With more and more small independent venues being forced to close doors, making it more and more difficult for budding new bands to be discovered, Circa Waves are taking action to championing new talent, by curating their very own Circa Fest in Liverpool. A clear sign of the demand for discovering new and exciting bands, the festival sold-out within 24 hours of tickets being made available direct to fans for pre-sale.
Alongside a sold-out Circa Fest, Circa Waves treat fans to the release of their new single, “Sad Happy”. “Sad Happy” is the first single from the Sad side of their album.
Check out the “Sad” video here:
Sad Happy is formed of two diametrically distinctive sides, released individually as Sad and Happy. Happy was released earlier this year while the Sad side will be united with the Happy side to form the full physical Sad Happy release on March 13, 2020 via Prolifica Inc / [PIAS].
On Saturday April 4, the band will take over Liverpool and celebrate the city’s most exciting new and emerging acts, paying tribute to some of the most iconic long-standing venues Liverpool has to offer.
Hosted across Liverpool University, Zanzibar And Jimmy’s, the likes of Red Rum Club, Spinn, Pizzagirl, Harrm, Children Of The State, Abby Meysenburg, The Mysterines (Dj Set), Zuzu (Dj Set) and, of course, Circa Waves will perform throughout the day into the early hours.
The Circa Fest announcement comes off the back of this year’s Independent Venue Week which celebrates music venues up and down the country. Both Zanzibar and Jimmy’s have been involved in this year’s Independent venue week, a nod to the people that own, run and work in them, week in, week out.
Speaking on the venture, Circa Waves frontman Kieran says: “I made my own festival In Liverpool and called it Circa Fest because why not!!! I wanted to showcase all of these amazing and talented upcoming acts Liverpool has to offer. Get on it”.
He continues to say: And here’s our new single! The whole reason our album is called Sad Happy. Enjoy the sad euphoria And have a nice cry dance! Best listened to in groups or alone in the kitchen”.
The full run-down of the artists performing reads as follows:
01. Liverpool Uni
Red Rum Club
Children Of The State
Here’s Haarm with their recently released video for Dahlia
03.Jimmy’s – DJ sets
In conjunction with the release of the album, Circa Waves have announced a run of intimate UK shows along with a full UK tour later in the year.
03/12 – Kingston Upon Thames, Pryzm
03/13 – Nottingham, Metronome
03/14 – Leeds, Brudenell
03/15 – Manchester, Gorilla
03/16 – Sheffield, The Foundry
03/18 – Dundee, Fat Sam’s
03/19 – Preston, Blitz
03/27 – O2 Academy, Glasgow
03/28 – Keele University SU, Keele
03/30 – The Tramshed, Cardiff
03/31 – O2 Academy, Leicester
04/02 – The Waterfront, Norwich
04/03 – O2 Academy Brixton, London
04/04 – Liverpool University, Liverpool
For more information on Circa Fest visit the official Circa Waves website.