Liverpool Music Week – First acts announced


One of the headline acts for this year’s Liverpool Music Week, is one of the world’s most iconic electronic acts LEFTFIELD who close the 2010 festival at Liverpool University.  After a series of outstanding summer festival performances Neil Barnes returns with a new live show.  The band who trailblazed their unique sound in the early 90’s and took John Lydon back to the top of the charts, are back after over a decade.   Leftfield’s debut album ‘Leftfism’ was voted ‘one of the greatest albums of all time’ by Q Magazine, and their follow up album ‘Rhythm & Stealth’ went to Number 1 spawning the techno anthem ‘Phat Planet’.

Another of this year’s headline acts will be CHASE & STATUS, after a hugely successful outing at this year’s summer festivals. Currently celebrating the release of their latest hit single “Let You Go”, from their forthcoming (and yet to be titled) 3rdalbum, they headline the o2 Academy on Saturday 13th November.  
Another act confirmed for LMW 2010 is the highly acclaimed EFTERKLANG who have recently released their third album entitled Magic Chairs on 4AD. This will be the bands Liverpool debut, and will be flying in from Copenhagen especially to perform during LMW at o2 Academy on Sunday 7th November.

DAN LE SAC VS SCROOBIUS PIP is the next act to be announced for this year’s festival. Since their Liverpool debut at Liverpool Music Week 2007, they have gone on to become one of the best known names in revolutionary new music. On the back of a blistering festival run and their second critically acclaimed album, ‘Le Sac v Pip’ will take on their biggest Liverpool show yet at o2 Academy on Wednesday 3rd November.






Further hip hop & electronic beats will come in the form of improvisation sensationBEARDYMAN. Having won the UK beatboxing championships twice in a row, winning best MC at the Breakspoll awards, will make his LMW debut on the opening night of this year’s festival at the Stanley Theatre on Friday 29th October.






Two other acts to play shows at the Stanley Theatre are HADOUKEN and K’NAAN. A huge favourite in the city, dance-rock-ravers Hadouken will follow on from their second album ‘For the Masses’, and make their LMW debut on the Saturday 30thOctober. 





Somali poet & rapper K’naan will make his much anticipated city debut following his huge summer hit Waving Flag, (the official song of the 2010 World Cup) and is touring his new groundbreaking album Troubador, hitting Liverpool on Saturday 13thNovember.

Liverpool Music Week began in 2003 and over the last 8 years has gone onto become a nationally recognised event and highlight of the music calendar.  Resulting in Liverpool Music Week becoming the UK’s biggest indoor winter music festival, a musical showcase that features big name acts and gives a performance platform for fresh emerging talent, a number of which have gone on to reach nationwide success.  Last years event attracted a record breaking 65,000 people to the city and is a combination of free and ticketed shows.   The winning format returns in 2010 to stage over 80 events and play host to over 400 live bands. 





LMW Director and founder Mike Deane said“As we head into our 8th festival, there have been several landmark announcements, but in particular it’s been a serious long-term ambition for me to see Leftfield on the line-up for Liverpool Music Week. We’re also really pleased to have persuaded Efterklang to make their Liverpool debut. They will be flying in especially to play the festival. These are just the first of several exciting announcements for Liverpool Music Week 2010.”









Thursday 25th November
Liverpool University (Mountford Hall)
£24+BF / Age: 14+ / Doors: 7.00pm




Chase & Status


Saturday 13th November
02 Academy Liverpool (Main Room)
£14+BF / Age: 14+ / Doors: 7.30pm



Sunday 7th November
02 Academy Liverpool (Main Room)
£10.00+BF  / Age: 14+ / Doors: 8.00pm




Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip


Wednesday 3rd November
02 Academy Liverpool (Main Room)
£14.50+BF  / Age: 14+ / Doors: 7.30pm



Friday 29th October
Liverpool University (Stanley Theatre)
£10.00+BF / Age:  14+ / Doors:  7.30pm






Saturday 30th October
Liverpool University (Stanley Theatre)
£12.50+BF / Age:  14+ / Doors:  7.30pm



Saturday 13th November
Liverpool University (Stanley Theatre)
£12.50+BF / Age:  14+ / Doors:  7.30pm
Tickets available from / Tel: 0844 888 4401.  More acts to be announced over the coming months.  

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