Liverpool Loves

20 Liverpool Moments from last year to get you in the mood for Summer 2017

So spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner and the sunny Liverpool events calendar for 2017 is looking rather huge. We will celebrate one of histories most influential albums turning 50 years old with a set of incredible Sgt Pepper 50 events. LIMF is back in July with the likes of  Gorgon City, Corrine Bailey Rae and Cast all on the bill. The Albert Dock will once again bring us festivals of folk, pirates and steam. And if that wasn’t enough the city will be transformed into a fashion lovers paradise for the British Style Collective.

So dust off the ray-bans, get the summer wardrobe open and get ready for one hell of a Liverpool summertime.

Last year Liverpool provided us with one of the busiest and best summer’s yet, bringing festivals a plenty, gigs galore and events every single weekend – and of course we were there to capture all of the action.

LIMF celebrated it’s biggest year to date with headliners Sigma, The Wombats & Lianne La Havas, Mersey River Fest brought Billy Ocean to the Mersey & Fusion had it’s Liverpool debut.

We have chosen 20 of of just some of our favourite summer 2016 highlights.

Sit back and re-live a time when skies were blue(ish), music was loud, the word brexit was used in every other sentence and Brangelina were still an item…

  1. Brazilica brought the carnival to Liverpool

Read more about Brazilica 2016

2. 40,000 attended Liverpool Loves on the Pier Head

Watch all of our coverage from Liverpool Loves – interviews, tours & live sets

3. Olly Murs gets his kit off at the first ever Fusion Festival in Liverpool

Watch all of our Fusion coverage here and we test Olly Murs Scouse knowledge

4. We ran to the tunes with the Rock n’ Roll Marathon 2016

Sign up for next year’s Rock n’ Roll Marathon

5. The biggest Africa Oyé to date

Watch all of our Africa Oye coverage here with Ben Osu

6. We sang Happy Birthday to the Cunard Building as it turned 100

Did you complete all 55 of our things to do in Summer 2016?

7. Retro came to the Albert Dock for Vintage on the Dock

Check out what else is coming up at Albert Dock on their website here.

8. The Vengabus arrived for Reminisce Festival 2016

Watch all of our coverage from Reminisce including interviews with Vengaboys & Sonique

9. The biggest Liverpool Pride march in it’s history

Watch all of our covergae from Liverpool Pride including interviews with Sonia & Mason Noise

10. Billy Ocean brought 75,000 people to the Pier Head for Mersey River Fest 2016

Watch all of our coverage of the Mersey River Fest including interviews with Real Thing, Shola Ama & Soul2Soul

11. Mickey Mouse and his mates brought a big massive ship to Liverpool

So much fun at Disney Magic on the Mersey – Watch all the action with Claire Simmo

12. Sefton Park was lit up in pink for Race for Life

Sign up for next year’s Race for Life here

13. The sound of beautiful folk music was heard at the Albert Dock

We also had a Pirate Festival on the Dock – And this Ship came to say hi

14. Liverpool Arab Arts Festival transformed the Palm House

Check out the LAAF website for details on how you can get involved next year.

15. The Hummingbirds were the perfect daytime headliners for Liverpool Loves

Check out all of the live performances form the Guide Liverpool stage at Liverpool Loves

16. The Jam moved all their stuff into the Cunard Building

Read more about the celebration of The Jam at Echo Arena

17. We had a Royal visitor or two

We told you about the places you could find LOVE in Liverpool this summer – did you find any?

18. Music Royalty also came to town

Watch all of our coverage from River Fest 2016 including an interview with Gwen Dickey

19. Another carnival came to town – Brouhaha 2016

How many of our list of 55 things to do this summer did you get through? Let us know below…

20. Tinie Tempah, Craig David,  Jason Derulo & more on day one of Fusion

Watch of all of our coverage and backstage chats at Fusion here

 

 

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