What can you expect this Sunday at LIMF 2018?
As if we are just days away from the Liverpool International Music Festival at Sefton Park. Both days are packed full of big names and local talent, but we want to tell you exactly why the Sunday is not to be missed.
Saturday will see the likes of Wiley, Stefflon Don, Example & DJ Wire, Jax Jones and Trevor Nelson take to those big LIMF stages, and Sunday’s lineup as you’ll see below is just as good.
Don’t forget you need a ticket for LIMF this year and if you book now it will only cost you £5 per day. Leave until the day of the festival and it go up to £10. Head to www.limfestival.com to secure yours before it’s too late.
The LIMF Family Zone is back bigger and better this year, sand sculptors, the brand new Ocean Dome from the Institute of Psychics, musical workshops from The BME, art and craft workshops from Arriva, face painting, circus tricks, the ever popular beach and lots more will ensure kids of all ages will have the perfect Sunday Funday at LIMF 2018. More info on at the Family Zone here.
Do we really need to explain this one? Combining the dancehall beats of the legendary Haçienda club scene with a full orchestra, Haçienda Classiçal is not only the must watch set of LIMF 2018, but it is one of the must watch gigs of the year! Fusing the two worlds in such a hugely ambitious way is no easy feat, but it is one that the living legend Peter Hook, of New Order and Joy Division, tell us all about in the video below. Just watching the clips online of what these guys have achieved gives you goose bumps, so to see it in the flesh will be something to tell the grandkids.
The Central Stage line up has as much diversity as it does quality. Whether you’re in the market for the Jazz sensibilities of Jordan Rakei, the Nordic atmosphere of Aurora or the Urban vibes of Ray BLK, the stage will be alive with talent from all over the globe. Before the awe inspiring Haçienda Classiçal top off the whole festival, LIMF favourites, Basement Jaxx, will be taking to the stage for a very special DJ set. British tour de force, Rae Morris, and the ever-extravagant Young Fathers complete the main line-up for the final day of the festival on its main stage.
LIMF Academy Presents
As we are sure you are well aware, LIMF prides itself on finding the best talent in the region to then shout about them from the biggest platform that they have. Well, what bigger platform is there than the Central Stage at their very own festival? 3 of last years LIMF Academy members have the privilege to show off their stuff on the biggest stage at LIMF 2018. Those artist are Gazelle, Mary Miller and Remée all to be presented to the crowds by yours truly – our very own Jay Hynd.
True School Club House
If you thought that the Saturday was looking good for this years DJ stage, the True School Club House, then you’re going to love the Sunday line up as things are taken to the next level. Headlined by the Hip Hop pioneer, DJ Jazzy Jeff, this brand new stage also sees Gilles Peterson and Don Letts take to it, both of whom could be headliners in their own right! Steve Sutherland, Greg Wilson and No Fakin complete the days line up, to make it one of the hardest places in Sefton Park to tear yourself away from.
It’s Liverpool Next Gen Stage
If you’re heading to Sefton Park this weekend to see local talent, then this is the stage for you. The Sunday line up is extra special as we have national, nay, international, sensation Jalen N’Gonda wrapping up festivities for the stage. Before hand, other local acts that have found a home on the road include local Punk pioneer, Queen Zee, as well as Merseyrail Sound Station Prize winner, King Fast. And, that is just 3 of many. Head here to check out the full host of local talent on the stage.
LIMF Academy on It’s Liverpool Next Gen Stage
The LIMF Academy is more coveted this year than ever, as only 6 lucky artists were welcomed through its doors. Half of these special acts take to the It’s Liverpool Next Gen Stage on the Sunday, including one of the top 3, Kyami, at 14:50. Prior to that we have Indie Rockers Cave Party at 13:35, just after the Alternative, chameleon like sounds of DELIAH at 13:00. Usually the Academy is confined to it’s own stage, however, this year the festival have put even more faith in their choices as they are peppered amongst the rest of the line up.