Liverpool's newest urban festival of food, music and art is proud to announce the latest additions to its programme with more tasty morsels added to both the food and music line-ups of Summercamp, which takes place on August Bank Holiday weekend, and is part of the Liverpool International Music Festival. Delphic, Ed Harcourt, Wave Machines and more take to the stage while the food festival will feature feasts for all. Tickets start at £20 and are available to buy from the official Summercamp website.
Indie-electronic trio Delphic, who recently returned to the airwaves with a bang following the release of seductive single 'Baiya', have added a foot-stomping date at Summercamp to their summer touring schedule. Also confirmed is the Mercury Prize-nominated Ed Harcourt, a singer who recently released an album recorded in just one night at the legendary Abbey Road studios. Home-grown talent stepping up to the mic includes the synth-guitar, indie-poppers Wave Machines, while folk, haunting acoustics and soulful vocals are also in store for the Summercamp crowds with the additions of Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Josef Salvat and Marika Hackman.
Away from the sound systems, the ovens and grills of Camp and Furnace will be producing similarly cheer-inducing performances. Families can enjoy a 'Teddy Bears Picnic' including children's cookery classes, milkshake and Doughnut stands. Encouraging a 'sensuous connection to the food' the 'No Knives or Forks' midday lunch on both Saturday and Sunday boasts venison, langoustines, suckling pig, warm triple chocolate brownie and much more. Sunday night-owls need not go hungry with 'Fridgeraiders', quite literally as it sounds where tea smoked salmon, Lancashire cheese, 'leftover curry' and more are all for the taking via numerous fridges in a special late-night setting. A vegetarian 10-course banquet cheekily named 'Tree Huggers' may even tempt carnivores with slow roasted garlic, goat's curd and duck egg or beetroot macarons, an even fussier vegan option can also be arranged. And the out-of this world 'Gothic Midnight Feast' promises to push boundaries with edible candlesticks, explosive foods and hidden woodland treasures. Last but by no means least, in the melting pot are numerous 'Food Slams' set to take place several times daily on Saturday and Sunday showcasing the outlandish skills of Summercamp's chefs. Tickets for the dinning experiences must be purchased in addition to entry tickets and advance booking is highly recommended - full details on how to buy available soon.
These additions join music headliners Ghostpoet, Martha Wainwright and Mount Kimbie, food curated by Simon Rimmer and Glynn Purnell, art courtesy of Liverpool Biennial, family activities from Just So Festival and films by FACT. Set within Liverpool's Baltic Triangle tickets start from as little as £20.
Teddy Bears Picnic, 11am - 4pm, Saturday and Sunday, price TBC
No Knives or Forks, 12pm, Saturday and Sunday, £55 per head
Glynn Purnell, 9pm, Saturday, £90 per head
Gothic Midnight Feast, 12midnight, Saturday £66.6 per head
Tree Huggers & Fussy Buggers 10 course banquet, 6pm and 9pm, Sunday, £70 per head
Fridgeraiders, 12midnight, Sunday, £50 per head
Food Slams, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm & 7pm, Saturday and Sunday, free.
Liverpool Biennial, The Experimental Music School, FACT film screenings, Yuri Landman, Ex Easter Island Head and more TBA
Just So Festival, Disco Creatures, Campfire story telling, Lantern making and parade, Biennial art for kids and more TBA