Liverpool International Music Festival 2020: LIMF back – but just for one day



LIMF returns to Liverpool’s Sefton Park but just for one day, Getintothis’ Peter Guy on the future of the festival.

Liverpool International Music Festival 2020 will return to Sefton Park on Sunday July 19.

However, LIMF, which has been running since 2012 is facing an uncertain future with budget cuts spelling the end of the customary three day event.

LIMF has seen a large scale cut in recent years with the week long programme of special events, talks, break out city wide gigs and Merseyside new music gigs reduced to large scale Sefton Park pop concerts.

There were talks at Liverpool City Council as to whether LIMF would go ahead this year due to budget cuts.

However, following discussions, the event is now a one day gig on Sunday July 19.

Claire Wilde, at Culture Liverpool, said: “Due to the budget challenges facing the city council, the decision was made for LIMF to be a one day event.”

It is unknown what the future of the LIMF Academy, the set of young talent chosen each year to develop and manage, will be.

Wilde added: “However we’re pleased to once again work with Cream to ensure the event takes place on the same weekend as Cream Classical in the Park, which means that people can once again enjoy two days of incredible live music.

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Here’s a look back at some LIMF pictures by the Getintothis team.