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Threshold Announce E-stival 2020

Emergency Tiara, Mersey Wylie, Emilio Pinchi and The Soul Rays among those taking part in online broadcast, along with a specially curated online gallery of visual arts.

By Shaun Ponsonby
Thu 02 April, 2020

This weekend should have played host to the tenth, and unfortunately final Threshold Festival.

Since its inception, Threshold has attained a unique place in Liverpool’s cultural calendar. Aside its authentically diverse and welcoming atmosphere, it has placed itself as the prime opener to the city’s spring/summer season of art and culture.

Like everything else, Threshold has fallen victim to the growing Coronavirus Pandemic, but organisers have planned a special E-stival. From 1pm on Saturday 4th April, co-founders Chris Carney and Kaya Herstad will be going live with a special streamed podcast talking about ten years of Threshold Festival, followed by live streamed performances from some of their most treasured musicians, as well as a special online gallery of visual arts curated arts coordinator Jazamin Sinclair.

Chris Carney talks about diversity at Threshold

In a statement to Planet Slop, Herstad said;

We are slightly heartbroken that our tenth and final festival can’t go ahead as planned this weekend, although we are coming back later this year with a festival.

“In the meantime, it is so important for us to keep motivation, inspiration and support up for our team. We are going to do a digital offering (making it up a little bit as we go along) playing music and chatting with people who are going to be involved including the rest of the Threshold team.”

Currently confirmed to be taking part are Mersey Wylie, Silent Cities, Emilio Pinchi, The Soul Rays, Nana Funk, Gill Guilermo and Patrick Johnson, with Emergency Tiara joining in direct from New York towards the end of the broadcast.

The programme will be streamed live on the official Threshold Facebook page (click here), while the visual arts will be viewable on the Threshold website (click here).

In our own attempt to provide some unity during this time of social distancing, and as a show of solidarity with our friends at Threshold and the artists who have taken a financial hit through this crisis, Planet Slop will be following and sharing the events as they unfold on our own social media throughout the broadcast. We will also be linking to the work and merchandise of the artists appearing.

Threshold E-stival 2020 broadcasts from 1pm on Saturday 4th April on the Threshold Facebook page.