LIMF 2017: Top Five Acts You Can’t Miss

Liverpool International Music Festival is once again upon us, while it may be another bill filled with possible hit-or-miss main stage sets, the glowing It’s Liverpool Stage is a place to be. 

It’s that time of Summer again when the brilliant concerts keep coming, among these is the annual massive free festival based out of the beautiful Sefton Park, the Liverpool International Music Festival which takes place 20th July to 23rd July 2017. 

While this year’s bill is topped by Gorgon City, Corianne Bailey Rae, Naughty Boy and Cast, it’s most definitely the It’s Liverpool Stage that is once again shining the brightest. 

5. Hooton Tennis Club

The Heavenly Recordings indie-darlings Hooton Tennis Club play their first Liverpool show since their grand homecoming show at the Invisible Wind Factory last December

The well-crafted slackers will bring their rock n’ roll to the It’s Liverpool Stage on Sunday from 16:30 to 17:00.

Hooton Tennis Club at the Invisible Wind Factory, 09/12/2016. Photography by Jess Sharpe.

4. Mary Miller

Mary Miller will bring her sublime sounds to LIMF this year as a hotly-tipped talent, and she’s proved over the last year why she is. 

Backed with her sequences and loops and hoisting a guitar that bleeds haunting nods to past-years, Mary Miller creates sharp atmospheric indie-pop filled with individuality. She plays the Academy Stage on Saturday from 18:40 to 19:00.

Mary Miller at the Arts Club, 30/10/2016. Photography by Pip Johnson.

3. Slick Rick The Ruler

Of course, Slick Rick is one of hip-hop’s legendary figures and a pioneer in the golden age of hip-hop. This year, Slick Rick takes to Sefton Park to celebrate the history of New York‘s club nightlife, along with DJ Stretch Armstrong

The arrival of Slick Rick is surley unmissable as he plays the Sefton Park Palm House on Sunday during the No Sleep event (which will cost £19.80). 

Slick Rick The Ruler

2. Zuzu 
The Liverpudlian newcomer Zuzu has been on the tip of a lot of tongues this year so far, after standout sets across the country and even at the likes of Sound City, she has showcased her pure, angsty guitar rock that should be seen by as many as possible. 

Her angsty swagger and catchy-hook based indie-rock songs bring Zuzu straight to your eye in a captivating manner, we’re very sure you’ll love Zuzu and her band at LIMF‘s It’s Liverpool Stage from 18:45 to 19:05 on the Friday. 

Zuzu at FestEVOL 2015, photo by Andy Von Pip:

1. Lillium

Lillium are one of the best live bands we’ve seen in recent memory, their energetic performance backed with their authentic melodic sounds just leave us in awe each time. 

The Deathly Records band are playing LIMF twice this year, so there’s no reason to miss the best young band on the bill. Catch them on Saturday at the Bandstand Stage from 14:30 to 15:00 or the Academy Stage from 16:00 to 16:20.

Lillium at Threshold Festival 2017, photography by James Ainsworth.

LIMF takes place at Sefton Park from the 20th July to the 23rd July 2017 and is FREE. There are Presents shows throughout the festival that are priced, but the main Sefton Park event is free to all. 
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