Bandstand Festival takes a bow this weekend

If you have LIMF withdrawal symptoms don’t worry as the live music continues this weekend with the finale of the Bandstand Festival.

On Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September, Sefton and Stanley Park bandstands will celebrate the best of the North West’s music talent with two days of free performances.

Saturday’s action takes place in Sefton Park with a headline performance by legendary Liverpool rock band Clinic.

On their forthcoming appearance the band said: “We’re really looking forward to our Bandstand appearance. The Bandstand gigs are a great idea and it’s good to be a part of it.”

​Stanley Park hosts the finale of the bandstand programme on Sunday as Soul Inspired Events programme the day which will not only see live music, but there will also be dancing and promotion of health and wellbeing. Families are encouraged to come along, bring a picnic and enjoy the live music.

“We’re passionate about doing events that bring people together. Our bandstand on Sunday will bring a taste of soul culture involving music and dance ahead of Liverpool SoulFest 2015 taking place on the 23 to 25 October. We’re also excited to support the health and well-being of the community with a yoga and DJ session from SO Health.”

The line-up is as follows:

Saturday 5 September, Sefton Park

1pm – Daniel Saleh 1.40pm – The Shipbuilders 2.20pm – Liverpool Ukulele Orchestra 3pm – Simply Dylan 3.55pm – Alex Gavaghan 4.35pm – Mamatung 5.20pm – Clinic

Plus DJ Walrus Said will be entertaining the crowds throughout the day.

Saturday 6 September, Stanley Park

1pm – Interactive Yoga workshop

2pm – Akademix Dance

2.15pm – Rosh

2.45pm – Jess Kemp

3.15pm – Xtine

3.45pm – Katy Alex

4.15pm – Amique

Plus music throughout from DJ Vinnie.

The Bandstand Festival is commissioned by Liverpool City Council and co-ordinated by Open Culture which aims to engage members of the public with art and culture. The Bandstand programme is part of Mayor Joe Anderson’s strategy to animate parks.

Chris Herstad Carney, Bandstand Festival Project Manager, Open Culture, said: “It’s been our most exciting Bandstand Festival yet and this huge weekend to round things off is your last chance this summer to enjoy music and activities at the fantastic Sefton and Stanley Park.”