Liverpool Loves is back for the summer and relocates to city centre

Liverpool event management company  Orb CIC has announced that the award-winning festival Liverpool Loves will return to the city this Summer.

The Liverpool feel-good festival will take place on August 5 and 6, with the main stage zone being held in Derby Square at the heart of the Commercial District, under the gaze of the Queen Victoria monument.

Festival director, Josh Boyd said: After the continued success of last year’s event – and picking up a nomination for Best Small Tourism Event once again – we’re excited to be bringing this much-loved celebration back for the third time. 

“The event has had a huge level of support in its first two editions and attracted over 67,000 people down to Pier Head – so this year we’re taking steps to develop the offer and take it up a notch by going on-tour into the City-Centre, with our eyes set firmly on 2018’s ten-year anniversary of Liverpool’s Capital of Culture award.” 

Liverpool Loves festival has seen great success since its inaugural year in 2015. The first ever edition saw more than 27,000 people in attendance across three days of events.

An estimated audience of around 40,000 attended the second event last year.

‘Celebrating and showcasing all the fantastic things that Liverpool has to offer’, Liverpool Loves promises to be a highlight of the Summer calendar, with live entertainment, food and drink, and activities and attractions for the whole family.

Once again, this year’s celebration will focus on the festival’s fab four core themes: business, culture, food and wellbeing.


During the festival, the city centre will come alive with the sounds of local bands and artists on the Main Stage in Derby Square, with street food and bars.

Meanwhile, there will be a line-up of ‘have-a-go’ sessions as part of the Liverpool Loves Wellbeing programme, which has lots of free activities and performances for all the family.

Plus, there will be a programme of free entertainment from local and international community arts organisations on the Culturebox stage.

Liverpool Loves Business – which is Liverpool’s largest independent SME conference – will return to Hilton Liverpool on July 13.

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