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…
Full lineup for Liverpool International Music Festival
Last year's lineup
Saturday 20 July
12:00 - 21:00
Nile Rodgers & Chic
DJ: Melody (BBC Radio 1Xtra)
True School Club House
Jazzie B (Soul II Soul)
Norman Jay MBE
No Fakin DJs
The Shubz DJ Tent
Music City Stage in association with LIMF accademy
Eyesore & The Junx
The Heavy North
The Tea Street Band
Luisa Fernanda (levi's music project)
+ more TBA
Sunday 21 July
12:00 - 21:00
with special guest
Sister Sledge ft. Kathy Sledge
De La Soul
DJ: Nick Bright (BBC Radio 1Xtra)
True School Club House
DJ 2 Kind
The Shubz DJ Tent
Music City Stage im association with LIMF academy
+ more TBA
Liverpool International Music Festival information & FAQs
Tickets to LIMF 2019 cost £11 per person*. Children aged 12 and under go FREE!
*Including fees. Terms and conditions apply.
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Travelling to/from the festival
Every year, LIMF welcomes more visitors from all over the UK and beyond!
Here’s how you can find us:
Liverpool’s John Lennon airport is a 15 minute drive from Sefton Park where LIMF Summer Jam takes place. For our city centre activity, it will take approx. 25 minutes in car from Liverpool John Lennon. You can find more detailed information about their flight timetables here.
There’s no parking around Sefton Park so we’d urge you not to drive in. Instead, why not get to us:
St Michael’s train station is nearest to Sefton Park where LIMF Summer Jam takes place. You’ll find detailed travel information at merseytravel.gov.uk.
Liverpool Lime Street is the next best option for Summer Jam. It’s a 20 minute drive to Sefton Park or a very long walk! You can find out more about arrivals and departures at Lime Street here.
Check out train timetables with Merseytravel here and Merseyrail here.
For our city centre events, Lime Street station or Liverpool Central are the best train stations. You’ll find detailed travel information at merseytravel.gov.uk.
Check out train timetables with Merseytravel here and Merseyrail here
There are two main city centre bus terminals and travel centers: Liverpool ONE Paradise Street Bus Station and Queen Square Bus Station. Merseytravel is the bus network operator within the city, visit their website for more information merseytravel.gov.uk
ComCab: Call 0151 298 2222 or visit the ComCab website.
If you’re coming from close by, why not download or request a copy of Liverpool’s cycle map, which shows the nearest cycle parking to the park. See liverpool.gov.uk for more details. If travelling by train or ferry, bikes go free and are welcome on both. Not got a bike? Then why not take advantage of the City Bike hire facility where you can sign up, collect and drop off a bike at any one of the on-street stations. It’s self-service, so no booking is needed – just turn up and go. See citybikeliverpool.co.uk for more details. Please remember though, if you are travelling by bike to wear bright clothing and use bike lights if you are heading home after dark.
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