The best music festivals in Liverpool for 2018

Liverpool is a city which possesses everything you could possibly need to enjoy a lively student lifestyle and will once again set the stage for some of the best music festivals in 2018.

In this article we will highlight some of the best music festivals taking place in Liverpool over the course of the year.

Sound City

It sounds about right that we start off with Sound City which this year marks its tenth anniversary. The festival takes during the weekend of May 5th & 6th at the Baltic Triangle and is the perfect way to kick-start the summer’s line-up.

Artists set to perform include Australian indie band DMA’s, Irish pop rick duo Picture This and local newcomers The Night Cafe. Guests will also be able to attend other showcases such as theatre production In Search of the Phoneix, ATC Live and the Getintothis After Party.

Liverpool International Music Festival 2018

Sefton Park will once again host this year’s LIMF event on July 21-22 where entry tickets start at £5. Thousands are expected to attend with over 70 artists set to entertain across the two-day festival. Artists confirmed to attend include rapper Wiley, Example performing with DJ Wire, and Norwegian electropop singer Aurora.

Tickets are on sale now including VIP which grants access to an exclusive luxurious area with a private bar, deluxe toilets and front seat views of the Central Stage. If you are a budding artist, band or producer then you even have a chance to join the LIMF Academy for exclusive opportunities from within the music industry.

Fusion Festival

There’s a 144 days and counting until the Fusion Festival takes the Otterspool Promenade by storm this September. Perfect timing to enjoy the last bit of summer before the new University year begins! Buy your ticket now to secure access to an existing lineup of musical guests, fairground rides, food traders and an extensive range of bars.

This year’s schedule features France DJ David Guetta, Jess Glynne, Canadian pop singer Shawn Mendes and X Factor winner James Arthur. Fans can download the official mobile app to receive exclusive news ahead of the festival’s grand opening.

Africa Oyé

One of the city’s longest-running festivals returns in mid-June and continues to provide free entry. If you feel that pop and electronic has become a bit repetitive, you’ll love the fresh and vibrant African and Caribbean soundtrack that Africa Oyé provides.

This year’s artists will include reggae act Inner Circle, protest singer Binhan and returning kora player Sona Jobarteh. Visitors can take a break from the music and head on over to The Oye Village where there will be over 80 stalls selling cuisine from across the globe, arts & craft, face painting and much more.


If you fancy something a bit further afield in neighbouring Cheshire, Creamfields is the answer for you. Described as one of the best dance festivals around, this year’s four-day event will take place on bank holiday weekend in August. Tickets are on sale now – be quick if you want to avoid disappointment!

Some of the biggest names in the electronic world will be present including Alesso, Hardwell, The Chainsmokers, Tiesto, Martin Garrix and Galantis. An abundance of food stalls will be on offer as well as opportunities to purchase merchandise.

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