When we can all return to our local venues again, it will feel like coming home. But until that magical day, Future Yard are offering up a number of events to keep locked down music lovers occupied. Opening in 2020, the young performance space has looked to put it’s stage to good use despite the challenges the past 12 months have brought. Having a ran a number of online gigs in the second half of last year they continue their mission to put music on the map across the water. So, in celebration of Independent Venue Week, the space is hosting a number of free live streamed events to bring a little bit of gig magic to those at who are badly missing it.
The first event will be held on the 27th January at 6pm and see the venue team up with the Musician’s Union, in order to ask; How can musicians be activists? Joined by Jen Long, and Sam Duckworth of GET CAPE. WEAR CAPE. FLY, the night will focus on how those in music can remain politically aware and ensure that they are using their voice to speak out for prominent issues.
When the weekend rolls around, Future Yard will also host two livestream performances from some of Liverpool’s most promising talent. Merseyside artist NATALIE MCCOOL will take to the online stage on Friday 29th January, to perform a intimate set. The following evening, irresistible indie artist PIXEY will grace screens with an array of new music, having made waves in 2020 through her collection of standout releases via Chess Club record label.
Though we can’t return to venues at the minute, Future Yard’s online events are enabling us to relish the joy a live performance has to offer. It’s the perfect at-home night out, and a brilliant way to show this independent venue – and these artists – a little bit of love, at a time when it’s much needed in the industry.