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21 – 22 July 2018

LIMF Academy Top 20 Artists


LIMF Academy

LIMF Academy is our award-winning talent development programme that gives Merseyside’s most promising emerging talent the opportunity to grow and develop their craft as an artist/band. This year we are working with 20 artists/bands, 3 of which have been named as the ‘most ready’.

The ‘most ready’ artists for 2016 are Eleanor Nelly, L U M E N and SUEDEBROWN who performed at this year’s LIMF Summer Jam and are enrolled in our Elite Talent Development Programme. See more information on the programme below.

To follow the journey of all our academy artists/bands past and present and for exclusive new releases, live videos and all the latest news, make sure you check out our Tumblr page.


About The LIMF Academy

The Academy is open to all musicians from any genre. As long as you’re aged 14-25, have recorded music for us to hear and live in Merseyside, you can enter. We’ll be looking for our next intake in Spring 2017, so keep in touch by signing up to our e-newsletter and following us on Twitter, Facebook and on our Tumblr page.

To whet your appetite, check out the outstanding development opportunities we offer our artists/bands:

17 shortlisted artists/bands receive:

  • Performance opportunities at LIMF Summer Jam and other regular showcases
  • Exclusive masterclass day featuring panels of top industry experts
  • Workshops on music production, DJing, songwriting and/or vocal training led by leading professionals

3 ‘Most ready’ artists receive all the above plus:

  • Financial investment in their career
  • Live session for BBC Introducing
  • Creation of professional press assets – photographs, biogs and EPKs
  • Monthly masterclass sessions with industry leaders on topics such as marketing, promotion, performance, distribution, media training, funding opportunities and much more
  • Mentoring by an industry professional
  • Showcase opportunities to key press and industry in both Liverpool and London


The LIMF Academy Class of 2016-2017 include:


The Basement Effect • AZTEX • SPARES • Astles • D A R Y L D A V I D

Alex Hulme • LUNA • Paige Leslie • Native Kings • I SEE RIVERS

Clare Sophia • Shrinking Minds • Scarlet • HICARI • Katie Mac

SUB BLUE • Halem


For more information, please contact: [email protected]