Join Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia 2017 for a pan-continental voyage of discovery [at transonic velocities], hurtling towards a new audio-futurism. This year’s congregation is led by headliners The Black Angels (USA); reigniting the psychedelic flame for the PZYK generation, through their impeccable musical output over the past 12 years, and their annual psych-Mecca gathering in Austin, Texas, and alongside them Songhoy Blues (Mali); coming together in Bamako and naming themselves in celebration of their displaced Songhoy people and culture, there is feverish enthusiasm for their rare UK live shows – a truly intercontinental anechoic chamber of joy.

Joining the headliners are, psychedelic trailblazers Loop, consisting of former Stereolab frontwoman Laetitia Sadier and much evangelised dub industrialist Adrian Sherwood to form something of an iconic-PZYK-triptych. Wolf People (of storied US label Jagjaguwar) return to Liverpool Psych Fest after a much heralded performance at the first festival in 2012, along with blisteringly brilliant Californian doom-troupe White Manna, and the Mercury-nominated jazz/psych/electronic meanderings of The Comet Is Coming. Parisian duo Acid Arab mix traditional North African sounds with hard-edged electronica to dazzling effect. Gorgeous, neo-psychedelic adventurers Julie’s Haircut (out of Sassuolo, Italy), make the trip to Liverpool following their debut cut for Rocket Recordings (Goat et al). Local Liverpool odd-balls Ex Easter Island Head, unleash their expanded large ensemble for a one-off performance. With Omni, Sex, Swing, and The KVB also joining the fray, this year’s congregation represents the great and the good, the broad church that is the global PZYK underground.

There will be further film, immersive AV, virtual reality, spoken word, and installation announcements in the coming months. So also keep an eye out for those.

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