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Patti Smith Announces 2018 UK Shows Including Manchester Date

Patti Smith confirms summer Manchester show as part of two solo UK dates. 

Journey Into The JAMS #2: The 99 & The 400 Legacy

As a new faction takes shape Vicky Pea wonders what could await them and gets her hands on some of The 400’s legacy. 

Download Festival 2018 To Be Headlined By Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne & Avenged Sevenfold

Download Festival calls upon the reunited G’n’R to headline in 2018. 

The Killers: Echo Arena, Liverpool

Vicky Pea finally catches the band that has inexplicably eluded her since the glorious summer of ’04. 

Journey Into The JAMS #1: Dragged Back Into The Dark Ages

Vicky Pea finally comes full circle with her reflection on Welcome To The Dark Ages… until…garhh no we’re going back! 

Captain Beefheart To Be Celebrated With Weekend Of Events In Liverpool + Slop Comp!

Cult musician Captain Beefheart is at the centre of a weekend of specially created events across Liverpool to celebrate his life and works.

World ADP Riot Tour Crowdfund To Send L8 Youngsters to NYC

A crowdfund has been set up in order to send a group of young people from Liverpool to New York as part of the World ADP Riot Tour. 

Liverpool Sound City 2018 Set For Baltic Triangle & Cains Brewery Takeover

Liverpool Sound City 2018 to return to its award winning metropolitan roots for May festival.

Wu Tsang’s Under Cinema Featuring Kelela Premieres At FACT

Wu Tsang interrogates reality in new commission Under Cinema featuring  critically lauded singer Kelela.

Slop ‘n’ Snips’ Seriously Shook Halloween Horror Movie List

Slop’s Vicky Pea teams up with Snips’ Dave Wain to bring you a spooky selection of seriously shocking Halloween films. 

Secret Circus To Venture Down the Rabbit Hole At Studio 2

The unique showcase that is Liverpool’s Secret Circus returns for two new events of unpredictable performance art.

Fiesta Bombarda Announce Their First Ever NYE Carnival

Fiesta Bombarda reveals its carnival offering for New Years Eve at the Invisible Wind Factory. 

Preview: Ride at the O2 Academy, Liverpool

Stephen Lewin goes in search of some interesting shoes to stare at in preparation of Ride’s arrival in Liverpool with new material in tow to boot. 

Liverpool Heavily Represented In 2017 UK Festival Award Shortlists

Liverpool Music Festivals shortlisted for multiple 2017 UK Festival Awards. 

Liverpool Comedy Festival: Cabaret From The Shadows

As part of Liverpool Comedy Festival Vicky Pea attends her first Cabaret show, with a twist. 

Ghosts Of: Exploring Ghoulish Tales & Locations Across The UK

Ghosts Of is a new online series that sees a group of friends tackle some of the British Isle’s spookiest spots.

Metal Liverpool Presents Different Trains 1947 At Edge Hill

Different Trains 1947 to premiere in Liverpool before showings in London and India. 

WRONG Festival Announces 2018 Return To Liverpool Docklands

WRONG, a Festival for the Freakscene, is returning in spring 2018 for another day and night of noise. 

PZYK Survival Guide: Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia 2017 PLUS Competition

Do’s, don’t’s, when’s, where’s, how’s, who’s and more from Planet Slop’s Vicky Pea.

KLF Khronicals #12: What The FUUK Was Badger Kull?

Vicky Pea attempts to get to the bottom of Badger Kull… and discovers a training course?

KLF Khronicals #11: Grapefruit Are Not The Only Bombs

Vicky Pea attempts to weave a narrative through the three days of Welcome To The Dark Ages. 

KLF Khronicals #10: MuMufication and The People’s Pyramid

Vicky Pea dwells on the prospect of The People’s Pyramid and wonders why this isn’t bigger news? 

KLF Khronicals #9: Graduation, The Rites Of Mumufication, Toxteth Day Of The Dead

Vicky Pea hereby bestows her remains to The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu for the purpose of building The People’s Pyramid.  

KLF Khronicals #8: The Day Of The Book

Vicky Pea joins the ranks of Book Two Chapter Four for The Day Of The Book.

KLF Khronicals #7: The K Foundation Burned A Million Quid Because…

Vicky Pea jumps head first in to Mumuland to get a job, an answer and a tattoo. 

KLF Khronicals #6: The Ice Kream Van Kometh

The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu are back to a warm reception! 

KLF Khronicals #5

What the FUUK is going on? We’re about to find out as Vicky Pea departs for Mumuland. 

Robert Plant Announces Liverpool Olympia Gig And New Album Carry Fire

Robert Plant will play Liverpool’s Olympia as part of UK & Irish tour this autumn in support of his new album Carry Fire. 

KLF Khronicals #4

With a week to go before the KLF’s Welcome To The Dark Ages event, Vicky Pea finally experiences the calm before the storm. 

The Music Manual To Celebrate 5 Years With Summer Shindig

Liverpool music blog The Music Manual is set to celebrate their 5 year anniversary with a special Summer Shindig.

KLF Khronicals #3

Details. We have details. Just a few but enough to get Vicky Pea in a right old state. 

Liverpool Disco Festival 3 Announces Line Up For October Event

Liverpool Disco Festival 3 reveals first set of acts for October takeover of the Baltic Triangle. 

Bongo’s Bingo announce Bongo And The Beast Christmas dates

The legendary Liverpool night out has revealed their ambitious plans for Christmas 2017. 

KLF Khronicals #2

A week closer to the big event, Vicky Pea continues to absorb all KLF information like a sponge… A confused, disorientated sponge. 

KLF Khronicles #1

Planet Slop’s Vicky Pea prepares to be welcomed to the Dark Ages by The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu. 

Brian Wilson & Gary Numan head up two massive shows in Liverpool this week

Two huge live shows featuring two icons come to Liverpool’s Exhibition Centre this week with Gary Numan and Brian Wilson celebrating 50 Summers of Love.

Roy Lichtenstein in Focus coming to Tate Liverpool

The works of  renowned American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein are to be shown at Tate Liverpool.

Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, dies aged 41

Planet Slop sends condolences to the family, friends and fans of Chester Bennington who has died aged 41.

Blick Bassy returns to Liverpool this year as part of Africa Oyé’s celebrations

Africa Oyé and Mellowtone add another international star to their series of live celebratory dates. 

George A. Romero: The father of the zombie flick passes away aged 77

George A. Romero, the Godfather of the Dead, has died after a short battle with cancer. 

Glastonbury Roundup: A Virgin, A Veteran & Our Highlights

Yes, Glastonbury happened. In fact it feels long ago in the memory now, but that can’t be helped. Upon returning this year we promptly fell apart, hit down with the […]

Premiere: Shy Billy unleash new single Waiting Gracefully

Shy Billy premiere their latest single, Waiting Gracefully, exclusively with Planet Slop.

Introducing The Planet Slop Events Calendar

Don’t miss a thing across Liverpool and the North West with our new collaborative events calendar.

Photo Gallery: Liam Gallagher makes emotional return to Manchester’s Ritz

Sakura was at The Ritz to see Liam Gallagher make his live return on a poignant night in Manchester. 

The Holydrug Couple, Gnod, Jane Weaver & more added to Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia

Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia announce second wave of acts plus special stage curators. 

Shy Billy, Galactic Funk Militia, Elevant & More Announced For Get Up Stand Up

24 Kitchen Street and CMD Presents bring a huge line-up to highlight the continuing impact of gentrification in Liverpool.

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