The global Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on all facets of our society. First and foremost the personal and human cost has been devastating and our love and support goes out to all those affected by the events of the last year.
The pandemic has also had serious implications for the live events and music industry with the ramifications of lockdowns still being felt. Like so many other festivals, we had to cancel our 2020 event in the hope that 2021 would see a full return of live events.
Festival confirmed for 2021
After numerous meetings (and much hand wringing) we decided that we would go ahead with our festival in 2021 and we’re proud to bring reggae music, art and culture back to Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle in 10-11 September 2021.
As it turned out, this year’s line-up is absolutely stacked and we’re made up to have so many fantastic artists on the bill. From Asian Dub Foundation, Hollie Cook, PV favourite Mad Professor and the amazing Gentleman’s Dub Club (plus SO MUCH MORE!!) – we can barely believe we’ve managed to bring together so much talent.
We’re also grateful to our audience who have shown us so much love over the last 12 months – without your support we couldn’t do what we do and we’re delighted to be able to bring you the best of reggae later in the year.
We would also like to say thanks to the venues we operate in – District, Camp & Furnace and Hangar 34 have all been brilliant with us. Each one of them have had to endure so much worry and uncertainty and it’s truly remarkable that they’ve managed to stick in there and stay open. Independent music venues are a key part of what PV is all about and we will continue to support these venues as they have supported us.
Looking forward to the future
Despite recent news regarding the delay of full re-opening, we’re conscious of keeping you all better informed about what’s going on with our event. Needless to say, we’re happy that we decided on a September date and we’re now just 3 short months from opening our doors once again.
Tickets have been selling faster than any other year and we’ve enjoyed all the feedback and excitement our announcements have generated so far. We know this is partly due to the incredible line-up we’ve put together but also to the desire for festival goers and music fans to support events like ours – especially in these difficult times.
We are proud of our status as an independent music festival and love being located in the city of Liverpool – being considered one of the city’s major music festivals is a testament to all the support we’ve gotten over the years.
However, as our partnership with the Jamaican Tourist Board demonstrated this week, our reggae festival truly has global appeal and attracting artists and audience members from around the world is one of the true highlights of the festival – we cannot wait to welcome you all.
All that’s left to say for now is thank you once again for all the love you have shown us and we will be keeping you informed on all our channels about updates, artist news and new additions to the festival programme.
Stay safe and well everyone.