Liverpool International Music Festival with Liverpool Gin is a huge celebration of music taking place in Sefton Park on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July. In its seventh year, it is one of the highlights of the city’s events calendar, with more than 70 acts taking over four performance areas – Central Stage, Music City Stage, The Shubz and the True School Club House big tops. As well as more than 20 hours of live music, there’s also a family zone, VIP area as well as loads of food and drink concessions onsite.
When is it on?
LIMF takes place on 21 and 22 July.
Saturday Box office opens 11am A Capital Liverpool soundtrack will get the party started from 11am, with live music from midday to 10pm
Sunday Box office opens 111am A Capital Liverpool soundtrack will get the party started from 11am, with live music from midday to around 9.20pm
Last entry to the festival is 7pm.
Who’s on the line-up?
There’s more than 70 live acts so it’s pretty huge. To give you a flavour, across the weekend you have Nile Rodgers & Chic, Disco Classical with Special Guest Sister Sledge ft Kathy Sledge, De La Soul, 3Beat @ 30 featuring Sigma, Ella Eyre, Yxng Bane, Maverick Sabre and Anton Powers. Also on the line-up are MIC Lowry, Little Boots, The Tea Street Band and also the Music City Stage will feature the city’s hottest up and coming talent as part of the LIMF Academy.
Is Friday’s Cream Classical event part of LIMF?
Cream Classical in The Park is in association with LIMF and will see the 50 piece Kaleidoscope Orchestra perform alongside 20 DJs. This is a strictly over-18 event and is the first time LIMF has partnered with the legendary electronic music promoters.
What are ticket prices?
Tickets cost just £11 per person, including booking fee. Children 12 and under can go free, but they STILL need a ticket.
VIP tickets are completely sold out for Saturday, and only a limited number remain for Sunday. Head to www.limfestival.com to buy your tickets.
Can you buy a ticket on the day?
Yes, although be aware it is likely that all VIP tickets will be gone before the weekend.
There will be two onsite box offices open on Saturday from 11am-9.30pm and Sunday 11am-8pm. The box office will also be open at Cream Classical in The Park on the Friday from midday until 10pm.
Do I need to print off my ticket or just show it on my phone?
If you’ve purchased your ticket/s in advance you will have received a confirmation email from your ticket provider (Ticket Quarter or Skiddle). Attached to this email will be a pdf with your ticket/s.
Either print this out and bring it along with you, or open the pdf on your phone when you are in the queue – if it’s ready on your phone we can get the barcode scanned quickly which means your amazing LIMF 2019 experience can get underway.
Please note, printing the receipt for your tickets will not gain you access.
If you purchased a group of tickets, please try and all arrive together so you can be scanned in as a group.
The LIMF team will be on hand to speak to anyone with any queries.
Is the VIP area back?
Yes! Over 16s can access this area which features private bars, seating, DJs and posh loos.
Saturday VIP is already sold out and we’re expecting Sunday to sell out before the event weekend.
Should I bring the whole family along?
This is an UNMISSABLE family friendly event – there’s music for all tastes, a family zone for younger members of the family and of course a gorgeous green park for you to relax in and enjoy while LIMF provides you with the perfect soundtrack.
Remember, although under 12s go free – they still need a ticket, so get one in advance.
There is a whole host of activities to get involved with in the Family Zone. Playing on the theme of disco, there’s a Boogie Wonder Van which will be pumping out disco tunes all day, storytelling, workshops courtesy of Tate Liverpool, face painting and much more. It will be open each day from 11am to 6pm.
Can I buy food and drink at the festival or can I bring my own?
Feel free to bring your own picnics, but there will be a whole host of culinary delights on offer from burgers, hot dogs, pizza, chicken, noodles, Lebanese cuisine, fish and chips, ice cream and crepes – something to tickle everyone’s taste buds.
There will also be the usual bars and coffee stalls to wash down the delicious food on offer.
No alcohol is allowed to be brought onsite and it will be confiscated on entry.
There are plenty of bars on site offering competitively priced alcoholic drinks – you can expect to buy a pint for £5.
Festival goers can of course bring their own unopened soft drinks as long as they are not in glass containers.
Is there an accessible viewing area and toilets?
There is one viewing platform located in front of the main stage. Space is allocated on a first come, first served basis. There are a number of accessible toilets located across the site.
What should I wear?
Anything goes, but may sure you check the weather forecast in advance. Bring layers if it’s going to be nippy, bring sun cream and lots of water if it’s going to be sunny.
Any rules I should know about?
Animals, barbeques, fireworks, flares and glass bottles are some of the items prohibited on site.
Be aware there is Challenge 21 policy so if you look younger than 21, you may be asked by bar staff to provide ID to prove you are over 18 and can legally buy alcohol.
Alcohol cannot be brought on site and bag searches will take place on entry to the festival.
How do I get there?
Public transport is the answer!
If you plan on traveling by train, St Michael’s Train Station is the nearest, with other stations such as Liverpool South Parkway not far away.
No parking is available in the areas surrounding the part, with the exception of limited disabled parking bays, which can be accessed via Croxteth Gates, allocated on a first come first served basis.
Are you providing a shuttle service once the festival has finished?
Yes, there will be an Arriva Shuttle bus service in operation on the Saturday and Sunday which will run after the event has finished and will just take festival-goers into the city centre.
It will operate from around 8.45pm, and you can get on board at Croxteth Drive (near the Hallmark Hotel and the journey will end in the city centre at Great Charlotte Street. Tickets for the bus can be purchased in advance from www.limfestival.com or Ticket Quarter.
Alternatively they can be bought onsite across the event weekend. The shuttle bus will also be available during Friday’s Cream Classical in The Park, for £3. These can be bought in advance from www.ticketquarter.co.uk
Why are Liverpool Gin sponsoring it?
As a local brand, Liverpool Gin were keen to support a cultural event in the region and we’re delighted they’ve chosen LIMF. The super-premium, organic gin will bring a Liverpool Gin Bus on site, as well as a Liverpool Gin Garden to offer an oasis of calm. They will also be providing lucky festival-goers with floor mats to take the weight off their dancing feet as well as comfy seating areas. Those with VIP tickets will benefit from Liverpool Gin tipis and bespoke trailer bars offering a wide range of food and drink.
Where do I find out more?
Everything you need to know about LIMF can be found at www.limfestival.com. Also follow Liverpool International Music Festival on Facebook, @LIMFestival on Twitter or Limfestival on Instagram.