Famous Festivals in Liverpool for 2019!

Liverpool is famous for vibrant atmosphere, energy and culture full of fun & happiness through its unique festivals giving every reason for various celebrations throughout the year with something for everyone. Liverpool is a city where you can never get enough of, call it for food, drink, performances, sports, arts, music, culture and the list is endless. Liverpool’s fun festivals are massive attraction not just for locals but tourist from UK and across the world, flying in especially for the festivals.

We at Giga Serviced Apartments have put together a list of festivals for you to choose and some of them are free of charge too! Every reason to celebrate even more! !.We have included a handy  list of Important festival dates for your dairy at the end of the post.

Chinese New Year  (Free event)

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Chinese New Year “Year of the pig” is celebrated in Liverpool as a three-day celebration from Friday 8 February 2019 to Sunday 10 February 2019 in Chinatown.

The traditional Chinese New Year celebrations will happen at Great George Square on Sunday 10 February with a series of street performances, family workshops, art installations, parades and of course the popular Chinese market on George Street selling gifts, souvenirs and mouth-watering food. Finally closing with a pyrotechnic display on Sunday evening.

More information: https://www.cultureliverpool.co.uk/cny/

Liverpool Comic Con

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Liverpool Comic Con is back for another year after a huge success in 2018. Liverpool Comic Con is on from 08 March 2019 to 10 March 2019. TV & Film guests making appearances all weekend and lots of planned entertainment in shop for this terrific weekend.

More information & Tickets: https://www.comicconventionliverpool.co.uk/

Threshold Festival of music and arts

Threshold Festival of music and arts is coming back in 2019 from 29 March 2019 to 30 March 2019. Being  9th consecutive year at the Baltic Triangle district of the city, this festival is attracting not only locals but also international audience.

More information & Tickets: https://thresholdfestival.co.uk/

Grand National Festival

Grand National is the place to be in April as being watched by the world where all the tracks will come to a stop with another promising year with live music & entertainment, not to miss the world-famous Ladies Day and of course with all the thrill of racing on the track.

Grand National Festival is from 04 April 2019 to 06 April 2019. If you are looking for a stay close to Aintree, Giga Serviced Apartments is only 10 mins drive away.

More information & tickets: https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/aintree/

Royal Albert Dock Festivals

Royal Albert Dock is the place for everyone, so much happening throughout the year. You can soak up the Dock’s sights and sounds & explore its hidden gems from having try of selection of restaurants or discovering a new YOU with a new taste for art. Docks have everything to make your day or night perfect with music and handmade; food, drink and dancing, experience the Docks like never before.  We have some of the key dates listed below.

  • February 2019: Lovin’ the Dock
  • 12 April 2019 -14 April 2019: Heritage on the Dock
  • 12 July 2019 to 14 July 2019: Folk on the Dock
  • 22 July 2019 to 12 August 2019: Summer on the Dock
  • 07 Sep 2019 to 08 Sep 2019: Pirates on the Dock

More information: https://albertdock.com/

Liverpool Food and Drink Festival

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The Liverpool Food and Drink Festival is taking place at Sefton Park for 2019 on 28 April 2019 & 29 April 2019.

Food Lovers paradise – offering choice of market stalls, pop-up restaurants, live cooking demos by renowned Chefs and plenty of activities to entertain all age groups including a craft beer stalls, live music, & special Kids activity area.

More information & Tickets:

www.liverpoolfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk or  https://twitter.com/LivFoodDrink

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Sound City 2019

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Sound City, the UK’s leading independent festival and conference for New Music bursting with creativity workshops, performances and Industry panellists. 3 day festival and conference from 03 May 2019 to 05 May 2019 will see famous artist perform alongside a constant stream of local, national and international emerging talent at the creative hub, Baltic Triangle.

Sound City+ will provide exclusive insights into the music industry with renowned speakers and in conversations plus opportunities to meet the music industry, share ideas and create new contacts in the Industry.

More information & tickets: https://www.soundcity.uk.com

LightNight Liverpool! (Free event)

LightNight is the city’s free one-night arts festival on 17 May 2019, celebrating the culture of Liverpool. Multiple organisations come together to create an inspiring magical event with more than 15,000 people attending the event.

More information: http://lightnightliverpool.co.uk/

Physical Fest

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International festival of physical theatre based in Liverpool and hosted by Tmesis Theatre.Physical Fest is the only festival celebrating Physical theatre in Europe bringing people from local, national and International platforms.

Performances are throughout May & June; please check the website for details and bookings.

More information & Tickets: http://www.physicalfest.com/

Bordeaux Wine Festival

Award winning festival at the World Heritage waterfront, Bordeaux Wine Festival ,Liverpool is from 31 May 2019 to 02 June 2019, another great weekend event not to miss.

The three day festival will celebrate the Port of Liverpool for world class wine, food, music, art and culture. You will get the wonderful opportunity to sample many wines including Bordeaux Superior, Bordeaux Rosés, Bordeaux Dry White, Crémants de Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion, Graves, and many more.

More information & Tickets: https://www.bwfliverpool.com/

Positive Vibration – Festival of Reggae 2019

Festival of reggae music and Jamaican heritage in the heart of Liverpool at Baltic Triangle celebrates the culture and positivity of Liverpool in June 2019.

Apart from the ecstatic musical line up, the panel discussion focusing the impact of reggae on British music, culture and society will be interesting to look forward.

You are in for a proper treat as this is not only live music but also you get to try over 40 open-air traders offering a diverse selection of food, drink, records, clothes, arts & crafts, jewellery, health and well-being.

Children & young people are welcome to the festival on both days, with those under 12 years old being granted free entry.

More information & Tickets: http://posvibefest.com/

Africa Oyé (Free Event)

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Largest celebration of African & Caribbean music and culture in UK on 22 June 2019 and 23 June 2019 at Sefton Park and another wonderful free event too! With a line-up of international stars alongside UK new talent, as well as, DJ sessions, free art & culture workshops, kids entertainment and not to forget the food & drinks the list goes on.

More information:  https://www.africaoye.com

Liverpool Arab Arts festival (Free event)

Another brilliant culture based festival with lots of events around Arab Art, music, dance, film, theatre, literature and lots of family events. Please check the website for upcoming events and dates.

More information: http://www.arabartsfestival.com

FEIS Liverpool 2019

One and only Irish music festival in UK from the founder of the world famous Fleadh, is coming back on 06 July 2019 at Liverpool Pier head. Featuring some of the biggest names in Irish music, both contemporary and traditional, Feis Liverpool is the biggest celebration of Irish culture the city has seen.

More information & tickets: https://feisliverpool.com/

 Brazilica (Free event)

Liverpool’s very own Brazilica Festival, another wonderful free event celebrating culture in Liverpool is on Saturday 13th July 2019 at Derby Square. The festival brings sparkling culture of Brazil including the annual Carnival Ball and Carnival Queen Competition, Brazilian film screenings, carnival art exhibitions and more.

More information: https://twitter.com/brazilicafest or https://www.carnifest.com/liverpool-brazilica-festival-2019/

Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF)

Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) would be a much awaited event not only for the locals but also National & International visitors. Sefton Park would be home to LIMF, from 20 July 2019 to 21 July 2019. Stage will set on fire by the wonderful talent bringing the perfect mixture of Global with new & emerging talent.

More information & tickets: https://www.limfestival.com/

International Beatle Week festival

International Beatle week festival is back in 2019 from 20 August 2019 to 28 August 2019.

The annual International Beatleweek Festival celebrates the music of the most famous pop group in the world, at very own home city for Beatles. With over 40 bands from over 20 countries, live gigs, exhibitions, memorabilia sales, guest speakers, sightseeing tours and video shows the list is never ending attracting not only locals but also International tourists.

More information: www.internationalbeatleweek.com

Liverpool Comedy Festival

Liverpool Comedy Festival is back with a jam-packed delivery of giggles and guffaws right across the city from 13 September 2019 to 29 September 2019.

More information & tickets: https://www.liverpoolcomedyfestival.com/

Summary of dates for your diary!

Dates in 2019
Event
8 Feb -10 Feb
Chinese New Year
08 March – 10 March
Liverpool Comic Con
29 March – 30 March
Threshold Music Festival
04 April -06 April
Grand National Festival
28 April  -29 April
Liverpool Food and Drink Festival
03 May- 05 May
Sound city
17 May
LightNight
May & June- various dates
Physical Fest
31 May -02 June
Bordeaux Wine Festival 
June 2019
Positive Vibration – Festival of Reggae 2019
22 June – 23 June
Africa Oye
06 July 2019
FEIS Liverpool 2019
13 July 2019
Brazilica
20 July – 21 July
Liverpool International Music Festival
20 August – 28 August
International Beatle week festival
13 September -29 September
Liverpool Comedy Festival

 

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