No glass allowed. Only alcohol purchased within the festival site can be consumed.

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

To ensure that everybody enjoys a good view of the stages, please do not bring gazebos, large umbrellas or any other objects that may obscure the stage areas. Barbecues, garden flares and fireworks are also not permitted.

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.

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 into the festival site. You will not be allowed to enter the site if you bring equipment that, at the discretion of our security, infringes these rules.

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

Please email us on info@limfestival.com where we will be happy to help answer any other questions you may have.

Why do we have to pay to get into LIMF this year?

LIMF is a credible music festival and one of the highlights in Liverpool’s calendar of events. With recent government cuts, Liverpool City Council simply can’t continue to fund it in its entirety.

By introducing tickets it allows us to off-set some of the costs of staging this fantastic festival. Paying just £5 for nine hours of live music each day, performed by a top quality line-up means that without a doubt LIMF remains one of best value music festivals in the UK.

We realise some people may be disappointed that the festival is no longer free, but we hope you understand that we have to think differently about how we stage events if they are to continue.

Will LIMF be fenced this year?

Yes. There will be three entry points into LIMF this year and everyone entering the festival site will need a ticket.

Why are you fencing the site?

Our priority has always been to make LIMF a safe and enjoyable festival for everyone. Fencing the site this year means that we can carry out bag searches when necessary and restrict alcohol brought in from outside to reduce the potential for anti-social behaviour.

How old do you have to be to get a children’s ticket?

All children aged 11 and under can enter the festival for FREE, but will still need a ticket and have to be accompanied by a responsible adult (18+). Anyone aged 12 and over will need to buy a Standard Admission Ticket.

If children are FREE, why do they need a ticket to get into LIMF?

Issuing tickets allows us to monitor how many people are entering the festival site so we don’t exceed our license agreement.

Do children need to be accompanied by an adult?

Anyone aged 14+ does not need to be accompanied by an adult when entering the festival site. Anyone aged 13 and under, will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult (18+) at all times.

Will I be issued with a wristband to get into the festival?

No. Any person who has bought a ticket or who is eligible to a FREE ticket will be issued with an e-ticket. You will need to bring this e-ticket with you on the day so it can be scanned and for you to gain entry into the festival.

Any person who has purchased a VIP ticket will be given a wristband after their e-ticket has been scanned on the day.

For an additional fee of £2.25 per person you can opt for a physical ticket, which will be posted to you ahead of the festival. Alternatively, you can collect your ticket in person from the ticket box office at ACC Liverpool, any Friday during the hours of 9am – 6pm.

Can I enter and leave LIMF whenever I want throughout the day?

Unfortunately not. Once you leave the festival site you will not be allowed back in.

Can I buy a ticket on the day?

Yes, if we still have availability.

Standard Admission Ticket Walk Up (ages 12+): £10* per person, per day
Children’s Ticket Walk Up (ages 11 & under): FREE**
VIP Ticket Walk Up: £20* per person, per day (ages 14+ only in the VIP area)

Cash or card payments will be accepted to purchase your ticket.

*including fees
**All children require a ticket to gain entry into the festival. Tickets are limited to four children per adult (18+). Anyone aged 14+ does not need to be accompanied by an adult.
What times will the on-site ticket box office be open?

Saturday 21 July: 11.00 – 21.30
Sunday 22 July: 11.00 – 20.00

I’ve bought a ticket and now I can’t attend the festival. Can I swap it for another day or give it to a friend?

Unfortunately not, tickets are non-transferable.

Can I bring my own alcohol to the festival?

Unfortunately not. Any alcoholic drinks brought to the festival will be confiscated on entry. There will be plenty of bars on site offering competitively priced alcoholic drinks.

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 license 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 containers of alcohol will need to be disposed of before leaving the site.

Why can’t I bring alcohol into the festival?

We are a family friendly event and our priority is to make it safe and enjoyable for everyone. There will be plenty of concessions at the festival if you wish to buy an alcoholic drink on the day.

How much can I expect to pay for an alcoholic drink?

A lager or cider will cost no more than £5 a pint. A full bar listing will be available soon.

Can I bring food and soft drinks into the festival?

There will be a wide selection of delicious culinary delights and drinks to choose from around the festival site. You can, however, bring your own food and any unopened soft drinks (water, fizzy pop, fruit juice) should you wish too.

Bag searches will take place, which may mean a delay in gaining entry into the festival. Any opened drink containers will be confiscated on entry.

Please leave your BBQ’s at home.

Can I bring recreational drugs into the festival?

No. Any person found to be in possession of unlawful drugs will be denied entry into the festival. Unlawful drugs will be confiscated and handed to the on-site police.

Are there any disabled loos at the festival?

Yes, disabled toilets will be located within the main festival area as well as the VIP area.

Is there an accessible viewing platform for the CENTRAL STAGE?

Yes, an accessible viewing platform will be situated in the CENTRAL STAGE area and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Will there be any disabled parking available?

Blue badge parking will be available on Aigburth Drive past Croxteth Gate on a limited first come, first served basis.

Are dogs allowed into the festival?

Only assistance dogs are allowed into the festival site.

Are there any age restrictions to buying a VIP ticket?

VIP tickets are available for attendees aged 14 and over. Anyone under the age of 14 will not be permitted to enter the VIP area.

When will I receive my wristband for the VIP area?

When you have purchased your ticket, you will be issued with an e-ticket, which you will need to bring with you on the day. Once your e-ticket has been scanned, it will be exchanged for a wristband. Wristbands need to be worn at all times to give you access to the VIP area.

What happens if I lose my wristband to the VIP area?

Lost wristbands will not be replaced and are the sole responsibility of the buyer.

Where can I find the VIP area?

The VIP area is located in front of and to the right of the CENTRAL STAGE area only.

Does the VIP area give me access to the front of all stages across the festival site?

No just the CENTRAL STAGE.

What time does the VIP area open?

Saturday: 12.00 – 21.00
Sunday: 12.00 – 21.00

Can I enter and leave the VIP area whenever I want throughout the day?

Absolutely, just make sure you keep your wristband on and you can gain access to the VIP area during the opening times.

Are there unlimited tickets to the VIP area?

We have limited the number of tickets for sale to make sure your experience is the best it can be!

Will there be queues for the bars and loos in the VIP area?

There may be times when the bars and loos are busy meaning a short wait whilst queuing.

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 hotelplanner.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 festival site 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 citybike 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.

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 festival site and seating is not provided or reserved except within the VIP area, but you are welcome to bring along folding picnic chairs or blankets. There will be a designated standing area in front of the CENTRAL STAGE, so no chairs or furniture will be allowed within this area.

Are glass bottles allowed?

No glass is permitted within the festival site and will be confiscated if found, so please ensure any food or soft drinks brought to the park are in a plastic container.

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 info@limfestival.com.

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 any 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?

Look for a security person or medic who will be able to help or direct you to where you need to be. 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.