Family zone and VIP offer at LIMF

Celebrating its fifth outing Liverpool International Music Festival in partnership with London Midland, today unveils its family activities and new VIP offering for 2017.

Sefton Park will be transformed into an array of soulful and exciting spaces to explore with giant sized games, circus workshops, stories, arts, crafts and much more, making it a perfect family day out. The festival is also giving revellers an exclusive chance to upgrade to VIP from only £13.20 before the festival or £15 on site, tickets will give access to private bars, deluxe toilets as well as up close and personal views of the central stage. Taking place from 21st – 23rd July, LIMF Summer Jam is free for all making it one of the most affordable weekends on the festival calendar, tickets and more information available at

With just under two weeks to go, preparations for LIMF are firmly under way, with acts global such as Gorgon City, Corinne Bailey Rae, Naughty Boy, Norman Jay MBE, Trevor Nelson and many more preparing to take to Liverpool’s Sefton Park and The Palm House for a huge celebration of music and culture across the weekend.

The Family Zone is shaping up as one of the best yet. Returning with its popular beach area transporting little ones into a seaside bliss, where children can build creative sand models and play with buckets and spades. Colourscape are back onboard with a Summer of Love programme which is set to delight all of the senses using lights, music, dance and much more.

Using an eclectic mix of activities for the whole household they have everything covered. For those who like a challenge, giant sized games will be available including family favourites Hungry Hippos, Table Football, Guess Who and many more. An abundance of art workshops and street entertainment will be on hand for those looking to embrace their more creative sides giving festival-goers the chance to create headdresses and festival accessories, build sand castles and take part in den-making, have faces painted and much more.

The Club House also makes a return where children will have the chance to dance away within LIMF’s child friendly club playing all of the “Summer of Love” tracks to rock out to. Black-e Youth Circus will perform a magical mystery tour through Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with a stunning performance combining gymnastics, aerial, tight wire and ground based circus.

For the little ones looking for a short escape there will be a Story Time, settle down onto the comfy cushions and hear tales from far away lands and great adventures.

LIMF Family Zone curator Cathy Cross comments, “I am so pleased to be creating the family zone again this year, we are bringing the old favourites back with the beach, gamezone and clubhouse for kids. I’m an extreme Den Builder so very excited to be bringing this new area to LIMF. It’s a highlight of the year…let’s hope the sun comes out to play!”

Brand new for 2017 is a luxurious VIP Experience for LIMF Summer Jam, giving ticket holders exclusive access to a private bar area, deluxe toilets and up close and personal views the likes of Becky Hill, Fleur East, Jax Jones, JP Cooper, Fuse ODG, Cast and many more who play the LIMF’s Central stage. VIP tickets can be bought online for just £13.20 up until the day or on site during the festival for £15.

In addition this year, LIMF TV Presented by The Guide Liverpool will bring live interviews, behind the scenes videos, plus backstage gossip and all the action as it happens across the festival site. The Guide Liverpool’s Jay Hynd will be hosting the main stage throughout the weekend, and himself and the Guide team will be chatting to artists playing on our special live LIMF TV set, bringing acoustic tracks from musicians, and getting in the thick of the action too as LIMF takes over Sefton Park.

LIMF in partnership with London Midland is an inherently different music festival representing the next chapter of a global music city. 2017 will see its most inspired and electric line up to date, with an unbeatable day and night programme showcasing artists, music and projects that celebrate the past, present and future of music, limited not just to Liverpool but across the world.

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