Now in its fourth iteration, Liverpool Digital Music Festival returns as a live streamed online and attend in-person event.
The hybrid digital music festival takes place at recently opened live venue St Barnabas Church on one of the most famous musical streets, Penny Lane, on 7th – 9th October 2021.
Holding its inaugural event during the pandemic and mindful of the restrictions it imposed, the festival started as a four day online-only festival showcasing over 100 artists in May 2020. The event returned in August 2020 live streaming from four venues around Liverpool including the M&S Bank Arena. The upcoming festival is the successor to young persons event (LDM Rise) which took place exclusively online in February 2021 for 18-24 year olds.
So far the LDMF has showcased over 160 artists including Jamie Webster, All We Are, Zuzu, Spinn, RATS and Phil Jones.
The upcoming three-day event will be in support of Merseyside Youth Association, which for 130 years has provided help and support to the young people on Merseyside. The association provides a range of projects including music making and development activities designed to address young people’s barriers and meet their musical needs. Operating from a purpose-built venue, MYA includes a 150-seat performance area, music studio, rehearsal space, green room and multi-purpose spaces.
For the second year running, LDMF will be partnering with the SAE Institute who will provide key infrastructure, from equipment to expertise and in turn give students hands-on experience of running live music events.
Applications are now open for artists of any age, genre and stature, via the festivals website:
Applications will be accepted until midnight on the 15th September 2021.
You can find out more at the following websites:
Liverpool Digital Music Festival – https://www.ldmfestival.co.uk
Merseyside Youth Association – https://www.mya.org.uk/
SAE Institute – https://www.sae.edu/
St Barnabas Church, Penny Lane – https://www.pennylanechurch.org