Liverpool gets trippy for another weekend of Psychedelia.

Posted on 29 September 2016
By Ben Edwards
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Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia was back in the city this weekend and once again proved to be a huge success with those who attended.

Now in its 5th year, the festival was held at Camp and Furnace, Jamaica Street.

This year saw the organisers stage their biggest and boldest festival line up to date, with over 100 live musical acts on offer.

Friday saw Cardiff based rockers Super Furry Animals headline the main stage, which was greeted with rapturous applause from adoring fans.

Essex band The Horrors took the headline spot on Saturday.

Following four critically acclaimed albums of which all charted within the top 40 it is no surprise that many regarded their set as the highlight of the weekend.

Gemma Smith, 22, Manchester, said “I came to Psychfest last year, but this weekend has exceeded my expectations.

“The Horrors and The Wytches stood out the most for me – I’ll definitely be back next year.”

Those lucky enough to bag a ticket were also treated to a huge range of food stalls, which lined the streets outside the Camp and Furnace.

Local record store, Dig Vinyl, located on Bold Street, was also selling an impressive selection of their records.

The visual installations are one of the defining characteristics of Psychfest and once again this year didn’t disappoint.

The psychedelic vibe was made all the more intense through the carefully designed light and sound shows which changed drastically from room to room.

This year also saw the introduction of the virtual reality room, which allowed festival-goers to use the latest VR technology to immerse themselves in strange psychedelic worlds.

Paul Speed, co-owner and manager of Camp and Furnace said, “Psychfest is not the run of the mill festival, which I think adds to its appeal with fans.

“It has always proved to be a popular weekend and we hope to see it return next year.”