Its liverpool Top Tips

Festival season is officially upon us and it’s almost time for one of the best festivals in Liverpool to take over Liverpool’s glorious Sefton Park. It’s going to be a day where sooo much is happening, that a little bit of pre-festival planning may just go a long way. 

This is our ultimate guide on how to have the perfect day at LIMF. 

Prepare to Party 

You've got your ticket and you're ready to go. (If you haven't yet, order it here) This year, re-admittance to the festival site is prohibited, so its essential you pack everything you’ll need. Get yourself a bumbag and stuff it with these essentials:

  • Sunnies
  • Suncream
  • ID 
  • Portable phone charger
  • Water 
  • Cash
  • Your Ticket - of course

Or go one better and bring a cool box with all your favourite treats. 

You may want to add in some additional ‘essentials’ such as glitter, hairspray, a flower headband, bodypaint and eyelash glue. 

You might EVEN want to go all out and book yourself in for a full festival inspired makeover. Check our Harvey Nics, The MetQuarter or Peaches and Cream. 

Get yourself a boss brekkie 

Get a brekkie before LIMF

Prepare for a day of boogying with a top notch breakfast. If you’re heading from the city centre, Bold Street is calling your name just before you hop in the train to St Michaels. 

Head to LEAF or Cafe Tabac for a full-english (maybe even sneak in a Bloody Mary to get the day off to a fruity start), or for a veggie treat try Backchich for a lebanese feast of egg, halloumi, falafel and olives. 

If you’re looking for somewhere closer to the festival site, Lark Lane is where you want to be. 

Greendays Cafe is heaven for the veggies and vegans, we’ve never seen potato or avocado look and taste so good. For meat eaters and veggies too, On The Pallet is another independent jewel. ‘Pallet’ breakfasts start at just 4.95 and offer it all from the full meaty pallet to full veggie pallets to the classic eggs benedict… oh and there’s doorstop toast😍. 

Get yourself acquainted


The festival doors open at 11 and the music begins at 12. It’s a good idea to get yourself acquainted with the site map, so you know where you’re heading.

It’s also a good idea to make sure you know where the toilets are nice and early. 

There are two entry points, Gate B is the nearest to those heading from Lark Lane and Gate A is nearest to the Taxi Rank on Aigburth Drive. 

The site map can be downloaded here. 

Check out the Stages

LIMF Stages its liverpool

The music starts at 12. There’s two stages and two tents. There’s the Central Stage, the Its Liverpool Next Gen stage. There’s True School Club House and Shubz DJ both in ‘tents.’

The Central Stage features the biggest names in music right now including Jax Jones, Example, DJ Wire and Not3s. 

Its Liverpool Next Gen Stage will host the best in local, emerging talent across an eclectic mix of genres. 

As the name suggests, True School Club House will be producing the best for true house lovers from names such as Jazzie B, Danny Rampling and legend Trevor Nelson. 

The Shubz DJ Tent features the best in Urban and House music. 

Don't Miss the Extras

the Beach at LIMF

It’s not just the four stages that make LIMF, it’s everything else in between that makes the day. Look out for our top picks on the day. 

Zara Gaze - Zara is an international sand sculptor and will be creating a sand sculpture across the weekend, watch her create this piece of art live

Open Jamming Sessions - The British Music Experience will be running hands-on workshops, great for families. You also have the chance to design and create your own graffiti t-shirts. 

Ocean inspired Silent Disco - A regular at LIMF, the Silent Disco is always a hit. This year it is in partnership with Incredible Oceans and the Institute of Physics and will be playing tracks that illustrate the physics and acoustics of underwater sounds. #edgy

Other favourites include the beach, arts and crafts workshops and a Festival Vibe are featuring Fabarooney face painting and the ‘game zone.’ There’ll be circus workshops and performances, cabaret and street-theatre performances. 

🌟 Bonus 🌟

Follow a Boss Brekkie with Some Mighty Fine Foods

This year, traders will be at the festival offering some of the best street-food in Liverpool. 

Be on the lookout for Aldi who will also be serving up treats at the festival. 

Don’t forget, although you can’t bring alcohol, picnics are 100% still allowed - (just no bbqs please!)

Continue the Party

LIMF Afterparty 2018

On Saturday, the Palm House - probably one of the prettiest and most unique gig venues in the north is hosting an afterparty from 9pm - 1.30am

Headlining the gig is DJ Auntie Flo - a central figure in the new strand of club music fusing electro and world influences such as Daphne and Four Tet. Supporting are Nu Tribe, local MC’s and Giovanna. 

Tickets are just a tenner and can be bought now. 

Sort your travel 

Make sure you know how you are getting to and from the festival site. The easiest way to get to LIMF is via public transport, to avoid a build up of traffic, take the Merseyrail to St Michael's and take the short walk up Lark Lane.

An Arriva Shuttle Bus Service will be in operation on Saturday and Sunday evening, once the event is finished (from 20:45) and will pickup from Croxteth Gate roundabout and drop off at Great Charlotte Street. 

There are marked drop off zones and taxi ranks on the site map, so make sure you have this downloaded. 

Full travel information is provided on the LIMF website.

Remember to check the Festival Rules to avoid any unwanted surprises

Festival rules are available here. 

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This blog has been written by Jess Cavendish, Digital Marketing Manager for Marketing Liverpool. Jess looks after all things website and content related for VisitLiverpool/its liverpool, Marketing Liverpool and Liverpool Convention Bureau digital channels!

Jess is originally from Chester and started out at Visit Chester.

She is 23 years old, loves music, travelling, singing and a good night out.


Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF)
Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF)

Get ready for Liverpool International Music Festival 2019 as it heads back to the stunning Sefton Park for another weekend of unforgettable music.