A second raft of top artists have been added to the Liverpool International Music Festival 2018 bill this Summer.
Gracing the Main Stage on Sunday will be Ray BLK. The first ever unsigned artist to be named on BBC’s Sound of… List in 2017, her irresistible blend of classically soulful vocals and grime-inspired lyrical wit promise to be a weekend highlight. Australian rising star Jordan Rakei will also perform on Sunday. Jordan’s jazzy hip-hop notes sound like a mix between Frank Ocean and Stevie Wonder and have already won him critical acclaim worldwide.
Also hitting up the main stage over the course of the weekend will be the Merseyside born and chart topping DJ James Hype, whose enigmatic sets combine his tastes for urban, garage and house music. UK breakthrough artists Tom Zanetti & K.O Kane, Joel Culpepper, Laoise and more have also been revealed. The three ‘most ready’ artists chosen by the LIMF Academy will have the opportunity to perform on the main stage alongside this long list of household names over the LIMF weekend.
Proudly supporting the sound of the next generation from Merseyside, LIMF has also announced the first wave of acts for the itsLiverpoolNext Gen Stage, powered by the LIMF Academy. Performers will include The Vryll Society,Trudy And The Romance, Zuzu, Jalen N’Gonda, Haarm, Queen Zee, Sub Blue, Astles, Spinn, TV ME, Pale Rider, Neil Noa, and many more, with the 2018-2019 Academy artists to be named soon.
They join the already illustrious line-up that includes Haçienda Classiçal, Basement Jaxx (DJ set), Wiley, Example & DJ Wire, Jax Jones, Stefflon Don, Aurora, Young Fathers, Rae Morris, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Trevor Nelson, Gilles Peterson and Jazzie B as well as Riton, Tough Love, Toddla T and more in The Shubz DJ Tent.
LIMF takes place 21st and 22nd July at Sefton Park. Tickets start at just £5 a day for general admission and £15 for VIP. Under 11’s go free. For more information visit http://www.limfestival.com.
This year the festival will be exploring the theme of ‘Co-Exist and Connection‘, marrying together multiple strands of the music and culture scenes with a line up spanning eras, genres and co-existing through the connection of music. LIMF will take place in Sefton Park with an eclectic and diverse line-up spanning three stages and a dedicated dance tent as well as activities for all the family to enjoy.
LIMF forms part of the Liverpool 2018 programme which marks ten years since the city’s game-changing year as European Capital of Culture.
It is supported by the City Region Combined Authority with £5 million from the Single Investment Fund. Capital Liverpool is the official radio partner for LIMF.
As proud supporters of the Liverpool International Music Festival, Aldi is giving festival goers the chance to enjoy a selection of its award-winning produce at its festival stall.
Liverpool International Music Festival 2018 line-up
BASEMENT JAXX (DJ SET)
EXAMPLE & DJ WIRE
TOM ZANETTI & K.O KANE
DJ JAZZY JEFF
JUS NOW (DJ SET)
SEANI B (BBC RADIO 1XTRA)
ACE (BBC RADIO 1XTRA)
MELODY KANE (BBC RADIO 1XTRA)
PANJABI HIT SQUAD (BBC ASIAN NETWORK)
ADELE ROBERTS (BBC RADIO 1)
THE VRYLL SOCIETY
TRUDY AND THE ROMANCE
LIMF ACADEMY PRESENTS…MARY MILLER, GAZELLE & REMEÃ
DJ 2KIND FT L100
RED RUM CLUB
+ more to be announced