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Exciting new Angel Field festival starts

An exciting new festival featuring music, theatre, film and dance has launched in Liverpool.

The Angel Field festival, hosted by Liverpool Hope University, boasts an eclectic line-up of local, national and international acts between Friday March 22 and Saturday March 30.

Hope’s newly-renovated Creative Campus on the outskirts of the city centre is hosting many of the events, with others across different locations through collaborations with Tate Liverpool, FACT, National Museums Liverpool, the RLPO, and Milapfest.

Angel Field has also been selected to form part of BBC 6 Music’s festival, which is taking place in Liverpool between March 29 and March 31.

The action-packed schedule begins today (Friday) with the Frank Sinatra-inspired sound of the renowned Phil Shotton Big Band, and ends with the experimental electronica of Liverpool-based IMMIX Ensemble.

Some of the region’s best up-and-coming bands, including highly-rated indie-pop outfit Nikki & The Waves, will also perform, while the Pagoda Chinese Youth Orchestra and Siberian Balalaika players add a global appeal to a schedule with a broad appeal.

Professor Stephen Davismoon, head of Hope's School of Creative and Performing Arts, said: "We’re very excited about the first Angel Field festival.

"We believe it will become a dynamic and engaging new fixture in the city’s thriving arts scene.

"There are events for all types of people. From cutting edge artistic performances to more accessible family-orientated ones.

"And with artists coming here from all over the world the festival will have a global feel which we're very proud of."

Angel Field will explore several 2019 milestones as part of its themes. 

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first moon-landing; 30 years since the demolition of the Berlin Wall; 30 years since the end of the Ceausescu regime in Romania; 100 years since the Bauhaus and the imminent next-step in Brexit.

All of these historic events will inform some of the festival’s content; which also includes screenings of films such as sci-fi thriller Moon, The Lives of Others and animated fantasy Song of the Sea.

There is also an assortment of visual art and storytelling, including performances from students and alumni of Liverpool Hope University.

Find out more about the line-up, reserve your place, and see the full festival schedule at www.thecapstonetheatre.com/angelfieldfestival.

Published on 25/03/2019