Liverpool International Music Festival returns for 2022

group of people partying outside Renowned for showcasing the best international and national household names alongside emerging talent at an accessible, low ticket price, Liverpool International Music Festival takes place from Friday 29 to Sunday 31 July.

The festival provides the perfect opportunity to get together with your friends and family for a pre-wedding celebration - you could even make it your hen/stag or sten do!

This year, the event will take place across multiple venues in the city. The LIMF team wants music-lovers to experience the city's diverse range of incredible venues, and in the process, bring them much-needed footfall and a financial boost to help with their recovery after an unpredictable two years.

In a change to previous years, this year’s LIMF will see a city-centre takeover of around 25 venues and outdoor locations.  The move has been prompted in a bid to re-energise and support the city’s music sector which was severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

As a massively popular event in the city’s events calendar, the LIMF team wants music-lovers to experience amazing performers in the city’s diverse range of incredible venues, and in the process, bring them much-needed footfall and a financial boost to help with their recovery after an unpredictable two years.

So who is on the multi-venue, line-up?

British reggae and pop band legends UB40 ft Ali Campbell, iconic American hip hop trio De La Soul, Liverpool royalty The Zutons, one of the hottest new bands around at the moment Red Rum Club, all-female DJ Collective Girls Don’t Sync, critically acclaimed rapper Kojey Radical, electrifying performers House Gospel Choir and the singer behind the unmistakable M People vocals, Heather Small, are among the first acts to be announced for LIMF 2022.

Venues include the M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, the Bombed Out Church (St Luke’s), Invisible Wind Factory, 24 Kitchen Street, District, Arts Club Liverpool and Camp and Furnace.

It’s a mixture of free and ticketed events, and there’s something for everyone with under-18 gigs such as LIMF Presents… The Shubz which will see a host of BBC Radio 1XTRA DJs including Kenny AllStar, Sian Anderson and Cuppy playing the very best in grime and hip hop.

The theme of LIMF 2022 is Power to the People & Purpose, and is a homage to those game-changing, trailblazing people, movements and music genres who empowered change for the better.

For full details of the line-up to date, head to Ticket prices will vary per venue, with prices starting from just £5 to £35 plus booking fee. Some events will be free but are ticketed.

sunny day people at gig outdoors LIMF 2022 LINE-UP

Friday 29 July

  • UB40 ft Ali Campbell, Aswad, Liam Bailey, Robbo Ranx - M&S Bank Arena - Early Bird £25 + booking fee
  • De La Soul, Kojey Radical, Berwyn, No Fakin - Liverpool Philharmonic Hall - Early Bird £15 + booking fee
  • Girls Don't Sync + Guests - Bombed Out Church (St Luke's) - Free SOLD OUT
  • System by Gaika – Gaika, Flohio, Flora Yin Wong, Glor1a, God Colony, Nazar - Invisible Wind Factory - Early bird £5 + booking fees
  • Heartless Crew House Party/Heartless Crew, Shola Ama, Shortee Blitz, Scott Garcia, DJ Cali, MC Shabba D, DJ Smokey, MC Preshus - 24 Kitchen Street - Early bird £10 + booking fee
Saturday 30 July
  • LIMF Presents... The Shubz (Anthony Walker Foundation Festival After Party) - Kenny AllStar (BBC Radio 1Xtra), Sian Anderson (BBC Radio 1Xtra), Cuppy (BBC Radio 1Xtra), Kizzi - District (Under 18s dry bar event) - Early bird £5 + booking fee
  • Donae'o Presents Bounce - Donae'o, Rampage, Supa D + Coldsteps, Gracious K, Donch, Versatile, DJ Zeke - Arts Club Liverpool - Early bird £10 + booking fee
Sunday 31 July
  • The Zutons, Red Rum Club, She Drew The Gun, Big Joanie, The Dream Machine, Blondes, The Heavy North, Pixey, Michael Aldag, Mexican Dogs, Silent-K, Psycho Comedy, The Sundowners, Casino, Tilly Louise, Razzmatazz, Fiona Lennon - Camp and Furnace - Early bird £15 + booking fee SOLD OUT
  • Heather Small (M People lead singer), House Gospel Choir, Terri Walker, DJ Ronnie Herel (Mi-Soul Radio) - Arts Club Liverpool - Early bird £10 + booking fee
  • Havana Meets Kingston - Liverpool Philharmonic Hall - £25-£41 + booking fee | | |

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