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Liverpool Music Festivals 2020

2020 in Liverpool is going to leave all you music loving festival goers spoilt for choice!

With a roster of events to have you dancing like nobody’s watching, let us hook you up and discover the best festivals all year round in the city.

Put your itinerary list together and take part in the different variety of music performances and talent to grace Liverpool and make memories to last a lifetime!

February

Liverpool International Jazz Festival 2020

The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool L6 1HA

Thursday 27th February – Sunday 1st March 2020

February sees the eighth edition of the Liverpool International Jazz Festival return to the city from Thursday 28th February – Sunday 1st March at The Capstone Theatre.

The festival will feature artists including London based jazz collective Cykada, Netherlands innovators Tin Men and the Telephone, boisterous Belgian iconoclasts Blow 3.0, a double bill concert of groove related music from Martin Archer’s Anthropology Band and Anglo-Swiss project Moonmot and a final concert from saxophonist Tony Kofi.

Along the way there are support sets from up and coming bands, with a strong focus on original music, including sets from Yaatri, Beyond Albedo, Hippo and Blind Monk Theory.

Tickets are priced at £40.00 (plus BF) with the festival ticket saving you money providing you with a set of tickets to all festival concerts for a fraction of the price of purchasing tickets for all individual events.

For further information and tickets visit www.ticketquarter.co.uk

April

Threshold Festival 2020

Baltic Triangle, Liverpool

Friday 3rd– Saturday 4th April 2020

Threshold Festival of Music & Arts is back for 2020, marking a decade of yearly events and their final outing!

Taking place on April 3rd and 4th in venues across the Baltic Triangle district of the city, the swan song of Threshold will be a forward-thinking celebration that aims to leave an open-ended question and place the baton in the hands of the community it has served. The festival launched in 2011 as a platform for grass-roots music and arts in the city, region and further afield, and has grown up with the emerging Baltic Triangle. In its 10-year history the festival has seen formative performances from Liverpool success stories such as Stealing Sheep, All We Are, Chelsea Grimes and Queen Zee.

This year line-up includes Folk hero Nick Ellis, London based electronic pop duo Empathy Test and Liverpool noise trio BARBEROS will give some flavour of the range of acts still to come, while Dumfries based The Lutras will provide the guitar driven indie rock. TEE, Blue Saint and Emilio PInchi will represent some incredible young male solo talent in the city.

Threshold takes place at venues across the Baltic Triangle in Liverpool on 3rd and 4th April 2020.

Tickets are priced at just £15.00, minimum age 18.

To book tickets visit www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Liverpool/Baltic-Triangle

May

Liverpool Sound City 2020

Baltic Triangle, Jamaica Street, Liverpool

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Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd May 2020

May sees the return of the UK’s leading independent festival and industry conference for emerging music, arts and discovery to Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle for 2020!

Liverpool’s iconic Sound City heads to the city across three days, bringing together 100s of artists, performers, labels, collectives, speakers, thinkers, showcases, collaborators, panels and more from around the world.

Widely regarded as one of Europe’s most innovative and pioneering festivals, Sound City is a true celebration of the eclectic underground, the next generation of maverick talent and those who have already reached the top of their respective games.

Confirmed artists include headliners goth-pop champions Pale Waves and a wealth of initial talent such as The Blinders, Tim Burgess, The Lathums, Stealing Sheep, The Mysterines, Jamie Webster and The Lottery Winners.

Further support comes from Abbie Ozard, Alfie Neale, Bessie Turner, Catholic Action, Diving Station, Dylan, Elm, Far Caspian, Fever, Grace Lightman, On Video, Para Fiction, Sam Calver, Social Contract, Sophie and the Giants, Talkboy and Wargasm.

Weekend tickets are priced at £39.50 (PLUS BF) Minimum age 14

For further information and tickets visit www.skiddle.com/festivals/liverpool-sound-city

Baltic Weekender 2020

Baltic Triangle, Jamaica Street, Liverpool

Friday 29th – Sunday 31st May 2020

The Baltic Weekender is back this May and is set to host its biggest line up yet!

Returning to the Baltic Triangle from Friday 29th-31st May, expectanother mega line up of house, techno, grime, bass music and everything in between with an array of headliners combined with the finest local selectors.

After the success of previous editions, 24 Kitchen Street and Abandon Silence are proud to present the return of The Baltic Weekender for 2020.

Line-up includes:

Ben UFO b2b Joy Orbison
Benny L
Daniel Avery
Denis Sulta
Greantea Peng
House Gospel Choir
Jossy Mitsu
Lala
Nightmares on Wax
Sicaria Sound
Yu Su

Breakwave
Giovanna
Hillas
Joe Mac
Macca
Nuusic
No Fakin DJs
Sofie K

Tickets are priced at £35.00 (PLUS BF) for full weekend entry, £17.50 (PLUS BF) for Friday and £20.00 (PLUS BF) for Saturday.

To book tickets visit www.skiddle.com/festivals/Baltic-Weekender

June

Positive Vibration Festival of Reggae 2020

Baltic Triangle, Liverpool

Friday 12th – Saturday 13th June 2020

After a year-long hiatus, the UK’s award-winning celebration of reggae music and Jamaican culture returns to the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool this June!

Positive Vibration Festival of Reggae returns for 2020, with the event establishing itself as one of the country’s most exciting and eclectic reggae festivals, playing host to internationally renowned bands, legendary sound systems + selectors and some of the brightest new talent.

This year’s line-up has some absolute heavyweights already confirmed, including:

HOLLIE COOK + GENERAL ROOTS

GENERAL LEVY + JOE ARIWA

NEVILLE STAPLE BAND

MUNGO’S HI FI ft. CHARLIE P

AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE

MAD PROFESSOR

TIPPA IRIE

HORSEMAN

DJ VADIM + JMAN

THE UPPER CUT BAND

KIKO BUN

DON LETTS

SINAI SOUND SYSTEM

LEVI TAFARI

Taking place over the 12th & 13th June 2020 across the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool, the festival also sees the return of the Reggae Q&A panel discussion, Jamdown Food + Drinks Market, Family Workshops and The Art of Reggae Exhibition, which will showcase 100 reggae-inspired posters, designed by illustrators + artists from over 60 countries.

Ticket prices range from £25.00 (PLUS BF) also weekend tickets available from £40.00 (PLUS BF)

To book tickets visit www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Liverpool/Baltic-Triangle/Positive-Vibration

Liverpool Soul Weekender 2020

Baltic Triangle, Liverpool

Friday 19th – Sunday 21st June 2020

This June marks the return of the third Liverpool Soul Weekender, 3 days of boss soul music in one historic maritime city!

Promising a weekend packed full of killer rare soul music, expect fun, dancing, good times and specially curated line-ups of the world’s leading soul music collectors and DJ’s letting loose over proper sound systems.

The event will place across 19th-21st June at the Baltic Triangle and The Jacaranda.

Weekend passes are priced at £30.00 (PLUS BF) Minimum age 18.

For further information and tickets visit www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Liverpool/Baltic-Triangle/Liverpool-Soul-Weekender

Africa Oye 2020

Sefton Park, Liverpool

Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st June 2020

The largest celebration of African and Caribbean music in the country will be returning for its 28th edition this June, when Africa Oye heads to Sefton Park for 2020!

Following an incredible 2019 which saw Africa Oyé break its single-day attendance record, take home two awards at the inaugural Liverpool City Region Culture & Creativity Awards, and see itself included on the Liverpool edition of Monopoly, the festival returns for two FREE days from Saturday 20th  – Sunday 21st June.

Sefton Park will once again be taken over by the music and culture of Africa and the Diaspora, bringing fantastic live music, DJs and dance, as well as workshops, food stalls and a range of traders in the Oyé Village.

The Oyé Active Zone heads into its second decade of providing festivalgoers with free workshops across the whole weekend, suitable for all ages, while the DJ stages Trenchtown and Freetown are also confirmed to return.

The festival will run from 12.30pm – 9.30pm on both days, entrance is FREE.

For more information on the festival and other events held across the country by Africa Oyé please visit africaoye.com

July

Cream Classical in The Park

Sefton Park, Liverpool

Saturday 18th July 2020

Following its inaugural show last year which attracted over 35,000 people, Cream Classical in The Park has announced it’s return this summer, taking over the city’s stunning Sefton Park on Saturday 18th July.

The award-winning electronic music promoters will be bringing together their amazing 50-piece Kaleidoscope Orchestra, performers and vocalists together to perform a brand-new live show featuring a spinetingling set list which will include some of dance music’s biggest tracks. Spread across three stages, the line-up will also feature some of the biggest DJ names to have graced the decks at the iconic venue.    

Committed to delivering what promises to be one of the biggest shows of the year in the city Cream have confirmed the 2020 edition will deliver an improved bar operation ran by Cream which will include a new drinks product range and improvements to ensure a better customer experience.   

Pre-sale tickets available from 9am (GMT) Friday 28th February / General tickets on sale 10am.

Sign up now for pre-sale www.cream.co.uk/classical

LIMF 2020

Sefton Park, Liverpool

Sunday 19th July 2020

July sees the return of Liverpool International Music Festival to Sefton Park for its eighth year!

This year’s event will be for one day only, when it downsizes for 2020 this summer as a result of budget challenges facing the council.

Liverpool International Music Festival is a multi-genre music festival set in Liverpool. Its recent line-ups have included Nile Rodgers & Chic, Sigma, Ella Eyre, Yxng Bane, Maverick Sabre and many more. 

In addition to music, LIMF also has food and drinks stalls available on-site, as well as fun activities for all the family. 

The line-up for LIMF 2020 is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

For further information visit www.limfestival.com

Let’s Rock Liverpool 2020

Wavertree Playground, Wellington Road, Liverpool

Saturday 25th July 2020

Let’s Rock Liverpool is back this July, bringing you a fabulous line-up of artists performing the very best of the 80s!

The family friendly festival will be heading to Wavertree Playing fields on Saturday 25th July, so don’t miss out on this chance for a retro blast of the 80s.

This year’s line-up includes:

Sister Sledge

Adam Ant

Wet Wet Wet

Kim Wilde

ABC

Howard Jones

Betty Boo

Belinda Carlisle

Pete Wylie

Heaven 17

Toyah

Sydney Youngblood

And many more!

Ticket prices started from £30.00 for adult (13+) children between 3-12 years old gain FREE entry into the event but they must be booked alongside an adult ticket (MAX 2 per adult 18+) Not valid for VIP Area. Children under 3 have FREE entry and do not require a ticket.

VIP ticket prices start from £130.00, includes fast track entry, luxury loos, meal and welcome drink, PLUS exclusive DJ sets.

For further information and tickets visit www.letsrockliverpool.com/tickets

August

Creamfields 2020

Daresbury, Cheshire

Thursday 27th – Sunday 30th August 2020

August Bank Holiday weekend brings the biggest dance music festival in the UK to Daresbury for three days of worldwide music and acts for 2020!

Acts already announced include Armin Van Burren as the South Stage headliner on Saturday 29th August, Pendulum-Trinity are the first arena headliner – the original trio unite bringing their massive production on Saturday 29th, Grammy award winning DJ/Producer Calvin Harris returns to Creamfields this summer to headline the Arc Stage on Saturday 29th August.

Swedish DJ/Producer Eric Prydz will debut his mind blowing HOLOSPHERE live show in the UK on Friday 28th and Scouse Duo Camelphat will be headlining the Steel Yard on Sunday 30th August!

Standard day tickets start from £65.00 plus BF (Friday), £85.00 plus BF (Saturday) £90.00 plus BF (Sunday) Also options of two day, three & four day camping available.

For further information and tickets visit www.creamfields.com

September

Reminisce 2020

Sherdley Park, St Helens

Saturday 12th September 2020

Bringing the very best music ranging from house anthems, piano screamers to pumping house and full on Scouse house, Reminisce festival is back for 2020!

Over 120 Global DJs & Acts for the most spine tingling old skool day and night in 6 big top arena’s & more.

Early Bird tickets are available priced at £65.00 (PLUS £5.00 BF) standard tickets are priced at £79.00, VIP tickets also available. Event is a strictly over 18s, no ID no Entry!

The festival will take place on Saturday 12th September at Sherdley Park, St Helens.

Line-up soon to be announced…

To book tickets visit www.ticketquarter.co.uk/reminisce

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