Travel advice for LIMF

People attending the Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) this weekend are being urged to plan their journey to Sefton Park.

There will be no parking available around the park, and people are being urged to use public transport where possible.

During Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, there will be an enhanced bus service operating on all routes which operate near the park – these are routes 60, 61, 68, 75, 76, 80, 80A and 82. The nearest bus stops around the park are Aigburth Road, Aigburth Vale, Ullet Road and Smithdown Road.

There will also be a special LIMF shuttle bus running to the park from Mann Island between 12pm and 4pm from Saturday to Monday, which will also call at St John’s Lane.

A return service from Sefton Park to the City Centre will be in operation from 6pm on Saturday and Sunday, and 7pm on Bank Holiday Monday.

Traveline Merseyside has timetables and a handy journey planner online at www.merseytravel.gov.uk

The nearest Merseyrail station to Sefton Park is St Michael’s – visit http://www.merseyrail.org/ for details of services.

Perimeter roads around the park will be closed for the duration of the festival.

There are also a number of Festival Rules in place:

Seating isn’t provided – so bring your own rug, cushions or light-weight chairs

  • No glass is permitted on site, food and drink needs to be in plastic containers
  • No open vessels of alcohol can be taken off the event site
  • Don’t be a litterbug – use the bins or take everything home to dispose of it
  • To make sure everyone has a great view, large umbrellas and gazebos are not permitted in the stage area
  • No barbecues, garden flares or fireworks allowed
  • No animals allowed other than assistance dogs
  • Campervans, motor-homes, caravans, camping tents, trailer tents or anything else that attached and transported by a car or other motor vehicle, are not permitted

The details of the full line-up can be found at www.limfestival.com/limfsummerjam or follow @limfestival on Twitter or Liverpool International Music Festival on Facebook.. 

Highlights of each day:

Friday (22 August) – Event opens at 6pm – 9.30pm

The evening sees the start of the free, family element of the festival with the highly anticipated performance of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Starting at approximately 7.30pm, they will then be joined by respected Liverpool musicians Ian Broudie and The Lightning Seeds. This special concert will be hosted and broadcast by Classic FM.

Saturday (23 August) – 12noon-6pm

Central Stage will be all about the British Invasion with a stellar line-up of some of the world’s best tribute bands. All you Need is Love (The Beatles), Rocks Off (Rolling Stones) and Who’s Next (The Who) are just some of the popular acts taking to the stage

Throughout the rest of the park Stylo G, Bird, Jus Now, Science of the Lamps and Swindle will bring their eclectic mix of music to festival-goers.  Sophia Ben-Yousef, who scooped the title of LIMF One to Watch in 2013, will show just why she took that accolade when she takes to the Bandstand.

In the evening the Palm House will house ‘You Are Here’ which brings together musicians from the triple entente – the UK, France and Russia in what promises to be a night of boundary-crossing brilliance. This event is ticketed, and costs just £5. Tickets can be bought on the LIMF website.

Sunday (24 August) – 12noon -6pm

With the theme of World Music taking over Central Stage, the likes of Shaggy, Kid Creole, Goldie and BBC Radio 1Xtra’s DJ Robbo Ranx are on the line-up.

Throughout the rest of the park cutting edge artists such as Vancouver Sleep Clinic, By the Sea, Taylor Fowlis, Full Crate x Mar and Kate Tempest will entertain crowds.

Monday (25 August) – 12noon -7pm

Juice FM will bring a pop edge to Central Stage. DJ Fresh will headline the stage with what he describes as ‘future jungle’. Foxes will play tracks from her top 5 album, electro-girl group Neon Jungle, Lemar, The Hoosiers and local favourites Tea Street Band will perform. There will also be a very special homecoming for Grammy nominated artist Marsha Ambrosius who is certain to be a show stopper with her amazing vocals.

The It’s Liverpool Stage takes on the ‘legends’ mantle and The Farm, John Power, Clinic and Ian Prowse and Amsterdam are expected to get a very warm Liverpool welcome.  And on the International Emerging Sounds Stage Rustie and Evian Christ, who both have a big Liverpool fan-base, will perform.