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From Cilla to The Beatles, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra to open this year’s LIMF Summer Jam

7 years ago

By The Guide Liverpool

From Cilla to The Beatles, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra to open this year’s LIMF Summer Jam

The world renowned Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will be opening LIMF Summer Jam on Friday from 6.30PM on 22nd July in what will be a spectacular performance entitled ‘Music City: Reimagined’.

Showcasing many of the defining songs that came from the city of Liverpool and impacted the world, the fully orchestral set will feature music from John Lennon to Frankie Goes to Hollywood to Cilla Black and everything in between and will be a rare and unmissable night in the North West’s summer calendar.

What’s more, Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Company and LIMF Academy are joining forces for the first time to showcase the work of LIMF Academy’s current young artists and provide opportunity for cross-genre and style performance for Liverpool Philharmonic’s classically trained young musicians. Composer Kate Chadburn will work with the four artists on three songs each: two original compositions and one cover of a Liverpool artist and band, to create a truly unique performance. The four LIMF Academy artists are XamVolo, Eleanor Nelly, SUEDEBROWN and Amique.

LIMF Summer Jam is free to enter making it Europe’s largest free music event. For full information on the entire LIMF programme including the specially curated LIMF Presents ticketed events please visit www.limfestival.com.

READ more about LIMF radio which kicks off on Saturday here

The soaring sound of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will kick off this year’s LIMF Summer Jam in a breathtaking orchestral performance accompanied by a magical light display and the sounds of the global music city.

The impressive orchestral group will perform hits from Liverpool’s vast back catalogue that made the global music city of Liverpool great, from number one hits to movie soundtracks. All of the defining songs from all eras will feature, providing a sensational show that will delight young and old alike. Combined with the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Company and LIMF Academy collaboration, Friday’s free event will be the perfect way to kick of LIMF Summer Jam’s unmissable weekend of live music on the international platform.

READ more and see the full LIMF 2016 lineup here

Yaw Owusu, LIMF Music Curator comments, “At LIMF we take great pride in bringing together different styles, genres and artists to create something unique and special. This year’s opening night at LIMF Summer Jam will kick that off again. Expect a night of great music, emerging stars and celebration.”


Yaw Owusu

Sandra Parr, Liverpool Philharmonic’s Artistic Planning Director said: “We’re extremely proud to return to LIMF for our fourth consecutive year. Working closely with the LIMF team we have been able to curate an evening that truly showcases one of the world’s greatest music cities. From number one hits to the unique collaboration between Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Company and the award winning LIMF Academy, we hope to deliver something truly special for all those in attendance.”

Taking place from 21st to 24th July, LIMF is an inherently different festival representing the latest chapter of an ever evolving global music city. Presenting its most ambitious and vibrant programme to date, the five days features a showcase of artists, music and projects that have and are redefining music and culture. LIMF 2016 is made up of LIMF Presents with events from Gilles Peterson’s From The Soul to celebration of Liverpool’s counter culture and 40 years of Punk with 76-16 From Eric’s To Evol, the award-winning LIMF Academy and Europe’s largest free music event taking place in Sefton Park, LIMF Summer Jam that include acts such as The Wombats, Lianne La Havas, Sigma, Wretch 32, Craig Charles and many more


Last year LIMF attracted over 160,000 music lovers, cementing Liverpool’s reputation as a must-visit destination and establishing LIMF as the current voice of this global music city with an experimental but accessible programme for all. Plus with LIMF Summer Jam being free for all it makes it one of the most affordable weekend’s of the summer.



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