Ian Broudie, Tim Burgess & Boy George announced for Liverpool International Music Festival

Liverpool International Music Festival has announced the first wave of acts for this year’s event.

Over 200 performers will be taking part in the 16-day event, running from 15 to 31 August. The biggest event will see Ian Broudie and the Lightning Seeds will be backed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra headlining LIMF Summer Jam Sefton Park on 22 August whilst Boy George will headline an event at St George’s Hall the previous day.

Ian Broudie said: “I’m delighted to be playing at Liverpool International Music Festival this year. The combination of the band and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in Sefton Park on a sunny August evening should make for a magical event.”

All the LIMF Summer Jam events will take place on Sefton Park which features five stages of live music and will see performances by John Power and The Farm. Even better – they’re all free.

Collaboration is set to be a key theme of this year’s festival, with producer Steve Levine directing a concert featuring solo artists performing with other acts. To date, collaborators include Tim Burgess, Pete Wylie and Bernard Butler with a full headline set from Boy George at St George’s Hall.

There is loads more going on over the weekend too. For the latest information, follow @LIMFestival or like Liverpool International Music Festival on Facebook.