Mini music festival hits New Brighton this weekend

A mini music festival is taking place in New Brighton this weekend and spoke to Revo Ziganda, the local man organising the event under the banner of his event promotions label Evol.

The event is taking place at the Hope Anti-Supermarket on Victoria Road. Revo told us, “I live in New Brighton and have walked past the space so many times with designs on using it as a music venue and operators came in with the same vision so it made sense to dip our toes into the water and try something out.

“There’s been a renaissance of bars and restaurants in the area and many creatives live there so it felt like the right time to do something away from the norm of Liverpool and put something together on our doorstep.”

The venue is the brainchild of Daniel Davies and as the name suggests, it is based in a former supermarket on the corner of Victoria Road and Rowson Street in New Brighton. The blurb on the website describes the venue as “a multi-arts space for the 21st century. We aim to bring together both the leading, rising and most important talents of all fields under one roof and provide a vital new home for this in Wirral.

Moving on to the festival headliner, Revo tells us, “Zuzu is fantastic, such a great performer and has been working so hard these past years and has finally delivered her debut album after experiencing the many pitfalls of the music industry.

Zuzu’s debut album is titled Queensway Tunnel that Revo describes as “a great indie-pop record with relatable experiential songs and goes to show what you can do when you have the drive, talent and desire to go out on your own and produce something. I’m expecting a big year for her now that restrictions are finally coming to an end and bars can confidently plan tours and festivals again.”

Whilst Zuzu is headlining the event, there is a host of other bands on the line-up, with live sets from The Dream Machine, The Pagans S.O.H., Razzmatazz, Psycho Comedy, The Merchants, and Torture and the Desert Spiders.

Looking to Evol’s future events in Wirral, Revo said, “We have another event in New Brighton planned for the end of March and we have a summer party in the pipeline at Future Yard in Birkenhead following on from the sell-out success of last year’s inaugural event.

“It would’ve been rude not to plan a follow up to last July’s FestEvol, the event had all the right vibes, a lovely crowd and a full line up of Merseyside artists with a few guests from around the country, it was a special day and felt like a breakthrough moment after everyone had been locked away for so long.”

MicroFestevol takes place at the Hope Anti-Supermarket, Victoria Street, New Brighton this Saturday 29 January. Doors 5pm until 11pm, last entry 9pm, 18+. Tickets £10 advance on sale now  

Zuzu – Credit: Robin Clewley
The Dream Machine
The Pagans S.O.H.
Psycho Comedy

Main image: Zuzu – Credit: Robin Clewley

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