LIMF 2017 announces first wave of acts, including Gorgon City, Corinne Bailey Rae, Cast and more



Liverpool’s annual party in the park announces its 2017 lineup, GetintothisDavid Hall is on hand with all of the details you need.

Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) is now in its fifth year and celebrates its half-decade with an unmissable day and night programme including LIMF Summer Jam, LIMF Presents and a LIMF Academy showcase.

The first wave of acts has just been announced, with Gorgon City, Corinne Bailey Rae, Naughty Boy, Fleur East and Cast topping bills across the July weekender.

JP Cooper, Kate Nash, The Christians, So Solid Crew, Donae’o, Louis Berry, Sinead Harnett, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and many more are also set to feature, with DJ sets from Katy B, Jax Jones, Tieks, MJ Cole, Artful Dodger, DJ Target, Manny Norte and Logan Sama also set for the festival.

The event kicks off on Thursday, July 20 and will see hundreds of acts in stages set throughout the park and Sefton Palm House, until legendary Merseysiders Cast close main stage proceedings on Sunday, July 23.

LIMF Summer Jam will see the likes of house duo Gorgon City take to the Sefton Park stage alongside London producer Naughty Boy, singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae and X Factor winner Fleur East.

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Further down the bill Louis Berry represents local talent alongside the likes of The Farm, Hooton Tennis Club, Sugarmen, XamVolo, Tea Street Band, Veyu, SUEDEBROWN, L U M E N and Eleanor Nelly.

LIMF will be exploring a theme of ‘Remember The Times’ with five LIMF Presents projects celebrating pivotal periods for various genres featuring sets from the likes of Trevor Nelson and Norman Jay MBE in Sefton Palm House. The festival’s fifth edition also marks a return for the award winning LIMF Academy programme.

Brand new for 2017 LIMF will offer a luxury VIP area, which will afford ticket holders exclusive access to a private bar area, deluxe toilets and up close and personal views of LIMF‘s central arena.

LIMF has been on an awesome journey since 2013,” reckons LIMF Music Curator Yaw Owusu, “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.”

Full live lineup:

Gorgon City
Corinne Bailey Rae
Naughty Boy
Fleur East
JP Cooper
Fuse ODG
Kate Nash
The Farm
The Christians
So Solid Crew
Shola Ama
Louis Berry
Sinead Hartnett
The Sugarmen
Hooton Tennis Club
Tea Street Band
Jane Weaver
Dusky Grey
Eleanor Nelly
Neil Noa

LIMF Presents takes place at Sefton Palm House:

Good Times, with Norman Jay MBE, Thursday, July 20, 7pm.

Circus Year One, with Claude Von Stroke, Yousef, Josh Wink, Lewis Boardman, Friday, July 21, 5pm

Reminisce: 90’s R&B, with Trevor Nelson, Martin 2 Smoove, Damage and Shola Ama. Saturday, July 22, 7pm

No Sleep, with DJ Stretch Armstrong, DJ Red Alert, Clark Kent + Special Guest PA, Sunday July 23, 7pm

LIMF Summer Jam: Sefton Park takes place July 21-23, admission is free. VIP area is ticketed. LIMF Presents: The Palm House, takes place Sefton Park July 20-23 with tickets on sale soon.