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Summercamp Festival 2013

Thirty years ago the word ‘festival’ usually meant three days arguing about politics in a mudbath waiting for Hawkwind to rock up for a twenty minute version of Silver Machine. Now while that is still the definition for some the whole idea of what makes a festival has moved beyond just providing great music, the nations love of great food is also now part of the experience and local supervenue Camp and Furnace are redefining what a festival can be with their own weekender called Summercamp. The event will take place over the August Bank Holiday as part of the Liverpool International Music Festival and is designed to feed all of your senses with three days of cutting edge music, arts and dining experiences.

Who’s playing? Well the line up so far reads as follows:
Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Delphic, Ed Harcourt, Ghostpoet , Joesph Salvat, Marika Hackman, Martha Wainwright, Merchandise, Mount Kimbie, The Staves, Wave Machines, The Joy Formidable, Dutch Uncles, Fair Ohs, Spectrals, Poltergeist, Le Carousel, We Were Evergreen and Roscius. Local maverick creative’s at the Kazimier are hosting their own area called Kazimier Krunk Stage at the Summercamp bandstand bringing their magical blend of mayhem and mystery to the Baltic Triangle.

Away from the sound systems, the ovens and grills of Camp and Furnace will be producing similarly cheer-inducing performances. Families can enjoy a ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’ including children’s cookery classes, milkshake and Doughnut stands. Encouraging a ‘sensuous connection to the food’ the ‘No Knives or Forks’ midday lunch on both Saturday and Sunday boasts venison, langoustines, suckling pig, warm triple chocolate brownie and much more. Sunday night-owls need not go hungry with ‘Fridgeraiders’, quite literally as it sounds where tea smoked salmon, Lancashire cheese, ‘leftover curry’ and more are all for the taking via numerous fridges in a special late-night setting. A vegetarian 10-course banquet cheekily named ‘Tree Huggers’ may even tempt carnivores with slow roasted garlic, goat’s curd and duck egg or beetroot macaroons, an even fussier vegan option can also be arranged. And the out-of this world ‘Gothic Midnight Feast’ promises to push boundaries with edible candlesticks, explosive foods and hidden woodland treasures. Last but by no means least, in the melting pot are numerous ‘Food Slams’ set to take place several times daily on Saturday and Sunday showcasing the outlandish skills of Summercamp’s chefs where the will be food curated by Simon Rimmer and Glynn Purnell from Channel Four’s Sunday Brunch. For art lovers of a different kind the people at the Liverpool Biennial will also be present and have something special in mind called The Experimental Music School which will showcase art, education and general amazement for kids of all ages. As if that wasn’t enough there are also planned film screenings in association with the people from FACT which will run with a live soundtrack and if you are taking the kids there are children’s events created in association with the people at Just So Festival.

If this sounds like Bank Holiday Heaven to you then Tickets for Summercamp are on sale now priced £30 for an adult day wristband (£20 for 6-17 year olds) and £50 for an adult weekend pass (£40 for 6- 17 year olds). Under 5s get in for free (maximum of two children per adult). Tickets for the dinning experiences must be purchased in addition to entry tickets and advance booking is highly recommended.










Summercamp @ Camp and Furnace
67 Greenland St  Liverpool, Merseyside L1 0BY
TEL: 0151 708 2890

Tickets are available though See Tickets ( Alternatively you can get them through Ticketline or over the counter at Probe Records, 3B Records, or Camp and Furnace or via the Liverpool International Music Festival website at

Visit The  Summercamp Website


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