Music industry legend Alan McGee to appear at Liverpool’s FACT

Posted on 13 August 2014
By Mark Langshaw
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Following a special screening of Svengali on Wednesday 20th August at Liverpool’s FACT, Alan McGee will be in conversation with journalist and music fanatic, Peter Guy.

Svengali follows Dixie, a music obsessed postman who believes he’s stumbled upon ‘The Next Big Thing’ and decides to head to London to help make ‘The Premature Congratulations’ famous!

The film stars Johnny Owen, Vicky McClure and Martin Freeman with cameos from Alan himself, Carl Barat of The Libertines and Radio 1 DJ, Huw Stephens.

Alan McGee founded Creation Records in 1983 and went on to discover and manage some of the most critically acclaimed bands ever including The Jesus and Mary Chain, Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis and The Libertines.

He now runs 359 Music, “a launch pad for new talent and some ignored older talent”, in collaboration with Cherry Red Records. He regularly hosts club nights in Liverpool, saying, “Liverpool is the most alive place for music in the UK so that’s why the 359 Club is happening there. In Shoreditch they care about their trousers and in Liverpool they care about their songs. Everything Shoreditch is – 359 isn’t.”

Svengali is showing for one night only on Wednesday 20 August at 6.30pm. Tickets for the screening are available now from the FACT Box Office, by phone on 0871 902 5737 and online at