This weekend sees Europe’s largest FREE music event take over Sefton Park.
From Friday 22 July Sefton Park will be a live music fest thanks to Summer Jam which is part of the Liverpool International Music Festival.
Friday’s opening night, which starts from 5pm, will see the spectacular Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra perform a set which includes many of the defining songs that came from the city of Liverpool and impacted the world.
The Saturday fun starts at midday and chart topping dance duo Sigma, responsible for hits such as ‘Nobody To Love’ and ‘Changing’ are confirmed to headline, with Liverpool’s very own quirk-pop legends The Wombats headlining the following day. Singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas will bring her own inimitable mellow groove to the proceedings. Bringing an urban vibe to the LIMF Summer Jam bill will be trailblazers Kwabs, Ms Dynamite and Maverick Sabre, with RnB up and comer Shakka and BBC 1Xtra’s ‘Hot For 2016’ nominee Samm Henshaw also lined up to play. Local heroes John Power and Dave McCabe and the Ramifications will be performing, as well as Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band and China Crisis.
And on top of this you’ve got the LIMF Academy stage and the Family Zone which is looking better than ever for 2016.
For full details of the line-up and information on remaining tickets for some of LIMF Presents gigs (the ticketed element of the festival), visit www.limfestival.com, @LIMFestival on Twitter or Liverpool International Music Festival on Facebook. And why not download the free LIMF App so you have everything at your fingertips, even when you’re in the park enjoying yourselves.
Here’s some handy information:
Summer Jam times are:
Friday 22 July 2016 – 5.00pm – 9.30pm
Saturday 23 July 2016 – 12.00pm – 8.00pm
Sunday 24 July 2016 – 12.00pm – 8.00pm
To enable the event to take place safely there are some parking and traffic management restrictions. These will include:
No waiting cones will be positioned around the edge of park between Greenbank Lane past Croxteth Gate, continuing around the park to Livingston Drive North. They will also be placed within this area around road junctions to protect access. Additionally car parking areas will be managed and capacity monitored.
Greenbank Lane will be closed at Greenbank Road, apart from access to residents and businesses only.
The section of the park between Croxteth Gates (Solna Hotel) and the roundabout at Aigburth Drive will be closed to general traffic and used as car parking for blue badge holders. Also will be used for Shuttle Bus operation.
Mossley Hill Drive will be one way for general traffic between Croxteth Drive and Greenbank Drive.
Closures in and around Aigburth Drive/Lark Lane will be in place to assist and make safe pedestrian movement to and from the event. Diversion routes will be in place during these periods, residents/business access will be maintained.
Traffic restrictions will apply for up to 2 hours before each event until approximately 1 hour after the above times.
This year, Stagecoach will be providing a special LIMF Shuttle Service on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July from 8pm until 10pm. The M1 Bus will provide an express journey from Croxeth Drive (near the Alicia Hotel) to Liverpool City Centre (Great Charlotte Street) for only £2. Many other buses also call near to Sefton Park from across the city. Call Traveline on 0151 236 7676 or go to www.merseytravel.gov.uk for all the information.
We’ve got more than 40 concessions across the festival site including notorious hot dogs from Piggie Smalls, turning up the heat with Lets Go Mexicana and Wahaca, traditional BBQs from Snoppy Hoggy Hog and wood fired pizza from Little Furnace.
Burger Theory will be on hand to provide the ultimate festival veggie burgers, sweet treats from Happy Crepes and the best of African food from Sarai event catering. For those who need a caffeine kick Bold Street Coffee will be on hand plus tasty cheese sandwiches from The Cheese Truck as well as Porky Pits, Chinatown, Beatle Juice, Diamonds Dogs and many more to experience across the three days.
There will be fully accessible toilets located at three locations around the main stage and also at the It’s Liverpool Stage
There is a viewing platform at the main stage field – spaces are given on a first come, first served basis.
The LIMF App can be downloaded for free and gives people the running order of each day and extra info. There is also an Aspect AR app which festival goers are encouraged to download beforehand and will give them a whole new perspective on the park!
For full details of the line-up and information on remaining tickets for some of LIMF Presents gigs, visit www.limfestival.com, @LIMFestival on Twitter or Liverpool International Music Festival on Facebook.