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Park Festival returns to Liverpool this Summer!

IN the Park Festival returns to Liverpool’s stunning Sefton Park this Summer, from:- Friday, 12 July to Saturday, 13 July 2024, and the line up just got bigger as chart toppers Red Rum Club have just been announced, they will be joining 1 of Liverpool's biggest musical success stories in recent years:- Jamie Webster for his biggest headline show to date, with 40,000 music fans expected for the singalong.

Red Rum Club are just the latest big addition to be added to the every growing line up for In the Park, which is set to become a firm fixture in the festival calendar.

Fresh off the back of a sold-out homecoming show at Liverpool’s M&S Arena, at the weekend, the Northern 6 piece have made a solid name for themselves in recent years, with a heavy amount of touring that has yielded them a huge global fanbase including global superstar Elton John pouring praise on the band. In March this year they released their 3rd album:- 'Western Approaches' to critical acclaim and breaking into the Top 10 of the UK Albums Chart. Red Rum Club have plenty of history with Jamie Webster, having supported him on his duo of sold out:- 'On the Waterfront' shows in the summer of 2024, in front of 12,000 people, on Liverpool's iconic Pier Head.

With an already buzzing support line up featuring:- The Reytons, The Mary Wallopers and Brooke Combe, the addition of Red Rum Club under Jamie Webster himself makes this 1 of the biggest shows in the City for 2024, with the setting of Sefton Park the ideal location for the perfect summer’s day event. Tickets are on sale now:- InTheParkFestival.Com.

Basic Event Information:-

1.  Friday, 12 July 2024:- 'In the Park presents Jamie Webster' - Sefton Park, Liverpool. Gates:- 4pm to 10pm (Last entry 7pm) / Age:- 14+ (Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult over 18 at all times)
  • Jamie Webster

  • Red Rum Club **JUST ADDED**

  • The Reytons

  • The Mary Wallopers

  • Brooke Combe

2.  Saturday, 13 July 2024:-'In the Park presents Cream Classical' - Sefton Park, Liverpool. Gates:- 2pm to 10pm (Last entry 5pm) / Age:- 18 and over (Challenge 21 in operation / valid Photo ID required)
  • Cream Classical and the 50 piece Kaleidoscope Orchestra (LIVE)

  • Jocelyn Brown (LIVE)

  • Innercity (LIVE)

  • Robin S (LIVE)

  • Daft Funk (LIVE)

  • Happy Clappers ft Sandra Edwards (LIVE)

  • Angie Brown (LIVE)

  • Armand Van Helden

  • Roger Sanchez

  • Chicane

  • Judge Jules

  • Lovely Laura and Ben Santiago

  • Seb Fontaine

  • Jeremy Healy

  • John Kelly

  • Andy Mac

  • Samuel Lamont and Stuart Hodson

  • Rob Harnetty

Millions of pounds of funding unlocked as Liverpool City Region Investment Zone opens for business

LIVERPOOL City Region Life Sciences Investment Zone has officially launched; paving the way for up to £800m of public and private investment and 8,000 new jobs.

It follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between:- Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, unlocking the 1st instalment of the Government's £160m contribution.

The City Region's ambitious Investment Zone plan includes an initial 21 projects designed to supercharge the economy by creating new hi-tech facilities, providing business and innovation support and training the next generation of talent.

Major developments are proposed at:- Sci-Tech Daresbury and Knowledge Quarter Liverpool, where 2 new buildings will provide additional commercial laboratory space to boost the City Region's world-leading infection innovation capabilities.

Major schemes are also planned for:- Maghull Health Park, St Helens Manufacturing and Innovation Campus and Earlsfield Park Knowsley, while other projects will drive breakthroughs in:- children's health, infection control, vaccine production, personalised medicine and long acting therapeutics and the use of data and AI to help people lead healthier lives.

The projects are detailed in an Investment Zone Prospectus which, in collaboration with the UK Office for Investment, was unveiled to global investors at leading property event MIPIM in March and cited as a major international opportunity for the UK to grow its life sciences sector.

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Executive Director Investment and Delivery Dr Aileen Jones said:- "This is a landmark moment that promises to unlock huge amounts of funding and investment to drive the City Region's life sciences sector to the next level. It heralds a new chapter in the City Region's economy that will help drive our world leading innovation and create thousands of good quality, well paid jobs and training opportunities."

The Investment Zone commences operation just weeks after AstraZeneca announced a £450m investment in its Speke vaccine facility, which is part of 1 of Europe's largest biomanufacturing clusters.

Together with neighbouring Cheshire and Warrington, the City Region already delivers £2bn of infectious disease research and development each year; the biggest concentration in the UK and one of the largest in Europe; with iiCON (Infection Innovation Consortium), led by Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and the Pandemic Institute set to expand their pioneering R&D through the Investment Zone programme.

The Liverpool City Region also has the UK's largest concentration of specialist hospitals outside London and with more than 7,000 volunteers, is a leader in clinical trials.

Three Investment Zone tax sites at:- Maghull Health Park, St Helens Manufacturing and Innovation Campus and Sci-Tech Daresbury will offer financial benefits to expanding or relocating businesses, while:- Halton and St Helens borough Councils will be able to retain business rates on new properties to help pay for further developments.

Investment Zone projects will provide business and innovation support, with KQ Liverpool and Inovus running new skills and talent programmes for local people to raise aspiration, expand opportunity and offer practical training leading to well paid employment. Social value, net zero and equality, diversity and inclusion will be important considerations in project development.

The Investment Zone plans were developed in collaboration with the City Region's life sciences sector, with the University of Liverpool playing a major role. They will be overseen by the newly established Health and Life Sciences Cluster Board.

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