Festivals

Liverpool’s festivals including music, art, food and drink festivals

  • Brazilica Festival Liverpool Photo credit Tim Baker

    Brazilica Festival’s Legendary Carnival Returns In August

    Liverpool will host Britain’s biggest Brazilian-style carnival this summer as the much-loved Brazilica Festival returns with a spectacular street parade on Saturday 6 August. Brazilica is the UK’s largest celebration of Brazilian culture. The event is a dazzling array of music, colour and dance which first began in 2008 when Liverpool was awarded European Capital of Culture. A Rio-style carnival parade was organised to honour the title and it was such a success that it…

  • 10 Amazing Liverpool Festivals You Can't Miss This Year 3

    10 Amazing Liverpool Festivals You Can’t Miss This Year

    As festival season approaches we’ll take you through 10 amazing Liverpool Festivals that you’re going to want to be a part of. Whether you’re looking to dance the days and nights away or if you’re looking to indulge in some culture and learn more about the world and appreciate your part in it, we’ve got you covered. Liverpool Against Racism Liverpool Against Racism is a brand-new festival coming to Liverpool, jam-packed with music and cultural…

  • Rebecca Ferguson To Be Awarded The Keychange Inspiration Award At Sound City+ 2022

    Rebecca Ferguson To Be Awarded The Keychange Inspiration Award At Sound City+ 2022

    With less than two weeks to go until Sound City returns to its famed Spring weekend home, even more details have been announced as part of the Sound City+ Conference – including a landmark award announcement and programming from the pioneering Keychange initiative as part of their partnership with Sound City as their lead UK festival partner.  Receiving its special Keychange Inspiration Award is singer, songwriter, campaigner, Ivors Academy Director and Liverpool’s own Rebecca Ferguson.…

  • Sound City 2022 Preview - Top 10 One's To Watch At This Year's Festival 5

    Sound City 2022 Preview – Top 10 One’s To Watch At This Year’s Festival

    Sound City returns for its 15th anniversary on 30 April – 1 May, with the music festival taking over Liverpool’s independent music venues once again. A multitude of acts will be heading to hotspot venues such as LEAF, Phase One and The Jacaranda Club. As excitement grows for music lovers, Sound City get to welcome back some familiar faces and introduce some up and coming acts.  Here are some artists that should definitely be on…

  • Sound City+ Conference Announces Full 2022 Programme Co-Curated By AIM 2

    Sound City+ Conference Announces Full 2022 Programme Co-Curated By AIM

    Established as the definitive new music discovery weekend that points the way to the future of the music industry we know today, Sound City continues to build anticipation ahead of its 15th Anniversary celebrations with full details of its Sound City+ Conference – taking place from Friday 29 April and kickstarting the festival weekend with a full programme of insights, discussions and panels pointing towards the future of the music industry.  Taking place in 2022…

  • Africa Oyé Is Back June 2022, Celebrating 30th Anniversary

    Africa Oyé Is Back June 2022, Celebrating 30th Anniversary

    A Grammy Award-winning Malian musician, an Afrobeats pioneer, and a reggae legend will headline The Africa Oyé Festival this summer. The festival team are delighted to announce that Oumou Sangaré, Fuse ODG and Eek-A-Mouse will top the bill at this year’s free celebration of African and Caribbean culture in Liverpool, along with a host of other acclaimed acts appearing on the line-up. Following a two-year hiatus brought on by the pandemic, the festival returns to…

  • Sound City 2022 Preview: Bandit Q&A

    Sound City 2022 Preview: Bandit Q&A

    Lively northern, indie rock 4-piece Bandit will be playing at Sound City this year, so we caught up with them to talk about their music, performing live and what 2022 has in store for them. Liverpool Noise: For anyone reading this who might not know who you are, how would you best describe yourselves as a band? Bandit: Y’alreet mon cheri’s, we are Bandit. We’re the indie poster boys, but we’re on the darker end…

  • bluedot Festival Reveals Family Offering For 2022 Featuring Tim Peake 2

    bluedot Festival Reveals Family Offering For 2022 Featuring Tim Peake

    Award-winning festival announces UK’s pioneer astronaut as headliner of its family programme alongside Clangers and Brainiac Live. bluedot 2022 will take place 21-24 July and Tim Peake will headline an out-of-this world line up for families at this year’s festival, taking place at Cheshire’s Jodrell Bank Observatory. Now in its fifth year, bluedot is an award-winning music, science and culture festival hosted at the site of the awe-inspiring Lovell Telescope – one of the biggest…

  • Liverpool's Theatre In The Rough Launch Climate Crisis Arts Festival To Coincide With Earth Day 2

    Liverpool’s Theatre In The Rough Launch Climate Crisis Arts Festival To Coincide With Earth Day

    A free programme of short films, audio plays and podcasts by women from Liverpool and West Lancashire is launching to coincide with this year’s Earth Hour. The 400 Parts Per Million Festival, produced by Theatre in the Rough, explores young women’s experience of the Climate Crisis – as women are statistically most likely to be affected by the impacts of climate change. The participants have been working with climate activists, artists and scientists from around…

  • The One In The Woods Announces 2022 Line Up - DJ Hazard, Dax J, Calyx & Teebee, Fatima Hajji, Kings of the Rollers, Perc, Dillinja, SPFDJ, Matrix & Futurebound & Many More 2

    The One In The Woods Announces 2022 Line Up – DJ Hazard, Dax J, Calyx & Teebee, Fatima Hajji, Kings of the Rollers, Perc, Dillinja, SPFDJ, Matrix & Futurebound & Many More

    The One In The Wood completes its full line-up for June 3 and 4 2022 with drum & bass icons Pendulum, Nastia, Luke Slater, Dax J, Fatima Hajji, Perc, AMC, The Protoypes, DJ Hazard, Kings Of The Rollers, Dillinja, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Ragga Twins and more. Excitement is building for the second edition of this gigantic festival, which pairs the best in techno with the best in drum & bass across four stages. It…

  • bluedot Festival Headliners Announced 1

    bluedot Festival Headliners Announced

    Björk, Groove Armada, Mogwai, Metronomy and Hannah Peel to headline bluedot 2022. Award-winning festival reveals music, science and culture line-up featuring a UK Festival Exclusive from Björk Orchestral. bluedot has revealed the first wave of artists for this year with Björk, Groove Armada and Mogwai headlining the fifth instalment of the award-winning music, science and culture event at Cheshire’s iconic Jodrell Bank Observatory taking place 21–24 July 2022. One of the most influential and groundbreaking…

  • Crapfest Returns With Wonk Unit Topping The Bill 1

    Crapfest Returns With Wonk Unit Topping The Bill

    Crapfest is curated by Birkenhead’s finest topical punk duo Crapsons and celebrates the amazing DIY underground punk and alternative rock scene, its bands, its followers, and everything in between. The event will pick up from last year and take place once again across Liverpool city centre, primarily from EBGBs and the Jacaranda club. As always, Crapfest will take place on the bank holiday weekend on Sunday 28 August. Each year they finish Crapfest, shattered, exhausted,…

  • Parklife release a killer 2022 line-up

    Parklife release a killer 2022 line-up

    Parklife is back for 2022, with one of their best line-ups yet. The metropolitan festival at Heaton Park on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June will kick-off the festival season and has bagged Tyler the Creator, 50 Cent and Megan Thee Stallion. An incredible selection of DJs will have everyone hyped with the likes of Carl Cox, Peggy Gou, Camelphat, Nina Kraviz, Amelie Lens, Sonny Fodera and many more. Bicep headlines The Valley, with Tyler…

  • The One in the Woods announces full line up, including Pendulum, A.M.C, The Protoypes and many more 2

    The One in the Woods announces full line up, including Pendulum, A.M.C, The Protoypes and many more

    The One in The Woods completes its full line-up for June 3rd and 4th 2022 with drum & bass icons Pendulum, Nastia, Luke Slater, Dax J, Fatima Hajji, Perc, AMC, The Protoypes, DJ Hazard, Kings Of The Rollers, Dillinja, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Ragga Twins and more. Tickets for this huge, community-minded Liverpool festival are up now at https://theoneinthewoods.com. Excitement is building for the second edition of this gigantic festival, which pairs the best in…

  • The Africa Oyé Festival returns this June in its 30th Anniversary year 2

    The Africa Oyé Festival returns this June in its 30th Anniversary year

    Following a two-year hiatus brought on by the pandemic, The Africa Oyé Festival returns to Liverpool’s Sefton Park this summer in what will be their 30th anniversary year. One of the region’s most beautiful green spaces will once again be filled with the music and culture of Africa, the Caribbean and the diaspora, for two free days of live music, DJs and dance, as well as workshops, food stalls and a range of traders in the Oyé…

  • The One In The Woods Announces 2022 Line Up

    The One In The Woods Announces 2022 Line Up

    While people continue to talk about the legendary The One In The Woods debut back in September, all eyes now turn to next year as the Liverpool juggernauts return with an even bigger line-up.  From June 3 to 4, the all-encompassing festival will set up in Orrell Hill Woods, Liverpool with the first wave of names including DJ Hazard, Dillinja, Dax J, Calyx & Teebee, Drumsound & Bassline Smith b2b DJ SS b2b Kenny Ken,…

  • Sound City 2021 Review & Artist Playlist 1

    Sound City 2021 Review & Artist Playlist

    Sound City made a triumphant comeback last weekend and for the first time in a long time things felt kind of normal. The festival’s return to city centre venues certainly brought back some nostalgia as well as acting as a reminder of what life felt like pre-pandemic. It felt good to be heading from venue to venue, despite the bad weather and some full capacity lockouts at certain times over the three days. There was…

  • Katumba Halloween Carnival Headlines New Liverpool festival for Black History Month 1

    Katumba Halloween Carnival Headlines New Liverpool festival for Black History Month

    A new festival comes to Liverpool this month and it includes the annual Katumba Halloween Carnival. Routes & Roots will see two weeks of free family-friendly cultural, arts and wellbeing activities & events across Liverpool, created to celebrate Black History Month and to include the iconic annual carnival. Every October, Liverpool drumming and movement troupe, Katumba holds events across L8 and L1 that culminate with the Katumba Halloween Carnival in Liverpool City Centre. This year, Katumba is partnering with…

  • Liverpool Digital Music Festival 2021 - Artists Announced

    Liverpool Digital Music Festival 2021 – Artists Announced

    Liverpool Digital Music Festival has revealed its line-up for the free entry, and free to watch live streamed festival happening from the 7 to the 9 October at St Barnabas Church, Penny Lane. The venue will open its doors with performances from Ask Elliot, Bedside Manners, Gallia, Glamboy, Gen and the Degenerates, Jack Gill, Munkey Junkey, Mutant Vinyl, Room D, The Merchants, The Jagz, The JJohns, Venus Demiilo and Meg Shaw. Now in its fourth iteration, Liverpool…

  • Sound City 2021 Preview: Our Top Ten Artists Not to Be Missed 9

    Sound City 2021 Preview: Our Top Ten Artists Not to Be Missed

    Sound City returns to Liverpool city centre venues this weekend and we can’t wait to catch sets from some amazing local talent across the three day festival. I think we share the excitement of many who are so glad to see Sound City return to its roots, with festival goers milling around town heading from one venue to another, immersing in the party-like atmosphere. Over 175 acts will take over the city’s music venues with…