The Liverpool International Music Festival is upon us and there’s lots to get really excited about. Rising from the ashes of the Mathew Street Festival, LIMF embraces a much wider musical offering across the city, and is much more representative. Yes there are still a few tribute acts, and the essential nod to The Beatles and Merseybeat, but there’s also pop, rock, indie and classical for those interested.
The main focus of the Festival is over the four days of the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend, and in addition to Liverpool Acoustic Live on Friday 23rd, and the Liverpool Acoustic Garden on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th, there’s plenty more to enjoy for lovers of acoustic music.
LIMF Bandstand is hosted by our friends at Mellowtone in Sefton Park with artists including Anna Corcoran, Paul Straws, The Mono LPs, Perri & Neil, Sophia Ben-Yousef, Sparkwood & 21, Mike Badger & the Shady Trio, and many more.
Details at limfestival.com/sefton-park
LIMF Fringe has music performances at the Albert Dock from the likes of Dominic Dunn, Terry Gray, Tyler Mensah, James Munro, and Joe Symes & the Loving Kind. In addition, Gerry Murphy is hosting an ‘Acoustic Lounge on the Water’ and a Vintage Radio Roadshow (see our previous article here) from Saturday to Monday on the Mersey Planet moored in Canning Dock (next to Albert Dock). If anyone is interested in performing a set, contact Gerry.
Details at limfestival.com/fringe
Liverpool Fringe Festival is back spreading independent musical goodness around city centre venues including The Brink, Hopskotch, MelloMello, Studio 2, Elevator, Fort Perch Rock, and more.
Details will be at liverpoolfringefestival.com
Liverpool Acoustic is the only website of its kind in the UK. It was founded by Graham Holland in April 2008 as a central resource for the vibrant and exciting acoustic music scene in Liverpool and the Greater Merseyside area. The website publishes news from the local acoustic music scene, previews of upcoming events, reviews of music releases and gigs, and the Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight podcast. This content is available for free via email subscription. The diary lists acoustic events including festivals, theatre concerts, folk clubs, showcases and open mic nights.