Woodside Ferry Village partners with Future Yard

Woodside Ferry Village has joined in a partnership with the forthcoming Future Yard Festival, and is pleased to announce that it will host the Box Office and Wristband Exchange during the Birkenhead based Future Yard Festival, as well as being its Official Festival Food Village.

In the lead up to the festival in August, the Future Yard Sound System with Medicine Men will be at Woodside Ferry Village every Friday between 6pm-10pm, with the initial launch event taking place on Friday 19th July at the new food hall venue.

The Future Yard Sound System will be manned by DJ collective Medicine Men, spinning the finest mix of music from the festival line-up and way, way beyond.

Weekend wristbands cost just £40 allowing access to all shows and venues across Future Yard Festival on 23rd and 24th August. Further details about the box office and wristbands will be available shortly.

Future Yard daytime festival programme will celebrate Wirral’s unique cultural heritage, inspired by its geography, landscape and unique position between Wales and the port of Liverpool. The partnership with FOCUS Wales to celebrate Birkenhead’s unique connection to Welsh culture, cycling tours of Wirral’s Viking past, walking tours of the historic Priory and docklands, exhibitions from the LOOK Photo Biennial and Toucan Tango, celebrations of the local music scene, and live soundtracked meditative yoga are just some of the diverse daytime events open to festival goers.

Future Yard will re-imagine unique spaces and venues in Birkenhead for the two-day, multi-venue festival of internationally significant contemporary new music. Headline performances at Birkenhead Town Hall will be Bill Ryder-Jones (Friday 23rd August) and Anna Calvi (Saturday 24th August). Other venues include the 850-year-old Birkenhead Priory and the groundbreaking new arts space and mental health support hub Bloom Building

Played out across a selection of Birkenhead’s iconic spaces, Friday’s line up includes Stella Donnelly, Szun Waves, Charles Watson and Squid alongside established and emerging local talents Queen Zee, Bill Nickson and Dialect. Saturday features cutting edge artists Nilüfer Yanya, PIXX and Audiobooks, with break out Merseyside bands Eyesore & The Jinx, Trudy And The Romance, Beija Flo and SPQR.

In situ across both days will be PYLON; an exclusive new installation and sound sculpture from Wirral native Forest Swords in partnership with The Kazimier at the Birkenhead Priory.

Future Yard is a project developed by the team at Bido Lito! Magazine and has emerged from a unique community initiative spearheaded by this long-standing local music institution.   It is part of Wirral Borough of Culture 2019, which will see Wirral hosting major cultural and sporting events in unexpected locations throughout the year, with a programme based around the themes of discovery, exploration and great outdoors – designed to showcase Wirral to the world.



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