Liverpool music festival skips forward in calendar

THE popular Liverpool International Music Festival will be taking place earlier in 2016, than is usually the case, the City Council has announced.

For the last three years LIMF Summer Jam – the free Sefton Park element of the event which sees households names and up and coming acts perform – has taken place across the August Bank Holiday weekend.

A huge success year on year, organisers have made a decision to maximise its potential by moving it to a festival-free weekend and it will now take place from Friday July 22 to Sunday July 24.

LIMF curator, Yaw Owusu, said: “LIMF is an established event and people are used to it falling across the Bank Holiday Weekend.

“LIMF 2015 was the most successful to date, with over 160,000 revellers making the most of the five day festival.

“However, we believe we can better maximise the potential and impact of this event by moving dates – strengthening our position within the wider regional, national and international festival offer.

“The current quality of festivals across the UK is outstanding and LIMF has fortunately managed to improve its offer year on year.

“We’ve been really adept at showcasing the likes of Basement Jaxx, Labrinth, Katy B, Damian Marley and Echo and the Bunnymen in the past, alongside some really outstanding new bands and commissioned projects.”