First Acts Announced For Across The Threshold This April In Liverpool.

Across The Threshold Across The Baltic Triangle On the 13th and 14th April.

Following the success and building on the legacy of seven consecutive years of their Festival of Music & Arts, Threshold are returning to the Baltic Triangle on April 13th and 14th to bring you a special, scaled down mini-festival and industry event, and now the first acts have been announced. Over 2 days with long-term partner venues District, Unit 51 and Baltic Creative, Across the Threshold will showcase a snapshot of some of the North West’s and U.K.’s best grass roots music, visual arts and innovative performance. Amongst the first acts confirmed for Across the Threshold are:

Tabitha Jade

Tabitha Jade is an award winning, Songwriter, Singer, Musician from Merseyside, currently studying at Paul McCartney’s LIPA. The rapidly emerging writer singer was crowned U.K. National Song writing U16 Winner 2015, voted by Sony and Universal in London. In the same year she was a finalist in three other National Competitions.

TeenStars and OpenMicUK, confirming her as one of the U.K.’s top rising stars.

In 2017 she was selected as one of the coveted LIMF Academy Top 20 (Liverpool International Music Festival), was voted Best Urban Pop Female 2017 (Major Online Radio) and 2017 One to Watch, and nominated for Best Of British Unsigned Female 2017.

2018 has already seen her recognised as a LIMF Academy One To Watch, and she’s been nominated for Best Live Act 2018 by the Liverpool Lifestyle Awards.


Emergency Tiara 

Emergency Tiara is not just an artist, Emergency Tiara is an entire kingdom, where all people can come to feel inspired and special at a moment’s notice. Whether through music, fashion, travelling, relaxing, or even the gym; ET will provide you with an experience that will make you feel like royalty.  When you to take a break from your daily stresses place your tiara on your head and listen to the sounds of Emergency Tiara.


Science of the Lamps

Quite appropriately ‘Science of the Lamps’ was dreamt up by Norwegian Liverpool musician Kaya in an off the beaten track restaurant in the fairytale darkness of the city of Prague in December 2010, although it took another year to realise the project.

A band perfect for festivals and encompassing all that is music, storytelling, art, creative flair, melancholy and silliness – framed in catchy songs, lyrical gems and outstanding musicianship from the quirky band. Their inspiration comes from vaudeville, visual art, early Hollywood movie scores, Nordicana, wine, flamenco, trip-hop, music boxes, Paris and whiskey bars.

Mersey Wylie

Effortlessly weaving elements of soul, jazz and funk, Mersey Wylie writes songs filled with passion and sincerity. Whether backed by her incredible nine-piece band or performing in a more intimate setting, she always delivers a powerful, honest and exciting performance.


Emilio Pinchi

Emilio Pinchi is a 23 year old human being living in Liverpool. Influenced by Elliott Smith and Pavement, his debut release -the Trying Man E.P. was recorded in a kitchen, aired repeatedly on B.B.C. 6 Music, featured in Emmerdale, and was described by Tom Robinson as “a beautiful, authentic performance that never sounds like it’s trying too hard, yet carries absolute conviction.”

Daisy Gill

Daisy Gill is a singer/songwriter and Alternative Model from Liverpool. She began her musical journey aged just 12 years old, performing at local festivals and any open mic that would have her.

Since then she has developed into a young performer, going from strength to strength. Her distinctive vintage style is always eye-catching, demonstrating a flair and grace not only with her performance skills but with her sense of style She can be found busking the streets of Liverpool City Centre as well as gigging in venues across the North West.


Operation Lightfoot

Operation Lightfoot is a collaboration project that features a range of guest singer-songwriters, musicians, co-producers, photographer and film makers.

Operation Lightfoot’s featured guest artists include: Vanessa Murray, Sophia Ben-Yousef, Frankii Pheonix, Jo Bywater, Kaya and Kath Porter.

The project’s Artistic Director is professional composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and writer Luke Moore.

We’ve been doing Threshold Festival since 2011 in the Baltic Triangle and over these years the district and the city as a whole has changed exponentially, for the better. 2018 is a big development year for us and with this scaled down event we are looking ahead to 2019 and celebrating seven boss years of Threshold.” – Chris Herstad Carney, Threshold Festival Producer.

Beginning on Friday 13th April (what could possibly go wrong?), programming will include bands, solo acts, duos and DJs at Unit 51 and District as the weekend is set in motion with a celebration of the legacy of Threshold, welcoming back some of the stand out acts from previous festivals. Amongst the music, expect to see more of the same from the visual, conceptual, digital and performance arts intertwined.

Saturday morning (14th) will be about looking ahead to the future as the day kicks off at Baltic Creative & District with industry workshops, panels and key notes where the landscape of the music and arts scenes of the region will be explored, discussed, debated and highlighted.

After a day of talking there will be nothing more welcome than much more of what Liverpool does best – music, arts and performance, which will continue well into the wee hours of Sunday.

But Across the Threshold means just that. The event will serve as a transition from the festival you know and love to look ahead to its reinvention. To set the stage for the years to come, Threshold will launch its 2019 concept as part of this special weekend. Working with partners, venues, funders and artists new and old, Threshold 2019 will be the beginning of the sustainable future of the event for all who have stood by it through the thick and thin and the highs and lows and of course those out there with great talent and drive, waiting to be discovered.

Tickets for the two day event are on sale now.

With thanks to One Fell Swoop.