Living it up at LIMF LIMF 2016. Photo by Pete Carr, courtesy of Culture Liverpool

Living it up at LIMF

Life should be a lot more like Liverpool International Music Festival. Free music, sunny skies and shiny happy people having nothing but fun.

LIMF Presents House Nation. Photograph by Mark McNulty

The perfect mash-up of big name acts, home-grown heroes and a truly beautiful setting, Sefton Park, gives LIMF the kind of atmosphere that many festivals could only dream of.

Drum and bass duo sigma energised the crowd in a frenzy of music and dance. The Wombats belted out brilliant guitar-rock to stadium levels of applause and party seekers squeezed to the front, to sing in unison to current commercial artists like Maverick Sabre and Lianne La Havas.

In short, it was a great weekend, showcasing almost every form of music known to man. But LIMF wouldn’t be LIMF without a double-strength injection of true Liverpool music.

Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra lifted the soul, like only they can, paying tribute to our city’s unbeatable music back catalogue, bigging-up Gerry and the Pacemakers, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, The Real Thing, Cilla Black and, of course, the Beatles.

LIMF showcased almost every form of music known to man…

Our own ‘It’s Liverpool’ stage picked up the baton and ran with it, with acts as diverse as John Power, China Crisis, and  Michael Head effortlessly proving that ‘Scouse’ sounds even better in song form.

LIMF retains the title of Europe’s biggest free music event and has become a real stand-out event in our city’s expansive cultural programme. The festival underlines our unique relationship to music, supports our new talent and gives the city an amazing (and free) opportunity to enjoy Liverpool more.

You can probably tell, but we had a blast this year at festival, it livened up our weekend, made our month and probably our whole summer, setting the bar pretty high for 2017.

Relive the weekend below with a selection of #LIMF2016 films and photos. Live music, lovely people,free spirits, good times. It’s LIFM, it’s Liverpool. What a weekend.

  1. How does it feel at LIMF’s #itsliverpool stage? Like this:


2) Taking a short break from the noise, spend a somewhat relaxing afternoon in Sefton Park. (Photograph Peter Carr / Culture Liverpool)


3) Beach hut, deck chair, sunnies, sorted. 😎😎😎


4) Some spectacular, stirring classical music from Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. (Photo by Mark McNulty)


5) Lighting up the crowd at LIMF (Photo by Mark McNulty)


6) Dads get the kids a great view at LIMF. (Photo by Mark McNulty)


7) John Power meet  Johnny Echols, we think you’ll hit it off. (Photo by Mark McNulty)


8) Hands up for free live music. Crowds enjoy the LIMF main stage. (Photograph by Pete Carr)

LIMF 2016. Photo by Pete Carr, courtesy of Culture Liverpool

9) Underage kids go clubbing in their trainees. Bouncers look unimpressed. (Photo by Mark McNulty)


10) Nothing like a bit of pyrotechnics to set the stage. (Photograph by Mark McNulty)


For more photos from LIMF visit their gallery here.

Liverpool international music festival returns next July. We’ll see you guys at the front.

LIMF returns


Published: 27/07/2016