UK Fusion Festival Moves Site, Adds Day With Kings Of Leon
Joseph Okpako/WireImage – Fusion Festival 2018
Louisa Johnson performs on day two of Fusion Festival 2018 at Otterspool Parade, Sept. 2, 2018 in Liverpool, England.
Liverpool, England’s Fusion Festival announced that the upcoming seventh edition will be held at a new location. In 2019, the event will be move from Otterspool Promenade to a larger site in Sefton Park.
A winner of both a Green Flag Award and a Green Heritage Award, the site looks more like a natural landscape than a man-made park.
“After three amazing years at Otterspool Promenade we’re pleased to announce Fusion’s move to its new home of Sefton Park,” said festival director Damien Sanders. “The show has gone from strength to strength in Liverpool and across the North West, so we are thrilled to be moving to a site which can accommodate our growing audience and ambitious plans to bring some even bigger names to Liverpool.”
Fusion Festival hasn’t yet shared the lineup for this year’s edition, scheduled for Aug. 30-Sept. 1, but Sanders promised “exciting announcements.”
In 2018, Fusion Festival had its most successful year with a bill that included Years & Years, Jess Glynne, Shawn Mendes, David Guetta and Clean Bandit.
This year, the festival’s organizers added an extra day prior to the main event on Aug. 30. It runs under the banner of Fusion Presents and will be headlined by Kings of Leon, marking their only 2019 UK festival gig.
Other artists on the Aug. 30 bill include Franz Ferdinand, Echo & The Bunnymen, Circa Waves and Sam Fender.
Sanders said he and his team have been wanting “to launch a new event for the last couple of years.”
“The biggest challenge has been finding the right artist for the job,” he continued. “We’re over the moon that we were able to secure one of the world’s most successful rock bands to launch Fusion Presents and we cannot wait to see them perform in our new home, Sefton Park.”