Lockdown has not only radically changed the music business as we know it, but it has given life to a new breed of creative substitutes for the gigs and festivals we so dearly miss.
This bank holiday weekend, LIVERPOOL DIGITAL MUSIC FESTIVAL welcomes a hand-picked cohort of local talent to its online streaming platform as a way to knock the brutal effect of Covid-19 on its head. The festival will take place 22-25th May in support of the Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Save Our Venues campaign from The Music Venue Trust. Tirelessly rounding the troops to support grassroots music venues, the Music Venue Trust’s campaign has already raised over £1.5 million and removed an impressive 140 venues off the ‘critical’ list.
Substituting ticket stubs for screens, the LDM lineup boasts a cool 100+ artists ranging from indie to hip-hop and electronica to punk, creating a cohesive sense of community among our young creatives, while offering a plethora of talent on a platter, right to your sofa.
The festival’s headliners include JAMIE WEBSTER, NATALIE MCCOOL, ZUZU, COURTING, SPINN, RATS, and HAARM who will all perform via their choice of live stream or pre-recorded video over the long weekend.
Music fans across Merseyside will also be treated to the scouse-infused stylings of AIMÉE STEVEN, psychedelic waves from ALI HORN, playful pop songwriter TALL CHILDREN and indie rock stars MIG 15. Elsewhere MUNKEY JUNKEY will bring his eclectic musings to the online stage while LUNA hits the decks with a DJ set and TIËRNY tears the house down with her powerful vocals.
The festival has also announced a launch party, taking place on Friday 22nd May from 8pm, kicking off the four-day celebration of Liverpool Music.
You can watch the entire festival for free, view the full schedule and line up, and make a donation to support the charities via the festival website.