Lemar To Headline SoulFest 2016

LIVERPOOL SoulFest has announced the first wave of acts for the 2016 festival including headline act Lemar. One of the most successful British soul stars of the last fifteen years, Lemar has released a trio of multi-platinum selling albums and half a dozen Top 10 singles, winning him multiple Brit and MOBO awards. Lemar said: “I am so excited to be performing at Liverpool SoulFest this year. Liverpool is one of my favourite cities and it’s going to be a blast. Bring it on!” Joining Lemar at Liverpool SoulFest 2016 will be Los Angeles native Joy Oladokun, London’s ShezAr who is fresh from touring with Naughty Boy and Liverpool’s own Mersey Wylie and Tosin Salako Trio. DJ’s will include World Music gurus Radio Exotica, along with DJ Tizzle and DJ Niceness. More acts will be announced in the coming weeks. Liverpool SoulFest founder Saeed Olayiwola expressed his joy at the line-up so far: “After setting the bar so high in 2015, we knew we had to make sure we pulled something special out of the bag for 2016. I think we have definitely done that with this first wave of artists. Lemar is another great British soul artist, and the wealth of talent we have found in Liverpool and beyond is incredible! “We’re into our second year now. We had an amazing inaugural festival, but we also learned a lot of lessons. 2016 is going to be even better!” Tickets are available now at www.skiddle.com The venue for Liverpool SoulFest 2016 will be Seel Street’sArts Club, taking over both auditoriums in the venue on Saturday 8th October. Once the live music finishes, the main auditorium will house Superbad DJs until the early hours for an all-night soul train dance-a-thon. Across the weekend, there will also be smaller, specially commissioned events at different venues around the city. More information can be found at: www.liverpoolsoulfest.com f: LivSoulFest t: @LivSoulFest