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Alistair Fruish’s The Sentence Set For Florrie Performance

5 readers. 1 novel. 1 sentence. 1 syllable per word. 0 punctuation. The Sentence is coming to The Florrie.

Chibuku Present J Hus And More At IWF – WIN TICKETS

Chibuku pile on the grime for their next Liverpool event and have peaked the interest of Mark Johnstone in the process.

Threshold Festival Announce Across The Threshold

The ever popular annual event of grass roots music and arts are returning with a new event for 2018 and tease a retool for 2019. Shaun Ponsonby reports. 

From Stonewall To RuPaul – A History Of Drag

As Europe’s largest drag convention prepares to take over London, Andrew Nicholls looks at the history of drag and its significance in the LGBTQ+ community.

Positive Vibration Announce First Wave Of Acts For 2018

The festival of reggae is returning to the Baltic Triangle for a third year in June.

Blick Bassy Interview: “Every tribe has it’s own music”

Ahead of Blick Bassy’s performance at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Janaya Pickett talks to the French-Cameroonian artist about applying language to music, his love of Skip James, and assuming individuality. 

Patti Smith Announces 2018 UK Shows Including Manchester Date

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

A Night Of Boom Bap, Hip Hop And Rap Coming To North Shore Troubadour

Smoov Cyphaz is bringing a night of Hip Hop and Rap to the North Shore Troubadour in December. 

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. 

Laces Out Returns To Camp & Furnace This Weekend

Graeme Watt enlightens us on the appeal of the trainer festival as Laces Out heads back to Camp & Furnace. 

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.

Preview: Marker Starling at Naked Lunch Cafe, Liverpool

The Toronto native comes to Liverpool for an incredibly rare show. Paul Fitzgerald has the lowdown. 

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.

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.

Fleet Foxes Top 10 Ahead Of Manchester Apollo Gig

As the Fleet Foxes prepare to cast their spell over our shores next month, Glenn Gibson attempts to run through their top ten tracks.

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. 

Paul Foot Interview: “What if Spiderman was a right bigot?”

Alan Parry quizzes comedian Paul Foot on his wacky inspiration, ties, politics, piglets and more ahead of his live show at Liverpool’s Slaughter House. 

Preview: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue make the trip to Manchester in November, Owen Mullen reports. 

Liverpool Music Week 2017 Guide

The 15th Liverpool Music Week is upon us and we’re back to ensure you don’t miss a show with our LMW Guide. 

Preview: Insane Clown Posse at Manchester Academy

It may be Halloween time but Michael Edwards has a very different reason for getting out the face paints as ICP head our way. 

Preview: Fueling The Fire Tour With Reel Big Fish & More

A celebration of rock, ska, punk and reggae, Mark Johnstone reports on the Fueling The Fire welcomeing Reel Big Fish as the headliners for this year’s trek.

Preview: FLYTE at Buyers Club, Liverpool

The London alt-pop quartet return to the city after a triumphant gig at Magnet last year. Paul Fitzgerald reports. 

Preview: The Vogue Ball 2017 – Se7en Deadly Sins

Ready to strike a pose? House of Suarez are bringing The Vogue Ball back to the Invisible Wind Factory this month.

Preview: Moonchild at Band On The Wall, Manchester

With their famous fans including Laura Mvula, Don Letts and Robert Glasper, Soulfultiz is a little excitable for Moonchild’s Manchester show next week.  

Preview: Lethal Bizzle at the O2 Ritz, Manchester

Lethal Bizzle is back! And Mark Johnstone is ready for his Manchester gig in October. 

Liverpool Heavily Represented In 2017 UK Festival Award Shortlists

Liverpool Music Festivals shortlisted for multiple 2017 UK Festival Awards. 

Preview: Kanda Bongo Man

The King of Soukous comes to Liverpool this weekend. Paul Fitzgerald gets ready to dance.

Metallica: The Life Of A ‘Tallica Fan Ahead Of Manchester Arena Gig

As Metallica prepare to bring their WorldWired tour to the Manchester Arena Paul Riley takes a trip down memory lane.

Circus VIII Announce Secret Show Tomorrow Night

London’s answer to Snarky Puppy, Circus VIII are bringing their funk, rock, disco explosion to North Shore Troubadour.

Preview: Dizzee Rascal at the O2 Academy

Dizzee Rascal is launching his Raskit Tour in Liverpool next week, and we at Planet Slop are going bonkers.  

Soom-T Ready To Take Studio 2 By Storm

Reggae with a bit of everything, the incredible Soom-T is swinging by Studio 2 this Friday.

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. 

Squeeze Returning To The Phil This November

The new wave legends return to Liverpool in November, and Alan Parry can barely contain her excitement. 

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.

The Jesus and Mary Chain To Bring Damage and Joy to O2 Academy Liverpool

As The Jesus and Mary Chain prepare to bring their Damage and Joy tour to Liverpool’s Academy, Planet Slop’s  Jon Heathen looks forward to their wall of sound.

Liverpool Mental Health Festival Returns With 2 Weeks Of Events

Liverpool Mental Health Festival takes place across two weeks in October with a range of events. 

Liverpool Comedy Festival Set To Spread Giggles And Guffaws Across The City

The 16th Liverpool Comedy Festival kicks off this week with 150 shows across 18 venues. 

John Murry to bring A Short History Of Decay to Liverpool for unmissable show

Paul Fitzgerald enchants us with a brief history of American singer-songwriter John Murry ahead of intimate show at the Naked Lunch Cafe. 

Liverpool Music Week Add Dawn Penn, Jungle, Everything Everything & More To 2017 Bill

An incredible second wave of acts is shaping LMW 2017 as the best yet.  

Little Steven: From Asbury Park To Soulfire

What do Bruce Springsteen, Nelson Mandela and The Sopranos have in common? Ahead of Little Steven’s upcoming UK tour, Shaun Ponsonby takes a look at one of the most fascinating, […]

Official Prince Exhibition Premiering In London

My Name Is Prince will run for 21 nights in the autumn, and Shaun Ponsonby can barely contain his excitement.

Win Tickets to mUmU’s Baltic Bank Holiday Party

mUmU bring Marcel Dettmann and Answer Code Request to Liverpool on August Bank Holiday Sunday.

Musicians Against Homelessness Weekender Coming To Hangar34

Musicians Against Homelessness boasts massive two day line up to raise funds for Crisis.

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. 

Win Tickets to Festival No.6 to see The Flaming Lips, Mogwai, Bloc Party & more

Planet Slop has a pair of tickets to give away to this years Festival No.6. Find out why and how you should enter here. 

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.

Wrong Festival & Loner Noise Announce Freak Scene All-Dayer

As the team behind Wrong Festival announce an all-day celebration of the freak scene, Shaun Ponsonby talks to head honcho Michael Edward about the development of Wrong, Loner and the […]

Rating Lana Del Rey

Glenn Gibson rejoices over Lana Del Rey’s new album and upcoming tour by looking through her back catalogue and putting things into perspective.

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. 

Hope & Glory Fiasco – The Festival That Never Should Have Been

An obviously unsuitable venue, a clear lack of organisation and a promoter whose shows have appeared on Rip-Off Britain. Why was Hope and Glory given permission to go ahead?

Preview: Van Morrison At Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Mark Johnstone savours the arrival of Van Morrison to Liverpool. 

WIN Tickets For Toots & The Maytals Olympia Show

The reggae legends return to Liverpool after a lengthy hiatus from touring and you could be there.

Roy Ayers set for summer live date in Liverpool

The Godfather of neo-soul Roy Ayers plays 24 Kitchen St this summer.

Chic To Kick Off Liverpool Music Week 2017

Nile Rodgers and co are to freak out Liverpool Music Week 2017 alongside first wave of acts confirmed for this years festival. Shaun Ponsonby tells us why this is such […]

Royal Blood announce biggest UK tour to date in support of all conquering sophomore album

With the Brighton duo stepping up a gear to arenas, Glenn Gibson hails the return of the new kings of UK rock

Queer Rrriot: An Alternative To Pride Liverpool

Ahead of the first Queer Rrriot Liverpool Pride event, Shaun Ponsonby talks to poet Mo Thu Lu about the need for an underground alternative to the mainstream Pride event.

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.

Placebo to bring the hits to Blackpool’s Empress Ballroom for 20th anniversary tour

Michael Edward anticipates a night of big hits as Placebo prepare for their 20th anniversary tour. 

Roy Lichtenstein in Focus coming to Tate Liverpool

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

Shellac to play Manchester as part of autumn UK tour

Michael Edward looks forward to a visit from the self proclaimed minimalist rock trio.

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. 

Positive Vibration Bringing Two Reggae Legends To District

Hot off the heels of their second festival, the reggae specialists are bringing Big Youth and Horace Andy to the Baltic Triangle. 

House For The Homeless Interview: The Waveform Transmitter Announce Charity Album & Launch Party

As electronic music heads The Waveform Transmitter reveal charity record and event, Shaun Ponsonby talks to mastermind Ste Knight about the project. 

Tarang: Indian Music Ensemble Launching New Album At Liverpool’s Indika 2017

The groundbreaking collective are launching their new album at the Capstone Theatre, Shaun Ponsonby reports.

Kamasi Washington Comes To Liverpool This Friday

The acclaimed jazz saxophonist makes his Liverpool this week, Shaun Ponsonby reports.

The Jacksons: The Best Non-Michael Songs

As The Jacksons prepare to head to Blackpool without their much missed leader, Shaun Ponsonby considers the best of the rest of the iconic family. 

Thundercat, Danny Brown & More Gear Up For AFROPUNK LONDON 2017

An amazing line-up is set for AFROPUNK’s second London Festival, and Christina McKenna can hardly wait.

Craig Charles Bringing His Trunk Of Funk For a Liverpool All-Dayer

Craig Charles’ Beats, Beer and Boogaloo takes over Camp and Furnace, Shaun Ponsonby reports.

Africa Oyé Interview: “The industry has got a hell of a lot of festivals, but we’re up there”

Ahead of Africa Oyé‘s landmark 25th festival, Janaya Pickett talks to director Paul Duhaney about the past, present and future of the UK’s largest celebration of African culture.

Cancer Bats Ready Black Sabbath Tribute At Arts Club

As Bat Sabbath head to the Arts Club, Brian Sayle gears up for a heavy night in homage to the Godfathers of Metal.

Gallery: Positive Vibration Launch The Art of Reggae Exhibition Ahead of 2017 Festival

On the eve of Positive Vibration’s second festival, Soulfultiz headed to Art of Reggae Exhibition at Constellations.

Introducing The Planet Slop Events Calendar

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

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. 

Africa Oyé Reveal Full Running Order For 25th Anniversary Festival

Check out all you need to knows for Africa Oyé’s landmark 25th edition.

Liverpool Disco Festival Returning This October

The Liverpool Disco Festival is back! Revving up for their second big event of the year, the Baltic Triangle will once again play host to what is quickly becoming one […]

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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