Smithdown Festival set for biggest ever year

Smithdown Road Festival is back and promising the biggest year yet.

The free festival brings live music, comedy, theatre and family fun to Smithdown Road.

The full programme of events takes place from May 3 to 7, with live music from May 5 to 7.

Over 180 musicians will be playing on a massive outdoor stage at Mystery Park alongside 15 other stages dotted around Smithdown Road, headlined by legendary Liverpool band Space.

Other venues taking part including The Handymans, Craft Taproom, Evil Eye and Naked Lunch.

For families, there will also be a dedicated kids area and a pop up cinema alongside a street food market.

As well as music, there will be free swing dancing lessons from Merseyswing, a pop up cinema, theatre performances, a photo exhibition from local music photographers and more.

Other artists performing include Beardyman and Krafty Kuts who join Merseyside’s favourite Strange Collective, Edgar Jones, Stealing Sheep, The Cheap Thrills , Fernweh, Katie Mac, TVME and Killa.

It will be raising money for the Whitechapel Centre all weekend.

More information can be found at www.smithdownfestival.com