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21 – 22 July 2018

About LIMF Summer Jam


LIMF Summer Jam has fast become the leading family festival of its kind, completely free to enjoy and welcoming to all. Taking place at Sefton Park, it marked the start of the summer and the culmination of a spectacular series of events as part of Liverpool International Music Festival. Friday’s opening night saw the spectacular Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra perform a set which included ‘Music City: Reimagined’, a showcase of many of the defining songs that came from the city of Liverpool and impacted the world.

Chart topping dance duo Sigma, responsible for hits such as ‘Nobody To Love’ and ‘Changing’ headlined on Saturday evening, with Liverpool’s very own quirk-pop legends The Wombats headlining the following day. Singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas also brought her own inimitable mellow groove to the proceedings. Bringing an urban vibe to the LIMF Summer Jam bill were trailblazers Kwabs, Ms Dynamite and Maverick Sabre, with RnB up and comer Shakka and BBC 1Xtra’s ‘Hot For 2016’ nominee Samm Henshaw also lined up to play. Local heroes John Power and Dave McCabe and the Ramifications also performed, as well as Mick Head & The Red Elastic Band and China Crisis.

The recently acclaimed, national award-winning LIMF Academy Stage also returned as platform for tomorrow’s stars, which alongside the ‘itsliverpool’ Stage – which showcased past, present and future homegrown talents – provided another reason why Liverpool has received the prestigious UNESCO City Of Music status in 2016.

LIMF Summer Jam’s monumental music offering was available for all to see, making it one of Europe’s biggest free outdoor events and an unmissable date in the diary for all.


The Children’s & Family Zone shaped up to be a fantastic mix of colourful, enticing, gorgeous, exciting spaces to explore, play and have fun in!

Redefining the Zone, the beach area was expanded, more cool workshop huts and street theatre events to entertain all ages were added, as well as the introduction of some really unique musical spaces – a festival vibe area, all your face paint, hair styles and festival costumes to get you in the mood to party!

A huge GAMEZONE was built… but not a screen in sight! Playing giant snakes and ladders, twister or hungry hippos with all the family was a funny and entertaining sight for all – did you get all the way to the end without sliding down the starting block?

The lovely picnic area bringing the family together as well as a chance to feast on the Great British summer staple – fish ‘n’ chips, cups of tea, cakes and popcorn was well and truly enjoyed by all!

It was hard to miss the huge bouncers minding our unique club house… Did you ring the bell and were you are allowed in?

A funky, smiley look back at all the cool places that people played music and danced in over the last few decades in our amazing city of Liverpool – a UNESCO city of music!