The award winning Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF), which was set to return to Sefton Park in July, will not take place this year.
The LIMF team has made a statement today, expressing their sadness at the decision.which has had to be made due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Full statement here:
We’re sorry to announce that the Liverpool International Music Festival will not take place this year.
This has been a difficult decision for the LIMF team, but the uncertainties around the global health crisis means we simply can’t continue to plan, or stage, an event of this scale.
We very much hope the situation has improved by July, but as LIMF takes many months to organise, it’s impossible to produce the high-quality festival we know and love in these timescales.
We know this will be really disappointing decision not only for LIMF fans, but also for the wider music industry in Liverpool and beyond. LIMF is one of the city’s flagship events and each year has a positive impact on both established and up and coming artists, as well as local businesses and youth and community organisations to name a few.
Thank you for your understanding. Stay safe everyone.
TeamLiverpool’s Head of UNESCO City of Music, and member of the LIMF team, Kevin McManus, gives his response