If you’re local to Liverpool, you’ll know that it’s common knowledge that The Kazimier is one of the city’s best venues. Actually, if I was to think about it more, I’m unsure that I could find a venue in England that anywhere near matches my love for the venue. It’s decent sized, and featured a plush red box office in the entrance. You step through the doors to see bars on opposite ends, a ‘sunken’ dance floor, balconies with ‘K’ emblems worked in to the designs and many a happy musical-lover enjoying the surrounding space. Not only does it regularly put on an incredible array of acts (Foals 2010, forever in my heart), but it’s recently expanded to include a temporary garden space. Cue, Festevol Gardens.
EVOL have joined up with the Kazimier to provide you with two weekend events taking place across two Saturdays this month – the 4th and 11th. The event will showcase some new and original music from artists/bands from Liverpool and further across the North West, all whilst set in the new and unique Kazimier. The event will make use of the indoor stage as well as a purpose-built stage in the new garden area. EVOL Residents and their friends will be manning the ‘smoking garden’ area and there will be some fantastic barbecued delights from the fantastic chefs at The Kazimier and firm favourite of ours, Mello Mello. What’s especially great about the FestEvol gardens event is that they truly go the extra mile – beyond the already inspiring additional space, they’ll also be introducing an artistic dimension in the form of a mini Screenedelica exhibition, hosted by Horse with screen prints of Previous EVOL shows.
Fancy it? I wouldn’t blame you if you did. Here are the line ups:
August 4th 2012 - Clinic, Edgar Summertyme, The Wicked Whispers, Death At Sea, Eva Petersen, Folks, Bad Meds, Silent Sleep, Lovecraft, Ticks, The Sundowners, The Dirty Rivers, Owls*, The Oxygen Thieves, The Liberty Vessels, Hey Carrianne, The Razz and Catfish & The Bottlemen. With the following DJs: Danny Hunt & Reuben Wu (Ladytron) Blitzkreig Bob (Liquidation) Harvest Sun, BidoLito, Stevie Law, Joe McKecknie, Mrs Barry, BidoLito and Joe Mangone.
August 11th 2012 - Outfit, Baltic Fleet, Thunderbird Gerard, Tea Street Band, Sun Drums, PINS, Muto Leo, Married To The Sea, The Loud, Carousel, Kusanagi, Filter Distortion, Dass Unser, Mashemon, The Temps, Statement Haircut, Broken Men, So Sexual and Pixels. With the following DJs: James Rand (Chibuku) Ellis Samizdat, Darren Meshuggy, BidoLito, MixNots, Deep Hedonia, Everisland, Ticks, Ninetails, BidoLito and Fonetiks AV set.
Doors open from 4pm, with the night going on until 3am. Tickets have been on sale since mid July and are priced at £10 per day. You can purchase tickets in purchase at Probe Records or the Kazimier Garden Bar. Alternatively, purchase them from TicketWeb, the official suppliers: