A massive new announcement for Futurama as more details are released for the Easter weekend show.
Futurama, the legendary post-punk festival is back after 40 years and takes place at the Invisible Wind Factory / Make Arts Centre and Ten Streets Social in Liverpool over two days, 3rd and 4th of April 2021.
With promising news on the horizon regarding the vaccine roll out this week, the Futurama Festival has announced a second wave of bands to play the influential festival in Liverpool next Easter.
Undoubtedly one of the most famous electronic & synth bands of all time, Heaven 17 had hit after hit back in the 80’s with their incredible albums Penthouse and Pavement and The Luxury Gap.
This means their gigs are as popular as ever and they consistently sell out shows in the UK and abroad. .
For their performance at Futurama, the band will perform a Heaven 17 set and will also revisit some of thoe classic early Human League songs.
By re-imagining them and keeping the original spirit, they hope to recreate the futuristic ambience and immersive atmosphere of the early days. As Martyn Ware says he “loved the wider theme of dystopian science fiction that the Futurama touched upon and he always envisaged the Human League growing up in a science fiction noisescape“. Human League were scheduled to play the original Futurama in 1979 but for one reason or another, it sadly never happened.
“Heaven 17 are really looking forward to the Futurama show, it holds so many fantastic musical memories for us both as performers and audience“, states Glenn Gregory. “It’s fantastic that we have the chance to be a part of the future of Futurama“
Peter Hook and The Light are the Sunday night headliners and will be performing the ‘life changing’ Joy Division set from the 1979 Futurama in Leeds for the first time in 40 years.
Two very special headliners for the return of the Futurama. They are joined by legendary Factory band Section 25 and Expelaires who played the first Futurama in Leeds in 1979.
The AF Gang have confirmed their first acts for their All Is Love / Goth Kitchen stages with up-and-coming London punks Chubby And The Gang and TV Priest.
Other bands they’ve picked are Ġenn, The Pleasure Dome, Ditz & Frauds who the AF Gang have been championing for some time.
Planet X, Liverpool’s infamous goth and punk club have Balaam & The Angel headlining its stage with Dr Diablo & the Rodent Show, Peter Bentham & The Dinner Ladies, Feather Trade, The Gentle Scars, Three From Above & The Webb supporting.
Also, confirmed are Girls in Synthesis, Ist Ist, Dream Nails, LIINES, Gravves, Klamp, Coughin Vicars & Deh-Yey.
All in all, it’s shaping up to be one of the best line-ups of the year.
As promoter Marc Jones, says: ‘Fingers crossed, the timing could be perfect, we all desperately need something to look forward to after one of the hardest and most difficult years ever! 2020 has seen the festival and live gig circuit decimated by the pandemic. It could one of the first festivals post Covid restrictions and it would be a real boost to the Liverpool music scene and the independent venues involved and perhaps a real starting point for and hopefully a much better year in 2021“
There will be a last wave of bands to be announced in January when day splits and full stage line ups will be announced.
Other acts confirmed to appear include Theatre Of Hate, Warmduscher, The Chameleons, The Blinders, The Lovely Eggs, Spizz Energi, Imperial Wax, Just Mustard, Membranes, Evil Blizzard, Sink Ya Teeth, John, Heavy Lungs, We Are Not Devo, DSM IV, Bob Vylan, Billy NoMates, Witch Fever, Tokky Horror, Pozi, Crows, St Agnes, LibraLibra, Courting, Crawlers and Joe & Shitboys, with punk magazine Vive Le Rock and Louder Than War hosting the main stages.
For more info head to: futuramafestival.com