IPO Festival Liverpool

The International Pop Overthrow Festival hits Liverpool once again this week (and until next Tuesday) bringing bucketloads of bands from Europe, the US and beyond to play various denominations of “Powerpop” to audiences at the world famous Cavern Club.  Powerpop is often overlooked as a genre by mainstream  reviewers, who might see it as a backwards looking rather than forwards thinking musical niche, but I’d say Everything Everything and Electric Soft Parade hit all the criteria as much as The Beatles or XTC.

Anyway it’s free to get in to almost all the performances and generally 2 or 3 bands on at any one time, so you can always abandon one act to catch another that might be more to your taste.


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