Liverpool Music Week is back bigger than ever - here's why

AFTER 12 years of show-stopping performances from the likes of Richard Hawley, Caribou and Tame Impala, Liverpool Music Week is back bigger than ever boasting a line-up like no other.

From 26th October to 5th November LMW will be taking to a number of stages including The Olympia, which will see festival headliner, the Master of Horror himself, John Carpenter perform along with Warpaint on the opening night.

LMW founder and director, Mike Deane, said: "We are so thrilled to be bringing such an iconic international artist to the city in John Carpenter as this year's headliner in one of Liverpool's most iconic and stunning venue spaces."

Other artists including Cat's Eyes, GoGo Penguin, local superstars Clean Cut Kid and Glastonbury emerging talent winners, She Drew The Gun will be taking to the multiple stages for the duration of the festival.

Mike said: “As always, LMW will aim to strike balance of highlighting the best and most creative local artists, alongside an inventive programme of the most exciting national and international touring acts all with the backdrop of a mixture of our favourite, most iconic and many underused city spaces."

Other stages include The Grand Central Dome, Leaf and the Arts Club who will be ready to host the many more artists set to be announced in the coming weeks.
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Also, for the first time this year, LMW have released a limited amount of wristbands for £50 which will allow access to any venue and show for the duration of the 11-dayer.

The festival is definitely seen to be showcasing the very best of not just local but world-renowned talent, in closing words Mike said: “Liverpool is buzzing right now, and this announcement is just the tip of the iceberg, it's set to be a very exciting year."

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Words Lauren Jones


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