An Afternoon at Liverpool International Music Festival

This weekend marked the start of the LIMF which spanned over Saturday and Sunday in Sefton Park. The line-up included some of my favourite artists like Wiley and Tom Zanetti amongst many, many others. I managed to spare a couple of hours during the Saturday showing and get my wavy garms on and hit the park.

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LIMF has been running for a number of years now and this years was arguably the biggest one yet! Aside from the large offering of music from an array of award winning artists the park was also surrounded by a whole host of food vendors ranging from Chilean to Thai to classic American. I wasn’t up to getting involved with the alcoholic beverages that were available but there appeared to be plenty of pop-up bars that were well stocked and fairly priced. I opted for an ice cold bottle of water because I was feeling wild.

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As I mentioned the two artists I had my eye on seeing were Tom Zanetti and Wiley. Neither disappointed, Tom had no problem hyping the crowd up and smashing out his famed song “Darlin'”. After my knees had given up from bouncing to Zanetti’s beats there was a slight interval until Wiley came on to perform. I’ll admit I’m more into his grime tracks than his more popularised songs like “heatwave” and “ayayay” but I still got goose-bumps hearing them so I have no qualms! Example also killed his set to be fair to him.

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After being asked a couple of times which bowling team I played for (due to my shirt of choice) I decided to get off a little earlier as I was pretty tired from a late night the day before but had I been fresh and spritely I would have loved to make a full day of it. I will be moving out of Liverpool soon but I will definitely be keeping my eye out for tickets for this next summer!

The organisation of the whole event seemed to run really smoothly, I didn’t have long to wait to pick up my press pass and had no trouble getting through security (which was nice to see). The communications from the organisers was also greatly appreciated, I was kept up-to-date with the running’s of everything and also had opportunities to interview some of the acts – something I wish I had taken up their offer on now!

I hope everyone who visited enjoyed it just as much and I can’t wait to be involved with other events in the future! Let me know if you managed to get down to LIMF this year and who your favourite acts were.

– Jack

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