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Kirkfest lands as part of music festival

Rotunda, the arts, education and community centre in the heart of North Liverpool, has announced a bumper bill fringe event for the Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF). KirkFest, taking place on 30th August in Rotunda Square, Kirkdale, has brought together a programme of live music and activities which reflects the flavours and diverse sounds of North Liverpool.

KirkFest, Friday 30th August 2013, Rotunda Square, Great Homer Street, 14:00 – 19:00

The inaugural Liverpool International Music Festival celebrates the rich diversity and cultural impact music/bands have had this city, and how our local musicians throughout the years have gone on to change the world. KirkFest will add to this celebration with a lineup of local talent, including; Lauren Walker, Shinelle Evans, Tasha Wharton, Jake Doran, Ruthus Hock and Jessica West

Headlining the event is the internationally renowned band ‘The Merseyrats’, genuine musicians from the hay day of the Mersey beat in the 1960’s. With lead singer Lee Curtis who played with the Pete Best of the Beatles!   Local based bands ‘The Dawn’ and ‘Small Print’ will also highlight a variety of young local talented up and coming new bands.

Alongside those performing on KirkFest’s main stage is a whole host of activities suitable for the whole family, such as an acoustic tent with Jake Duran, The Phil Duo, Jessica West to name a few! Also we will be holding a fancy dress karaoke for the exhibitionists amongst the crowd and a whole host of interactive arts activities to inspire the next generation of musicians.

Other entertainment delights include a visit from the Territorial Army’s bridge building specialists, circus performers and a chance to get into a true international flavour with a variety of tastes and treats from around the world.

Maxine Ennis, Chief Executive Officer of Rotunda said:

“The Liverpool International Music Festival is one of the spectacle highlights of 2013 and we are delighted to be part of it. KirkFest is the result of many months hard work from the team here and is a true celebration of the culture and heritage music plays within our local community. With live performances, opportunities for people to get involved themselves and a wealth of other activities planned for all ages, this is one event in the LIMF calendar not to be missed.”


Yaw Owusu, Music Curator for Liverpool International Music Festival, said:

“We want everyone in the city to be part of this new, exciting event, so it’s fantastic that KirkFest will bring live music and entertainment to North Liverpool.

“One of LIMF’s aims is to unearth homegrown talent and this is an unmissable opportunity to showcase local artists, giving audiences the chance to discover talent which is on their doorstep.

” Without a doubt, if you’re a music lover, Liverpool is the place to be in August.”

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