More top artists have been added to the Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) line-up.
Organisers have revealed all the acts for the Pier Head stage on the Saturday of the bank holiday weekend, which will give music lovers the chance to see some of the UK’s leading pop stars for just £20.
Six top acts have been added to the Turn Up the Radio event on Saturday 24 August:
• British girl group Stooshe
• X Factor and West End star Diana Vickers
• A*M*E who topped the charts earlier this year with her collaboration with Duke Dumont
• Indie band The Vamps
• Singer songwriter Charlie Brown
• Female singer tipped to be the next big thing, Tich
They will join JLS, Little Mix, Union J and Eliza Doolittle, who were announced as part of the line-up earlier this month, in the music extravaganza which will run from around 1-10pm.
All acts will perform a full set.
Liverpool City Council’s cabinet member for culture and tourism, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “It’s great to see the festival celebrating the very best of pop music, giving fans the chance to see chart-toppers at an affordable price – and all in the stunning surroundings of our World Heritage Site.
“This is the inaugural LIMF, and we’ve already set the bar high. The Saturday line-up is packed with household names which will have mass appeal.
“And this is just one element – we’re still to announce the full line-up for the Party at the Pier stage on Sunday as well as the full Sefton Park programme, details of the fringe festival and the LIMF Academy – without a doubt Liverpool will be the place to be for music lovers in August and September.”
LIMF’s music curator, Yaw Owusu, said: “This festival is focused on three things; celebrating greatness, discovering the new and inspiring the next. We want people to discover the DNA of a global music city and be surprised and inspired by the collection and scope of artists, spaces, events and collaborations in place.
“We can’t wait to unveil the rest of the line-up.”
LIMF celebrates greatness, discovers the new and inspires the next.
One city, 35 days, 250 performances.
It will see some of the biggest names in music descend from 18 August to 22 September.
It kicks off on 18 August as Neil Young & Crazy Horse perform at the Echo Arena. During bank holiday weekend from 23 to 26 August, acts will take to a new stage in Sefton Park including internationally acclaimed Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and chief conductor Vasily Petrenko, Soul II Soul and The Christians as well as some of the leading stars from the world of reggae, jazz, folk and African. Throughout the weekend there will be food stalls, a children’s fairground and other family activities
On Saturday 24 August, the Pier Head will play host the Turn Up the Radio event.
On Sunday 25 August two stages – the Mathew Street Festival Stage and the Juice FM stage – will be in use with a Party at the Pier themed day with well-known artists organised by Juice FM performing alongside the likes of KOF, Esco Williams, The Hummingbirds and Chelcee Grimes. And acts paying homage to artists such as Queen, Adele, Robbie Williams and The Rolling Stones will also perform.
The Sefton Park events are free, but the stages at the Pier Head are ticketed. Tickets for ALL the acts on Saturday will cost £20 per person, plus booking fee. On Sunday, entrance to both of the stages will cost £5 per person.
Also part of LIMF will be:
• International Beatle Week from 21 – 27 August organised by Cavern City Tours, with bands from over 20 countries and fans from over 40 countries including live gigs, exhibitions, memorabilia sales, guest speakers, video shows, sightseeing tours and a convention. Festival venues include the Cavern Club and Cavern Pub in Mathew Street, the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool Cathedral and the Philharmonic Hall.
• A fringe festival which will see more than 100 events taking place in pubs and clubs across the city.
• The first ever Summercamp festival hosted by Camp and Furnace which combines top acts such as Ghostpoet and Martha Wainwright, with world-class art and mouth-watering food. It takes place on 24 and 25 August
• The second ever Liverpool Music Awards which feature 16 awards and live performances and is a massive celebration of musical talent from, and inspired by, the city
• Three events by internationally acclaimed opera and concert singer Bryn Terfel. The first is a night of songs from musicals on 9 September, the second and third will take place on 20 and 22 September with a beautiful performance of Puccini’s Tosca, with Vasily Petrenko as conductor. All these events take place in Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
• The LIMF Academy which will work with and inspire young people who are interested in getting into the music business