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Threshold Festival was founded by Kaya and Chris Herstad Carney as an expression of their passion for the grass-roots music and arts of their hometown of Liverpool.

Threshold Festival of Music & Arts has its roots in the creative industries of Liverpool and the North West. For ten successive years, the festival has brought together a diverse wealth of artists, musicians, promoters, academics and enthusiasts to The Baltic Triangle district of the city.

The festival was previewed in The Guardian in 2014 and has been critically acclaimed in citywide and regional press. Threshold Festival is a life force for grass-roots and emerging arts and regarded by many as an established platform for creative practitioners of all stages of artistic development.

Using the once derelict and now booming warehouse venues of the Baltic, an area that’s drawn comparisons to Berlin, Shoreditch and the Meatpacking District of New York, Threshold Festival has grown up with a playground for those seeking the alternative, experimental and fresh in music and arts.

Founded by Kaya Herstad Carney and Chris Herstad Carney, as an expression of passion for the grass-roots music and arts scene of their hometown, the festival has grown in stature, attracting more visitors, participants and team members each year. Threshold Festival was started by artists for artists and is dedicated to authenticity, integrity and entertainment at its very best.