20 – 22 July 2018

FAQS

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PLEASE REMEMBER…

No glass allowed.

Strobe lighting and smoke effects may be used at the festival.

To ensure that everybody enjoys a good view of the stages, please lower objects that will obscure sightlines before the start of the concert. Gazebos and large umbrellas are not permitted along with barbecues, garden flares and fireworks.

Prolonged exposure to amplified sound may cause permanent hearing damage, please protect your ears and especially those of young children. Visit actiononhearingloss.org.uk to find out how to safeguard against hearing loss.

We’re really happy to be able to hold the festival at Sefton Park and our aim is to leave it as beautiful as we found it. We’d be grateful if you would help us achieve this by putting your litter in the bin, leaving the park and surrounding streets just as you found them and respecting any wildlife you come across.

No animals other than assistance dogs are allowed.

There will be a number of cash machines on site. Others can be found near to the park on Lark Lane.

Due to legal artist performance rights and royalty obligations, no video or audio recording equipment or any camera which is over 35mm or with a detachable lens is permitted onto the venue site. You will not be allowed to enter the site if you bring equipment that, at the discretion of our security, infringes on these rules.

At the end of your evening please follow the directions of the stewards and police.

Is the event free to watch?

Yes absolutely, Summer Jam at Sefton Park is free to watch. We do also offer a VIP EXPERIENCE and LIMF PRESENTS events, which are ticketed.

Where can I stay during the festival?

From big-name brands to quirky independents, posh hostels to luxury hotels, city-centre boltholes to country mansions, Liverpool city region has it all when it comes to places to stay. Whether you choose a hotel, B&B, serviced apartment or hostel, you’ll be sure of a warm welcome.

Book your accommodation via VisitLiverpool.com for some of the best room rates around.

Campervans, motor-homes, caravans, camping tents, trailer tents or anything else that can be attached and transported by a car or other motor vehicles, are not permitted to be situated or located anywhere within the Venue or its grounds as all overnight stays are prohibited.

Is parking available?

No, parking is available in the area surrounding the park, with the exception of limited disabled parking bays which can be accessed via Croxteth Gates, allocated on a first come first served basis. We strongly urge you to use the local public transport links. St Michael’s Train station is the nearest to the park, but more detailed travel information can be found at merseytravel.gov.uk.

If you fancy coming to the festival by bike then why not download or request a copy of Liverpool’s cycle map, which shows the nearest cycle parking to the park. See liverpool.gov.uk for more details. If travelling by train or ferry, bikes go free and are welcome on both.

Not got a bike? Then why not take advantage of the City Bike hire facility where you can sign up, collect and drop off a bike at any one of the on-street stations. Its self-service, so no booking is needed – just turn up and go. See citybikeliverpool.co.uk for more details.

Please remember though if you are travelling by bike to wear bright clothing and use bike lights if you are heading home after dark.

Will there be disabled parking and accessible viewing areas?

Blue badge parking will be available on Aigburth Drive past Croxteth Gate on a limited first come, first served basis and there will be an accessible viewing platform at the CENTRAL STAGE area only.

What clothing should I wear?

Please dress for the weather, bring appropriate footwear and clothing for an outdoor event, including warm clothing for the evening. Don’t forget to bring plenty of sunscreen if it’s sunny!

Is seating provided?

This is an outdoor venue and seating is not provided or reserved, but you are welcome to bring along folding picnic chairs or blankets. If a standing area has been designated directly in front of a stage, seating brought to the venue will not be allowed in this area.

Are glass bottles allowed?

No glass is permitted on the festival site and will be confiscated if found, so ensure any food and drink brought to the park is in plastic containers.

Can I bring my own food and alcohol?

Yes and there will also be plenty of concessions on site selling food and drink. All stalls selling alcohol will be operating a strict Challenge 25 policy. If you are lucky enough to look 25 or younger, please make sure that you bring an acceptable form of identification, which includes:

• An in date photographic driver’s licence or provisional licence
• A valid passport (not a photocopy) – out of date passports will NOT be accepted
• A Proof of Age Standards Scheme Card (showing the PASS hologram).

Anyone found to be using identification that is not their own will result in the identification being confiscated and possible prosecution for both the owner and the individual fraudulently attempting to use it. On the spot checks will be in operation across the site for the duration of the festival so keep your identification on you at all times until you have been verified by a member of the Challenge 25 team.

Any open vessels of alcohol will need to be disposed of before leaving the site.

What happens if I can’t find my child?

The festival is a safe, family-friendly site with a dedicated welfare area at Croxteth Gate. However, we must be clear children remain the responsibility of their parents and guardians and not the festival – please keep an eye on your little ones. The lost children meeting point is situated at the entrance point next to the WELCOME HUB at Croxteth Gate.

What happens if I lose something?

Any lost property handed in will be taken to the WELCOME HUB at the festival. After the festival has finished you can contact us to see if your property was found by emailing us here with the subject header ‘Lost Property’. Lost property will be kept for a maximum of 8 weeks after the festival finishes. Any non-collected items will be donated to the Lord Mayor’s Charity or nominated charity of Liverpool City Council.  Enquiries after the event regarding Lost property should be directed to [email protected].

How will I know what’s happening during the festival?

The full line-up can be viewed across the festival site throughout the weekend, on the calendar page of the limfestival.com website and our handy app, which ideally should be downloaded before the festival weekend.

Are there baby changing facilities on site?

Yes absolutely! The baby-changing facilities are located in the CHILDREN & FAMILY ZONE, along with plenty of toilets situated across the whole site.

What happens if I hurt myself?

The main first aid post will be situated at the entrance point close to the WELCOME HUB at Croxteth Gate. There will also be first aiders situated at each of the stages and around the festival site.

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