Fiesta Bombarda: a student experience to remember

Are the student events in Liverpool getting a bit too samey? Well, last weekend Fiesta Bombarda broke the mould with a refreshing take on what a Liverpool night should be like.

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Fiesta Bomarda brought the funk back to Liverpool last Satuday at the Palm House.

With brass bands, reggae, funk, rock and fire eaters, last weekend’s Fiesta Bombarda had something for everyone.

The Palm House, Sefton Park

Sure, the events we have in Liverpool are fun – this city’s notorious for its euphoric house nights that leave you feeling wonderfully stimulated- but it’s definitely time for a bit of a refreshing change.

And Fiesta Bombarda, with its live singers and instruments, stood out from the rest of Liverpool’s infamous nights.

There were two bars (so no queuing), food stalls, incredible scenery, amazing performers, carefree dancing and countless blissful faces – who can put a price on that?

Well, they went with £9 a ticket – but it was definitely worth it.

If you haven’t been to the Palm House before, it’s a gigantic, weird and wonderful glass building in Sefton Park. Embellished with twinkling lights, towering palm trees and fire dancers, the night was given an immediate alternative edge.

This carnival-inspired evening was headlined by jazz-hip hop 12-piece the Renegade Brass Band. Plus there was live music from We, The Undersigned, Mutant Vinyl and Long Finger Bandits, with DJ sets from Bhok & Outliar.

Despite the various mix of genres, the acts flowed gracefully from one to the next.

With the amazing variety of alternative music, the psychedelic outfits and face paints, and the convenient pizza stand, a festival-like euphoria circulated the room, resulting in a pretty perfect night.

If you want to hear some fresh new music and get into the festival spirit, look out for the next Fiesta Bombarda because after this sell-out night, it won’t be the last!

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