Bido Lito! in partnership with Culture Liverpool present a series of micro-tours featuring our favourite spoken word artists and musicians.
A quartet of performers are swapping the tour van for the Bido Bikes for some jaunts around Liverpool City Centre this summer. The Bido Lito! Pedal Powered Micro Tours will feature AMINA ATIQ, ALI HORN, IAMKYAMI and DAYZY playing to outdoor crowds at several street locations across August and September.
Made possible by Liverpool City Council’s Without Walls fund, the localised tours celebrate the return of Bido Lito! print magazine and give a selection of local artists the opportunity to flex their live muscle (as well as their leg tendons!) in the current touring hiatus.
Part of a weekend of outdoor live music across the city on the Bank Holiday weekend, Ali Horn and Iamkyami will be the first to hop on the famous pink bicycles on 29th and 31st August respectively. On the following Saturdays (5th and 12th September), it will be the turns of Amina Atiq and Dayzy to take the eco-friendly route in order to spread their creative message.
Ali Horn is no stranger to the pages of Bido Lito! with a nascent career in stellar psych outfits Sugarmen and Strange Collective followed by a solo career which has seen him release a clutch of breezy surf pop hammers. Part of the current LIMF Academy cohort Iamkyami has been winning over fans with her deliciously catchy RnB tracks. The prolifically creative Amina Atiq is a regular at spoken word evenings around the city and recently featured in the Everyman and Playhouse’s Love, Liverpool story series. Rapper Dayzy released his debut EP Cab Direct last year and was part of the 2019 group of Merseyrail Sound Station artists.
Visitors to Bold Street, Church Street, Williamson Square and Castle on the tours dates will get the chance to see some of Liverpool’s best emerging artists while picking up our first magazine since March.
Culture Liverpool and Arts Council England’s Without Walls Fund is designed to support organisations and artists in creating performance and visual art outdoors and is part of a wider initiative by Liverpool City Council to encourage visitors experience our new look city centre.
Micro tours take place on the 29th and 31st August and 5th and 12th September in the following times and locations:
Ropewalks Square – 12pm
Church Street – 1pm
Williamson Square – 2pm
Castle Street – 3.30pm