Festivals

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    No Play Festival Liverpool 2024

    No Play Festival Returns This September

    No Play Festival is back and, this time, it’s taking over Liverpool city centre. With three stages including the newly reopened Arts Club along with EBGBS and The Jacaranda, No Play promises to once again bring the best alternative artists to Britain’s iconic music city. After bursting on to the UK festival scene last summer with a line up that included YONAKA, VUKOVI, Higher Power and Conjurer alongside an incredibly special secret set from local…

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    Liverpool Arab Arts Festival 2024 - The Ayoub Sisters

    Liverpool Arab Arts Festival Returns This July

    Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (LAAF) – the longest running festival of Arab arts and culture in the UK – returns for its 22nd year, from 12 – 21 July. LAAF exists to support and champion creatives from across the Arab region and its diaspora, in the belief that art and creativity have the power to express a shared humanity. The festival will celebrate Liverpool’s unique identity; a city, with a global community and brimming with…

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    Penny Lane Weekender 2024

    Liverpool Post Punk Band Pleasure Island Announce The Penny Lane Weekender 2024

    Pleasure Island are pleased to announce the first artists for the Penny Lane Weekender, which is taking place on the 2 – 4 August 2024 across several venues on Penny Lane. this is the second year the festival has taken place and it is set to become an annual event. The first acts to be announced are Alien Izz, Astles, Austerity Dogs, Benno, Bleach Brain, COW, Dreampark, Drew Friel, Dynastain, ELLiS-D, Evil Pink Machine, Kingsley Beat, Lazygirl, Ming…

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    Floral Pavillion Folk On The Coast Festival

    Floral Pavillion Announces New Folk On The Coast Festival Coming To New Brighton

    Floral Pavilion, a multi-space entertainment venue in New Brighton, is thrilled to announce the launch of a brand-new folk festival called Folk on the Coast. This weekend-long event is set to take place from 13 – 15 September and promises an eclectic mix of intimate shows with pioneers of the genre as well as tomorrow’s rising stars. The first wave of artists has been announced and includes Martin Carthy, Martin Simpson, The Bar-Steward Sons of…

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    Craft Brew Festival Coming To Liverpool Summer 2024

    Craft Brew Festival With Unlimited Beer Is Coming To Liverpool

    A first of its kind craft beer festival that offers unlimited beer is coming to Invisible Wind Factory on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 June 2024. Craft Brew Festival is now in its second year, after sell out events in Manchester and Birmingham in 2023, and comes to Liverpool for the first time this summer. The beer extravaganza features 15 different brewers, street food, live music and unlimited drinks for each 5 hour event. From…

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    Catfish and the Bottlemen To Headline Sefton Park Liverpool. Credit - Sara Getson

    Catfish And The Bottlemen To Headline Sefton Park This July

    Multi Platinum-selling, BRIT Award-winning, arena-filling giants Catfish and the Bottlemen‘s epic return continues to hit new heights with the announcement of a massive outdoor show on Thursday 11 July in Liverpool’s stunning Sefton Park. One of the largest outdoor concerts the city of Liverpool has ever seen, the 32,000 capacity site promises to be the biggest headline show of the band’s career to date. Tickets will be on general sale at 10:00 BST this Friday 19 April. Sign up…

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    BOOT FEST Liverpool

    BOOT MUSIC Magazine Announce First Ever ‘BOOT FEST’

    Merseyside’s independent music magazine BOOT MUSIC has announced the first ever ‘BOOT FEST’ event which will see a selection of the region’s most exciting new Indie and Alternative acts take to the stage at Future Yard, Birkenhead, on 29 June to celebrate the release of their 7th print issue. The line up will feature fast rising Alternative outfit Shefu, lively Indie acts The Sukis, Juno and Toy Car plus captivating singer-songwriter Georgia Johnson. BOOT MUSIC…

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    Julian Marley (Photo- F. Blanquin)

    Africa Oyé Announces Julian Marley & Les Amazones d’Afrique As 2024 Festival Headliners

    The son of music legend Bob Marley and a female supergroup will headline the acclaimed Africa Oyé Festival this summer. The powerful and creative force of Les Amazones d’Afrique will close proceedings on Saturday 22nd June, whilst Julian Marley, fresh off his Grammy win for Best Reggae Album earlier this month, tops the bill on Sunday with his band, The Uprising. The country’s biggest celebration of African and Caribbean music and culture is returning to Liverpool’s Sefton Park in 2024 following…

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    Sound City

    Sound City Announce More Acts, New-Look Conference & Sponsors For 2024 Festival

    Sound City is set to land in force this May with another essential weekend pointing towards the future of new music into 2024 and beyond. With even more unmissable artists confirmed across the weekend and news of a new-look and industry-leading conference programme there’s plenty to get excited about. Sound City Forum Sound City Forum is a fresh new voice in the music industry landscape bringing together those working across the music industry, artists, entrepreneurs…

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    Africa Oye 2024 Festival Dates Announced - ZieZie at Oye 2023 - Photo Credit - Mark McNulty

    Africa Oyé 2024 Festival Dates Announced

    The country’s biggest celebration of African and Caribbean music and culture, Africa Oyé has announced its festival dates for this summer in Liverpool. Following record breaking attendances last year, Africa Oyé will take over Sefton Park once again for two packed days of live music, dance, workshops, DJ stages, food stalls, traders and more. The much-loved event will this year take place on 22 and 23 June 2024 with the festival running from 12:30pm to…

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    UK West Coat Folk Festival 2024

    UK West Coast Folk Festival Comes To Blackpool This January

    From 12 – 14 January, Blackpool will be taken over by some of the finest purveyors of British Folk, when The UK West Coast Folk Festival 2024 comes to town. The festival will feature sets by the incredible Eddi Reader, Tom Robinson Band, Cara Dillon, The Webb Sisters, Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri, Dean Friedman and many more. In tribute to the legacy of British Folk Rock, the weekend will be topped off by a rare headline set from the legendary guitarist Richard…

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    Sound City Announces First Wave of Acts & Headliners For 2024

    Sound City Announces First Wave of Acts & Headliners For 2024 Including The Snuts & Caity Baser

    Renowned as a leader in new music discovery, Sound City continues its incredible history with the first details of its hotly anticipated 2024 return. Nestled in the heart of Liverpool – one of the world’s most influential music capitals – Sound City returns to its core multi-venue roots between the 4th-5th May 2024. Sound City: the dynamic music festival that first graced Liverpool’s streets in 2008 swiftly became a pivotal event for music enthusiasts worldwide.…

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    Indika Festival 2023 - Family-Friendly Events Announced

    Family-Friendly Events Announced For All Ages At Indika Festival 2023

    With just weeks to go until one of the country’s biggest festivals of Indian Arts and Culture takes over Liverpool, Milap have revealed the full line-up of family-friendly events taking place at Indika Festival, with performances and activities suitable for the entire family to enjoy. From 1 – 12 November, Indika 2023 will take over Liverpool in a celebration of Indian music, dance, arts, discussion and culture. With something suitable for all ages to enjoy, events aimed…

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    Indika Festival - Sita's Magical Forest

    Indika Festival Returns To Liverpool This Autumn

    Indika Festival, a 12-day celebration of Indian music, dance, arts and culture, has announced the artists set to perform at this year’s festival. Taking place from 1 – 12 November, headlining the festival will be none other than legendary percussionist, producer and composer Talvin Singh OBE. A giant and pioneer of British-Asian music, Singh’s multi-decade spanning career has seen him collaborate with and write for the likes of Sun Ra, the late Ustad Sultan Khan, Madonna, Yoko Ono and more. Having worked as Björk’s percussionist and…

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    La Feria Festival Liverpool - Daniela Rodriguez

    Liverpool Festival, La Feria, Puts The Spotlight On Latin American Arts And Culture This Autumn

    Liverpool will host a vibrant festival of Latin American arts and culture this September. With a programme of music, dance, storytelling, street arts and more from the rich diversity of the Latin American continent, La Feria is set to take over a variety of city centre venues as part of the unique celebration. A launch event will take place at the Unity Theatre on Wednesday 20 September, which includes performances from MC Millaray, a rising rap star from Chile. The…

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    Liverpool Disco Festival

    Liverpool Disco Festival 10 Takes Over CONTENT This August

    Starring at the 10th edition of Liverpool Disco Festival – Ten City and Odyssey live, plus John Morales, Kirollus, Marcel Vogel B2B Rahan, Malfalda B2B Rebecca Vasmant, Sy Sez, Morgan and Dharma Collective. Reaching its 10th edition this summer, Liverpool Disco Festival embodies the enduring spirit of a truly iconic party whose roots run deep in upbeat, vocal, glitter-infused house and disco. The festival has been honoured to bring inspiring new artists from across Europe along with…

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    In The Park festival coming to Liverpool in 2024. Photo Credit - Anthony Mooney

    In The Park: Jamie Webster And Cream Classical To Headline Summer 2024 Festival In Sefton Park

    Liverpool has long been home and host to a series of exciting and diverse music events over the years, and 2024 is set to be another chapter in this cultural journey as ‘In The Park presents’ returns to Liverpool’s stunning Sefton Park from Friday 12 – Sunday 14 July 2024.  With a 40,000 capacity each day, In the Park will be bringing together some of the best live music from various genres for what promises…

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    Liverpool's Festival of Latin American Arts And Culture, La Feria, Returns This September

    Liverpool’s Festival of Latin American Arts And Culture, La Feria, Returns This September

    Bringing a vibrant and eclectic programme of music, dance, storytelling, street arts and culture from the rich diversity of the Latin American continent, La Feria will take over city centre venues in Liverpool this September. Celebrating the festival’s return this autumn, the incomparable ‘Voice of Tango’ Martin Alvarado from Buenos Aires, Argentina will join the lineup, alongside the hypnotic rhythms and melodies of the Mexican & Colombian Electronic Cumbia outfit Mambe & Danochilango. Telling his story of life as a Bolivian living…

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    Wax + Gears at Future Yard 2023

    Wax + Gears, Future Yard’s Pedal-Powered Festival Returns on 23 July

    Wax + Gears is a one-day family festival of music, cycling culture and climate activism, all taking place in an off-grid, pedal-powered arena within the large outdoor garden space at Future Yard. Drawing together the ideas of music discovery, cycling, analogue and sustainability – and with an eco-conscious aesthetic – Wax + Gears is a platform based around community, collective enrichment and celebration. After the success of their inaugural event in 2022, they’re pleased to…

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    The Liverpool Penny Lane Weekender presented by Pleasure Island Band

    Pleasure Island Presents The Penny Lane Weekender

    Pleasure Island presents the Penny Lane Weekender, a brand-new two-day festival, set to rock Dovedale Towers, Penny Lane, Liverpool on August 5 and 6. The event promises to showcase a captivating mix of local and UK artists spanning the genres of rock and electronic music.That the event is planned and produced by the artists themselves, shows a refreshing change to similar music festivals that have a more corporate influence on their production. The Penny Lane Weekender…