A celebration of the global music city will feature inspiring 'Music Migrations' Commissions, special Partnerships, the LIMF Academy, culminating in Europe’s biggest free music event LIMF Summer Jam
The second wave of artists are today unveiled for Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) including over 30 artists for LIMF Summer Jam, Europe's biggest free music event taking place at Sefton Park from 29th-31st August. Latest acts include some of the country's hottest new talent including the super soulful Elli Ingram; talented vocalist Zak Abel with recent collaborations with Gorgon City; folk, blues and soul singer-songwriter JP Cooper and BBC Sound Of 2015 nominee Sunset Sons. Bringing the beats to the Central stage is one of the city’s biggest radio stations, Juice Liverpool, with their DJ’s Anton Powers, Ian Longo and Liam Hincks plus renowned DJs, BBC Radio 1's Phil Taggart and Capital Xtra's, Ras Kwame.
Liverpool's own homegrown talent will feature in the form of The Tea Street Band, a Coldplay meets acid house sound, plus super-talented instrumentalist Silent Sleep and feel-good psychedelia band, Holy Thursday. Also revealed is an incredible partnerships, SA to UK: Arts & Activism, a transAfrican collaboration seeing two Liverpool and two South African artists travel to respective countries. All artists will work together to create and perform a collection of songs about activism, struggle and identity, which will be performed for the first time at LIMF 2015.
The festival will also be teaming up with formidable Liverpool party promoters Circus for an unforgettable after-party on Saturday night featuring rising talent Lewis Boardman, a bass-heavy, colourful, groove-laden DJ set from Catz & Dogz and of course Circus Founder and leading underground House music tastemaker, Yousef. Liverpool International Music Festival also announces that the prestigious LIMF Academy will open for applications on 9th May. LIMF returns for a third year to celebrate music of all cultural diversities on a worldwide scale, alongside the city’s extraordinary music heritage.
LIMF is an inherently different festival representing the latest chapter of an ever evolving global music city. Presenting its most ambitious and vibrant programme to date, Liverpool welcomes artists, creatives and music-lovers for a celebration like no other and one not to be missed. The five-day programme will encompass Commissions, Partnerships and the grand finale, LIMF Summer Jam, and will take place over several iconic Liverpool venues including Sefton Park. The new additions to these elements will continue to cement Liverpool International Music Festival as the must-visit musical event of the summer.
LIMF SUMMER JAM: Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th & Monday 31st August – Sefton Park - FREE LIMF's huge, free outdoor music event, LIMF Summer Jam has already revealed some big name performers including Basement Jaxx, Labrinth, Echo & the Bunnymen with Liverpool Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Katy B, Naughty Boy, Laura Mvula and much more. The country's hottest new talents Elli Ingram, Zak Abel, JP Cooper and Sunset Sons will take to Liverpool's prestigious LIMF Central Stage in association with Juice Liverpool as well as DJ talent from Juice Liverpool's Anton Powers, Ian Longo and Liam Hincks, and big tunes from Radio 1 DJ Phil Taggart and Capital Xtra Ras Kwame.
Joining them will be a selection of homegrown local talent handpicked by some of Liverpool's top music industry influencers who will be ready to rock the itsliverpool stage. Bringing the feel-good vibe is Holy Thursday, a band reminiscent of 60's West Coast psychedelia, the captivating She Drew the Gun, alternative pop polymath Esa Shileds, three-piece electro band Barberos, Cheshire band Pacific, and winner of Merseyrail Soundstation 2014, Blue Saint. Silent Sleep's sparkly sad and darkly romantic songs will be a fantastic addition as well as the "soaring, distinctly Balearic" sounds of The Tea Street Band.
Other acts performing at LIMF Summer Jam include BBC Radio Merseyside's Dave Monks, No Fakin' DJs, Rosenblume, Sunstack Jones, Grace Hartery, Ivan Campo, Little Sparrow, Me&Deboe, The Midnight Ramble, Paul Straws, Paul Wilkes and TJ & Murphy.
Published on 30 April 2015 by Ben Robinson