July

A year flies in the music biz. It’s once again time for Sefton Park to become the stomping ground of dancers and revellers attending the annual Liverpool International Music Festival. Taking place across July 21st and 22nd, LIMF is the ultimate celebration of the city’s famous music scene.

Galvanised by their promise to shout about the next generation of talented musicians, the LIMF Academy will take more precedence than ever this year on the itsLiverpool Next Gen Stage.

National headliners include Hacienda Classical, Basement Jaxx, Gilles Peterson, Trevor Nelson and Don Letts. Truly a music festival with feet firmly planted in the future, whilst paying homage to the defining British artists of our era.

Tickets start from just £5 with more information available on their website.

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LIMF Festival - Sefton Park

July

The Clipper Race is undoubtedly one of the greatest tests of human physical endeavour out there - A round the world yacht race which sees competitors take on 40,000 miles of open ocean. Entrants are guided by a professional skipper, and don't necessarily need any prior experience.

Finishing this year in Liverpool on 28th and 29th July, the occasion is being marked by the city as twelve, 70-foot ocean racing yachts steer into the Albert Dock. 

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Clipper Yacht Race

August

Touted as the largest motorsport event to ever come to the UK, Red Bull Drift Shifters will witness the world’s best drift car racers descend on a fully customised track around the city streets of Liverpool.  

On 19th August, an international roster of drivers will compete under the shadow of the world-famous Liver Building, "to see who is slickest of them all." The first event of its kind to be judgeless, Drift Shifters uses state of the art proximity sensors to decide upon a winner. This is the first ever UK outing of Drift Shifters, having first taken place in New Zealand back in 2012. The road that the drivers will be using also contains a roundabout featured in the Fast and Furious 6 movie, a fitting venue indeed.

August

Starting in mid-July, and running all the way through to October, it would have been possible to shout about the Biennial for months!

Taking place every two years across Liverpool in public spaces, museums, art galleries and online, the Biennial brings international artists to the city to produce work specific to Liverpool. This year’s 10th iteration is entitled, Beautiful World, Where Are You? encouraging artists and audiences alike to reflect on the social, economic, political and cultural upheaval seen across the world.

Locations for this year’s Biennial include; FACT, Tate Liverpool, Bluecoat, Open Eye Gallery and many more exciting public spaces.

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Liverpool Biennial

September

Coming to Hinterlands and locations across the city between 22nd-25th September, The World Transformed Festival makes its third outing alongside this year’s Labour Party Conference.

The event urges attendees to imagine a world that they would want to live in, with a focus on mapping out their ideas for getting there. Over the past two years, the festival has welcomed thousands of people from across the country, inviting them to come together, share ideas and experiences with the ambition of changing the way we interact with politics.

Last year’s TWT event saw famous writers, activists, artists and politicians discuss cutting-edge ideas, building the movement and the future of the Labour Party.

Tickets are not yet on sale. Keep an eye on their website for more details.

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The World Transformed at the Black-E

October

Continuing the ten year anniversary of UNESCO Capital of Culture status, Liverpool will once again play host to ‘The Giants’ between 4th and 7th October.

Curated by artistic director, Jean Luc Courcoult, The Giants will be making their third appearance in the city having visited in 2012 and 2014. The event has previously brought in a combined total of £79 million for the city economy, attracting crowds of around 1.8 million people.

Considered to be one of Liverpool’s biggest ever cultural events, The Giants will return to complete the trilogy, paying tribute to the way in which culture has transformed Liverpool as an international tourism destination.

December

An annual four day showcase of some of the finest equestrians on earth, The Liverpool International Horse Show has become a mainstay in the international horse-lover's calendar. 

Arguably the finest indoor horse show worldwide, the event offers revellers the chance to catch breathtaking show jumping, live music and a chance to send off the year in style down at the Echo Arena. 

Given last year's car park fire, which forced the event to conclude prematurely, it is tremendous to see Liverpool International Horse Show, the Echo Arena and all the spectators pull together and return stronger than ever in 2018. A brilliant display of how events in this city have the uncanny power to bring people closer together. 

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Liverpool International Horse Show 2017