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LIMF TV Presented by The Guide Liverpool is set to go live from Sefton Park, here’s everything you need to know

We’re dusting off our wellies and we’re ready to party in the park, LIMF 2017 is finally here!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months, you’ll know that Liverpool International Music Festival 2017 (LIMF) kicks off today and you can get all the line-up info, backstage gossip and performances, here on The Guide Liverpool, right across the four day event.

In it’s 5th year, this huge celebration of music takes place at Sefton Park from Thursday 20th – Sunday 23rd July and the programme of entertainment is nothing short of spectacular. We’re busy putting the finishing touches to our live TV set, just behind the colossal central stage to bring you celeb interviews and backstage build up alongside our Jay hosting the phenomenal Summer Jam, throughout the weekend.

Check out your LIMF 2017 bucket list here, how many will you tick off this weekend?

You can get all the info you need to plan a memorable LIMF 2017 here, with info on top bands, brand new music and family zone fun. Keep it locked to our socials from 2pm on Friday 21st July, Twitter @TheGuideLpool, Facebook page here and of course our Insta Story @TheGuideLpool for updates and live episodes.

Here’s your essential guide to planning a memorable LIMF 2017 weekend…..

When is it on and which bits are free?

LIMF runs from 21 -23 July. The Summer Jam element will be: Friday – 5pm to 9.30pm, Saturday – midday to 8pm, Sunday – midday to 8pm. Summer Jam is completely free – so that’s more than 20 hours of amazing live music and some amazing family entertainment which isn’t going to cost you a penny.

What bits are ticketed?

LIMF presents is ticketed. There are four of these events all taking place in the Palm House – two of which are already sold out. There are a limited number of tickets left for:

Good Times (7pm-midnight) – The official LIMF launch event will see legendary DJ Norman Jay play the very best in 70s and 80s funk and soul. Expect an evening of dance-inducing floor fillers as one of the world’s most influential DJs is joined onstage by renowned singer and presenter Tasty Lopez and Rudy Ranx – a DJ credited with being one of the first to master the art of mixing and scratching.

No Sleep (7pm-midnight) – In what will be a true celebration of the music genre he knows and loves, DJ Stretch Armstrong will be embracing all things hip hop and playing sounds from the 80s and 90s that filled the clubs of the city that never sleeps. Tickets are also required for the brand new VIP area (see below for more details). Visit www.limfestival.com for more details or to buy tickets.

Who’s on the line-up and what’s new?

There’s more than 100 live acts so it’s pretty huge. To give you a flavour you have Gorgon City, Naughty Boy, Corinne Bailey Rae, Cast, DJ Spooky, The Farm, Jax Jones, The Christians, Louis Berry and of course the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

There’s a brand new DJ tent, expect an incredible Brouhaha parade on Saturday from 12.30 and for the first time you can be a LIMF VIP. This means you get access to your own backstage area, a private bar and most importantly – posh loos! VIPs also get their own main stage viewing area. Tickets for Saturday have sold out, but VIP tickets for Friday and Sunday are still available. Pre-event they cost £13.20, or on the day they are £15 each, get yours here.

Should I bring the whole family along?

This is an UNMISSABLE family friendly event – there’s music for all tastes, a family zone for younger members of the family, a small fairground and of course a gorgeous green park for you to relax in and enjoy while LIMF provides you with the perfect soundtrack.There is one viewing platform located in front of the main stage. Space is allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Any rules I should know about?

Animals, barbeques, fireworks, flares and glass bottles are some of the items prohibited on site. Be aware there is Challenge 25 policy so if you look younger than 25, you may be asked by bar staff to provide ID to prove you are over 18 and can legally buy alcohol. Feel free to bring your own picnics, but there will be a number of concessions across the festival site.  You can choose from: pizza, brisket burgers, Chinese food, Thai meals and there’s a vegan pod. Along with the usual bars and coffee stalls, there will also be a gin bar, a Pimms stall and a cocktail area.

How do I get there?

Public transport is the answer! Get there by train with Merseyrail: St Michael’s Station is just a short walk away, on Southwood Road, L17 3BQ. Plan your journey on www.merseyrail.org Or, if you fancy the bus-ing it look out for the following:

Aigburth Road – bus numbers: 60, 82, X1* Ullet Road – bus numbers: 60, 75, 76, 80, 80a Aigburth Vale – bus numbers: 60, 61, 68, 68a

Unfortunately there will be no trains operating to or from South Liverpool on Sunday 23 July. We recommend you get the bus, grab a cab or of course you can drive – just be aware spaces will be extremely limited around Sefton Park. If you park in one of the surrounding streets, please make sure you park respectfully and don’t block anyone’s driveway.

Is there a shuttle service once the festival has finished?

Yes, there will be a Shuttle Service in operation from Friday 21 – Sun 23 July which will run after the event has finished and will just take festival-goers into the city centre.  It will operate from 8-10pm, and you can get on board at Croxteth Gate roundabout and the journey will end in the city centre at Great Charlotte Street. Tickets are just £2 and MUST be purchased before getting on the bus from either the Tourist Information Centre (located in front of the main stage) or the Box Office which is stage left. Children under 5 can ride for free.

Where do I find out more?

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Everything you need to know about LIMF can be found at www.limfestival.com or download the free LIMF App to get full line-up details, a calendar and a map. Also follow Liverpool International Music Festival on Facebook, @LIMFestival on Twitter or Limfestival on Instagram.

Grab your wellies (and your sunnies) and we’ll see you there!

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