THRESHOLD 2014: Gideon Conn to play Baltic Bakehouse


Threshold Festival
have announced that Gideon Conn will bring his unique sound and style to this year’s multi-arts event. The Mancunian singer songwriter will be playing the Baltic Bakehouse on Friday 28 March – the opening night of the three day festival of music and arts. TICKETS

Gideon arrived on the Manchester indie folk scene in 2007 where he became known for his unique performance style, trademark head wear and heartfelt lyrics. His effortless blend of folk, hip-hop and humour has thrilled audiences at venues and festivals around the UK.

In Dec 2007 Gideon’s first single, ‘I Want You Around’, was released as a 10″ vinyl by Get Cape Wear Cape Fly’s label Mannequin Records. It was Xfm playlisted, breakfast single of the week on Shaun Keaveney’s 6 music show and earned him a BBC Maida Vale session with Huw Stephens. This success led to a UK tour with Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip and Jason Mraz in 2008 along with appearances at Glastonbury, Bestival and Latitude. His debut album ‘New Bop Sounds’ was released in 2010.

Gideon’s second album ‘Take It All’ (released in 2012) featured the track ‘Fall Under Tokyo’ which featured a video shot on location in Japan’s capital city.

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2013 brought a UK spring tour with experimental Brighton-based act, Bunty (Resonators), a joint Autumn tour and shared limited edition 12″ vinyl with Scottish singer Donna Maciocia- the low-fi EP, ‘Highlights & Perceptions’, precedes his third full album due for release later this year.

Artisan bakery Baltic Bakehouse has joined the venue line-up for this year’s festival. The building on Bridgewater Street is one of ten Baltic Triangle venues which will be used for Threshold 2014. Find out more about the bakery and their products at balticbakehouse.co.uk

Music acts already announced for Threshold 2014 include Natalie McCool, The Mono LPs, The Wild Eyes and Etches. For more details visit thresholdfestival.co.uk/ 3-DAY wristbands are avaialble now for £25 (£20 students). 

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