LIMF announces first wave of artists for 2017

Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) is back for its fifth year and will celebrate with an unmissable day and night programme in Sefton Park this July.

The first wave of acts has just been announced and includes the likes of Gorgon City, Corinne Bailey Rae, Naughty Boy and Fleur East on the bill. 

DJ sets have also been confirmed from Katy B, Jax Jones, Tieks, MJ Cole, Artful Dodger, DJ Target, Manny Norte and Logan Sama.

The event will take place on 20th-23rd July, with hundreds of musicians performing on stages set throughout the park and Sefton Palm House across the July Weekender. 

Merseyside's very own Cast will close the main stage on the final evening of the event, which is not to be missed.

This year the theme be 'Remember The Times' with five LIMF Presents projects and a return for the award-winning LIMF Academy Programme. 

2017's event will also see brand new features, including LIMF's luxury VIP area. Ticket holders for this exclusive area will be afforded access to a private bar area, deluxe toilets and up close and personal views of LIMF's central arena. 

LIMF Music Curator, Yaw Owusu commented: "LIMF has been on an awesome journey since 2013. From being a new kid on the block to being an exciting, established and unique festival proposition for any music lover from across the UK and beyond. 

"This year, our fifth, we have attempted to give you our most cohesive, yet characteristically diverse programme yet, which reflects our continued ambition, passion and desire to always step up.

"In 2017 we are celebrating a milestone - not just for us, but also for Liverpool generally as it celebrates 50 summers of great music and culture. LIMF is also celebrating amazing periods of extraordinary music, from across various genres, all of which have had a positive impact on our city's culture and its creatives. With one eye looking back and one eye looking forward, we celebrate and Remember The Times. 

"I hope that, as per years past, true music lovers come out and enjoy what LIMF has to offer - whether its the household names, the musical legends or something quirky or emerging."

Advanced tickets cost £13.20 per day and £33 for a three day ticket. For more information visit

Words Lauren Wade

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