Headliners Sigma, The Wombats, and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra lead the first wave of acts announced for the 3rd annual Liverpool International Music Festival happening between Thursday 21st and Sunday 24th August 2016 at multiple venues across the city .
The four day event will also see venues around the city showcasing commissions highlighting the heritage of Liverpool's music history, especially the theme of 'ReDefinition' with five commissioned projects and performances that are and have redefined music and popular culture.
Acts also confirmed for LIMF Summer Jam the FREE event are Lianne La Havas, Netsky, Kwabs, Ms Dynamite, DJ Target, Maverick Sabre, Shakka, Anne-Marie, Samm Henshaw, Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band, China Crisis, John Power, Dave McCabe & The Ramifications, Rhys Lewis, Jalen Ngonda, Michael Seary, Amique, Ali Ingle, Seramic, and Viola Beach, with more acts to be announced.
LIMF Curator, Yaw Owusu comments, "LIMF continues to move forward in its ambition to be one of the most dynamic, diverse and inherently different festivals in Europe! Year four is all about us shining a light on re-defining musical moments and movements, as well as the artists that lead these! I hope that music lovers from anywhere and everywhere, of all ages and backgrounds, revel in a number of special experiences at LIMF 2016."
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There are also special commissions some of which will be ticketed events:
From the Soul (LIVE) - Thursday 21st July Music Room - Royal Philharmonic Hall - £26.40 (incl. booking fee)
Curated by 6 Music’s Gilles Peterson, LIMF explores the redefining sounds of British soul music over the past 30 years. The event will feature a special house band collaborating with some of the most important names in British Soul. The live event will be followed by an exclusive DJ led after party hosted and featuring sets by Gilles Peterson and Thris Tian. Line up to be announced soon.
From the Soul (After Party) - Thursday 21st July – 2200 - 0100 - Buyers Club - Early Bird £13.20 (incl. booking fee), £19.80 thereafter.
Line up to be announced soon.
House Nation in association with Circus - Friday 22nd July – 1700 - 0000 - Sefton Park Palm House - £26.40 (inc. booking fee)
House music is truly a global phenomenon. In key cities around the world various dynamic producers are trailblazing a more progressive sound - redefining what you consider House Music to be. LIMF travels to three international music cities with Liverpool-based DJ and Producer Yousef - returning home to make four records that reflect the sounds of those different cities and his hometown of Liverpool. The process will be documented, with both the music and shorts being released. The project will culminate in a special live show, in association with CIRCUS, at LIMF 2016. Line up to be announced soon.
House Nation (After Party) - Friday 22nd July – 0100 - 0400 - 24 Kitchen Street - Early Bird £13.20 (incl. booking fee), £19.80 thereafter
Line up to be announced soon.
76-16: From Eric's To Evol (a celebration of Liverpool music's counter-culture) - Saturday 23rd July - 1930 - 2300 - Liverpool Guild of Students - Early Bird till 1st March £19.80 (inc. booking fee)
For the last 40 years the punk-indie attitude has been prevalent in Liverpool and has led to the creation of some of the most influential cultural movements the city has ever seen. These are movements that have connected not just with the people of Liverpool but with the world. LIMF showcases those key venues, artists and scenes. This is the inter-generational story of Liverpool’s underground music scene and how it has redefined itself in terms of music, fashion and popular culture over 40 years! Line up to be announced soon.
Other FREE events that make up the programme include Music City: Reimagined on Friday evening in Sefton Park with Liverpool’s no1 playlist performed by Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and Roots, Rock, Reggae on Saturday afternoon in Sefton Park BBC Radio DJ Seani B (himself a Grammy nominated Reggae producer) curates a collaboration between a host of British reggae artists. Line up to be announced soon.
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