Singers, swingers and joy bringers!

This summer as part of the Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) Open Culture, Culture Liverpool and City Central BID bring you a magnificent melee of music on three of Liverpool’s best and most beautiful venues; our historic bandstands in Sefton Park and Stanley Park and at one of our newest assets, the Liverpool Bandstand in Williamson Square.

From 25 July through to 8 September at special dates in the summer calendar, these three venues promise an array of entertainment that truly boasts something for everyone. Swing bands, Acoustic, Electronica, Rock, Reggae, Funk, Folk and Ska along with some great opportunities to take part in vocal harmonies, dance displays and drumming circles.

And best of all…it’s free and for everyone!

Put the below dates in your diary, bring a picnic blanket, and look out for the line-ups in the proceeding week on or

Sefton Park Bandstand: 12.30-17.00
Sunday 28 July
Sunday 4 August
Sunday 11 August
Sunday 18 August (In association with Soul4Soul)
Saturday, Sunday, Monday 24 – 26 August (In association with Mellowtone)
Sunday 1 September (In association with Threshold Festival)

Stanley Park Bandstand: 12.30-17.00
Thursday 25 July (‘Beautiful North Festival’ with Brouhaha & Anfield Creative Community)
Wednesday 14 August (In association with Plus Dane, Bulky Bobs & F.A.M.E)
Saturday 17 August
Friday 23 August
Sunday 8 September (as part of Stanley Park Festival)

Williamson Square Bandstand: 12.30-18.00
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8-10 August
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 15-17 August (Sat 17 Aug in association with Bido Lito)
Monday 26 August
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 29-31 August (Sat 31 Aug in association with The Cavern)
The Williamson Square Bandstand in the heart of the city centre been specially created as a unique platform to showcase Liverpool’s individuality and the incredible artistic and musical talent in the region.

The Stanley Park and Sefton Park bandstands have been popular performance sites since the Victorian era. The recent refurbishment of the beautiful Isla Gladstone Conservatory at Stanley Park has led to a return to greatness for this historic site. And Sefton Park Bandstand’s legacy runs deep, with a well founded legend that it was the inspiration behind the song Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, written in the 60’s by a couple of locals.

Want to perform in this exciting new festival?

Open Culture is working in partnership with Culture Liverpool and City Central BID to invite performers of all kinds to perform in the festival.

Each programmed day on the bandstands will offer the support of a professional sound engineer and a PA. All acts are licensed to busk.

To submit your information please complete the online form here or to find our more call 0151 478 4550.

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