NEWS: Threshold Festival Announces Hannah Peel As First Artist For 2017


Threshold are incredibly excited to announce Hannah Peel as the first artist on the bill for their 2017 festival of grass roots music and arts.

Hannah has strong ties to Liverpool having studied in the city at LIPA. She has since gone on to great success since and Threshold are honoured to welcome her back to her adopted city.

The Irish singer-songwriter’s remarkable new album ‘Awake But Always Dreaming’ has been described as a “sublime electronic opus” (Q), “an incredible record” (The Quietus), “rich, detailed and beguiling” (The Irish Times), while The Observer recently described Peel as “A great singer and a latter day Delia Derbyshire”.

Hannah said: “Liverpool has a wonderful energy and passion for the arts and Threshold Festival is a big part of this great city.”

Organisers have promised that more acts will be announced before the year is out with a first wave of acts to be revealed later this month.

The Threshold team were also honored to be shortlisted for ‘Best Festival For Emerging Talent’ at the UK Festival Awards earlier this week on a night which shone a light on Liverpool’s thriving festival scene. Festival Co-Directors, Chris and Kaya Herstad Carney were in attendance on the night.

“Despite not winning in our category, we were honoured to be there to see a landmark year for Liverpool Festivals. Huge congratulations to Creamfields, Sound City, Liverpool Music Week and Positive Vibration on their success.”

Threshold’s seventh annual festival takes place on March 31st – April 2nd 2017 in venues in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle.

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