The it’s Liverpool stage for Liverpool International Music Festival is a reflection of the plethora of quality artists that have come through the city and that are continually being developed here.
Liverpool International Music Festival Music Curator, Yaw Owusu, has engaged a number of the key players in the local music industry to curate the it’s Liverpool stage at Sefton Park throughout the bank holiday weekend. Dave Pichilingi, from Liverpool SoundCity, programmed the it’s Liverpool stage for Saturday 24th, selecting under the theme of ‘itsLiverpool Now’. The line up is as follows: Tea Street Band / Bird / The Dirty Rivers / Broken Men / Coffee & Cakes For Funerals / Sugarmen / Clang Boom Steam: The stage is hosted by Dave Monks from BBC Merseyside.
On Sunday 25th, the it’s Liverpool stage is curated by Peter Guy, from GetIntoThis and founder of the GIT Award, and Craig G Pennington, Editor of Bido Lito! Magazine. The theme of the day is “Tomorrow”, looking at the emerging trailblazers in the local scene. The line-up is as follows: Dogshow / All We Are / Ady Suleiman / GhostChant / The Loud / Bonnacons of Doom / Merki / The Wild Eyes: The stage is hosted Bernie Connor.
The final day of the August bank holiday sees the itsLiverpool stage programmed by Yaw Owusu. The theme of ‘legends of music’ sees a line-up that features some of the much loved and respected musicians in the City take the stage. The line-up is as follows: Deaf School / Connie Lush / Malik & The OG’s / John O’Connell / The Merseybeat Legends: The stage is hosted by Roger Phillips from BBC Merseyside.
Alongside the it’s Liverpool stage activity, LIMF in partnership with Cavern Records, are releasing a compilation entitled “it’s Liverpool’ with songs from various Liverpool artists and bands including The Tea Street Band, Natalie McCool and many more. These will be available at various events throughout the festival.