase: SENSE of SOUND CHOIR / Juliet Russell /Jetta /Jay Norton.Free Entry – Doors 8pm

Thursday 6th November

MTV LMW Closing Party at Bumper SONNY J (party DJ set) CantmixWontmIxShdntmIxDontmix PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS NOT TO BE ANNOUNCED! Free Entry – Doors 9pm - Be Early!

Korova Club: Samizdat Vs Meshuggy presents: NEPTUNE (USA)/ MONOBROW +special guests. Bar: DJ Will Sergeant (Echo & the Bunnymen) +friends. Free Entry – Doors 8pm

Metropolitan: Novice Mathematic / Major Major / Dirtblonde / Buzz Radio / GK & the Renegades /Crimson Rise. Free Entry – Doors 7pm

33-45 Parr Street: Sam Kearney / James Munro / Rosie Jones / Dave Owen /Kevin Critchley /Richard O'Flynn. Free Entry – Doors 7pm

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