LIMF is back! and this year’s theme is POWER TO THE PEOPLE & PURPOSE.
As society becomes awakened to the need for social justice, equality, equity and true inclusion, LIMF celebrates those trailblazing people, movements and music genres that have changed the game by manifesting that the power is in the people.
LIMF ’22 will forego the mass outdoor multi-stage festival for a curated and more nuanced programme that will take place across city centre at important venues and spaces. Encompassing international and national household names alongside new voices and emerging sounds, the festival takes off from where it left off in 2019, but with a decidedly different ambition.
So who is on the multi-venue, line-up?
British reggae and pop band legends UB40 ft Ali Campbell, iconic American hip hop trio De La Soul, Liverpool royalty The Zutons, one of the hottest new bands around at the moment Red Rum Club, all-female DJ Collective Girls Don’t Sync, critically acclaimed rapper Kojey Radical, electrifying performers House Gospel Choir and the singer behind the unmistakable M People vocals, Heather Small, are among the first acts to be announced for LIMF 2022.
Venues include the M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, the Bombed Out Church (St Luke’s), Invisible Wind Factory, 24 Kitchen Street, District, Arts Club Liverpool and Camp and Furnace.
It’s a mixture of free and ticketed events, and there’s something for everyone with under-18 gigs such as LIMF Presents… The Shubz which will see a host of BBC Radio 1XTRA DJs including Kenny AllStar, Sian Anderson and Cuppy playing the very best in grime and hip hop.