Make a song and dance on two of Liverpool’s most iconic bandstands this summer as part of Liverpool International Music Festival as Open Culture and Culture Liverpool invite you to be part of a magnificent melee of summer music in Sefton and Stanley Parks.
From Saturday 1 August until Sunday 6 September these two Victorian venues will play host to a range of musical entertainment to suit all tastes; everything from acoustic and indie to rock, funk, reggae, folk, ska and electronica. All we need is performers – that’s where you come in!
There are nine performance days in all, with performances from 1-5pm. The festival is free and for everyone, so taking part is a great way to get your music seen by new audiences or to just enjoy the atmosphere.
How to Apply
Want to perform at LIMF Bandstand? Open Culture are inviting performers of all genres to take part in this year’s event; whether you’re a solo musician, band, singer/songwriter, choir, brass band, poet, musical theatre group, community group, dance group or comedian they want to hear from you.
Each programmed day on the bandstands will offer the support of a professional sound engineer and a quality PA.
The deadline for applications is midnight, Sunday 19 July 2015.
Perform at Tickle the Ivories 2015
Open Culture are also on the lookout for performers to take part in Tickle the Ivories, the world’s only piano busking festival from 2 July to 6 September 2015. All are invited to book free time slots to perform on and around the pianos, placed on the streets of Liverpool ONE. To date, more than 2000 performers have taken part!
To book your slot, complete the online form and tell them all about your act and preferred performance dates and times (please provide ten days notice when suggesting dates). All acts agree to abide by the Performers Code of Practice. Read it here. All Tickle the Ivories performers are licensed to busk and keep all the proceeds they make.
Once you have submitted your form they’ll be in touch as soon as they can to discuss your act and confirm your performance times and dates with you. If you have any questions, get in touch with Charlotte or Chris at Open Culture on 0151 478 4550 or by email at email@example.com
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