PROGRAMME 23-24 AUGUST 2019
PLUS, A FURTHER WORLD OF ARTISTS, DJs, ODDITIES AND WEIRD WIRRAL WONDERMENT
Birkenhead United Kingdom
What is Future Yard?
Birkenhead. A small shipbuilding town on the banks of the River Mersey, nestled on a strip of land called the Wirral, tucked between Liverpool and North Wales. The town that time forgot.
Future Yard Festival is the first step on our journey towards a new music future for Birkenhead. The festival will present some of todays most exceptional and essential national and international artists – alongside the most exciting new local talent – within Birkenhead’s beautiful iconic spaces.
Welcome one, welcome all; to weird, wonderful, Wirral.
We populated the world’s oceans with great liners. We also populated the world’s radio waves and stages with some of the most fabulous and gloriously eccentric music you’ve heard; Bill Ryder-Jones, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Half Man Half Biscuit, Elvis Costello, The Coral, Forest Swords, Evian Christ, Hooton Tennis Club, Queen Zee, Zuzu… We could go on. John Peel – our most famous Wirral son – shaped the music landscape as we all know it today.
But, here’s the issue; there is not a single music venue or festival dedicated to celebrating new music in Birkenhead. For a place with music in its DNA, this is a missed opportunity. Not only that, but it is depriving the would-be music makers of tomorrow and the music lovers of today.
Future Yard is here to change that.