Liverpool goes global

Liverpool International Music Festival

The phenomenal Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) returned for a third year from 27th to 31st August to celebrate music of all cultural diversities on a worldwide scale, alongside the city’s extraordinary music heritage.

This year LIMF explored the theme ‘Music Migrations‘ through four specially produced commissions including Routes Jukebox exploring the cultural impact of music from the Americas, The Revolution will be Live: A Tribute to Gil Scott Heron curated by Malik Al Nasir and Rich McGinnis and featuring veteran rapper Mos Def

The festival culminated in the LIMF Summer Jam, a three-day FREE outdoor bank holiday extravaganza based in Sefton Park. Headliners such as Basement Jaxx, Labrinth performed alongside local heroes Echo & the Bunnymen performing with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

An understandably exuberant Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson summed it all up by saying “The 2015 LIMF line-up is testament to the success of this event after just two years. The number of high calibre, diverse acts is staggering and I’m positive the Summer Jam element in Sefton Park is unrivalled anywhere else in Europe – what other city stages household-name music acts and up and coming talent in the beautiful surroundings of a Grade I park and all for free?

REM spend a lot of time in Liverpool and have developed some really productive working relationships. Great music in an iconic city – what’s not to like?

“What can we say – just thank you so much!

We have pulled off an incredible festival together, and we can’t thank each and every one of you enough! 3 years in and we really have created something amazing and special and that is down to each and every one of you.

We have some really special memories of this weekend – we all kept laughing and smiling when things were tough. But to see the crowds and the people enjoying themselves so much made it all worthwhile.”