Having live music on Wirral is important and over the last few years Skeleton Coast festival has proved to be a major part of that. This year the lineup is bigger than ever headlined by a homecoming for ‘The Wirral Riddler’ Miles Kane alongside a lineup stacked from top to bottom with the finest exciting emerging talent – from the cream of the Merseyside crop – the likes of Red Rum Club and The Mysterines – to the best from the rest of the UK and beyond. All taking place inside a castle – sensational.
There’s certainly no need for ‘One’s To Watch’ lists for this one as it’s absolutely imperative you see the entire lineup and organisers have made that possible through excellent stage time spacing across the festival’s three stages in conjunction with fine Merseyside heads EVOL, Getintothis & Shit Indie Disco.
Pound for pound it’s up there with the best in my opinion. It’s a really exciting lineup, not only do you get to see Miles Kane in an intimate and stunning venue, there’s loads of boss emerging bands that could easily be ‘I was there’ bands in a year or two’s time, plus it’s in a f***ing castle! There can’t be many, if any others like it.
It’s deservedly SOLD OUT and should be some atmosphere. Contrary to belief in some parts, Wirral is a sleeping giant when it comes to live music and is crying out for festivals like Skeleton Coast and last week’s Future Yard.
New & local music is at the forefront of this festival year in, year out and that ethos is crucial. Saturday will be a night to remember in these parts and thanks to the new talent at its core, Skeleton Coast will have a lasting legacy.