By Jay Hunter – Now entering its 12th year, Liverpool Music Week is the UK’s largest indoor winter music festival and has recently attracted over 48,000 people to the city each year, previously playing host to the likes of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Deerhunter, Gang of Four, Soak, Best Coast, Josh T Pearson, Health, Holly Herndon, Mogwai, Chvches, Caribou, The War on Drugs, Wild Beasts, Forest Swords, Liars, Evian Christ and many, many more over the years. Sponsors and partners have included MTV, DIY, BBC Electric Proms, Liverpool Biennial, Sennheiser and Heineken.

Tame Impala @ The Olympia 2015 – photo credit John Johnson  This year, the festival will be based around the hub of the Arts Club venue in Liverpool City Centre, long a hub for music under various guises over the years, with a run of shows at the prestigious and beautiful centuries old Grade II listed Liverpool Dome and Grand Central Hall, as well as festival headliner John Carpenter playing in the stunning surroundings of the Liverpool Olympia ballroom on 28th October. The ‘Master of Horror’ will be playing a host of his classic movie scores, as well as his original compositions from the highly acclaimed Lost Theme’s albums. Fans can also expect Carpenter to play his iconic Halloween theme, amongst others.

This year sees the launch of a limited number of LMW16 Wristbands that allow entry to all of this year’s shows (excluding the DIY Breaking Out series) for just £50, on sale now from


The festival can now also reveal that the notorious LMW16 Closing Party is set to take place on 4th November at various venues across the newly revitalised North Liverpool Docklands and will feature a huge line up of some of the best in local and national talent. Further details will be revealed soon, early bird tickets priced at £6 are on sale now:

Individual show tickets and wristbands available now from and

(Tame Impala @ The Olympia 2015 – photo credit John Johnson)

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