Festivals in Liverpool to look forward to in 2024
2 months ago
We’ve rounded up some of the biggest music festivals in Liverpool to look forward to in 2024.
2024 is already looking like it’s going to be a great year with loads of events going on across Liverpool City Region.
For starters, there’s a few festivals that you can look forward to and maybe even book, from well-known sporting occasions to fabulous music events and, even, the pick of the bunch of flower festivals.
So have a look at some that have already been announced and get a few dates in that new diary!
Sound City always captures the musical vibe of Liverpool with a two-day festival that sees established names perform alongside local, national and international new talent.
The festival is now held at Mountford Hall at the Liverpool Guild of Students – one of the city’s biggest live music venues.
And, while tons more names have yet to be announced, the first wave of headliners for the 2024 festival on Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5, has been released with Caity Baser and The Snuts leading some of the hottest upcoming acts including flowerovlove, Antony Szmierek, Corella, Brooke Combe, and more.
In The Park – Jamie Webster and Cream Classical
Sefton Park will play host to ‘In the Park presents’ in 2024 with Cream Classical and Jamie Webster already announced.
It’ll take place from Friday, July 12 to Sunday, July 14, bringing together live music from a range of genres in what looks set to become a regular event in the festival calendar.
City favourite Jamie Webster is the first big name to be announced for the opening day with special guests, The Reytons, and Saturday’s headliner’s been revealed as Cream Classical and the 50-piece Kaleidoscope Orchestra.
On The Waterfront – Deacon Blue and Ben Helmsley
Following 2023’s sell-out which attracted more than 45,000 people, On The Waterfront returns to Liverpool’s Pier Head to kick start the summer with another series of shows and live performances from Thursday, June 20 – Sunday, June 23.
Among the biggest names already known to be coming to the city is Deacon Blue, headlining on Sunday as part of their UK tour ‘All The Old 45s – The Very Best of Deacon Blue’.
Saturday sees one of electronic music’s biggest breakthrough artists Ben Hemsley performing his biggest show to date. The DJ/Producer’s musical productions have caught the attention of some huge names in the electronic dance scene including Calvin Harris, Patrick Topping and Fatboy Slim.
Live Music at Aintree Racecourse
Although Pete Tong and his Ibiza Classics, JLS, Busted, Becky Hill and James Arthur have been announced for courses across the country for summer 2024 (including Pete Tong and Busted for Haydock Park in June and July) there’s yet to be an announcement about who will be heading to Aintree Racecourse for an afternoon and evening of sport and entertainment courtesy of Jockey Club Live.
What’s a dead cert is that this is one worth keeping an eye on over the next few months, as there’ll definitely be some great names when the starting line-up’s revealed.
The Qube Liverpool International Tennis Tournament
The Qube Liverpool International Tennis Tournament will take place at Liverpool Cricket Club in Aigburth from June 13 -15 next year, as the event continues to grow.
LITT was established in 2002 as a warm up event for Wimbledon to give top ATP and WTA players grass court practice prior to Wimbledon and since then it’s seen some of the world’s best players competing there, including Novak Djokovic, David Ferrer, Marat Safin, Caroline Wozniacki, Martina Hingis, Marion Bartoli and, last but not least Emma Raducanu, who began her incredible journey in the city by winning the Liverpool Junior International in 2015.
No announcements yet as to who’s going to be performing at Reminisce on Saturday, September 7 next year – but you just know it’s going to be big as the St Helens ‘old skool’ festival gets ready to celebrate its 10th birthday.
Early bird tickets are still available for the Sherdley Park music biggie which last year hosted acts like Heather Small, Rachel McFarlane, and Vengaboys, along with DJs John Kelly, Baz Todd, Lee Butler, Lil John, Rob Tissera, Steve Cocky and Tall Paul.
It’s the original electronic dance festival that’s blazed the trail since the ‘90s, attracting huge names and crowds, with more than 300 artists performing across 30 stages throughout the weekend.
It’s already set to be one of the highlights of the summer as the North and South editions unite for one electrifying weekend across the August Bank holiday and while no names have been confirmed for the four-day festival from August 22-25, Creamfields have announced – new for next year – APEX, a colossal 30,000 capacity indoor main stage which will be the largest indoor festival superstructure in the world.
Southport Flower Show – 100th anniversary
Victoria Park is set to bloom bigger than ever next year when it hosts the centenary of one of the country’s most popular flower shows.
The 100th Southport Flower Show will be held from Thursday, August 15 to Sunday, August 18, and preparations are already underway for the floral displays, show gardens, and entertainment which will celebrate its epic anniversary.
And the first big name to be announced for the 100th show is Love Your Garden and ITV This Morning resident gardener David Domoney who’s got more than 40 years’ experience in horticulture and 20 years as a TV icon.
The Sefton Park festival is the largest celebration of African music and culture anywhere in the UK, with artists coming from all over the world to be a part of this massive event.
Now in its 32nd year, Africa Oyé is as popular as ever, thanks to its live music, DJ stages, and workshops, and almost 100 arts, crafts, fashion, food, and drink stalls in the amazing Oyé Village.
Dates for the 2024 edition are yet to be confirmed but the festival usually takes place mid-end of June.
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