With the arrival of spring Liverpool sets up events all around the city region. Liverpool has something that interests every stereotype; the foodies, the music lovers, the art and sports enthusiasts. The city is said to master the art of hosting festivals and thus the spring is the season to mark your calendars with list of interesting events.
Liverpool Food, Drink and Lifestyle Spring Festival
Saturday 15th April – Sunday 16th April 2017
10:30 to 19:00
For the 3rd year in the row Liverpool hosts its most awaited Food, Drink and Lifestyle spring festival. The festival that brings together the foodies of Liverpool under one roof for the weekend thus there are stalls of branded sweet and salt savories and gin and tonic. Popular brand names like Liverpool Gin, Simply cakes, Rubis Chocolate Wine, Simply Strawberries, Nuttela, Burger Chicken etc. Along with that Liverpool celebrates the arrival of spring with local art and crafts so that there is something more to define the festival of life. The festival site will be divided into five areas; The Wood Lands which takes its inspiration from rural crafts and pastimes, The Meadow, a village full of the region’s best street food operators and The Pasture, a wonderfully fertile area that has creative living at its heart. The festival has children entertainment area as well thus a perfect place to have a fun time with the whole family. You can also exhibit your own brand of food, drinks, crafts etc.
Light Night Liverpool
19th May 2017
This is Liverpool’s late night art festival that features art events in various venues around the city. The art shows feature art and culture of Liverpool under the theme ‘time’ portraying the past, the present and the future of Liverpool. The festival is highlighted through light projections and live music. Along with that there are a lot of attractions for the family such as street dancing performances, walking tours, arts and crafts, etc. to enlighten your spring evenings. Venues for Light Night include the Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool Cathedral, Bluecoat, St George’s Hall, Albert Dock, Gostin’s Building, and the Baltic Triangle etc. Liverpool’s museums and galleries open their doors late into the night as the city provides the stage for its incredible arts and culture.
Liverpool Sound City
25th – 28th May 2017
Liverpool proudly hosts the international film, music and digital conference where there is introduction of each of these industries breakout artists every year. The award winning festival has been crowned as the best metropolitan festival. This year Liverpool marks the 10th anniversary of the sound city which means it’s going to be bigger and better. The birthday location is water font Clarence Dock the beautiful cultural part of Liverpool. The Anniversary Headliners include The Human League, Cale, Metronomy and The Kooks, with 10 hours of endless performances by entertainers of the industry. For the line-up follow the website
7th April – 14th May 2017
LOOK/17 is Liverpool’s biennial International Photography Festival which returns this spring season. Five weeks of endless photography ambient around various venues all over the city. The Look/17’s popular slogan is cities of exchange Liverpool/Hong Kong thus the festival represents a unique opportunity for trans-global image sharing and ideas related to photography. Working with Hong Kong based curator Ying Kwok, the festival will focus on exchange with China, welcoming Chinese photographers to Liverpool, and exploring images taken in Hong Kong and Liverpool. The festival focuses on the photography that is based on the theme of each city’s culture, architecture, art etc. thus bringing both these cities together.
WOWFEST is 21st century’s 17th literature festival in Liverpool, and is the revolution for the various forms of talent coming from across the country. Writing on the wall is a part of national arts portfolio and significant for the landscape of the North West. The whole month of May is dedicated towards related events that welcomes artists, writers, performers particularly commentators coming from local, national and international level that provoke controversial debate amongst their work field. The festival promotes local and international community’s writers and artists in various forms like literature, non-fiction, poetry, journalism, song writing, creative writing, storytelling etc. The ideas for the subjects are taken from our daily lives through the environment; Black Lives Matter, populism and other new movements and technologies and their impact on our daily social and working lives and relationships. They festival actually allows the sternness of these topics and the related controversies to be taken as humor while celebrating diversity and creating tolerance.
(LIMF) Liverpool International Music Festival
20th – 23rd July 2017
The most awaited event of the year is the none other than the Liverpool’s International Music Festival which is held in the city’s beloved Sefton Park. The 3 day summer jam is full of back to back music artists on the various stages around the park. The line-up includes Gorgon City, Corinne Bailey Rae, Katy B (DJ SET), Jax Jones, Fleur East, JP Cooper, Fuse ODG, Garage Classical Presented by DJ Spoony. While the Special Guests with RCNM Sessions Orchestra, Trevor Nelson, Norman Jay MBE, DJ Kool Red Alert, DJ Stretch Armstrong, DJ Clark Kent, Yousef, Claude Vonstroke, Josh Wink, So Solid Crew, The Farm, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and more.