Welcome to the new PZYK reality. 16-hours of immersive psychedelia from the creators of Liverpool Psych Fest.
Featuring - ALTIN GÜN / SNAPPED ANKLES / THE LOVELY EGGS / BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD / W. H. LUNG / VANISHING TWIN and many more…
Following a nine-month gestation, the mysteriously monikered PZYK 2020 finally comes blinking into the daylight. The new incarnation - and ultimate realisation - of what was formerly known as Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, PZYK 2020 is a continuous, 16-hour immersive journey through sights and sounds of future psychedelia.
What was previously a hedonistic marathon has been reimagined as a distilled affirmation. A technicolor transformation that will provide the ultimate re-tox; the first 16 hours of the rest of your life…
PZYK 2020 will be housed within a complex of interconnected, industrial recesses in and around Liverpool’s Invisible Wind Factory. Leading the line-up are Grammy-nominated, Anatolian fuzz-purveyors ALTIN GÜN and AGRROcultural PUNKTRONICA oddballs SNAPPED ANKLES.
They are joined by Lancaster’s finest lo-fi psych-punk collective THE LOVELY EGGS and the physical, anthemic force of nature that is BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD. The recipients of Piccadilly Records’ Album of the year, W. H. LUNG and the much lauded VANISHING TWIN also join our interstellar soiree.
Tickets have been on sale since the psych diaspora were drawn back to the Liverpool Psych Fest website last autumn, by an unheralded relaunch and the emergence of the #pzyk2020 hashtag.
As ever, PZYK is a celebration of our collective oneness. No matter the boundaries bestowed upon us, ours is a cross-border collective, a blissed-out international communion. Niger’s KEL ASSOUF melts Tuareg trance into a Moon-Duo-esque energy hit; Hong Kong’s GONG GONG GONG 工工工 utilise heavy garage and distortion to channel the anger of a people; YĪN YĪN (Maastricht) and Helsinki’s KAUKOLAMPI (i.e. Timo of K-X-P fame) add to this borderless silo of joyful international energy.
Iconic underground Boston legends SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN are joined by Black Dice’s ERIC COPELAND who, along with JACKIE LYNN, cement a characteristically heavy Stateside anchor at PZYK 2020.
Kavus Torabi, Michael York and Steve Davis (yes, that one) present THE UTOPIA STRONG, a bold forward stride into the unknown for Romford’s finest. As is the newly unleashed, gorgeously-sinister alter ego of Happy Valley's KEELEY FORSYTH - the “new Scott Walker” according to The Guardian.
The line-up is completed with LOS BITCHOS, FREE LOVE, WAX MACHINE, PREGOLBIN, DO NOTHING, BONNACONS OF DOOM, ADULT ENTERTAINMENT, NUHA RUBY RA, STARLIGHT MAGIC HOUR, TVO and DJ FITZ.
PZYK 2020 takes place at the Invisible Wind Factory, 3 Regent Road, Liverpool. Doors open at 1pm on 15th May 2021.
PZYK 2020 will comprise in full…
THE LOVELY EGGS
SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN
ERIC COPELAND (BLACK DICE)
W. H. LUNG
THE UTOPIA STRONG
BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD
GONG GONG GONG 工工工
BONNACONS OF DOOM
NUHA RUBY RA
STARLIGHT MAGIC HOUR
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