Just In: Liverpool Disco Festival 2nd Wave Announced
Written by Josh Aitman on 1st March 2017
After an initial wave of artists was announced in February for the upcoming second edition of the Liverpool Disco Festival, the team behind the rapidly-growing weekender are back with their second string of guests…
Following a monumental offering back in October, Liverpool Disco Festival announced that they would be lighting up the Baltic Triangle once again in May of 2017. This time, they will be hosting a collaborative festival celebrating 30 years of the Southport Weekender, the world-renowned festival that is now making its way down to London.
The LDF’s curators, Hustle and Suncébeat, cleverly combine some of the Baltic’s most cutting edge venues to create a one of a kind experience that files the flag for independent creativity in Liverpool. Whether it’s the award winning beer garden of Constellations playing host to a 3-hour set from Mr Scruff or the Great Baltic Warehouse providing the main stage for performances from D-Train and Ultra Nate, the careful curation of this forward-thinking team resonates throughout their inner-city festival.
Striving to create a diverse and inclusive atmosphere that transcends generational gaps, 28 years and 52 shows later, Southport Weekender have undoubtedly explored and championed an extensive range of sounds. After 6 years as an integral component of the local music community, Liverpool’s Hustle will represent the local connection. Having invited some of the most prolific US producers to the city over the years, including the likes of Danny Krivit, Joey Negro and DJ Spen, Hustle have become part an integral part of the local music community.
After what was an unmatched inaugural announcement back in February featuring countless city debuts from D-Train, Ultra Nate, Jellybean Benitez and Lenny Fontana, LDF are back to provide a serious second wave of announcements. Featuring the likes of Defected Records founder and owner Simon Dunmore, heavyweight producer DJ Jazzy Jeff (with an exclusive disco set) and Grammy-award winning house producer, David Morales, the growing line-up is truly a testament to the team’s ability to map out dance music history.
Ever-determined to provide the Baltic Triangle with new sights, sounds and experiences, LDF have invited one of the world’s most flamboyant and hedonistic parties, Glitterbox to take over part of Camp & Furnace during the Saturday festival. In 2016, Glitterbox was hailed to be one of the very best club nights in Ibiza, taking over Fridays at the island’s renowned venue, Space. Over in London, Glitterbox continues to sell out Ministry of Sound with the party also returning to We Are FSTVL as well as Defected in Croatia this summer.
Joining the ranks on a local level are some of Liverpool’s most creative and forward-thinking house and disco contributors. Appearances come from The Queen and Disco, No Fakin’, Melodic Distraction DJ’s and Groovement Soul; not to mention an exciting new collaboration with Liverpool’s newest independent radio station Melodic Distraction Radio. Keep an eye out as we release more information on that one soon…
If you are yet to purchase your ticket for this years Liverpool Disco Festival, follow the links below to purchase yours…and remember, student tickets are currently only £25 and £30!