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LIVERPOOL Loves returns to the world
famous Pier Head, on Saturday, 6 August 2016, to celebrate and promote the best
of Liverpool life under the themes of Culture, Food and Wellbeing.
Last year's event was a resounding success and was hailed one of the stand out
moments of 2015, with over 27,000 people attending across the weekend. And
now, Josh Boyd from Orb CIC is excited to announce some of the key programme
partners that visitors can expect to see down at the feel good festival's
vibrant and colourful site this summer.
Liverpool Loves is working with a range of events and cultural organisations to
produce a dynamic programme of entertainment that offers something for all ages
and interests; aiming to spread the love and put a big smile on people's faces.
The purpose of this collaboration is to give Liverpool Loves visitors a taster
of the very best of the City's culture scene; including:- The Guide, BBC Radio
Merseyside, Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, China Pearl, Milap Fest, Viva Brasil,
SoulFest and Liverpool Disco Festival.
This year's Main Stage is tipped to be bigger and better than ever; welcoming a
range of rising local favourites and some fantastic headline talent.
The daytime programme runs from 12pm to 5pm
and Liverpool Loves has teamed up with city entertainment aficionados The Guide,
which is programmed and hosted by Jay Hynd, to present some of the best artists
from Liverpool's burgeoning music scene.
The evening programme follows up from 5pm to 9pm with BBC Radio Merseyside and
BBC Introducing's Dave Monks; showcasing local stars of tomorrow alongside well
established, high profile acts. Exciting announcements for the various stage
line ups are to follow in the next few weeks.
Newly branded for this year; the Culturebox
tent showcases the City's diverse international communities through music, dance
and traditional arts. This dazzling, family friendly stage runs between 12pm and
Liverpool Arab Arts Festival will be on hand
to provide a taste of North Africa and the Middle East; China Pearl and Huayun
Arts return with a range of beautiful traditional Chinese music and dance;
alongside the fantastic Milap Fest, who'll offer up a show-stopping array of
Indian sounds. The premier Brazilian and Afro-fusion samba bloco, Katumba will
provide a scintillating performance with the Viva Brasil carnival dancers and
the HeartBeat Drumming Circle have a special, surprise performance planned for
the festival finale.
As well as an exciting programme of animation and activity, Circo's famous
circus performers and show stopping acts will be performing across the site and
the Main Stage.
Putting a bit of soul into the heart of the event; the hotly tipped SoulFest by
Soul Inspired Events CIC are confirmed to take over a section of the programme,
supported by exciting newcomers Liverpool Disco Festival who'll be playing
vintage funk, disco and soulful house classics until late.
Finally, The Rider will be running a final stage to showcase emerging local
artistes, alongside the brilliant Merseyrail Soundstation pop up with a more
intimate offer of acoustic sets.
Fitting in with Liverpool Loves' commitment to showcasing sole traders and local
businesses; Independent Liverpool will build on their already growing event
programme this year by hosting a producer's festival market on site; alongside
the much loved Capstan's Bazaar, who'll show off the best local makers from
around the region with all things arts and crafts.
News about stage line ups, the family and children's programmes and Liverpool
Loves Wellbeing activities are to follow soon.
The team behind Liverpool based social
enterprise, Orb CIC has a strong, proven track record in staging major city
events and festivals and are pulling out all the stops to ensure that this
year's event is one to remember. Event organiser, Josh Boyd, said:-
"The team at Orb CIC are very excited to announce our 1st wave of programme
partners for this summer. As 'The People's Festival' it's really important that
we showcase the amazing things that go on all year round across the City Region
(Merseyside) that are important to Liverpool people; and our initial partners
for 2016 certainly do just that. If anyone is reading this story that feels they
fit in with the exciting, hippy, happy vibe of what we're putting together and
would like to be a part of Liverpool Loves 2016; please contact us via:-
firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how we might get you involved."
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