Futurama Festival rescheduled to Easter 2022

Futurama Festival rescheduled to Easter 2022

Just as we were preparing an initial preview article, organisers of the forthcoming Futurama Festival have regrettably been forced to postpone the much anticipated event until the 2022 Easter Bank Holiday weekend; Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th April.

Futurama Festival 2022
The Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool
Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th April

With England’s lockdown restrictions easing on the 19th July many had hoped Futurama would have been the first medium sized alternative/post-punk festival; sadly, due to the ongoing, even increasing confusion surrounding the lifting of restrictions organiser Marc Jones has taken the decision to delay the event.

In a statement he stated “We apologise for the inconvenience but the increasing COVID infection rate once again plus the latest delay in lifting restrictions means and without the necessary assurances and guidance from the Government it has all become impossible to put on the festival on this year. It’s the news that many expected but few wanted but it did become obvious during the long dark months of lock down that even if a green light was given on June 21st, people would still be hesitant and rightly so. Despite the government saying July the 19th, we know people have changed and it will take a little time to restore confidence and feel secure inside indoor events.

Marc expanded his views on the decision process, continuing “More than anything, we want the Futurama to be free of all restrictions. We want it to be a celebration of freedom and we want people to be able to fully immerse themselves in the festival and be able to wander around all our great venues, watching bands, eating & drinking without having to worry about safety precautions. That’s what a festival is all about having a great time, interacting with music fans and we didn’t think we could produce that special atmosphere this year. We are all longing for the Futurama to return and we can wholeheartedly promise to deliver the greatest post punk festival this country has seen in over four decades”

“We had to secure the venues and reschedule the bands first before letting ticket holders know. Today everybody knows and we’re delighted to say nearly all the bands have reconfirmed for next year and the ones that can’t make will be replaced by just as good bands as we literally have been inundated with bands to play the festival and won’t do the festival any harm to freshen up the line up.”

Futurama rescheduled date poster

The confirmed line-up (StC) includes Heaven 17, Peter Hook & The Light, Theatre Of Hate, Warmduscher, The Lovely Eggs, Balaam and the Angel, Spizzenergi, The Membranes, Imperial Wax, Just Mustard, Evil Blizzard, Saint Agnes, Sink Ya Teeth, Ist Ist, Heavy Lungs, Chubby and the Gang, TV Priest, Bob Vylan, Expelaires, Girls In Synthesis, Dr Diablo and The Rodent Show, LIINES, Dream Nails, The DSM IV, We Are Not Devo, Witch Fever,Pozi, Courting Crows, and more.

All advance tickets for the 2021 event remain valid for 2022; if unable to attend in 2022, you’ll be able to claim a face value refund on all tickets. Event organisers are working closely with our ticketing partners and they will be in touch with instructions on the next steps within 7 days.

Advance Tickets are on sale now via SeeTickets

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Futurama Festival rescheduled to Easter 2022

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.

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