A programme of family activities and food has been unveiled for Liverpool International Music Festival’s (LIMF) Summer Jam weekend next month.
Organisers are promising the festival’s biggest Family Zone yet when the free Sefton Park event returns on 22-24 July.
Arts workshops, beach huts, street theatre will take place and the event’s popular beach are will be coming back for 2016, meanwhile a Festival Vibe Area for young visitors will also be introduced, bringing face painting, hair styling and festival costumes as well as a magical sensory experience presented by Colourscape.
Named ‘Symphony of Senses’, Colourscape’s attraction will invite festival goers of all ages to venture through interconnected chambers experiencing intensity and subtlety of colour.
Meanwhile this year’s Secret Dance Clubhouse will celebrate Liverpool’s best musical venues and allow the little ones to explore the city’s rich musical history, and there’ll also be traditional games such as giant snakes and ladders and Kerplunk, and a magical maze.
LIMF Family Zone curator Cathy Cross says: “The team and I are looking forward to sharing our crazy ideas to keep all the family laughing and having fun in the sun this July.
“We’re going to be bringing the best musical festival games and transform the green spaces into a wonderful world of fun for you all to come and play!”
Assistant Mayor and cabinet member for culture, tourism and events, Councillor Wendy Simon, adds: “This year we have gone that extra mile to develop the area making it a more creative, innovative and immersive experience for families that will keep people entertained for hours.”
A diverse mix of food traders has also been revealed including Wahaca, Bold Street Coffee, Snoop Hoggy Hog and wood-fired pizza specialists Little Furnace to name a few.
The latest additions for the three-day event join a host of local and well established musical acts incliding The Wombats, Lianne La Havas and Wretch 32.