Hacienda Classical, Wiley, & more for Liverpool International Music Festival 2018

including Basement Jaxx (DJ set), Example & DJ Wire, & many more

By Neil Greenway | Published: Tue 6th Mar 2018

Hacienda Classical

Saturday 21st to Sunday 22nd July 2018
Sefton Park, Liverpool, Merseyside, L17 1AF, England MAP
from £5 a day
Daily capacity: 32,000
Last updated: Thu 5th Jul 2018

The first acts have been announced for Liverpool International Music Festival - LIMF - which takes place on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July 2018 at Sefton Park, Liverpool.

Heading up the Sunday night on the main Central Stage will be Hacienda Classical, joined by Basement Jaxx (DJ set), while on the Saturday the Central Stage hosts Wiley, and Example & DJ Wire.

Also on Saturday you'll find Jazzie B, and Trevor Nelson, on the True School Club House stage, and Toddla T, and Tough Love, in the Shubz DJ Tent. Also on Saturday will be Jax Jones (live)Not3sMahaliaStefflon DonDanny RamplingRude KidSeani B (Brukout)Ace, and Panjabi Hit Squad.

While on Sunday there's DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Gilles Peterson, on the True School Club House stage, the Shubz DJ Tent has Riton, and others that day are Aurora, Young Fathers, Rae Morris, Tim Westwood, Don Letts, WideAwake, Jus Now (DJ Set), and Adele Roberts. There's also Melody KaneSteve SutherlandDJ2kindDJ ZekeSub BlueHaarmLucaOnly, all appearing somewhen over the weekend.

This year LIMF will be exploring the theme of 'Co-Exist and Connection', marrying together multiple strands of the music and culture scenes with a line up spanning eras, genres and co-existing through the connection of music. 

Yaw Owusu, LIMF Music Curator, said: "The line-up this year is really important as it not only reflects just how far LIMF has come in the past few years, but also showcases Liverpool's bold contemporary musical voice and attitude. Our theme is Co-exist and Connection so it was essential the festival represented a diverse music offer which mixes classic and new sounds, established and emerging names, covering a myriad of genres and styles - which is an honest reflection of what's happening within music culture, not just locally, but on a global scale!"

Assistant Mayor and Cabinet Member for culture, tourism and events, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: "We're massively proud of LIMF and how it has evolved since its inception in 2012. It's a festival where you can see top, international acts on the same bill as up-and-coming home grown talent - and all in the confines of the beautiful Grade One listed Sefton Park. This year we're changing the format so it's a ticketed event, but it will remain one of the best value for money festivals staged in the UK. Across the weekend audiences can enjoy up to 18 hours' worth of live music from more than 70 artists, at a price tag of just £5 per person per day, making it the unmissable music event of the summer."

Tickets are on sale, priced from £5 a day. Bargain!
Under-11s are free.

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