Two years ago, Yousef’s internationally renowned party, Circus joined up with Liverpool’s International Music Festival to put on a party at the Sefton Park Palm House with Boiler Room, who streamed the party and its performances live online. After the reception the party got, LIMF and Circus have decided to team up once again for a 2016 instalment.
The venue that will be hosting this second coming will once again be the Palm House in Liverpool’s Sefton Park, a huge greenhouse filled with palm trees and tropical plants, making this a party in paradise like surroundings. The scenes from last year inside the building, which we were treated to courtesy of the long standing music streaming site Boiler Room, were next level, so it would have been silly for the party to be anywhere else.
(Sefton Park Palm House - Photo: Circus)
This year, the line up has been changed up, with some great guests joining the party spearhead Yousef, who will headline proceedings. New York house purveyor and the mind behind the Objektivity record label, Dennis Ferrer will play alongside Yousef, with the super talent that is Reboot also turning out. Desolat staple and Vatos Locos party person Hector finishes off the generous list of guests before the line up if clocked off by Circus’ trusty resident, Lewis Boardman.
What’s unique about this year’s party however, as well as the venue unused by anyone else, is the concept that LIMF have put behind it. Named House Nation, this will be the first of four parties that LIMF will visit with the brain behind Circus, to put on parties in each and bring the sound of each one back to Liverpool by writing it into a track, the process of which will be filmed for a documentary and live show, showcased at LIMF 2016 in July.
Words by Josh Plews
Photos courtesy of Circus