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List of upcoming festivals in Liverpool

Updated: Sep 6, 2018

Liverpool is very vibrant place, full of local artists and visitors to this friendly city. Every year is more and more events held here. We are expecting thousands of people to take to the streets taking part of Liverpool festivals. The best part is that most of these events are FREE of charge!

Here is the list of festivals that we are looking forward to:


Route to be confirmed

It’s taking place on 7th July

Brouhaha International is focused on celebrating diversity and widening participation within the arts. They cover a wide range of art forms. Last year were drummers, dancers, costumes and DJs. This year are going to be artist from USA, South Africa, Zambia, Jamaica, Brasil, Cuba, Trinidad.

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Stanhope St, Liverpool L8

On the Saturday and Sunday of the August bank holiday (25th and 26th) is going to be multi-venue music festival from 11am until early morning hours. It’s located in the most popular district in Liverpool - Baltic Triangle, Cain Village. Each venue schedule two full days of live music. You can expect acoustic sessions, disco DJs, folk bands, jazz, funk and soul, indie rock and roll and lots more. It’s all free!

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Various locations in Liverpool City Centre

This Festival starts on 13th July 2018

This Festival is colourful celebration of Brazilian music, dance and culture. It’s going to be hot in a city! Over 800 performers take part in the night time carnival parade through the city centre with glittering costumes, floats and the irresistible sounds of samba.

It starts from Friday 13th July with Brazilica Carnival Queen Competition. You will see hottest and most talented samba dancers from across the UK. It’s going to be 16 participants! Comentition is taking place at 8pm Circo 13-21 Seel Street, Liverpool L1 (FREE ENTRY!!)

Saturday 14th July Parade across the city.

The main music stage at The Pier Head Village with Brazilian bands, DJs and samba bands transforming the Waterfront into Little Brazil. The coveted crown for Carnival Queen.

The fringe events with a very special gig from Muntchako, who added Brazilica to their European Tour, the film festival with the best of Brazilian cinema.

There will be a programme of events taking place through July.

Full event listings you can find it here.

4. LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL – Beautiful World Where are YOU?

Various locations across Liverpool

This Festival is from 14th July until 28th October.

It’s taking place over 15 weeks across the city in public spaces, galleries, museums and online. During the 10th edition Beautiful world, where are you? Over 40 artists from 22 countries will present work that reflect on a world of social, political and economic turmoil with free exhibitions and events across the city.

Here are all locations.

Click here for more information.


Various Stages, Sefton Park, L17

This Festival is taking place on 21st and 22nd July

LIMF is a grand-scale celebration of the city’s rich musical history, diversity and continued relevance, and is one of the highlights of the Liverpool 2018 programme which marks ten years since the city’s game-changing year as European Capital of Culture.

During the weekend you can expect: Example & DJ Wire, Hacienda Classical, Wiley, Stefflon Don, Jax Jones (Live), Mercury Prize-winning Young Fathers, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Trevor Nelson, Basement Jaxx (DJ set), Gilles Peterson, Rae Morris, Aurora, Not3s, Mahalia, Jazzie B, Riton, Melody Kane, Rude Kid, Danny Rampling, and many more!

Tickets £5 ticket / £10 weekend pass, plus we’ve got some slick VIP options available.

It’s going to be a range of great grub available on site, however you can bring your own food and soft drink.

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6. International Beatleweek Festival

Various venues across the Liverpool

This festival is from 22nd August till 28th August.

Cavern City Tours is going to bring annual International Beatleweek Festival, which celebrates the music of The Beatles. In the city where it all began, Liverpool. It’s going to be 70 bands from over 20 countries and fans from over 40.

This won’t be just in Cavern Pub but also across various venues in the city.

Here is a brief rundown of events taking place during International Beatleweek 2017:

  • Every day we will have live music on 2 stages at the Cavern Club and 1 stage at the Cavern Pub (opposite). Each hour a different Beatles act from around the world will be performing. There will be an admission cost into the Cavern Club during the festival (unless you have purchased a package in which case it may be included). Admission into the Cavern Pub is free all day and night.

  • Two specially themed theatre shows will take place at the Philharmonic Hall on Friday and Saturday.

  • ‘It’s Geroge’s Birthday’ on Friday takes place at Alma De Cuba, a fantastic city centre bar/restaurant.

  • Early Days at The Locarno takes place on Saturday at The Olympia (Formerly The Locarno).

  • Four late-night parties at the Adelphi hotel (the Beatleweek hub) on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

  • Sunday will feature a huge Beatles Convention, which includes special guest speakers, Beatle tribute bands, Ringo Bingo, Beatles videos/movies and a massive marketplace full of Beatles memorabilia.

  • Monday we will have a special afternoon event, Scousechella (venue to be confirmed) and in the evening we will be at the Hard Days Night Hotel for our fab four finale featuring live music across four stages.

Click here to see whole schedule.

For more information please click here.


Various locations in the city

Running from 14th September util 30th September.

From middle of September until the end of September Liverpool will turn from the funniest place in UK into the funnies place in the world!

The Liverpool Comedy Festival is organise by local charity The Comedy Trust. It’s their 17th year in a row of bringing world-class comedy to Liverpool with over 100 shows taking place in 20 venues across the city.

To see venue locations please click here.

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Sefton Park, Liverpool, L17

Taking place from 15th and 16th September.

A fantastic food & drink festival, taking place over a weekend in September, is the culmination of 10 years of celebrity chef demonstrations, culinary masterclasses, live music & some of the best pop-up food & drink vendors in the UK.

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This festival runs from 18th to 28th October 2018.

Liverpool Irish Festival (LIF) – Many of Irish live in Liverpool and this event celebrates their homeland through art and culture. The festival includes performances, participation, entertainment and education regarding Irish traditions, music, literature, theatre, and art which reflect on Irish communities growing in the great European city of Liverpool.

Expect events such as the: In:Visible Women, Family Day and Family Ceili; the Celtic Animation Film Festival, contributions from IndieCork, séisíuns, performances, talks, tours and more besides to get everyone involved in celebrating Liverpool's many links with the Emerald Isle.

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10. Brittle Heart

St James Mt, Liverpool L1

This festival will run between 5th and 11th November 2018

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra presented the requiem in Liverpool Cathedral as part of the city’s Capital of Culture celebrations a decade ago. There will be a special performance of Benjamin Britten’s mighty War Requiem, featuring the poetry of Wilfred Owen.

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