Liverpool Love Festival

The Liverpool Loves festival will return to the The Pier Head this summer and will include live music, food stalls, and street theatre.

Returning for its second year, the festival, which will run from 4th to 6th August, will focus on four key themes: business, culture, food and wellbeing and will carry the message ‘All you need is Liverpool Loves!’

The first two days of the festival will focus on why Liverpool loves business and why Liverpool loves nightlife, before culminating on Saturday 6th August with Liverpool Loves Festival Day.

Last year’s event, which attracted over 27,000 visitors, offered music programmes across three stages, a kids’ programme for family audiences, as well as independent street food traders and local bars.

This year’s event, which is free to attend, is expected to take on a similar format and event organiser, Josh Boyd, has described it as the city’s "own mini-Glastonbury at the waterfront.”

Boyd added: “We're taking over the Pier Head during the first week in August again and have some fantastic plans for making it even bigger and better this year.”

Music from home-grown artists will be supported by a host of cultural and pop-up performances, including street theatre, African drummers, Brazilian dancers, Arab and Asian arts. Each will provide a flavour of Liverpool’s local and international communities.

As part of the wellbeing programme there will be reiki taster sessions, children’s yoga and healthy eating businesses showing visitors how to lead happy and healthy lives.

A finale on the main stage is also planned for sunset on the final evening.

The festival will take place at The Pier Head, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

For more information visit

Photo credit: David Munn.