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Future Yard + Cult Icon present CULTIVATION.

Powerful Birkenhead-based rock ‘n’ rollers Cult Icon have already tasted the stage at Future Yard during FestEvol in July and in supporting Dead Poet Society in August, and are set to take over the Future Yard live room again in their December showcase celebrating all things loud. This time the 5-piece will be appearing along with a diverse line up featuring of some of the most talented acts from Wirral, Liverpool and the great beyond. Get ready for an all-dayer packed with artists filled to the brim of style, grit, and, most importantly, room-shaking volume.

Join us, and cultivate your musical palette. Tickets on sale now.


Cult Icon


Cult Icon are Jim Candlish (Lead Vocals), James ‘Peach’ Caul (Drummer), Tom Byron O’Shea (Guitar), Lee Barry (Guitar) and James Taaffe (Bass), a five-piece from Birkenhead dubbed as “powerful, crunching and swaggering slice of attitude filled alt-rock”. The band launched their debut EP “The Steel EP” in July of this year followed by a sold out show in Liverpool’s Jimmy’s. The Birkenhead-natives have begun to make waves across national radio, with their tracks played on BBC introducing and Amazing Radio, as well as performing at Isle of White festival in summer of 2021.

The Merchants


The Merchants. Founded in the Wirral. Invaded by the Cartel.

The Merchants are a collective of three Wirralians and a Mexican, formed in 2019 with influences ranging from Bob Dylan to Led Zeppelin, all the way to Kings of Leon and The Black Keys and everything else in between. Some highlights include a support slot for The Mysterines on their Liverpool headline gig along with Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, being crowned champions of “Uncovered 2020” by Jorvik Radio show “Halfway 2 Nowhere” and playing the M&S Arena for LDM Festival 2020 where they shared the stage with the likes of ZUZU, Natalie McCool and The Peach Fuzz, as well as taking the Future Yard Stage this summer as part of FestEvol.

Rhine Valley


Rhine Valley is the brainchild of Wirral born musician/producer Craig McMahon. The 23 year old, a multi-instrumentalist, spent much of his teens playing in local bands, most notably with John McCullagh & The Escorts, and filling session slots.  The landscape of his hometown New Ferry has often proved morbid and idiosyncratic terrain, often coming to odds with his quirky and bohemian world-view. This thus provides the bedrock for Rhine Valley’s tongue in cheek lyricism. Add to this a keen ear for melody, Rhine Valley presents a twisted variety of jangly, alt-rock ballads.



Experimental pop outfit Hourglvss create a sound that purposefully lives in the divide between fantasy and reality. Citing inspiration from artists such as Grace Jones and Roxy Music to Confidence Man and Lykke Li, Hourglvss tell dramatic tales of love and loss, all while displaying a forceful yet sensitive sense of girl power. With hypnotic vocals and intoxicating harmonies, the girls have created their own musical world that transverses through Pop and Clubland.

Coupé D'Vil


Coupé D’Vil are a self-professed Merseyside beast, a 5-piece bridging the Mersey with their music.

Dr Orange


Dr Orange is a Liverpool rising star playing his own brand of fuzzy high-frequency rock + roll. Dr Orange has excited and intrigued much of the online community and has featured heavily in Clash Magazine, Louder than War, Medium, Bido Lito & XS Noise.

Fiona Lennon


Fiona Lennon is a singer/songwriter from Liverpool. Influenced by a variety of artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Alicia Keys and The Corrs. Fiona has developed an eclectic style with elements of folk, pop, rock and soul in her music.

Future Yard + Cult Icon presents
+ Cult Icon
+ The Merchants
+ Rhine Valley
+ Hourglvss
+ Coupe D’vil
+ Dr Orange
+ Fiona Lennon
4th December 2021
75 Argyle Street