Liverpool ONE is set to welcome students arriving in the city this month with the help of a line up of some of the finest talent emerging from Merseyside’s music scene.
Liverpool ONE has invited some of the city’s’ most talented to plug in and play their sets from 12 noon on Wednesday 29th September.
The music – with the support of Liverpool ONE’s DJ Truck in Paradise Street – will continue throughout the day until the early evening, with a mix of soul, rap, rock pop, dance, folk and country-infused inspiration.
It will be heard across the estate from Sugar House Steps, outside John Lewis, through to College Lane where LIPA’s finest buskers will be celebrating the start of the new term and even into the popular Peter’s Square, outside Hotel Chocolat, where the interactive Paperwork Theatre will be performing.
Donna Howitt, Place Strategy Director at Liverpool ONE, said: “It’s been a long 18 months for students preparing for university or already studying here under the various Covid restrictions.
“We are determined to kick off this academic year in the best way possible, introducing people to fantastic music and creativity right here in the city centre.”
Visitors can see the full line up for the 29th (and search for a taste of what they’ll deliver on their Spotify listing) by visiting https://www.liverpool-one.com/events/student-event-liverpool-one/.
Everyone attending should bring along their Student ID so they can take full advantage of offers stores are running especially for them throughout the afternoon.
All the singles mentioned below are available on Spotify for those who want a sneak preview!
Fiona Lennon’s debut single A Little Longer has been helping see us through summer since its release in March. She’s influenced by artists such as Fleetwood Mac and Alicia Keys (she says her songs have elements of folk, pop rock and soul). But this single is all her own and we can’t wait to hear more on the 29th.
DAYZY is a rapper, singer and songwriter from the city and the Alternative Hip Hop artist to watch. Join those who love his raw sound and Scouse-like stage energy. You can see what he’s about here https://unitedmasters.com/day-seb
Jazmine Johnson has been described in the media as Merseyside’s next soul sensation and released her debut single If I Ever in May which magically, authentically combines vulnerability with positivity in one stunning recording. If you haven’t seen her perform on her travels around the UK, don’t miss this spot on the 29th.
Andrew Neal’s latest release Paint the Dark marks a change of gear for the singer songwriter, moving from indie-rock to Americana. It’s country-infused and inspired.
Katy Alex features on the stunning recent release Loving you from Piero Pirupa which is surely written with the dancefloor (or dancing in the streets) in mind. But this hugely talented singer songwriter has more up her sleeve and in her heart to share. Brilliant, and joining us before heading to the Sound City event early October.
Dune Boy is the recording project of the city’s Seb Westwood and delivers his own beautifully unique take on folk music, already featured on BBC Introducing. His first single Not Alone (Bus Drivers Song) is out this month from the forthcoming album due to be released later this year. What a way to sign off a fabulous event.
From the archives: Liverpool ONE gets set for summer of fun.