Now in its fourth iteration, Liverpool Digital Music Festival returns as a live streamed online and attend in-person event. The hybrid digital music festival takes place at recently opened live venue St Barnabas Church on one of the most famous musical streets, Penny Lane, on 7th - 9th October 2021.
Holding its inaugural event during the pandemic and mindful of the restrictions it imposed, the festival started as a four day online-only festival showcasing over 100 artists in May 2020. The event returned in August 2020 live streaming from four venues around Liverpool including the M&S Bank Arena. The upcoming festival is the successor to young persons event (LDM Rise) which took place exclusively online in February 2021 for 18-24 year olds.
So far the LDMF has showcased over 160 artists including Jamie Webster, All We Are, Zuzu, Spinn, RATS and Phil Jones.
The upcoming three-day event will be in support of Merseyside Youth Association, which for 130 years has provided help and support to the young people on Merseyside. The association provides a range of projects including music making and development activities designed to address young people’s barriers and meet their musical needs. Operating from a purpose-built venue, MYA includes a 150-seat performance area, music studio, rehearsal space, green room and multi-purpose spaces.
For the second year running, LDMF will be partnering with the SAE Institute who will provide key infrastructure, from equipment to expertise and in turn give students hands-on experience of running live music events.
Applications are now open for artists of any age, genre and stature. Apply below.
Applications will be accepted until midnight on the 15th September 2021.