Now in its fourth iteration, Liverpool Digital Music Festival returns as a live streamed online and attend in-person event.

The hybrid digital music festival takes place at recently opened live venue St Barnabas Church on one of the most famous musical streets, Penny Lane, on 7 – 9 October 2021. 

Holding its inaugural event during the pandemic and mindful of the restrictions it imposed, the festival started as a four day online-only festival showcasing over 100 artists in May 2020. The event returned in August 2020 live streaming from four venues around Liverpool including the M&S Bank Arena. The upcoming festival is the successor to young persons event (LDM Rise) which took place exclusively online in February 2021 for 18-24 year olds.

So far the Liverpool Digital Music Festival has showcased over 160 artists including Jamie Webster, All We Are, Zuzu, Spinn, RATS and Phil Jones.

The upcoming three-day event will be in support of Merseyside Youth Association, which for 130 years has provided help and support to the young people on Merseyside. The association provides a range of projects including music making and development activities designed to address young people’s barriers and meet their musical needs.  Operating from a purpose-built venue, MYA includes a 150-seat performance area, music studio, rehearsal space, green room and multi-purpose spaces. 

For the second year running, LDMF will be partnering with the SAE Institute who will provide key infrastructure, from equipment to expertise and in turn give students hands-on experience of running live music events.

Applications are now open for artists of any age, genre and stature, via the festivals website:  www.ldmfestival.co.uk

Applications for Liverpool Digital Music Festival will be accepted until midnight on the 15 September 2021.