We've got a lot of festivals to pick from in Liverpool!

We all love a music festival; live music, hot weather (most of the time), a few drinks and a good old dance, we couldn't ask for anything much better really.

Luckily in Liverpool we have plenty of festivals to keep us entertained all year round that take over parks and whole corners of the city. It's time to grab the sun cream (or a pair of wellies) and get the glitter face paint out for a brilliant weekend of music in Liverpool.

Keep checking back because we are sure there will be many more festivals getting announced!



The eighth edition of the Liverpool International Jazz Festival is heading back to the Capstone Theatre at the end of February. Featuring artists from around the world showcasing their take contemporary jazz it’s the perfect way to kick of festival season in Liverpool. 



Threshold Festival is returning in 2020 for another weekend of grassroots music and art. Local artists and musicians will take over the amazing venues and spaces in the Bsltic Triangle to showcase the region's growing talent. 

Threshold Festival 2019 - Richard Taylor

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1 MAY - 3 MAY 

Sound City is heading back to The Baltic Triangle in 2020 for another year of huge acts, grass roots talent, art exhibitions, great food and a whole lot of fun. The three day festival kicks off on 1 May with the music conference before heading over to some of the city’s best venues for a weekend of world class music. Friendly Fires and Pale Waves are set to headline with The Blinders, Tim Burgess, The Mysterines and 100s more joining them on the bill!

Tickets are on sale now!

Introducing the second Sound City 2020 headliners @FriendlyFires! We can't wait for them to being the dance-infused indie party down to the Baltic Triangle ⚑⚑ Alternative songstress @MarikaHackman and one of Scotland's best new bands @TheSnuts also stop by, with @LouisBerry, @RealBadSounds, @Spector and @Marsicans all appearing across the weekend. The introspective songwriting craft of @BcCamplight will be on full show, whilst jangle-pop purveyors @Spinn_band will bring the sonic sunshine down on Liverpool. All this plus 100s more at Sound City 2020πŸ”₯ Day splits/tickets coming Friday - last remaining Early Birds available from the bio ☝️ #LetsStartAFuckingRiot

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16 MAY 

The PZYK reality is taking over Liverpool’s North Docks in 2020 for a day of high definition dream experiences. Formerly known as Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, the regions tops acts will grace the stages with all sorts of weird and wonderful music. 


23 MAY - 24 MAY

At just a stone’s throw away from the city centre, Victoria Park in Warrington will play host to Neighbourhood Weekender in May. With Ian Brown and Catfish & The Bottlemen set to headline and Sam Fender, The Wombats and loads more joining them on the line up, it’s set to be a weekend not to miss. 


29 MAY - 30 MAY 2020

The Baltic Triangle will play host to The Baltic Weekender on the last weekend in May bringing a mega line up of house, techno, grime, bass, rock and everything in between to the top venues in the area.


12 - 13 JUNE 2020

The award-winning Positive Vibration reggae festival based in the Baltic Triangle is back in 2020 for another round of internationally renowned bands, art exhibitions, record fairs, Q&A sessions and loads more! Hollie Cook, General Levy + Joe Ariwa and Neville Staple Band are the first few acts to be announced!


20 - 21 JUNE 2020

The UK’s largest free celebration of African music and culture is heading back to Sefton Park in the summer of 2020 for another day of amazing music. Artists from across Africa, South America and The Caribbean alongside over 90 stalls selling food, drink, arts and crafts turn up for one giant celebration.

Each year, an enormous amount of effort goes into ensuring that Africa Oyé Festival takes place. ⁣ ⁣ Due to the ever-growing popularity of the event this is becoming increasingly challenging...That is where you come in! ⁣ ⁣ VOLUNTEER CALL OUT! The role of an Oyé Representative is an essential part of the festival, the opportunity to meet our audience only comes around once a year. You will be working with us focusing on ensuring the survival and growth of the festival by creating positive relations with our attendees and raising funds to sustain future festivals.⁣ ⁣ Throughout the day Oyé Reps would be: collecting donations; selling raffle tickets; having attendees complete questionnaires and distributing information about the festival.⁣ ⁣ This year Oyé falls on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 of June. We are looking for support on both days between 12pm and 9pm. We ask for a minimum of 2 hours of your time or more if you would like. africaoye@onefellswoop.co.uk ⁣ ⁣ Photo: Mark McNulty ⁣ ⁣ #africaoye #africa #Oye #oye19 #africaoyefestival #liverpool #volunteer #community #freefestival #itsliverpool #liverpoolevents #whatsonliverpool #cultureliverpool #seftonpark #loveliverpool #supportlocal #africanfestival #weneedyou #reps #loveafrica #festival #familydayout #africanmusic #africanculture #africancommunity #localpeople #localfestival #diversity #friends #listentoafrica ⁣ ⁣

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12 JULY 2020

Brazilica is back in Liverpool in 2020 celebrating all things Brazilian arts and culture from the UK, Europe and Brazil. There will be loads of live music from a city centre stage and a Brazilian marketplace for all your festival snacks. There is also the Brazilica fringe festival that showcases films, exhibitions and workshops and a spectacular night time carnival with glittering costumes, floats and the irresistible sounds of samba!


18 JULY 2020

Cream Classical in The Park is returning to Sefton Park on 18 July for another jam packed day of Cream classics. The award-winning electronic music promoters will be bringing together their amazing 50 piece Kaleidoscope Orchestra, performers and vocalists filling three stages full of some of dance music’s biggest tracks! 


19 JULY 2020

Liverpool International Music Festival is heading back to Sefton Park in the summer of 2020 for another weekend of huge music. 2019 welcomed massive acts such as Chic and Nile Rodgers, Sigma and Disco Classical so you know 2020 is going to be a weekend not to miss!


25 July 2020

Every year Liverpool Pride takes over the city’s greatest spaces to celebrate the city’s LGBTQ+ community with a day full of live music, performances and a city-wide march. It’s a brilliant event full of colour, dancing, live music and lots of partying; definitely one for the diary!

When the beat drops! | πŸ“Έ Bryan Fowler

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25 JULY 2020

Let’s Rock Liverpool is heading to Wavertree Playing Fields on 25 July for a day of non-stop acts from the 80s. 2020 will see bands such as Adam Ant, Wet Wet Wet, Kim Wilde, Sister Sledge, Belina Carlisle and Peter Hook & The Light take to the stage for an 80s throwback!


27 - 30 AUGUST 2020

The UK’s largest dance festival, Creamfields, is bringing some of the world’s biggest dance acts to Daresbury for another weekend of classic dance. With huge acts like Calvin Harris, Eric Prydz, The Cahinsmokers, Bicep, Pendulum, CamelPhat and Armin van Buuren already announced it's due to be a huge weekend not to miss! 

Music 🎢 + sunset πŸŒ… = πŸ™Œ #Creamfields2020

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Celebrate the music of The Beatles at International Beatleweek in August 2020! Over 70 bands from around the world ‘come together’ in Liverpool for a week of Beatlemania. Expect tribute bands from every corner of the globe as you dance away in the famous Cavern Club. 

πŸ‘€πŸ‘€ #Beatleweek2020

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Head over the water to Birkenhead Park in the Wirral for the Wirral Food, Drink & Music Festival! OMD, Echo & The Bunnymen and The Coral are headlining the three day festival with loads more things to see and do. On the food side of things, Wirral resident and Ambassador Paul Askew will lead a strong-line up of chefs at the festival. 

With all these festivals going on in Liverpool in 2020 there will definitely be something for everyone to enjoy regardless of your music taste and whatever the weather decides to do! Let us know what festivals you’re going to over on our twitter @VisitLiverpool.

To make travel to and from your favourite festivals easier don't forget you can use the Merseyrail Loop line to get you where you need to be!

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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. 


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