Joining this year’s subsonic trip are The Black Angels (USA). Through their impeccable musical output over the past 12 years and their annual psych-Mecca gathering in Austin, Texas, The Black Angels have reignited the psychedelic flame for the PZYK generation. Also joining up will be Songhoy Blues: hailing from the town of Gao in north-eastern Mali, Songhoy Blues came together in Bamako naming themselves in celebration of their displaced Songhoy people and culture. Their debut album, Music In Exile, produced by Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, was released to widespread acclaim in February 2015 with feverish enthusiasm for their rare UK live shows.
Elsewhere are psychedelic trailblazers Loop, former Stereolab front-woman Laetitia Sadier and much evangelised dub industrialist Adrian Sherwood, as well as returning PZYK stars Wolf People (of storied US label Jagjaguwar) and Californian doom-troupe White Manna. The Mercury-nominated jazz/psych/electronic meanderings of The Comet Is Coming add another flavour to the bill, as do Parisian duo Acid Arab and gorgeous, neo-psychedelic adventurers Julie’s Haircut.
There will be further swathe of artists – including additional headliners – announced in the coming months; but head to liverpoolpsychfest.com now to read up on the PZYK 2017 Congregation thus far.
Weekend tickets for Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia 2017 will go on general sale at 10am on Friday 3 March, priced at £80. Tickets will be available through liverpoolpsychfest.com