The LIMF 2019 Bible: Everything you need to know
More than 70 acts, 4 stages, 2 days and 1 massive music festival, this is LIMF 2019.
The wait is almost over as Liverpool International Music Festival with Liverpool Gin returns for its 7th year at Sefton Park. LIMF takes place on 20th and 21st July and brings both international and homegrown talent to 4 packed out stages for 20 hours worth of amazing entertainment.
Alongside a stellar line up of acts including Nile Rodgers, Sigma, Disco Classical with special guest Sister Sledge featuring Kathy Sledge, De La Soul, Ella Eyre, YXNG BANE, Jazzie B and more, there’s also a family festival zone and VIP area, plus food, drink and lots of Liverpool Gin.
General entry tickets are just £11 and kids under 12 go free (with a tickets and responsible adult). Got your tickets? Then scroll down for our ultimate guide to LIMF 2019 and get planning a memorable weekend in the park.
Here’s everything you need to know if you’re going to LIMF 2019….
Where & When
LIMF takes place at Sefton Park on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July 2019. The LIMF festival site is adjacent to Croxteth Gate entrance to the park. Live music begins on the stages from 12pm and last entry into the festival is at 7pm.
General entry tickets are still just £11 for adults with children aged 12 and under going free. Children under the age of 12 needs to be accompanied by a responsible adult age 18+. VIP tickets are still available for Sunday. Some tickets will be available at the Box Office at the entrance gate but be warned, it may sell out. Head this way to get your tickets now.
You can open your ticket pdf on your phone or print it out before you head to LIMF to gain entry to the festival. There will also be two onsite box offices open on Saturday from 11am-9.30pm and Sunday 11am-8pm.
How To Get There (and into town afterwards)
There will be an Arriva Shuttle bus service in operation on the Saturday and Sunday which will run after the event has finished and will just take festival-goers into the city centre.
It will operate from around 8.45pm, and you can get on board at Croxteth Drive (near the Hallmark Hotel and the journey will end in the city centre at Great Charlotte Street. Tickets for the bus can be purchased in advance from www.limfest.com or Ticket Quarter. Alternatively they can be bought onsite across the event weekend.
Due to a cable fault severely reducing the power to the third rail, there are no Merseyrail trains running on the Hunts Cross line this weekend. Rail replacement buses are running between St George’s Plateau (for Liverpool Central) and Hunts Cross in both directions, calling at all stations. There will also be some express buses running to Aigburth Road (for St Michaels station) for LIMF. For the latest Merseyrail information check here.
Who’s On & Set Times
Central Stage is headlined by Sigma on Saturday with an incredible line up featuring Nile Rodgers & Chic, Ella Eyre, YXNG BANE, Anton Powers, Maverick Sabre and more.
There’s also DJ sets from Norman Jay, Jazzie B, DJ Ace and Kenny Allstar and The Zanzibar Collective – featuring Tea Street Band, Sundowners and more.
Central Stage Sunday is equally impressive as 30 piece orchestra Disco Classical with special guests Sister Sledge featuring Kathy Sledge brings the funky to the park. Central stage line up also includes hip hop legends De La Soul, Nao, SG Lewis, Samm Henshaw and more.
Elsewhere across the festival site you can catch Kenny Dope, Little Boots, Manny Norte, PizzaGirl, Sub Blue X Deliah and more on Sunday.
The LIMF Family Zone will once again be bursting with fun activities for kids of all ages. This year there will be a retro time machine disco caravan – The Boogie Wonder Van, so the kids can bust some moves.
In fact, if dancing is your thing, why not learn some dance moves from the House of Suarez while you’re there! There’s also storytelling and a chill out zone, a chance to make cool badges with Tate Liverpool, street theatre performances and of course, face painting!
Food, Drink & Cash
Great news, there will be cash points inside the festival site, so whether you’re grabbing a bite to eat or a round at any one of the three bars, you can rest assured you can access your money.
There’s licensed bars and food outlets on site. Expect the likes of burgers, hot dogs, pizza, chicken, noodles, Lebanese cuisine, fish and chips, ice cream and crepes – something to tickle everyone’s taste buds.
You can take your own food or a picnic into the festival site and unopened soft drinks too. Please be aware that bag searches will be in operation and any alcohol or glass will be confiscated.
There is one viewing platform located in front of the main stage. Space is allocated on a first come, first served basis. There are a number of accessible toilets located across the site.
Saturday VIP tickets sold out weeks ago but you can still get your hands on the last Sunday ones. VIP tickets are available for those aged 16 and over and includes access to bars, luxury toilets, concessions stalls, music, chill out zone and more. Find out more and get your ticket here.
LIMF Do’s & Don’ts
Don’t – bring any animals, barbeques, fireworks, flares or glass bottles on to the festival site. Be aware there is Challenge 21 policy so if you look younger than 21, you may be asked by bar staff to provide ID to prove you are over 18 and can legally buy alcohol. Alcohol cannot be brought on site and bag searches will take place on entry to the festival.
Do – remember your ticket (paper form or on your phone) to be scanned, a picnic blanket, your camera fully charged for all those amazing pics and selfies, check the weather and get your festival chic on accordingly. Wellies, ponchos, factor 50, sunnies and a whole load of glitter sounds good to us!
Liverpool Gin Bus & Garden
Liverpool Gin is the official festival sponsor of LIMF 2019 and we can’t think of a better way to spend a weekend afternoon listening to amazing live music with a local, top call G&T. Head to the Liverpool Gin Bus and Gin Garden at LIMF and sip your favourite blend.
We challenged Liverpool Gin to come up with a disco inspired cocktail to celebrate LIMF 2019 and you should see the result! Head to Liverpool Gin Distillery after the festival to check it out! More info here.
Keep It @LIMFestival & @TheGuideLpool
We’ll be bringing you all the LIMF 2019 action, including backstage pics, interviews and gossip right across the weekend. If you’ve got a shout out for our Jay, hosting Central Stage on Saturday and Sunday, drop us a DM and stick to our socials, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for updates. See if you can spot yourself in the crowds.