We’re sorry to announce that the Liverpool International Music Festival will not take place this year.
This has been a difficult decision for the LIMF team, but the uncertainties around the global health crisis means we simply can’t continue to plan, or stage an event of this scale.
We very much hope the situation has improved by July, but as LIMF takes many months to organise, it’s impossible to produce the high-quality festival we know and love in these timescales.
We know this will be a really disappointing decision not only for LIMF fans, but also for the wider music industry in Liverpool and beyond. LIMF is one of the city’s flagship events and each year has a positive impact on both established and up and coming artists, as well as local businesses and youth and community organisations to name a few.
Thank you for your understanding.
Stay safe everyone.
Get ready for Liverpool International Music Festival with Liverpool Gin 2019 as it heads back to the stunning Sefton Park for another weekend of unforgettable music. On 20-21 July, the stage will be set once again to bring global household names alongside the most exciting emerging new talent that LIMF is renowned for.
Headlining the Saturday is none other than the multi Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist Nile Rodgers and his pioneering band CHIC. This true legend and disco superstar, who has worked with almost every icon in pop, from David Bowie and Madonna to Pharrell and Daft Punk, will grace the Central Stage with an impressive set of tracks. A showstopper of the summer, this is one performance not to be missed.
Saturday will also see an exclusive live performance celebrating legendary label 3Beat Records’ 30th Birthday. The much loved home grown music institution will celebrate its 30 years of greatness with a show featuring over 30 musicians performing the label’s biggest hits, with special guests including platinum-selling SIGMA, British-German DJ duo M-22, Liverpool-born house producer Anton Powers, amongst others.
The unmissable live experience that is Disco Classical, with Special Guest Sister Sledge featuring Kathy Sledge will headline on the Sunday and is heralded as one the most memorable and uplifting live music experiences around. Lovers of disco are in for a once-in-a-lifetime treat, when a collection of the world’s greatest tracks including ‘We Are Family’ and ‘He’s The Greatest Dancer’ are re-imagined, reinvented and brought to the stage with the help of Manchester Camerata Orchestra, a live band and renowned crowd-pleaser DJ Mark Armstrong.
Hip-hop pioneers and living legends, De La Soul will also make an appearance as part of the festival’s eclectic offering. With a mix of irreverent lyrics, social commentary and jazz-funk sampling their impressive set is sure to entertain the crowds.
Chart-topping force Ella Eyre joins the lineup too, alongside MOBO and Brit-nominated singer-songwriter NAO, breakthrough rapper and singer Yxng Bane, and DJ and producer SG Lewis, whose electronic stylings have earned praise from Justin Timberlake and Pharrell.
The incredible Maverick Sabre is also coming to Sefton Park alongside Liverpool R&B collective MiC LOWRY, four-time Grammy-nominated DJ and producer, Kenny Dope and electrifying sets from De La Soul’s DJ Maseo, Norman Jay MBE and BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Jamz Supernova.
LIMF Academy artists will perform across a number of stages including rising star of the electronic pop scene LUNA, singer-songwriter Raheem Alameen, contemporary R&B musician KYAMI, as well acclaimed Liverpool bands and artists Eyesore & The Jinx, Bill Nickson and Pizzagirl.
With major live performances, dance-inducing DJs, as well as fun activities for all the family, LIMF 2019 is the place to be this summer. Come join the celebrations; it’s going to be epic…
Nile Rodgers & Chic / Sigma / Ella Eyre / YXNG Bane / Maverick Sabre / M-22 / Geko / Anton Powers / Kara Marni / Mic Lowry / Nikki Belle / Rebecca Garton / Pezz / SFVEN / Luna / Raheem Alameen / DJ: Melody (BBC Radio 1Xtra)
True School Club House
Jazzie B (Soul II Soul) / Maseo / Norman Jay MBE / Bobbito Garcia / Kish Kash / No Fakin DJs
The Shubz DJ Tent
DJ Ace / Kenny All-Star / Rampage / Masterstepz / DJ Devarnio / DJ CC
Music City Stage in association with LIMF accademy
Eyesore & The Junx / The Fernweh / Bill Nickon / Peach Fuzz / The Shards / The Heavy North / Joe Slater / The Tea Street Band / Sundowners / Aimee Steven / Yammerer / Niki Kand / Shards / Luisa Fernanda (levi's music project)
Sunday 21 July
Sister Sledge ft. Kathy Sledge / De La Soul / NAO / SG Lewis / Samm Henshaw / Grace Carter / Apre / KYAMI / Nauti / DJ: Nick Bright (BBC Radio 1Xtra)
True School Club House
Kenny Dope / Ronnie Herel / Original Dodger / Little Boots / Jamz Supernova / DJ 2 Kind
The Shubz DJ Tent
Manny Norte / Sian Anderson / Robbo Ranx / DJ Stylus / Sian Karleusa / DJ Coco
Music City Stage im association with LIMF academy
Pizzagirl / Sub Blue / Deliah / Gazelle / New Junior / Luca / Tori Cross / Lu / Niklas
Liverpool International Music Festival information & FAQs
How much are Liverpool International Music Festival tickets? Tickets are not yet on sale.
What happens If I bought a ticket and cannot attend? Unfortunately we can’t issue you with a refund if you can’t make the event due to work commitments or your mates have dropped out. In these circumstances, we advise passing on your tickets privately to avoid losing out on the money spent.
Refunds can only be offered if the event is cancelled or postponed, as agreed upon purchase.
When is Liverpool International Music Festival 2021? Liverpool International Music Festival moves online for Sunday 19th July 2021 from 3:00pm until 9:00pm.
Where is Liverpool International Music Festival?
Liverpool International Music Festival is located in Sefton Park and City Centre, Liverpool.
How do I get to Liverpool International Music Festival?
By Car - You can reach Sefton park via the M62 and follow signs from Queens Drive. For LIMF it is recommended to use public transport as parking is limited.
By Bus - Shuttle buses normally run on the days of the event, these will take you from Manchester City Centre to the festival site. Pick-up locations and running times are yet to be announced.
By Rail - The closest train station to Sefton Park is St Michaels Train Station. The Liverpool City centre stations are Lime Street, Central, James Street and Moorfields.
Does Liverpool International Music Festival have onsite camping? No, Liverpool International Music Festival is a non camping festival so camping equipment is not needed. It is however close to the City Centre so there is plenty of alternative accommodation to choose from.
Does Liverpool International Music Festival have any age restrictions? As it is a family festival there are no age restrictions to attend Liverpool International Music Festival. 17 year olds and under will need to be accompanied by an adult (18 or over).You may be asked to show photo ID.
Can I bring my own food and drink into Liverpool International Music Festival? You are not allowed to bring your own food and drink into Liverpool International Music Festival. There will be a wide variety of food and drink stalls inside the festival, serving up organic, vegetarian and vegan options.
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