Liverpool International Music Festival : A family-friendly guide to LIMF Fest 2019
Ahead of the annual music festival which commences this weekend, we looked at the endless amounts of fun which are promised to the whole family at the event, with the entertainment surpassing well beyond that of which the stage encompasses.
It’s the seventh year which one of the most popular music events in the North West takes place in the heart of
Sefton Park, with it having well cultivated a group of loyal returners to the annual festival. As the event
draws near, taking over the field this weekend and transforming it into a showcase for budding Liverpool artists and well-known ones alike (not excluding iconic Nile Rodgers & Chic who return to Liverpool following their performance at Haydock race course last month), last-minute preparations are being done to re-capture the magic of the festival that has always been apparent in ways other than solely the music.
One of these is the festival’s family zone – although the main point of the event is to celebrate the diversity
and individuality of fresh artists, and a handful of more established ones too, the park is also transformed into a artistic driven, imaginative space for kids, including countless arts and crafts stalls, huge interactive games and hands-on workshops, making the event a perfect day out for the whole family.
An intricately curated disco caravan – “The Boogie Wonder Van” – inspired by the likes of classic Liverpool nightclubs Cream and the Kazimier (or, more affectionately known as “The Kaz”), has also been recreated for kids; complete with light shows, music and a dance floor which will undoubtedly act as a source of nostalgia for the adults, while making a uniquely fun experience for the youngsters. If it’s anything like last year, then the varying soundtrack will likely include reworks of tracks like Rock the Casbah (The Clash) and Relax (Frankie Goes To Hollywood) – providing a trip down memory lane for the adults, and an immersively fun dancing experience for
the kids. Or, if your little ones fancy a little less retro freestyle and a little more learning from the pros, then this is also possible – dance academy House of Suarez will be offering relaxed and guided dance classes to children, which are bound to be great fun, and entertain them for hours.
On the other hand, if the kids are feeling slightly worn out from busting a few too many dance moves, then there are also storytelling sessions on offer which are perfect for if your little ones are more inclined to want to chill-out and escape from the hustle and bustle of the huge event which can easily become overwhelming for them, rather than a blast-from-the-past caravan rave. They can mellow out onto the plush cushions and listen to stories about adventures and mythical creatures in make-believe lands, if they prefer to embark on imaginary adventures as opposed to actively wandering into Sefton Park woods, which admittedly, would be a tad more worrying thought to their parents.
Furthering the plethora of creatively-driven activities for youngsters, Tate Liverpool will also be running a stall for the kids to indulge in their artistic side. They will be hosting family friendly workshops with The Big Badge Exchange, welcoming everyone to come and embrace their creativity by making their own customised badges.
And, if they fancy doing this with a glitter-adorned, multicoloured butterfly plastered on their faces, then there is absolutely nothing stopping them. Returning to the LIMF Family Zone after previous years’ popularity, is the spectacular festival face painting tent, that has proven to be amongst the most favoured of places by the abundance of kids who tug their parents’ hands towards there..
With the festival having such a variety of activities on offer for the kids as well as the adults, (this is just a snippet of what will be there for youngsters to enjoy), this makes the event a hugely popular family-friendly day-out, with tickets expected to sell out. However, if they don’t, then they will also be available at the festival for slightly higher prices.
Be sure to grab your tickets on the link below, for a fun-filled, family friendly weekend at one of the
North West’s most anticipated music events of the summer!