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Weekly Edition - Published 8 August 2015


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Music acts take a stand!

LIVERPOOL'S Bandstand Festival is back for 2015 and the full line up has been revealed. More than 50 acts will take to the Sefton and Stanley Park bandstands for a month long celebration of some of Liverpool's best musical talent which is supported by the Liverpool International Music Festival, this year presented by Red Square Vodka.

The free music fun all kicks off Saturday, 8 August 2015, and runs until Sunday, 6 September 2015, and audiences can expect a whole host of eclectic performances from opera and rock n roll to drumming groups, choirs and a ukulele orchestra.

Assistant Mayor and cabinet member for culture, tourism and events, Councillor Wendy Simon, said:- "LIMF and the bandstand programme are both in their third year, with each year proving more popular than the last. Providing a platform for local talent is a key priority for LIMF and this element of the festival makes sure a spotlight can be shone on homegrown acts.  It will be wonderful to see two of our Victorian park bandstands being made the most of throughout the summer, green spaces and live music is a great combination, and, fingers crossed, if we can add some sunshine to that it will be the perfect day out!"

The Bandstand Festival is commissioned by Liverpool City Council and co-ordinated by Open Culture which aims to engage members of the public with art and culture. The Bandstand programme is part of Mayor Joe Anderson's strategy to animate parks.  Chris Carney, Open Culture:- "We're really proud to be approaching our third year of the free summer Bandstand Festival. Since we began, we've seen some fantastic community artists as well as rising stars performing at Sefton Park and Stanley Park with this year being our best offering yet.  There's something for all ages, so come out and enjoy the performances and fun workshops."

The line up is as follows:-

Saturday, 8 August, Sefton Park:-

1pm to 1.25pm =  Charlotte Lynch
1.40pm to 2.05pm =  Scarlet
2.15pm to 2.40pm =  David Barnicle
2.55pm to 3.20pm =  SheBeat
3.35pm to 4pm =  Joe Kelly
4.15pm to 4.40pm =  Emilio Pinchi
Plus special guests from Merseyrail Sound Station and Stylus DJs with acts playing until 5.20pm.

Sunday, 9 August, Stanley Park:-

12.15pm  to 1pm =  Katumba Drumming Workshop
1pm to 1.25pm =  The Frogs
1.35pm to 2pm =  Niall Kavanagh
2.10pm to 2.35pm =  Jazz it Up School of Dance
2.45pm to 3.15pm =  Katumba
3.30pm to 3.55pm =  HillHouse
4.10pm to 4.35pm =  John O'Connell
4.50pm to 5.15pm =  Mervin Gersh

Saturday, 15 August, Sefton Park in association with North West Cancer Research:-

1pm to 1pm =  Creaky Bones
1pm to 2.05pm The Salvation Army Liverpool Walton Band
2.15pm to 2.40pm =  Mersey Wylie
2.55pm to 3.20pm =  Choir with no Name
3.30pm to 3.55pm =  Blowback Horns
4.10pm to 4.35pm =  Bagga
4.55pm to 5.20pm =  Danielle Louise Thomas

Mixnots DJs will also feature throughout the day

Sunday, 16 August, Stanley Park:-

1pm to 1.25pm =  Grateful Fred
1.40pm to 2.05pm James Edgar
2.15pm to 2.40pm =  Fazzmatazz
2.55pm to 3.20pm =  Mersey Swing (free dance workshop)
3.35pm to 4pm =  Bad Kitty and the Black Kats
4.20pm to 4.45pm =  Joe Symes and the Loving Kind

Saturday, 22 August, LIMF Academy showcase, Sefton Park:-

1pm to 1.25pm =  Eleanor Nelly
1.40pm to 2.05pm =  Dominic Dunn
2.20pm to 2.45pm =  Sophia Ben-Yousef
3pm to 3.25pm =  Shamona
3.40pm to 4.05pm =  Katy Alex
Plus Adam French DJ set

Sunday, 23 August, Stanley Park:-

10.00am to 6.00pm = KidsFest, in support of the James Bulger Foundation. Features a performance stage, food stalls, educational events, cookery workshops, sporting activities, dance classes and more.

Sunday, 30 August, Sefton Park - Bandstand at LIMF Summer Jam in association with Mellowtone:-

Xam Volo
Sunstack Jones
Little Sparrow
Ivan Campo
Paul Wilkes
Beaten Track DJs
Simon Herron
Katie Mac

Monday, 31 August, Sefton Park - Bandstand at LIMF Summer Jam in association with Mellowtone:-

The Midnight Ramble
Roxanne L Jones
Me and Deboe
Paul Straws
Grace Hartrey
TJ and Murphy

Saturday, 5 September, Sefton Park:-

1pm to 1.25pm =  Daniel Saleh
1.40pm to 2.05pm =  The Shipbuilders
2.20pm to 2.45pm =  Liverpool Ukulele Orchestra
3pm to 3.45pm =  Simply Dylan
3.55pm to 4.20pm =  Alex Gavaghan
4.35pm to 5pm =  Mamatung
5.20pm to 6pm =  Clinic

Sunday, 6 September, Stanley Park:-

Programmed by Soul Fest, plus wellbeing workshops

For full details about Red Square Vodka presents LIMF, visit:- LIMFestival.Com or follow @LIMFestival on Twitter or Liverpool International Music Festival on Facebook.


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