COMING UP: LIMF continues with music packed Stanley Park Festival (Sunday 8th September)

FOLLOWING on from a sensational Bank Holiday weekend of music in the city, North Liverpool gets its chance to shine as Stanley Park will be the venue for 7 hours of FREE live music on Sunday 8th September with legendary Liverpool band The Farm topping the bill.

As part of the Stanley Park Festival, from midday until 7pm Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) will host a stage which will see some of the hottest local talent and acclaimed national artists perform to an expected crowd of thousands.

LIMF Music Curator, Yaw Owusu, said: “We’ve already seen some amazing live performances in the city centre and in south Liverpool at Sefton Park, and now its North Liverpool’s turn to get in on the music action!

“I’m really proud of the line-up that will showcase some of our homegrown talent alongside national artists, and to have The Farm – one of the seminal bands to come out of this city – headline is the perfect way to round off the event.”

Cuban inspried ensemble Wara will kick things off with a bit of spice, opening the afternoon’s proceedings. They will be followed by one of the hottest new bands around at the moment Veyu. The Wirralians have just picked up the coveted Merseyrail Sound Station prize which ran throughout the summer in conjunction with respected music mag Bido Lito.

Local singer songwiter Natalie McCool will get a chance to show us just why she picked up Female Artist of the Year at the recent Liverpool Music Awards. She’ll be joined on the bill by Ian Prowse and reggae star Natty.

Founded by Labrinth, The UD Vocal Collective from East London will also be performing with Mercury Award nominee Terri Walker.

It wouldn’t be a Liverpool festival without an appearance from indie-disco five piece The Tea Street Band. The lads have a finished album tucked away ready for release in the coming months and this gig, just down the road from their native Kensington, promises to be a belter.

Headlining the day long music event are The Farm – with eight top forty singles under their belts they are one of the most respected bands to come out of Liverpool. In recent times the band were heavily involved in the series of Justice Tonight gigs and the subsquent release of The Justice Collective single that topped the chart at Christmas. Expect one or two surprises lined up for the set.

The LIMF stage has been organised in partnership with Everton Freeschool, and pupils from the school have been involved in programming the stage.

Sam Robinson, 16, said: “I’m so happy to be given the opportunity to learn what it takes to put a festival together. This year I have been to quite a few big festivals but being involved in the event management of this one is going to be the highlight of the summer for me.”

In addition to the live music, the festival will also include family friendly activities ensuring this a fun day out for everyone. There will be a fun fair and a Family Zone with free activities including, a petting zoo and an assault course, food stalls and an area offering advice and support for the local community.

Please note, there is extremely limited car parking available at the park, so public transportation is recommended.

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