LIMF 2019 is upon us and we couldn't be more excited! Liverpool knows how to throw a music festival and LIMF is one of the best ones around. Taking over the glorious Sefton Park on 20th and 21st July for two days of music, dancing and family fun it gets bigger each year with so many things to see and do. 

To help plan your weekend we have put together a guide so you know what to expect and so you don't miss out on an inch of your festival experience. 

So before we get down to business with what to expect from LIMF 2019, you need to make sure you’re prepared to party. You’ve got your tickets, sorted your glitter and got the bum bag ready, but make sure you don’t forget these things too:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun Cream 
  • Water
  • Waterproof (in case the great British weather takes a turn)
  • ID
  • Portable phone charger
  • Cash and cards
  • Camping chair or picnic blanket
  • A good party attitude

If you still haven't got your hands on some tickets, head over to their website now to grab some of the remaining few. There will also be tickets to buy on the day but they are subject to availability so we recommend getting them beforehand to save precious festival time. 

Don’t forget, under 12s get free entry to the festival too but they will still need a ticket to gain access!

Now let’s get to it….


Each year LIMF always lines up some incredible talent to grace their stages but this year they have gone big. Headlining the main stage on Saturday night is none other than Nile Rodgers & Chic! With acts like Sigma, 3beat@30, Ella Eyre and Maverick Sabre keeping you entertained throughout the day we’re going to guess you won’t be able to stop dancing.

Sunday will see Disco Classical and Sister Sledge close the weekend with a show stopping performance supported by the likes of Grace Carter and Little Boots!


This year, LIMF is welcoming the Music City Stage which will see local musicians and LIMF Academy students show off their incredible talent. Across the weekend the stage will see bands such as The Tea Street Band, Eyesore & The Jinx, Pizzagirl and Sub Blue treat the crowd to their latest releases so it’s definitely worth heading over to catch some great new music. 


The LIMF party isn’t just at Sefton Park, you can also experience the LIMF Fringe events at different venues around the city. 

The Handyman Pub, Craft Taproom, Brick Street, Otterspool Adventure and the Zanzibar Club will all be hosting gigs supporting some local talent. 


Running alongside LIMF is Cream’s newest event, Cream Classical in the Park. Kicking off the weekend on Friday 19th July, the one off show will see 20 DJs and the might Kaleidoscope Orchestra perform classic tracks from Cream’s esteemed 25 year history. 

Tickets for this event are sold separately and is for over 18s only.  


To help you find your way around the festival, LIMF have provided this handy map so you don’t miss out on all the best bits! Pointing out everything from the stages, food & drink spots to first aid and the bathrooms, getting lost won’t be a problem. 

Here it is: the official LIMF 2019 map. Get to know.

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There are plenty of places to grab some great food and drink in between bands. The competitively priced vendors means you won't have to break the bank but you are also free to bring your own food if you fancy a bit of a picnic. 


Alongside the great bars, LIMF sponsor, Liverpool Gin will be bringing their own Liverpool Gin Bus and popping up a Liverpool Gin Garden for you to sample some of their super-premium organic gin. They will also be providing floor mats to take the weight off your dancing feet for a moment to chill. 


Getting to LIMF has never been easier this year. There is no onsite parking on or around the site so using public transport is highly recommended and helps save the planet at the same time! 

There are a few options to pick from to get there:

A shuttle bus service will be running across the weekend until the event finishes and will take festival goers to and from Liverpool City Centre. At just £2, it makes for a great way to get there and back.  

The bus is also a great option for travelling over to Sefton Park, there are loads of routes from all corners of the city running at regular intervals. 

Due to issues with cable power with Merseyrail, we advise that you check the Merseyrail website before travelling.

For more information on how to get to and from the festival head to LIMF’s travel guide. 


With the gates not opening until 12:00pm we think it’s the perfect opportunity to head for a great breakfast to set you up for the day. Right next to Sefton Park you will find Lark Lane, one of the city’s best places to head to for some top food. Head over to The Tavern Co, Pippins Corner, Hafla Hafla or Polidor 68, to name a few, for a hearty breakfast. 


If you’re not ready for the night to end after Nile Rodgers and Chic on Saturday night then head over to the after party on the rooftop of Liberte. From 9pm till 2am 3Beat@30, M-22, Anton Powers and Pezz will be keeping the party going so LIMF doesn’t have to end. Tickets are £15 in advance or more on the door so get in their quick. 


This might not be the most exciting thing but it's super important for keeping the amazing family friendly festival going each year and to make sure everyone is having a great time.

It’s reminded that any alcohol brought to the festival will be confiscated, so don’t forget to bring your ID so you can head to the bars on site instead.

Any person found to be in the possession of unlawful recreational drugs will have them confiscated and denied entry to the festival.

LIMF also advise that you do not bring BBQs onto the site as there will be loads of great food and drink for you to enjoy there!

For more information about the festival head to their F&Qs

It sounds like a great weekend, doesn’t it? It doesn’t get much better than a music festival in Liverpool. For more information about LIMF head over to their website.

Le us know what you get up to at LIMF this weekend over on our Twitter @VisitLiverpool or tag us in your pictures on Instagram


This blog post has been written by Sophie Shields, Digitial Marketing Assistant for Marketing Liverpool.

Sophie is from Liverpool, loves all things music, particularly the local music scene and Liverpool FC.