Merseyrail Sound Station will be providing the programme of live music at this years Winter Arts Market at Liverpool Cathedral. Celebrating five years of the project, the new music platform will bring four acts to the bustling pop-up bazaar.
Performing in the beautiful Lady Chapel within the Cathedral will be previous Merseyrail Sound Station Prize finalists Katie Mac and A Lovely War as well as this years winner KingFast alongside fellow finalist Molly Hughes.
The four artists will provide the perfect accompaniment to a day of hunting out original handmade gifts from the 200+ sellers who will be pitching up at the Cathedral.
The 2017 Merseyrail Sound Station Prize winner KingFast will be playing a set of his unique soulful pop which impressed judges at the competition final at Central station this November. The Kingston-born, Liverpool-based singer songwriter draws inspiration from acts as diverse as Stevie Wonder, Bastille and Beyoncé and is set to use the mentoring programme – part of the Sound Station prize – to move to the next level of his music career.
Molly Hughes, a student at LIPA Sixth Form, was singled out for praise from judges at the Sound Station final for her songwriting abilities which impressed the crowds at the event and belied her young age. A Lovely War have been a fixture on the Liverpool live scene for a number of years now, gracing the pages of Bido Lito! and winning over fans with their eccentric chamber pop. Katie Mac appeared at the 2016 Merseyrail Sound Station final and has caught the attention of gig-goers up and down the country with her big sounding folk songs.
The live music at the Winter Arts Market will take place from 11am with the last performance finishing at 5.30pm. Music fans will also be able to get their hands on the limited edition Bido Lito! Journal – a deluxe coffee table annual from the team behind the monthly music magazine looking back at 2017 in Liverpool music.
11.00-11.30 Molly Hughes
12.30-1.00 A Lovely War
5.00-5.30 Katie Mac
The Winter Arts Market is the region’s biggest and best independent Christmas shopping experience, with stalls featuring unique handmade work from more than 200 artists plus a vintage fair, food fair and children’s crafting workshop.
It takes place at Liverpool Cathedral on Saturday 2nd December, 10am-7pm. For more information and to see some of the work that will be on sale this year visit www.winterartsmarket.com.