LIMF 2018: Everything You Need to Know

Liverpool International Music Festival – LIMF 2018 – returns to Sefton Park this weekend (Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July) and it’s promising a bigger and better festival than ever before.

Over the festival’s two days 70 globally renowned acts, including Example and DJ Wire, Hacienda Classical, Jax Jones, Basement Jaxx (DJ Set), Trevor Nelson and Wiley, will treat audiences to 18 hours of live music, across four performance areas.

Jay Hynd from The Guide Liverpool will return as the main stage host, with the channel sharing highlights of the action and backstage gossip via its LIMF TV channel throughout the weekend.


Jay Hynd from the Guide Liverpool will host LIMF 2018’s main stage

All of LIMF 2018’s activities and acts are inspired by its theme ‘Co-exist and Connection’, which embraces the idea that music unites us and provides a common ground, regardless of age, culture or background.

The site will open at noon and close at 9pm on both Saturday and Sunday, with last entry into the festival at 7pm.

This year’s event, a highlight of the Liverpool 2018 programme that is celebrating a decade since the city’s year as European City of Culture, will be ticketed for the first time ever. Entry will cost £10 per day with children under 11 going free.

Family Zone Fun

As well as an enviable musical line up, LIMF 2018 offers an exciting Family Zone, where Make Space Create, funded by Arts Council England and Culture Liverpool, will provide magical and spellbinding children and family arts activities.

All workshops will take place between 12pm – 6pm with other activities in the zone running from 12pm – 7pm (visit the LIMF website for further details).

The Family Zone will also host exciting installations and environments for children of all ages to play and create together, including work from international sand sculptor and artist Zara Gaze who will create a sand sculpture inspired by the beach and seaside over the weekend.

‘Open Jamming’ sessions facilitated by the British Music Experience (BME) will allow musical experimentation, there will be opportunities for kids and grown ups to create their own graffiti t-shirts and an Incredible Oceans installation packed with hands-on water and ocean physics experiments will enable children to learn about the acoustic properties of underwater sounds.

There will also be arts and crafts workshops, festival face painting and the Game Zone, as well as circus workshops and street theatre.

LIMF 2018: Food and Drink

Unlike previous years visitors will not be allowed to bring their own alcoholic drinks into LIMF 2018. Any brought to the festival will be confiscated at the entry gates but there will be plenty of bars inside. Festival-goers can bring in their own picnic food, but there will be a wide variety of food and drink vendors to enjoy as well. Choices include pizza, burgers and hotdogs, Lebanese cuisine, fish and chips and noodles.

Getting There and Parking 

LIMF 2018 Festival Site

LIMF 2018 festival site

Liverpool Lime Street station remains closed, but there are plenty of other public transport options, with Liverpool South Parkway Station being the nearest major station to Sefton Park. Catching the Merseyrail train from South Parkway to St Michaels will bring you within walking distance of LIMF 2018. There are also plenty of buses that will get you there – just check out travel information here.

An Arriva shuttle service will operate on both days from 8:45 pm, after the event ends, to take visitors into the city centre.

There will be no parking in the areas surrounding the park, with the exception of limited disabled parking bays and there will be some road closures in place, check out the Liverpool Echo’s report here.

Travel safe to LIMF 2018 and make sure you leave plenty of time for your journey so you don’t miss any of the fun!

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