PLAY: 2020 International Pop Overthrow - Liverpool, England

Posted by:  International Pop Overthrow  | When:  –  | Where: Liverpool, England, GBR

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Now in its 21st year, International Pop Overthrow is booking artists for the Liverpool shows happening May 12-19, 2020. This is a great opportunity to play a high-energy, heart-pumping show and grow your fan base in your hometown with a nationally recognized touring event series. 

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The Opportunity

International Pop Overthrow (IPO) is back celebrating its 21st year and landing in over 14 cities in the US, UK, and Canada.  IPO is a traveling pop music festival that features between 25 and 180 of the best pop bands from the local market. Shows generally host 30-200 attendees, depending on the location and night, and offer great exposure through local press at each location.  Many historic venues have played host to the event including but not limited to The Abbey (Chicago), Knitting Factory (Los Angeles), The Cavern Club (Liverpool), and Paycheck's Lounge (Detroit).

The purpose of International Pop Overthrow is two-fold: to give every worthy band who'd like to play their music in a festival atmosphere the chance to do so, and to bring pop music the attention it so richly deserves.

Past Performers Include:
Jason Falkner, Kara's Flowers (Maroon 5), Enuff Z'nuff, The 88, Phantom Planet

The Band

  • Acts from outside of Liverpool welcome, though we really encourage local artists to apply 
  • Primarily booking guitar-based, melody-driven rock 'n roll inspired by 60s & 70s rock
  • Powerpop, folk-rock, garage-rock, indie-rock, modern rock, psychedelic-rock, singer/songwriters

The Gig


  • Two (2) 30-minute sets
  • Indoors
  • Backline includes guitar amps, bass amp, keyboard and drums
  • Professional sound and lighting provided
  • Sound engineer provided
Additional Compensation Details:
  • Artists keep 100% of their merchandise sales
  • Food/drink depends on venue
  • Selected acts are included in official IPO press
  • Selected acts received one free guest per band member

Apply by Apr 17, 2020

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This opportunity requires an entry fee to apply.