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Everything You Need To Know About In The Park Festival

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Everything You Need To Know About In The Park Festival
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There’s just over a week to go before some of the biggest music legends and artists take over Sefton Park for the amazing In The Park Festival.

People often say if something seems too good to be true, it usually is – but not in this case. In The Park Festival is going to be one of the city’s best outdoor music events ever.

It’s been five years since it launched its inaugural show in 2019 and after a long wait it’s back bigger than ever, with more than 100,000 music lovers set to attend the three-day festival in the heart of one of Liverpool’s iconic landmarks.

And here’s everything you need to know.

What is In The Park Festival?

In The Park Festival is a massive live music event that takes place across the UK – including Liverpool.  It’s a three-day event set across two stages that brings together some of the biggest acts in the world of music. It’s time to get excited!

Credit: In The Park
Credit: In The Park

Where is it?

It takes place in Sefton Park which has already proved what a great destination it is for music and outdoor festivals with events like LIMF, and Africa Oye especially, attracting thousands.

When is it?

In The Park Festival runs from Thursday, July 11, to Saturday, July 13, with gates opening at 4pm on Thursday and Friday, and 2pm on Saturday.

Who is playing on Thursday?

Welsh Indie rock band Catfish and the Bottlemen return to the live arena, starting a UK and international tour at In The Park Festival a decade after the release of their Top 10 debut album, The Balcony, famous for songs like Kathleen, Homesick, and Cocoon.

Catfish and the Bottlemen - Sefton Park - The Guide Liverpool
Picture – Georgina Hurdfield

What about Friday?

What about Friday?!! Liverpool legend Jamie Webster, now one of the UK’s most successful independent artists, is headlining on Friday night in what will be his biggest show to date. Jamie, who released his third album 10 For The People earlier this year will be joined by guests including Red Rum Club and the Reytons.

What’s on on Saturday?

Cream Classical and the 50-piece Kaleidoscope Orchestra bring the magic to Sefton Park on Saturday with another guaranteed spinetingling performance. And the list of people who will join them on stage is incredible, from Jocelyn Brown, Innercity, and Daft Funk performing live, to DJs Paul Oakenfold, Armand Van Helden, Roger Sanchez, Judge Jules, Seb Fontaine, and loads more. City choir Sense of Sound will also perform. It’s going to be electric.

Jamie Webster. Credit: In The Park
Jamie Webster. Credit: In The Park

Can I still get a ticket for each day?

Yes you can – but hurry because tickets are selling fast. All tickets must be bought separately, there are no weekend or multi-day tickets.

Will there be food and drink on site?

Yes, there will. As well as music and entertainment there’ll be a variety of food and drink concessions around the festival site serving everything from beers, cider, wine, cocktails and soft drinks.   Food will include crepes, curries, gourmet burgers, pizzas, chips, wraps, hotdogs, Burritos, and more.  

Is there an age restriction?

This event is for 14+ only with under-18s needing to be accompanied by an adult. Note, Challenge 21 is being operated so be sure to take valid photo ID.

Credit: In The Park
Credit: In The Park

Can I use cash at the festival?

No, as is often the case nowadays, all bars and concessions are cashless: only cards, contactless, and Apple Pay will be accepted.

How do I get there?

If you’re going by train, St Michaels Station is a 15-minute walk from the park. Travel up Belgrave Road until you get to Aigburth Road, cross the road to Lark Lane, and follow that to the end. 

More info on Merseyrail here.

And if you’re getting there by bus, Arriva have got plenty of services (26,27,60,75,76,80,80A,82,82A,500)that’ll get you to and from Sefton Park whatever part of Liverpool City Region you’re travelling from.  Get off at St Michaels/Ashbourne Road for a 15-minute walk to the festival, Sefton Park/Hartington Road for a five-minute walk, and Sefton Park/Park Avenue for a 10-minute walk.

More info on Arriva here.

For more information on In The Park click here.

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