Budding musicians could showcase their talents at this year’s LIMF (Liverpool International Music Festival) as the event’s development programme launches.
LIMF Academy 2016 is now open for applications from 13 to 25-year-olds, with 20 acts being given a chance to perform at the free Summer Jam event and opportunities for three to join its Elite Talent Development Programme.
Those who secure a slot on the bill at the free live music event, which will take place in Sefton Park from 22-24 July, will also have free access to professional career advice, training and development.
The trio of artists who make in onto the 12-month programme will also receive career investment, mentoring, regional and national performance opportunities and other benefits.
Established in 2013, the academy has since helped to nurture talented acts including MiC Lowry, Katy Alex and Michael Seary.
LIMF curator, Yaw Owusu says: “New talent is the life blood of this city. It’s brilliant that the Academy has been able to showcase, develop and help a lot of the key new artists and bands coming through at the moment. It is such a central part of what we are trying to achieve with LIMF.”
Applications are now open until 27 March, and musicians can apply via the LIMF Academy website at www.limfestival.com