LIMF 2013: LIMF Bandstands at Stanley Park, Williamson Sq and Sefton Park

This summer as part of the LIMF (Liverpool International Music Festival) Open Culture, Culture Liverpool and City Central BID bring you a magnificent melee of music on three of Liverpool’s best and most beautiful venues. The new festival transforms three of Liverpool’s bandstands into exciting performance venues; showcasing Liverpool’s individuality and the quality of musical talent in the region.

Until 8th September at special dates in the summer calendar, these three venues promise an array of entertainment that truly boasts something for everyone. Swing bands, Acoustic, Electronica, Rock, Reggae, Funk, Folk and Ska along with some great opportunities to take part in vocal harmonies, dance displays and drumming circles.

And best of all…it’s free and for everyone!

Put the below dates in your diary, bring a picnic blanket, and look out for the line-ups in the proceeding weeks:

Sefton Park Bandstand: 12.30-17.00:
Sunday 18 August (In association with Soul Inspired Events)
Saturday, Sunday, Monday 24 – 26 August (In association with Mellowtone)
Sunday 1 September (In association with Threshold Festival)

Stanley Park Bandstand: 12.30-17.00:
Wednesday 14 August (In association with Plus Dane, Bulky Bobs & F.A.M.E)
Saturday 17 August
Friday 23 August
Sunday 8 September (as part of Stanley Park Festival)

Williamson Square Bandstand: 12.30-18.00:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 15-17 August (Sat 17 Aug in association with Bido Lito)
Monday 26 August
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 29-31 August (Sat 31 Aug in association with The Cavern)

The Williamson Square Bandstand in the heart of the city centre been specially created as a unique platform to showcase Liverpool’s individuality and the incredible artistic and musical talent in the region.

The Stanley Park and Sefton Park bandstands have been popular performance sites since the Victorian era. The recent refurbishment of the beautiful Isla Gladstone Conservatory at Stanley Park has led to a return to greatness for this historic site. And Sefton Park Bandstand’s legacy runs deep, with a well founded legend that it was the inspiration behind the song Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, written in the 60’s by a couple of locals.

Yaw Owusu, LIMF’s Music Curator, said: “The ethos of LIMF is to celebrate the new, and the bandstand element achieves this – it’s exciting to see local talented musicians being part of this event and showcasing their skills to a new audience.”


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