Welcome to the ultimate guide to Festivals in Liverpool for 2021!
The city is jam-packed full of amazing events happening this year, from music, film, theatre, drinks, food & drink to fitness and wellbeing we have got you covered.
So why not explore some of the many festivals what Liverpool has to offer…
Craft Beer Expo 2021
Thursday 12th – Sunday 14th August 2021
Black Lodge Brewery, 3 Kings Dock Street, Liverpool
Craft Beer Expo returns for 2021, with this year’s festival outdoors, based on the site of Black Lodge Brewery in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle. The event is set to be a weekend filled with sun, music and most importantly – great beer!
Breweries include Alpha Delta / Beak / Browar Nook / Black Lodge / Buxton / Kirkstall / Lakes Brew Co / Lost & Grounded / Marble / Pilot / Polly’s / Salt / Thornbridge / Two Tribes / Vault City / Vaux / Wander Beyond / Wylam, plus a dedicated Liverpool brewery bar.
Film & Food Fest
Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th August 2021
Newsham Park, Liverpool
Adventure Cinema will be bringing their popular Film & Food Fest to Liverpool’s Newsham Park this summer! With 4 days of open-air cinema, local street food, live comedy and specially curated short films for all to enjoy.
Events include a Grease sing-along, The Lion King, Pretty Woman, The Greatest Showman sing-along and The Invisible Man.
Friday 13th – Sunday 15th August 2021
Baltic Triangle, Liverpool
Baltic Weekender returns to Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle with another lineup of house, techno and more this August!
Presented by popular venue 24 Kitchen Street and promoter Abandon Silence, Baltic Weekender has become one of Liverpool’s most esteemed dance events. Line-up over the weekend includes Breakwave, Central Cee, Conducta, Crackle, Dan Shake, DJ Storm, Peach, Nikki Chong and many more.
Saturday 14th August 2021
Invisible Wind Factory, Regent Road, Liverpool
EVOL presents Part 2 of the FestEvol All Dayer at the Invisible Wind Factory Liverpool, on Saturday 14th August. Bringing you two rooms of LIVE music and a garden full of DJs with guests including The Big Moon, The Orielles, Black Honey, Self Esteem, Lucia & The Best Boys, Big Joanie, Pins, Phoebe Green, Trudy & The Romance, Holy Youth Movement, Average Sex, The Peach Fuzz, Ali Horn, Gen & The Degenerates, Bobby West, Zee Davine, Beija Flo, Michael Robert Murphy, Sky Valley Mistress, Spilt, Rongo Rongo, The Merchants and Hannah’s Little Sister with DJs Jagz Kooner, Tokky Horror, Katie Owen, Jade Li, Bear Growls, Jimmy Allen and Liquidation Soundystem.
Event runs from 1.00pm to 1.00am, last entry 6pm.
NightFlix Gin Cinema
Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd August 2021
New Brighton RFC, Reeds Lane, Moreton, Wirral
An outdoor seated cinema experience with a Gin twist is heading to Wirral this August! The immersive outdoor gin festival and cinema experience will be screening the best classic films on a giant outdoor LED screen and a fully stocked bar.
There will also be a range of street food and sweet treats available. Films to be shown include Grease, A start is born, Dirty Dancing, Mamma Mia, Rocketman and The Greatest Showman.
Wednesday 25th – Tuesday 31st August 2021
Various locations City Centre
International Beatleweek Festival, which celebrates the music of the most famous pop group the world has ever known, The Beatles. In the city where it all began, Liverpool.
Taking place from 25th – 31st August, live music is the focus of International Beatleweek! From live music on the Cavern’s three stages all day, every day (with a different band on every hour), the bands and artists also go out into the city to various venues so you can get a real feel of Liverpool.
Line-up includes Hunter Davies, Andy Newmark, Mark McGann, Cavern Club Beatles, Gerry Across the Mersey and many more.
For further information visit www.internationalbeatleweek.com
Thursday 26th – Sunday 29th August 2021
Creamfields is back bigger and better for 2021! Spread across four days for the August Bank Holiday weekend from 26th-29th, acts performing over the jam-packed weekend include Eric Prydz, Carl Cox, Peggy Gou, Fisher, Marc Kinchen, Tiesto, Hot Since 82, Yousef and many more.
Variety of tickets are available including day tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 4-day, 3-day and 2-day weekend camping tickets also available.
Friday 27th – Saturday 28th August 2021
Future Yard, 75 Argyle Street, Birkenhead
Future Yard presents Future Now – a two-day celebration of the best emerging music! Taking place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, Future Yard will be hosting a full programme of live performances and DJs across their indoor live room and new outdoor garden space.
Line-up includes special guest Gruff Rhys, James Righton, PVA, Folly Group and Deep Tan join Nuha Ruby Ra, Brad Stank, Podge, Stores and Beija Flo.
Florrie Fest Fundraiser
Saturday 28th August 2021
The Florrie, 377 Mill Street, Liverpool L8 4RF
Florrie Fest Fundraiser & Community Street Party returns on August 28th with a huge line-up of amazing bands, artists & community activities!
Join The Florrie from 2-6pm in the Tommy Bache Community Garden for the FREE Community Street Party. There will be tones of activities including face painting, drum workshops, henna, football, & a FREE children’s funfair. There will also be live music from The Florrie Guitar & Ukulele Groups, Chris Mac from Silent Sleep, Tom Croft, Matty from The Shipbuilders & some very special guests.
Alongside the street party we have Florrie Fest Fundraiser a music festival with some amazing acts helping to raise vital funds for the charity.
Tickets are just £15 & artists performing on the day include Red Rum Club (Acoustic), Amiee Stevens, Ali Horn, Beyond Average, David Silcock & The Castaways, Hushtones, Jake Gerard Nolan, Jimmy Allen, Katy Alex, Kieo, Mark Manley, Piss Kitti, Rubber Dub, The Sway & more TBA. The music event is 16+.
Jamaica Street Carnival
Sunday 29th August 2021
24 Kitchen Street, Liverpool
Culture Deck x 24 Kitchen Street present a homage to the sorely missed Liverpool carnival. The event will be taking place at 24 Kitchen Street on Sunday 29th August from 2.00pm-10.00pm, last entry 4.00pm.
Lineup includes Kranium,David ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan, Alicai Harley, Mic Lowry, Girls on Deck and Much More TBA!
Jamaica Street Carnival includes a Outdoor stage, Food Pop-Ups, Soundsystem Vibes.
Concert in the Square 2021
Sunday 29th August 2021
Various venues City Centre
Liverpool’s Concert Square will be hosting a live music event which includes various live music performances throughout the day. ‘Concert in the Square’ will take place across numerous bars and pubs across Concert Square including McCooley’s, Soho, MODO and Einstein.
Hosted by Roy Basnett and Clare Campbell from Liverpool Live Radio, the line-up includes artists such as Conleth McGeary, Daisy Gill, Joe Symes & The Loving Kind, Jay Murray and many more. DJ sets will also include Billy Cox and Kevin Knox.
The Event starts from 12pm until 10pm, admission is free.
Boozerfest Live Festival
Sunday 29th – Monday 30th August 2021
Hotel Anfield, 23 Anfield Road, Liverpool
Boozerfest Live heads to Hotel Anfield this August, all in aid of raising money for fantastic Liverpool charity Zoes Place, that has helped thousands of families.
Artists performing include James Loughlin, Danny Fitz, Richie Valadez and the fantastic Ragamuffins, Frankie Boy, Kaci-Lea Lynch, Dave Bolton, Pete James, Rob McColl & The JFMC
Stephani B and Holly Ellison. Hosts for the event include InDemand Radio’s Baz Todd and the founder of The Boozer Liverpool Bobby Cullen.
Event runs 11.00am-12.00am, last entry 9.00pm.
Liverpool Yoga Festival
Monday 30th August 2021
Isla Gladstone Conservatory, Anfield Road, Liverpool
Liverpool Yoga Festival is back, and it is time to reawaken your Mind, Body & Soul at the Stunning Isla Gladstone. Nestled in one of the city’s most iconic parks, the event will have a huge open air Yoga Arena with All Day Yoga & Meditation, A Shamanic Sound Healing Experience, Ecstatic Dance, Mindful Gurus, Hippie & Holistic Marketsand Healthy Food.
The event runs from 10.00am -5.00pm on Monday 30th August, last entry 3.00pm.
Liverpool Theatre Festival
Wednesday 1st – Sunday 12th September 2021
St Luke’s Bombed Out Church, Liverpool
Liverpool Theatre Festival (LTF) returns to the iconic St Luke’s Bombed Out Church to launch the city’s autumn season of theatre.
Liverpool Theatre Festival will run from Wednesday 1st -Sunday 12th September, with the 10-day event featuring mainstream and established acts, artists, and productions – giving Liverpool and regional talent a platform for live outdoor performance.
Southport Food & Drink Festival
Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th September 2021
Victoria Park, Southport
The Southport Food & Drink Festival returns to Victoria Park this September. The event is a free, family friendly event and this year features a host of tantalising takeaways to suite all tastes, from sweet treats to spicy curries and much more.
This year there will also be a complimentary home and garden experience for visitors to enjoy, as part of the festival’s autumn theme.
The popular three-day event of food vendors, pop up drinks stalls and live entertainment will take place between Friday 3rd and Sunday 5th September.
Back to the 90s Festival
Saturday 4th September 2021
Camp and Furnace, Liverpool
The BIGGEST 90s Indoor Dance Festival is heading to Liverpool’s Camp and Furnace this September!
Brace yourselves and get ready for a massive Indoor 90s Festival boutique festival with a massive lineup. Expect Old Skool Dance Anthems, House Anthems, Trance, Hardcore as well as Festival Stalls, Glitter Stations, Cider Bar, Prosecco bars, VIP Area, Face painting.
Line-up includes Ratpack, Urban Cookie Collective, Dario G, DJ SS and much more.
Positive Vibration – Festival of Reggae
Friday 10th – Sunday 12th September 2021
Baltic Triangle, Liverpool
Positive Vibration- Festival of Reggae will be heading to the Baltic Triangle this September. A firm favourite for reggae lovers across the country, the upcoming edition of the festival will feature names such as General Levy, Congo Natty and Gentleman’s Dub Club in what will be one of their biggest years so far. With six different performance areas to choose from, you will be spoilt by a wide range of reggae acts around every corner.
In addition to the live music, Positive Vibration will also play host to a plethora of activities & workshops for all the family, an exhibition and Jamdown Market.
Saturday 11th September 2021
Sherdley Park, St Helens
Reminisce Festival is back for 2021 and the event promises to transport you ravers and party animals back in time with a massive old skool dance lineup!
With Six big-top arenas of musical memories, over 150 global acts & DJs, a Fun Fair and a VIP Experience, reminisce goes toe – to – toe with some of the best festivals of the summer!
Line-up includes Lee Butler, Judge Jules, John Cotton, Rozalla, Vengaboys, 2Funky2, Angie Brown, Ian Longo, Mick Willo, N-Trance, Basshunter, Billie Clements, K-Klass and so many more top names.
On The Waterfront Presents Nile Rodgers & Chic
Thursday 16th September
Pier Head, Liverpool
Iconic music legend Nile Rodgers & CHIC return this summer for their biggest show to date in the city, taking over Liverpool’s iconic Pier Head on Thursday 16th September as part of the all-new four-day festival ‘On the Waterfront’.
The ‘On the Waterfront’ series of shows celebrates a monumental return to live music in over a year for the city and who better to join the bill than Liverpool legends and Brit Award nominees The Zutons. Another Liverpool breakout star joining the bill is double platinum and MOBO award winning singer- songwriter Rebecca Ferguson.
Liverpool Whisky Festival
Saturday 18th September 2021
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool
Liverpool Whisky Festival returns to the Metropolitan Cathedral this September for a day packed full of all things whisky!
Entry to one session of the event includes a Glencairn Whisky Tasting Glass, access to dozens of whiskies from all over the world, with nothing more to pay and a chat with whisky industry folk about their product at their stands.
There will be two sessions slot to choose from on the day.
Liverpool Gin & Fizz Festival
Saturday 25th September 2021
Royal Liver Building, Liverpool
Liverpool Gin & Fizz Festival heads to the Royal Liver Building to bring you together with local distillers and other service suppliers from around the UK. Meet the distillers, chat, sample and even buy a bottle or two of your favourites to enjoy at home.
Each and every show will be carefully programmed with a selection of small batch, hand crafted gins. Amongst the gin party setting will be local music, a fizz bar serving an assortment of bubbles, a games corner, Instagram selfie station with dress up props and much more.
Liverpool Sound City 2021
Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd October 2021
Baltic Triangle, Liverpool
Liverpool Sound City returns to the city’s Baltic Triangle, bringing a weekend of rock, indie and more inside the area’s creative hub of warehouses and quirky venues.
Sound City isn’t just about the live music, as the festival also runs a conference programme alongside, inviting an esteemed list of labels, promoters, artists and managers to impart their knowledge and discuss trending issues in the music scene.
Taking place from Friday 1st – 3rd October, the line-up includes The Lathums, Red Rum Club, Jamie Webster, Navos, Beabadoobee, The Snuts, Tom Rogan, Rejjie Snow and many more.
Friday 1st October 2021
Camp and Furnace, Liverpool
Full-blown Bavarian experience, Oktoberfest heads to Liverpool’s Camp and Furnace this October.
It’s time to grab a stein and have a sing-along with the LIVE Oompah Band! The event includes German Beers & Steins, Authentic German Pretzels & Bratwursts, Bavarian Trestle Tables & Benches, Live Oompah Band and Beer Hall Playlist.