The very best of Britain’s radical songwriter community will be gathering in Liverpool this month for a festival of subversive song.
Dick Gaughan, Leon Rosselson, Roy Bailey, The Men They Couldn’t Hang, The Alun Parry Band, Robb Johnson, and other leaders of the UK’s radical song movement are playing The Liverpool Working Class Music Festival.
The Festival, which will be held at the New Picket in Jordan Street, takes place between 19th and 21st September, and is part of the North West TUC’s contribution to Liverpool’s Capital of Culture Year.
Liverpool musician Alun Parry, regarded as Merseyside’s most respected radical songwriter, said:
“It is really important that Liverpool celebrates our history of struggle and solidarity during Capital of Culture year.
“Liverpool’s history is a proud one of working people standing up for our rights and looking after each other, and it is vital that this is celebrated and recognised culturally.”
Organisers hope that this year’s festival can finance future events so that Liverpool becomes the centre of the radical song movement for years to come.
Tickets can be booked by phone on 0871 424 4444, or can be booked in person at TicketLine, Kiosk 3, St John’s Centre, right next to the Radio City tower.
More details, including full lineups and online booking details are available at www.workingclassmusic.org.uk