PZYK 2020 LINE-UP
Welcome to the new PZYK reality
Following a nine-month gestation, the mysteriously monikered PZYK 2020 finally comes blinking into the daylight. The new incarnation – and ultimate realisation – of what was formerly known as Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, PZYK 2020 is a continuous, 16-hour immersive journey through sites and sounds of future psychedelia.
What was previously a hedonistic marathon has been reimagined as a distilled affirmation. A Technicolor transformation that will provide the ultimate re-tox; the first 16 hours of the rest of your life…
PZYK 2020 will be housed within a complex of interconnected, industrial recesses in and around Liverpool’s Invisible Wind Factory. Leading the line-up are Grammy-nominated, Anatolian fuzz-purveyors ALTIN GÜN and AGRROcultural PUNKTRONICA oddballs SNAPPED ANKLES.
They are joined by Lancaster’s finest lo-fi psych-punk collective THE LOVELY EGGS and the physical, anthemic force of nature that is BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD. The recipients of Piccadilly Records’ Album of the year, W. H. LUNG, and the much-lauded VANISHING TWIN also join our interstellar soiree.
As ever, PZYK is a celebration of our collective oneness. No matter the boundaries bestowed upon us, ours is a cross-border collective, a blissed-out international communion. Niger’s KEL ASSOUF melts Tuareg trance into a Moon-Duo-esque energy hit; Hong Kong’s GONG GONG GONG 工工工 utilise heavy garage and distortion to channel the anger of a people; YĪN YĪN (Maastricht) and Helsinki’s KAUKOLAMPI (i.e. Timo of K-X-P fame) add to this borderless silo of joyful international energy.
Kavus Torabi, Michael York and Steve Davis (yes, that one) present THE UTOPIA STRONG, a bold forward stride into the unknown for Romford’s finest. As is the newly-unleashed, gorgeously-sinister alter ego of Happy Valley actress KEELEY FORSYTH – the “new Scott Walker” according to The Guardian.