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LIMF Bandstand: Singers, Swingers and Joy Bringers


Stanley Park Bandstand
Sefton Park Bandstand
Williamson Square Bandstand

This summer as part of the LIMF (Liverpool International Music Festival) Open Culture, Culture Liverpool and City Central BID bring you a magnificent melee of music on three of Liverpool’s best and most beautiful venues; our historic bandstands in Sefton Park and Stanley Park and at one of our newest assets, the Liverpool Bandstand in Williamson Square.

From 25 July through to 8 September at special dates in the summer calendar, these three venues promise an array of entertainment that truly boasts something for everyone. Swing bands, Acoustic, Electronica, Rock, Reggae, Funk, Folk and Ska along with some great opportunities to take part in vocal harmonies, dance displays and drumming circles.

And best of all…it’s free and for everyone!

Put the below dates in your diary, bring a picnic blanket, and look out for the line-ups in the preceding week on or



Sefton Park Bandstand: 12.30pm – 5pm

Info about Sefton Park

Sunday 28 July – Shebeat / Jo Bywater / Joe Symes & the Loving Kind / Creaky Bones / Robert Vincent

Sunday 4 August  – Below the Lights / Thom Morecroft / Sheepy / Invisible Alliance / Triphazard / Man Get Out

Sunday 11 August - Perri & Neil / The Midnight Ramble / Abi Moore / Simon Cousins / Yasmin Ali / Karl McCann

Sunday 18 August (In association with Soul Inspired Events) – Zakale Dance Troup / Soul4Soul Vocalists / Jamie Broad / Sophia / Ogo / Hayli Kincade / Christina Malley / Judith Ude / Amique / DJ 2Kind

Saturday, Sunday, Monday 24 – 26 August  (In association with Mellowtone) – Line up TBC

Sunday 1 September (In association with Threshold Festival) Hosted by Impropriety -  We The Undersigned / The Science of The Lamps / Indigo Vibe / Bolshy / Tom George / Lo-Five

Sunday 8 September  Hosted by Impropriety – The Fire Beneath The Sea / Hope Street Harmonies / Mersey Voices / The Halcyon Syncopators / Danny Pye /


Williamson Square Bandstand: 12.30pm – 6pm


Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8-10 August

8 Aug – Esco Williams / Sense of Sound / MiC LOWRY / Tyler Mensah / Simon Cousins / Michael Taylor / Laura Oakes

9 Aug – Johny Wishart / She Drew The Gun / Gerry Jones / Mark Poutney / Vanessa Murray / Mick Flaherty

10 Aug – Pennylane Jazz Workshop / Furiosis / Abi Moore / Jessica’s Ghost / The Fifth Movement / MiC LOWRY

Thursday, Friday, Saturday 15-17 August (Sat 17 Aug in association with Bido Lito)

Thursday 15 August – Shell Keeley / Singing Our Socks Off / Lo Five / The Jesse Janes / Barney Soanes

Friday 16 August – The Lennon Beatles / Bright Shapes / Jay P McWinnen /

The Midnight Ramble / Joe Symes & The Loving Kind

Saturday 17 August (In association with Merseyrail Sound Station) – Impropriety / Natalie McCool / Soho Riots / Dominic Dunn / The Willz

Monday 26 August - in association with F.A.M.E

In By Ones / Alister Said / Futurejack / Les Glover / Ron Entwistle / Jessica West

Thursday 29 August – Joe Maddocks / Nighthowl / MOONSHINE / Alex Gavagham (The Cubical) / Spoony Bard / The Mersey Voices with members of the
Royal Court Youth Theatre

Friday 30 August - Liverpool Chamber Choir / Sheepy / Jim Finn / Liverpool Shanty Kings / Lesley-Anne Goode / Neildsy

Saturday 31 August - The Beatelles / Marc Kenny / A Ray of Charles / Tonal Select / The Night and Days / Bill Orrick / Hvalkjeften


Stanley Park Bandstand: 12.30pm – 5pm

Info about Stanley Park

Thursday 25 July (‘Beautiful North Festival’ with Brouhaha & Anfield Creative Community) Michael Taylor / Jennifer Little / Singing Our Socks Off Choir & Su Grainger

Wednesday 14 August (In association with Plus Dane, Bulky Bobs & F.A.M.E) – Helen Maher / Creative Space Team / Alister Said / Rowan Reid / The Dead Sea Captain & Argent Strings

Saturday 17 August - Shell Keeley / Movema / Bernard J Davis / Pacific Swing Choir

Friday 23 August – Tyler Mensah / Penny Lane Jazz Workshop / Gerry Jones / Christy Myers / Vanessa Murray


About the Bandstands


The Williamson Square Bandstand in the heart of the city centre been specially created as a unique platform to showcase Liverpool’s individuality and the incredible artistic and musical talent in the region.

The Stanley Park and Sefton Park bandstands have been popular performance sites since the Victorian era. The recent refurbishment of the beautiful Isla Gladstone Conservatory at Stanley Park has led to a return to greatness for this historic site. And Sefton Park Bandstand’s legacy runs deep, with a well founded legend that it was the inspiration behind the song Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, written in the 60’s by a couple of locals.


Want to perform in this exciting new festival?


Open Culture are working in partnership with Culture Liverpool and City Central BID to invite performers of all kinds to perform in the festival including: musicians, bands, singers, choirs, brass bands, comedians, poets, theatre groups, community groups and other acts.

Each programmed day on the bandstands will offer the support of a professional sound engineer and a PA.

All acts are licensed to busk.

To submit your information please complete the online form or to find out more call 0151 478 4550.


Part of Liverpool International Music Festival