No Sleep for LIMF

The legendary DJ Stretch Armstrong will be bringing his ‘No Sleep’ show to the Liverpool International Music Festival for LIMF Presents.

Joined by New York City’s hip-hop stalwarts and tastemakers, Kool DJ Red Alert, DJ Clark Kent, Jungle Brothers and Slick Rick at Liverpool’s Palm House on Sunday 23rd July for a celebration of New York’s prolific hip hop scene, exploring sounds from the 80s and 90s. Tickets cost £19.80 (including fees), for more information visit

There will also be a free, exclusive ‘No Sleep’ Q&A and book signing on Saturday 22nd July at Lost Art Shop, in association with Lost Art x No Fakin, available for existing event ticket holders, on a first come, first serve basis. Details on how to reserve a spot will be announced soon via

Few people can claim to have had a bigger impact on the hip-hop scene than Stretch Armstrong and his award winning radio show with partner in crime Bobbito Garcia. Instrumental in breaking legendary acts such as Notorious BIG, Jay-Z, Nas and Eminem, not to mention rap icons such as Wu-Tang, Busta Rhymes, Brand Nubian and Mobb Deep, the NY DJ will be bringing his wealth of experience to LIMF in what is sure to be an unforgettable night.

Joining him will be original NY dons Kool DJ Red Alert, Clark Kent, Jungle Brothers with one of the most successful British-American rappers of all time, Slick Rick, making a special appearance, his only UK show, to host proceedings, bringing a true flavour of Old Skool New York to the stunning confines of Sefton Park Palm House.

DJ Stretch Armstrong comments”Really looking forward to joining you all in Liverpool this summer for this exclusive event taking place in the LIMF. The focus will be hip-hop between ’88 and ’99, and as such, it’s only fitting that I’m bringing along with me the legendary Kool DJ Red Alert and God’s favorite DJ, Super DJ Clark Kent, and we’ll be joined by Jungle Brothers and the one and only Slick Rick. This promises to be a tremendous night for hip-hop fans old and young.”

Commenting on his only UK show in 2017, Slick Rick said “An honour, pleasure and privilege to be performing in Liverpool, home of The Beatles. Excited about performing on British soil, my stomping ground. Get ready to party with me, let the good times roll.”

A limited number of free tickets will be available for existing LIMF ticket holders to a live No Sleep Q&A and book signing on Saturday 22nd July at Lost Art Shop, in association with Lost Art x No Fakin. DJ Stretch Armstrong will discuss the New York hip-hop scene between 88-99, ahead of his No Sleep party the following evening. Details on how to reserve a ticket will become available on the LIMF website soon.

Taking place between Thursday 20th and Sunday 23rd July 2017, LIMF is a grand-scale celebration of Liverpool’s rich musical history, diversity and continued relevance, reflected in its title as a Unesco City of Music. LIMF is made up of LIMF Summer Jam with the likes of Gorgon City, Fleur East, Corinne Bailey Rae all appearing as well as a series of ticketed events that make up LIMF Presents and the award-winning LIMF Academy. For more information, visit

For those looking for a bit of luxury, the brand new VIP area will feature a private bar area, deluxe toilets, incredible views and much more. Advanced tickets cost £13.20 per day and £33 for three days and are available here:

LIMF 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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