Astral Coast 2014 presents the very finest musicians and bands in Merseyside, showcasing the rude health of new music in the area. It is Wirral’s biggest and best new music festival.

In its brief history, Astral Coast has quickly established itself as one of the premiere new music festivals on Merseyside. Bringing together the region’s most exciting emerging artists with established Merseyside headliners, Astral Coast offers a unique day of live music in the Wirral’s foremost live music venue, New Brighton’s Floral Pavilion.

In the previous two years our headline acts have included Domino records and Deltasonic recording artists. As well as MOBO award winners and NME favourites. We have also showcased some of Merseyside’s most exciting up and coming acts some of whom have gone on to be critically lauded by both local and national press.

New Brighton itself has a rich history of bringing the best live music each generation has to offer. From The Rolling Stones iconic performance at New Brighton tower in 1964 to The Coral’s more recent ‘Mid Summer Nights Scream’, which also included performances from the likes of The Libertines and The Zutons, New Brighton has long punched above its weight when it comes to championing new music and providing a fantastic party.

‘On a fizzingly hot day over the water, we took in the coastal views, gorged pier-side fish, chips and mushy peas, limbered up industrial man-made rockery on the beach, devoured the famous ices from Caffe Cream – and lapped up lashings of music in the festival we’re happy to dub the Scouse DIY All Tomorrow’s Parties.’