SK Shlomo to Headline Threshold 2019

Find out more about our festival headliner, SK Shlomo, plus 15 more artists added to the line up! Still more to come…

By Malou
Sun 13 January, 2019

2019 Festival Headliner…

SK Shlomo

Plus 15 More Artists Added to the Line-Up

As the doors to 2019 open up, 16 artists cross the threshold onto the bill for the Threshold Music & Arts Festival taking place on March 29-30 2019 in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle.

We are excited to announce that headlining the weekend is award-winning producer, singer-songwriter, World Loop-Station Champion and record- breaking beatboxer: SK Shlomo on his debut album release tour.

“I’m so psyched to be headlining at Threshold Festival – I love Liverpool, love the people. It’s such a true home of British music and I can’t wait to show the crowds up there what I’ve been cooking up with my new album.” – SK Shlomo

SK Shlomo has collaborated with Björk, Damon Albarn, Basement Jaxx and Ed Sheeran and performed at venues and festivals across the world.

Described as: “Jaw-droppingly good” by the Guardian and “Scarily talented” by The Metro, the new work by SK Shlomo evokes James Blake, Radiohead and Caribou, with a polyrhythmic Arabic twist.

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2nd Wave Artists

The second wave of artists joining the solid first wave, announced in November, include an eclectic range of delights, from Rock n Roll to homemade synth funk, visual and performance arts, as well as DJs, bringing house, techno and odd ball beats.

Manchester electronic music pioneer Paddy Steer returns to Threshold, having played the event four times previously in different experimental guises. Paddy Steer is a Zelig-like character along the timeline of Manchester’s musical activity. From frontman of Homelife (Ninja Tune) to collaborations with Graham Massey of 808 State, it’s a testament to his musicality that he has played with such a wide range of music and artists over the years. He will be joined on the line-up by Radio Exotica DJs, including Rory Taylor of Positive Vibration Festival of Reggae, the man who originally brought the mysterious man to Threshold back in 2012.

Also hailing from Manchester, maverick visual arts collective Gang of Five will bring their illustrious, illustrative flavours to the Baltic, demonstrating grass-roots, collaborative activism through art. Liverpool artist, Danny O’Connor, returns to the bill following his graffiti work at last year’s Across the Threshold.
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New York based Japanese surf-pop princess Emergency Tiara will be gracing the Threshold stage once more, having keyed the event into an extensive tour of the UK and Europe – and this unique star shines brighter each time around.
From the much celebrated Liverpool music scene, the line-up welcomes BBC Introducing favourite Katie Mac, purebred Rock ‘n’ Rollers: The Mono LPs, the sublimely soulful Mersey Wylie, the hugely popular Baltic hip-hop beast that is the Incredible 11, and Mercury Rev-esque indie outfit, Milo Seabird.
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London-born rising star Chinchilla made a small but lasting imprint on Threshold 2017 and this year returns with a spectacular live show.
Chinchilla – Photo by Marcus Mandible
After-party vibes will come fresh from the newly-formed Brick Street based DJ collective CO:LAB. Featuring house and techno from DJs Cler Lever, Gemma Arnott & Clara B, their previous nights have seen some of the best crowds in the Baltic Triangle.
London Drag Queen Taylor Trash will make her Liverpool debut, hosting a Threshold stage after the roaring success of her show ‘The Gold Rush’ at Camden’s The Glory pub.
And on the avant-garde side of the spectrum, the darkly talented Reid Anderson and pop-classical soundscape collective Operation Lightfoot complete the list.

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