27-28/08 – Future Yard
*edited to include changes to line-up
Future Yard are hosting a celebration over the bank holiday weekend, giving us a taste of what’s to come from the Birkenhead venue over the next few months andyears. Future Now will be a two-day live music event showcasing a whole range of acts across an array of genres. Friday 27th will see indie legend GRUFF RHYS headline the venue’s live room. The Super Furry Animals man will be showcasing new tracks from his recent release Seeking New Gods as well as more cuts from his illustrious back catalogue.
The first night also welcomes London’s avant-punk queen NUHA RUBY RA who performs live and promises a captivating, energetic set. The second day (Saturday) will host DJ and tastemaker TOM RAVENSCROFT, who’ll be on hand to provide a sample of his genre-hopping music taste while paying homage to the region which his iconic father John Peel called home.
YARD ACT have caught the attention since the release of their Dark Days EP. The Leeds-based quartet’s coruscating, narrative driven, spoken word dance-punk is the perfect addition to a line-up that reflects music’s latest hip trends. Both days will be kicked off by local artists. Rustic indie slackers STORES open Friday’s event while cosmonauts SAMURAI KIP will bring their blend of jazz, funk and soul to Saturday’s proceedings. The full programme of live performances and DJs will be split across the venue’s indoor live room and outdoor garden space.