INTERNATIONAL POP OVERTHROW FESTIVAL RETURNS TO LIVERPOOL FOR ITS
FIFTH STRAIGHT YEAR!
musicians and fans from around the United Kingdom and the world will
Liverpool this May as International Pop Overthrow heads to the grand
city and the world famous Cavern Club for the fifth consecutive
year, from 22 May 2007 to 28 May 2007! This year’s IPO Liverpool
will be the largest yet – more bands than ever before from more
parts of the globe than ever before, as well as many local Liverpool
artists - all performing some of the best pop and rock music
available on the planet today on 4 stages at the world famous Cavern
Club, the Cavern Pub, and Lennon’s, with admission to all of the
shows Free of Charge!
Now being touted as the largest music festival of its kind, IPO
celebrates the music made famous by such pop heroes as The Beatles,
The Beach Boys and Badfinger while also focusing on the vast amount
of music being made today by those artists who rely on melodic
songcraft to express their musical tastes. From The Beatles to Echo
and the Bunnymen and The Coral, the International Pop Overthrow
Music Festival celebrates the evolution of pop music.
International Pop Overthrow has had nine successful years in Los
Angeles, and over the past several years has also had regular yearly
appearances in New York, Chicago, Boston, Nashville and San
Francisco, and over the past year has added appearances in Seattle,
Vancouver, Atlanta, and Minneapolis. Our debut in Liverpool in 2003
was our biggest to date and was the first to make the festival
international; our return to Liverpool and The Cavern each year is
truly a highlight for everyone both playing and attending the
festival! The format used for the past two years, built on the
success of the Mathew Street Festival has been so well received, we
are repeating it this year, and are thrilled that Lennon’s is once
again embracing the festival!
International Pop Overthrow has been covered in several newspapers
and magazines, including Thhe Southport Reporter, The Liverpool
Echo, The Daily Post, Live Magazine, LOGO, The Los Angeles Times,
Billboard, CMJ, The Chicago Reader, The Boston Globe, New York
Magazine, The New Yorker, The Tennessean, The Philadelphia Inquirer,
Goldmine, SPIN!, Amplifier, and Bucketful Of Brains. The festival
has also been covered by BBC Liverpool.
As in past years, IPO will feature a mixture of local artists from
Liverpool, favorites and rising stars from elswhere in Britain and
around the world, record label showcases, and opportunities for
special appearances by pop luminaries from the past! With over 150
bands, including 26 from Liverpool, and representation from
Argentina, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany,
Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
The United States, and all over the UK, this is definitely an event
you will not want to miss!
For up to the minute event information for 2007, sponsorship
opportunities, or information regarding
advertisement in the festival programme, please refer to the
International Pop Overthrow
website and our
myspace page .
Letters to Editor:- “Traffic Madness”
May Bank Holiday was horrendous… Cars dodged pedestrians and other
cars on Nevill Street, as they tried to get around town.
The closing of
roads and the work carried out on Nevill Street, plus the bus lane
has made driving in the town bad enough, but now we have had the
first big bank holiday, it is proving to be an accident waiting to
Not only that,
but the lights are put on a very strange time setting that only lets
a few cars out of Nevill Street at a time. This silly planning has
now led, over Bank Holiday, to the traffic chaos, which we have
When will this
silly system be put correct? No wonder we have more congestion on
our roads! It is more down to bad planning than anything. Also do
not start me on about the parking in town! It’s no wonder that the
small shops are losing so much trade!” John Cohen.