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Issue:- 28 August 2014

Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF 2014) - Part 1
Photographs by Patrick Trollope.

THE second Liverpool International Music Festival took place over 22 August to 25 August 2014, bringing 3 days and 1 night of fantastic Live Music to Sefton Park, but that was not just it. The Opening of LIMF in fact took place at St George's Hall, on Thursday, 21 August 2014, with a stellar line up, featuring performances from Boy George, Tim Burgess (The Charlatans), Bernard Butler (Suede) and Mark King (Level 42) to name but a few. This fantastic night was made even more special as the performance was directed by no other than Grammy award winning producer, Steve Levine...! We sent photographer Jo Forrest along to cover it for us. After the event she said:- "An historic night in an historic building... What a spectacular start to Liverpool's summer festival!" The next events then moved to Sefton Park, starting on a very cool Friday night, with live music on the main stage, thanks to Classic FM. Performing was the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, together with Ian Broudie and the Lightning Seeds. The night started with a few viewing issues, as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra opened, but sadly the stage also had the Lightning Seeds equipment set up on it, but it was not the view the public had come out for in masses, but the Philharmonic delivered a fantastic first half of audio delights. Then came the second half and what a performance, that ended with cries of more and more booming out, even louder than the fireworks that had illuminated the sky as the last piece played. For those near the stage, the heat from the flame throwers also warmed you up and looked impressive no matter where you where located. As the name of the pyrotechnic company says... 'Fantastic Fireworks!'  A few clips of the ending and also a segment of the second half are on our Facebook Page.... Saturday and Sunday were also fantastic, with lots to do and see, as it was not just music orientated... Sadly, the last day, Monday was badly affected by rain, ending up with the International Stage being closed and moved into the Palm House. But on the It's Liverpool stage, the Farm delivered a stunning closing set, to those who braved the rain. On the main Stage, ending the live band performances was the Foxes, and then close came with DJ Fresh taking to the decks. So what did you think of this year’s event? Email your views and thoughts to:- As they say on the official website, the Festival is constantly evolving, so who knows what is in stall for 2015, but we can't Waite to find out! Well done to all the acts and also to Liverpool Council for delving another World Class event. We have been told that they have "booked good weather" for next years and said sorry for forgetting to do it this year... But I do not think most people who attended cared about the weather, as the music and atmosphere was fantastic though out. To find out more about the event on 2015 please do check out the events website, also do not forget to check out Part 2 of our coverage in next Fridays issue, as we will have some suppresses in stall for you all! But for now please enjoy this week's coverage by clicking on this link to see more of our photographic coverage. 

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