Offering an unrivalled opportunity to see discover the most exciting emerging artists active on Liverpool's vibrant music scene right now, we are delighted to present The 2Ube and introduce you to some of the musicians that it will feature.Each week we'll introduce you to some of the acts you can look forward to seeing at the weekly Lipa cafe events as well as The 2Ube Extra Festival.

Based in LIPA Cafe, Liverpool Insititute for the Performing Arts, Mount Street, Liverpool, The 2Ube's weekly showcase takes place each Friday from 5-7pm. The event features a diverse range of bands from across the north west and takes inspiration from its iconic eighties namesake, the Channel Four Television programme, The Tube.

Keith Mullin of Liverpool band The Farm is a music lecturer at Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts and the driving force behing The 2Ube. He describes the event as "a bastion of cultural diversity, a great breeding ground for new acts. In many ways it adopts a John Peel approach to music, not specialist or genre specific, in that you never know what you’re going to get."

On February 6th and March 20th, the show will be live streamed on a designated YouTube channel, attracting viewers from all over the world as we gear up for the main event, the annual 2Ube Extra Festival which is set to attract viewers to its live stream from all over the world.

This year The 2Ube Extra Festival begins on April 15th and runs until April 23rd, featuring four bands each night, together with exclusive interviews and performances with some of the most respected figures in the music industry.

Some of the bands appearing on The 2Ube and The 2Ube Extra have already been featured by regional and national media, others are ready to be discovered; all are incredibly talented, innovative and exciting prospects.

Check out some of the emerging artists below:


Signed to Japanese label Philter Inc who represent the likes of Katie Perry and Lily Allen, Norwegian Silje combines a Scandinavian/European sound with powerful vocals that are clearly influenced by American culture. Silje is as a positive, fresh and exciting solo performer.


Stream 'Be You' by Silje BELOW:

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MaVe, alias Marita Vestad, makes dark, catchy electronic music. Originating from Ringebu, Norway, MaVe uses her own life experiences when writing her lyrics, expressing thoughts and emotions people usually don’t dare to say out loud. From a young age she has stood out with her distinctive voice and emotional vocal performances. Together with producer Are Naesset they create dark electronica infused with elements from drum & bass, trap, rock and dubstep.


Stream 'Feed My Hunger' by Mave BELOW:

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Tiger Factory

A hip hop/rock band combining smooth melodies, bouncy melodies and high energy live performances. They play the cafe next week on Friday Jan 30th.


Stream 'Elf Anthem' by Tiger Factory BELOW:

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