Get ready for Liverpool International Music Festival 2019 as it heads back to the stunning Sefton Park for another weekend of unforgettable music. On 20-21 July, the stage will be set once again to bring global household names alongside the most exciting emerging new talent that LIMF is renowned for. This year we are thrilled to welcome Liverpool Gin, a much loved local company, as the headline sponsor to our wonderful festival.
Headlining the Saturday is none other than the multi Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist Nile Rodgers and his pioneering band CHIC. This true legend and disco superstar, who has worked with almost every icon in pop, from David Bowie and Madonna to Pharrell and Daft Punk, will grace the Central Stage with an impressive set of tracks. A showstopper of the summer, this is one performance not to be missed.
Saturday will also see an exclusive live performance celebrating legendary label 3Beat Records’ 30th Birthday. The much loved home grown music institution will celebrate its 30 years of greatness with a show featuring over 30 musicians performing the label’s biggest hits, with special guests including platinum-selling SIGMA, British-German DJ duo M-22, Liverpool-born house producer Anton Powers, amongst others.
The unmissable live experience that is Disco Classical, with Special Guest Sister Sledge featuring Kathy Sledge will headline on the Sunday and is heralded as one the most memorable and uplifting live music experiences around. Lovers of disco are in for a once-in-a-lifetime treat, when a collection of the world’s greatest tracks including ‘We Are Family’ and ‘He’s The Greatest Dancer’ are re-imagined, reinvented and brought to the stage with the help of Manchester Camerata Orchestra, a live band and renowned crowd-pleaser DJ Mark Armstrong.
Hip-hop pioneers and living legends, De La Soul will also make an appearance as part of the festival’s eclectic offering. With a mix of irreverent lyrics, social commentary and jazz-funk sampling their impressive set is sure to entertain the crowds.
Chart-topping force Ella Eyre joins the lineup too, alongside MOBO and Brit-nominated singer-songwriter NAO, breakthrough rapper and singer Yxng Bane, and DJ and producer SG Lewis, whose electronic stylings have earned praise from Justin Timberlake and Pharrell.
We also welcome the incredible Maverick Sabre to Sefton Park alongside Liverpool R&B collective MiC LOWRY, four-time Grammy-nominated DJ and producer, Kenny Dope and electrifying sets from De La Soul’s DJ Maseo, Norman Jay MBE and BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Jamz Supernova.
LIMF Academy artists will also be performing across a number of stages including rising star of the electronic pop scene LUNA, singer-songwriter Raheem Alameen, contemporary R&B musician KYAMI, as well acclaimed Liverpool bands and artists Eyesore & The Jinx, Bill Nickson and Pizzagirl.
With major live performances, dance-inducing DJs, as well as fun activities for all the family, we’ve got it covered. Get your summer sorted early and come join the celebrations; it’s going to be epic…
Sefton Park is a short walk from St Michaels train station, where regular Merseyrail services run throughout the day. St Michaels station is on the Hunts Cross line. For more information on public transport, visit merseyrail.org.
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Our award-winning LIMF Academy is also set to return, giving the city’s shining and emerging talent exclusive access to industry experts and development opportunities.
So if you are a budding artist, band, producer or DJ between the ages 16-25 from across Merseyside then check out our LIMF Academy page to see how you can get involved in one of the top artist development programmes in the country.