Threshold Festival of Music & Arts was started by artists for artists and has its roots in the creative industries of Liverpool and the North West. Since 2011, we have held annual festivals bringing together a diverse wealth of artists, musicians, promoters, academics and enthusiasts to The Baltic Triangle district of Liverpool.
Threshold has been critically acclaimed in citywide, regional and national press and in 2016 was shortlisted as Best Festival for Emerging Talent in the UK Festival Awards. We have been described as “a life force for grass-roots and emerging arts” and are regarded by many as a platform for creative practitioners at all stages of artistic development.
Using the once derelict and now booming warehouse venues of Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, which has drawn comparisons to Berlin, Shoreditch and the Meatpacking District of New York, Threshold has grown up in a playground for those seeking the alternative, experimental and fresh.
We are a volunteer led organisation and have been since the start, now registered as a CIC (Community Interest Company), we have not made profits from our events and have no permanent staff. We have in the past benefitted from funding from The Arts Council, Liverpool City Council and smaller scale sponsorship from a range of amazing local businesses. Through these sources, and ticket sales, we have been able to carry on and continue to develop. Each year Threshold has grown in strength, size and quality.
Due to a shortfall in funding our plans for Threshold Festival in 2017 are not currently matched by the budget we have available, and so this is where you come in!
If you love live music....
If you love supporting artists & emerging talent....
If you love Liverpool....
YOU can have a direct influence in making Threshold 2017 be an amazing multi-venue event again this year
PLEASE PLEDGE NOW
Our rewards include Festival Tickets, Merchandise, some VIP packages and, of course....MUSIC
Threshold Festival March 31st-April 2nd 2017, Baltic Triangle, Liverpool
Your pledge will ensure we can:
- Pay fees or expenses to more of our grass roots artists
- Provide better food and drink to our artists and volunteers
- Print a souvenir festival programme and produce merchandise to raise funds for future events
- Enhance our venues with better lighting, set design and projections to create immersive experiences
- Expand our line up and select artists proposing experimental projects
- Expand our marketing to reach a wider audience across the City Region, and make discounted tickets available to disadvantaged communities
"This project has been approved for funding through the Artists + The Crowd match funding. If this project reaches 75% of its initial target it will automatically receive the final 25% from Arts Council England."