Disco Classical, featuring Sister Sledge have been announced as the headliners for this years Liverpool International Music Festival and Getintothis’ Peter Goodbody has the lowdown.
The first act to be announced for LIMF 2019 is Disco Classical featuring Sister Sledge with Kathy Sledge.
The show will feature a 35-piece orchestra and a curated selection of much-loved disco hits as part of a performance featuring a host of collaborators.
Disco Classical has been heralded as one of the most memorable and uplifting live experiences around, and this summer it will be coming to Liverpool for the first time for Liverpool International Music Festival 2019.
One of the iconic stars behind the hits ‘We Are Family’ and ‘He’s The Greatest Dancer’ will perform a set of reimagined and reinvented disco classics with Manchester Camerata Orchestra – a 35-piece orchestra who opened Glastonbury 2017.
They’ll be closing the festival as Sunday night headliners, with the help of a live band, guest singers and DJ Mark Armstrong.
This will be the second time that Manchester Camerata Orchestra has joined the LIMF line up, having performed their ground-breaking show Haçienda Classiçal at the festival last year.
Yaw Owusu, LIMF Music Curator, said: “Disco Classical is an amazing concept and experience – some of the biggest hits of the genre presented in a very special and unique way.
“Even better is that it continues LIMF’s traditional of headliners that know how to really deliver a celebratory party atmosphere which everyone can enjoy and dance to. This will be a terrific way to close out LIMF 2019”
Founder of Disco Classical, Denise Harris adds: “Liverpool is world famous for its music scene and Disco Classical is extremely excited to be headlining in Sefton Park as part of LIMF.
“Disco Classical will bring together an incredible soundtrack with very special guests Sister Sledge featuring Kathy Sledge, and accompanied live on stage by the full legendary, Manchester Camerata Orchestra, who know how to push the boundaries in classical music.
“Added to this the combination of our phenomenal singers, a choir, a band and a renowned DJ – we know we’ll have Sefton Park ‘Lost in Music!”
The performance forms part of Liverpool’s RISE arts and events season which celebrates inspirational women who have had an impact on the worlds of music, arts, science, business, sport and politics.
LIMF takes place in Liverpool’s Seftom Park on July 20 and 21.
More information on the LIMF website.