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Future Yard Festival takes place on 23rd and 24th August 2019 in Birkenhead, Wirral.

Weekend tickets are on sale now priced at just £40. Day tickets are also available now, priced at £20 (Friday) and £25 (Saturday).

The event takes place across three different venues: in the Victorian civic splendour of Birkenhead Town Hall; within the grounds of the 850-year-old Birkenhead Priory; and at groundbreaking new arts space and mental health support hub Bloom Building.

Gates open at 4pm on the Friday and 1pm on the Saturday. Headline performances run until midnight on both days, followed by programming into the early hours.

Future Yard Festival is open to all ages, but anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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With planned rail strikes on Saturday 24th August, here is the information you need for getting back to Liverpool City Centre from the festival. Future Yard venues are just a short 5-10 minute walk from Birkenhead Bus Station, which has a regular service to Liverpool City Centre. This means it’s easy to get buses to and from Liverpool City Centre all day and into the night. Bill Ryder-Jones and Anna Calvi’s headline performances finish at Birkenhead Town Hall at midnight which leaves plenty of time to get to Birkenhead Bus Station.

Bus Times from Future Yard to Liverpool – Friday and Saturday night:

From Birkenhead Bus Station, get the no. 1 service at 0031hrs; 0105hrs or 0132hrs.

In addition to this, Argyle Taxis are based in Birkenhead have a huge fleet of pre-bookable taxis. There is also a Hackney cab rank outside Hamilton Square Station.

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Venues

The Grade-II* listed classical Birkenhead Town Hall dominates Hamilton Square at the civic heart of Birkenhead. Built in 1887, the building's imposing clock tower looks over the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings outside of Trafalgar Square.

The Town Hall's Assembly Room is where the festival's headline performances will take place. The building's civic splendour will be the perfect backdrop for the artists at the top of the Future Yard 2019 bill to perform again, and will offer a unique experience to the audience, who rarely get to see inside such an ornate building.

As the oldest standing building on Merseyside, the Priory offers a unique insight into the town of Birkenhead and its historical and spiritual importance in the development of Wirral. Now surrounded by factory units and shipyards, the Priory is an oasis of calm in a busy world and affords unrivalled views of the river and surrounding area.

Performances will take place across a number of locations within the grounds of Birkenhead Priory, where history near and far loom impressively. The Priory was the base for the first ferry crossing over the Mersey, and the cranes of the nearby Cammell Laird shipyard tower over the site like eerie watchmen.

Wirral’s premier new music venue for emerging regional talent and national breakthrough artists, Bloom is one of the most exciting new additions to Birkenhead.

As well as hosting a co-working space and café (Bloom Coffee), Bloom is also home to The Open Door Centre, a groundbreaking charity offering support to young people around mental health.

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Contact Information

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Stay up to date with all the latest details from Future Yard by signing up to our mailing list. Priority notification of ticketing details will be released to members of the mailing list in advance of tickets going on general sale.

All ticketing for Future Yard 2019 will be handled by TicketQuarter. If you have any specific queries relating to tickets, please contact TicketQuarter’s customer service team on customerservice@ticketquarter.co.uk. You can also find a list of FAQs about ticketing here.

Please send any submissions and general enquiries to submissions@futureyard.org.

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Volunteer

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Would you like to gain experience working at a major music festival?

We are currently looking for local people who are interested in volunteering at the festival across a number of roles. There is the opportunity to gain experience within technical production roles, event management and audience facing positions.

Volunteers will receive full support from our festival team, plus:

  • a festival T-shirt
  • food during your shifts
  • free access to the festival when not on a shift
  • invitation to a post-festival workshop to discuss potential next steps

If you are interested in taking part please email volunteer@futureyard.org with a brief description of why you would like to get involved. If you have any relevant experience please include this in the email (though experience is not essential).