Liverpool Digital Music Festival supports Liverpool City Region based charities with viewer donations from the bank holiday weekend festival.
Liverpool Digital Music Festival has returned for a second 2020 outing. Following the success of the debut music event in May, the team behind the online concert has again chosen three, Liverpool City Region based charities to support.
Claire House Children’s Hospice, Mary Seacole House and Merseyside Youth Association will benefit from the three day long digital festival, streamed live on the LDMF website.
The festival is free to enjoy online and viewers are encouraged to make a donation, however small, to support the nominated charities. Donations are handled by Ticket Quarter.
Liverpool Digital Music Festival firmly believes in the kindness of people and nowhere more so, than Liverpool.
“The first LDMF event, back in May 2020 started life as a way to raise much needed funds to support our local NHS heroes in the midst of the catastrophic Covid19 outbreak. The generosity of our local and international viewers was just fantastic. We put on a digital concert and viewers from around the world put their hands in their pockets to support others.
This time around we’re focussing on supporting three local charities that provide invaluable services to families and young people in need, right across the city region. In short, people in the LCR region and beyond would be lost without their incredible services and their kindness during our darkest times.
We’d love for festival viewers from anywhere and everywhere to help us to support these charities with donations, big and small.”
Liverpool Digital Music Festival August 2020 is proud to support the following charities:
Claire House Children’s Hospice
Claire House Children’s Hospice helps seriously and terminally ill children live life to the full by creating wonderful experiences and bringing back a sense of normality to family life. By providing specialist nursing care and emotional support, Claire House helps families smile again when life couldn’t get any tougher. Find out more at www.clairehouse.org.uk
Mary Seacole House
Mary Seacole House is a mental health charity and resource service set up to offer support and advice in emotional and practical matters, primarily for BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic and Refugees) communities, however we work with all communities across Merseyside. Find out more at www.maryseacolehouse.com
Merseyside Youth Association
Merseyside Youth Association provides innovative, practical and positive support to children and young people. Established in 1890, MYA draws on an enormous depth of experience and knowledge whilst remaining dynamic and fresh in its approach. MYA delivers a wide range of early intervention, prevention projects and workforce development across Merseyside. Find out more at www.mya.org.uk
To check out the livestream this weekend with Liverpool Digital Music Festival, head to www.ldmfestival.co.uk. For important festival updates follow @ldmfestival on social media and share your festival posts with the hashtag #ldmfestival.
It’s August Bank Holiday weekend, but not as we know it. While we’re still getting to grips with the new normal, one thing we can enjoy this weekend is an amazing music festival from the comfort of our homes or gardens, because yes, that is blue sky you can see above the North West!
Liverpool Digital Music Festival is back for a second 2020 outing, and this weekend you can see and hear more than 60 acts streamed live, across four stages, spanning three days – all online and all for free.
Following the huge success of the debut festival back in May, the summer line up has something for everyone. LDM Festival is once again, supporting three local charities with donations made on the festival website.
Mary Seacole House, Claire House Children’s Hospice and Merseyside Youth Association will all benefit from viewer donations across the August Bank Holiday weekend.
The festival kicked off on Saturday at 2pm with a live set from Liverpool’s own Joshua Kane-Rice, and welcoming artists like SPILT, The Heavy North, Sfven, Natalie McCool & Tokky Horror. The festival is set to run through until Bank Holiday Monday evening with performances from the likes of Zuzu, The Peach Fuzz, YOUSEF, Phil Jones, The Merchants, Lauren Lo Sung, KUSP, Sophia Essel and more.
Liverpool Digital Music Festival is proud to partner with four city based partners, each of which is hosting a stage. M&S Bank Arena, Jacaranda Phase One, The SAE Institute and EBGB’s are hosting bands, acts and DJ’s all weekend long. All you have to do is choose where to tune in.
Right now it’s important we socially distance, to stay safe. LDM Festival aims to bring us all together online, united in our love of music.
Wifi passwords at the ready, here’s how to plan the perfect Liverpool Digital Music Festival Weekend in lockdown.
The Right Kit
All you need to tune in to the Liverpool Digital Music Festival is an internet connection and a device. Charge up your mobile, laptop, tablet or access the website on your smart TV big screen. You can watch live on the LDM Festival Facebook page or LDM Festival website. No tickets, no apps to download, no sign up forms, no passwords. Just a free gig, streamed online, for all ages to enjoy.
Set The Scene
What does the word festival mean to you? Muddy fields? Jumping against barriers with your hands in the air, singing lyrics at the top of your voice? Maybe it means being sat out on a big blanket, loads of munchies and cool tunes ringing out while you talk rubbish to your nearest and dearest.
Maybe, just maybe you’re ploughing on through uni reading or school work? Tuning in to the LDM Festival can’t give you barriers or muddy fields, but it will supply the perfect soundtrack to a bank holiday weekend in lockdown.
Get The Look
There is no finer feeling than getting ready for a music festival. Whether you’re all about the glitter and wellies or Stan Smith and bucket hat (or anything in between) getting your festival look nailed on is still as important during lockdown. Watching from home is also a great opportunity to get all the family involved in the preparations too.
Rain or Shine
We’re all up for encouraging viewers to take the LDM Festival outside to the garden. Get a gazebo up, lay a blanket down, dig out that cool box and turn your bluetooth speaker up to share the live music love over the back fences! Start hunting for a spare extension lead now! If it pours, we party indoors!
If home is a flat or house without a garden, why not bring the festival spirit inside? A designated dancefloor and loads of cushions on the floor can easily pass for a VIP area. Fairy lights on the balcony, plenty of snacks and a fridge stocked with your favourite tipple will help to create the party atmosphere. Get all your mates on Zoom and you’re sorted!
Something for Everyone
LDM Festival will bring a whole host of artists local and with connections to Liverpool, to your screen, and everyone is welcome. Check out the full line up here, including set times, and don’t miss your faves.
If you’re going all out – full on tent, sleeping bags, factor 50, baby wipes, cereal bars and all that – we want to see the proof!
Send your photos and videos of your LDM Festival experience and check out the line-up @ldmfestival on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and share the live music love #ldmfestival.
The LDM Festival line-up is still growing as more acts add their support to this fantastic event. Check out the website, www.ldmfestival.co.uk for updates.
The festival is free to watch on the festival website with performances from Zuzu, Natalie McCool, The Peach Fuzz, YOUSEF, Tokky Horror, Phil Jones, The Merchants, SPILT, The Heavy North, Sfven, Lauren Lo Sung, KUSP & Sophia Essel. The festival is in support local charities Claire House, Merseyside Youth Association and Mary Seacole House
Due to take place over the Bank Holiday Weekend (Sat 29th – Mon 31st August) Liverpool Digital Music Festival is delighted to announce over 60 artists taking part in the festival. The festival is free to watch via the website: www.ldmfestival.co.uk
Other artists to feature at the festival are The Cheap Thrills, The Kairos, Monkey Junkey, Aimee Steven, Paul Dunbar, Spilt, Shards, Venus Demilo, Ben Burke, Amber Jay, Sam Cooke, Kate O’Dempsey, Zulu, Cafe Spice, Garnets, Meg Shaw, Lucy Mayhew, Joshua Kane-Rice, Green Tangerines, Gallia, Sienne, New Junior, The Mono LPs, Luna, Livvy K, Jessica Luise, Natalie and the Monarchy, Mason Owens, James Morgan, Blueprint, Toriah, Kusp, Existential Pleasures, Lupini, G33, Cassine, Saigon, Nautica, Siophia Essel, Moritz, Nikki Chong, Kingfast, Kid Gorgeous, Subcora, Larmour & Ross Robertson.
You can find out more by following the festival on instagram, facebook and twitter @Ldmfestival.
You can see the full schedule and get info about the artists plating by visiting www.ldmfestival.co.uk