LIMF: First Wave Announced
Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) returns this summer and it’s bringing some pretty big and typically diverse artisits with it.
Festival organisers have today announced their ‘first wave’ of acts and there’s quite a few, so take a breath, here goes:
Sigma, The Wombats, Lianne La Havas, Netsky, Kwabs, Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Ms Dynamite, Maverick Sabre, Liverpool’s own DJ Yousef, BBC 6 Music’s Gilles Peterson, Sam Henshaw, Anne-Marie, DJ Target, CJBeatz, Seani B, Dave McCabe and The Rmifications, John Power Band, Michael Head and The Red Elastic Band, China Crisis, Shakka, Espa, Natalie McCool, Viola Beach, Seramic, Rhys Lewis, Ali Ingle, Michael Sears, Jalen Ngonda, Amique and many more to be revealed.
This year LIMF is exploring the theme of ‘ReDefinition’ with five commissioned projects and performances that have redefined music and popular culture.
“Year four is all about re-defining musical moments…”
LIMF Curator, Yaw Owusu said: “LIMF continues to move forward in its ambition to be one of the most dynamic, diverse and inherently different festivals in Europe.
“Year four is all about us shining a light on re-defining musical moments and movements, as well as the artists that lead these. I hope that music lovers from anywhere and everywhere, of all ages and backgrounds, revel in a number of special experiences at LIMF 2016.”
LIMF 2016 will include a curated live show by BBC 6 Music’s Gilles Peterson called ‘From The Soul’; a celebration of Liverpool’s counter-culture over the last 40 years with ’76-16: From Eric’s To Evol’; and ‘House Nation’ where renowned Liverpool-based DJ and Producer Yousef will explore what defines house music in four international cities.
LIMF Summer Jam returns with a three-day FREE outdoor music celebration featuring Sigma, The Wombats, Lianne La Havas, Kwabs, Netsky, Ms Dynamite, Maverick Sabre, a very special Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Friday evening performance and many more.
The recent national award winning LIMF Academy stage will also return to showcase the stars of tomorrow.
The real highlight for us (obviously) is the ‘It’s Liverpool’ stage which presents past, present and future homegrown talent, providing another reason why Liverpool has received the prestigious UNESCO City Of Music status in 2016.
For the latest LIMF programme and to buy tickets for the LIMF Presents series please visit the LIMF website with more to be announced soon.
LIMF 2016 takes place from Thursday 21st - Sunday 24th July 2016.
Visit limfestival.com and follow @LIMFestival