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‘Outside In Festival’ Is Back This Summer At St. Peter's Square Featuring Up-And-Coming Artists

‘Outside In Festival’ Is Back This Summer At St. Peter's Square In Liverpool City Centre

The 'Outside In Festival 2023' taking place this Summer at St. Peter's Square in Liverpool City Centre will be hosted at Moloko as it perfectly blends both indoor and outdoor spaces for the Festival (Credit: Supplied By Publicist).
The 'Outside In Festival 2023' taking place this Summer at St. Peter's Square in Liverpool City Centre will be hosted at Moloko as it perfectly blends both indoor and outdoor spaces for the Festival (Credit: Supplied By Publicist).

This Summer, the Liverpool City Region sees the return of the 'Outside In Festival' during August, with the goal of providing a platform for up-and-coming artists from across the Liverpool City Region.


The Outside In Festival launched in 2022, with the aim of showcasing some of Liverpool's top up and coming talent. Following on from the huge success of last year's event, the team are back bigger and better, ready to go again this year.


This year's event will take place on Saturday the 5th of August at Moloko in St. Peter’s Square, situated in the Ropewalks neighbourhood of Liverpool City Centre. The event will start at 1pm and run until 10pm.


The Outside In Festival is inclusive of everyone with a love of music so will run two bars with one selling alcohol and another alcohol-free bar as more and more people are wanting a day/night out, but without the alcohol.

'Moloko is the perfect venue for a summer event in the City as it has a huge outdoor beer garden with a remote control roof, a shaded balcony as well as plenty of space inside.' - Hayley Smitton, Director of Outside In Events & Co-Creator of Outside In Festival.

The event will be taking a different angle from the DJ & Dance Festival approach, aiming to provide a platform for some of the City’s young performers as well as showcasing some of the best unsigned singers in the Liverpool City Region.


Some of the talented locals that will feature as part of the Outside In Festival will include: Jack Gillbanks, Liam Mcgarry, Chloe Judge, Bliss Grimes, Jonny Walman, Charlie Matthews, Emilie Leslie, Wes Poetry, and DJ Kaci Lea Lynch.

The 'Outside In Festival 2023' taking place on Saturday the 5th of August at St. Peter's Square in Liverpool City Centre will be hosted at Moloko. It will feature a plethora of up-and-coming musicians and singers from across the Liverpool City Region (Credit: Supplied By Publicist).
The 'Outside In Festival 2023' taking place on Saturday the 5th of August at St. Peter's Square in Liverpool City Centre will be hosted at Moloko. It will feature a plethora of up-and-coming musicians and singers from across the Liverpool City Region (Credit: Supplied By Publicist).

The Festival was created by Hayley Smitton and Stephen Edgerton, who together form the Outside In Events management team.

‘Outside In Festival’ is back this Summer at St. Peter's Square in Liverpool City Centre (Credit: Supplied By Publicist).
‘Outside In Festival’ is back this Summer at St. Peter's Square in Liverpool City Centre (Credit: Supplied By Publicist).

Hayley who was previously the General Manager of the highly successful Green Room for ten years. In that time Hayley along with the venues owners at the time, produced highly successful shows in the Liverpool Empire and Blackpool Grand Theatre. Hayley has used her knowledge of the acts as well as contacts in the industry to put together such an exciting line-up.


Director of Outside In Events & Co-Creator of Outside In Festival, Hayley Smitton, said: 'Moloko is the perfect venue for a summer event in the City as it has a huge outdoor beer garden with a remote control roof, a shaded balcony as well as plenty of space inside.'


Hayley added: 'We have put together a line-up of some of the best unsigned singers Liverpool has to offer including Jack Gillbanks, Liam Mcgarry, Chloe Judge, Bliss Grimes, Jonny Walman, Charlie Matthews, Emilie Leslie, Wes Poetry, and DJ Kaci Lea Lynch to finish the night off.'

The 'Outside In Festival 2023' taking place on Saturday the 5th of August at St. Peter's Square in Liverpool City Centre will be hosted at Moloko. It will feature a plethora of up-and-coming musicians and singers from across the Liverpool City Region (Credit: Supplied By Publicist).
The 'Outside In Festival 2023' taking place on Saturday the 5th of August at St. Peter's Square in Liverpool City Centre will be hosted at Moloko. It will feature a plethora of up-and-coming musicians and singers from across the Liverpool City Region (Credit: Supplied By Publicist).

The event has teamed up this year with the amazing Jade L Roberts Project. The Jade L Roberts Project is in honour of the founder's daughter, Jade, who sadly took her own life back in 2021, aged just 26.


The Jade L Roberts Project specialises in suicide intervention, all of their volunteers are Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trained (ASIST). Anyone who comes to them in need of help and intervention is offered priority access to their Counsellors and Holistic Therapists — for further information about the project, please see the end of the article.


Fellow Director of Outside In Events & Co-Creator of Outside In Festival, Stephen Edgerton, said: 'After the success of last year's event we felt we needed a bigger venue, and this one is perfect as the beer garden has access to peacock roof terrace which we will also be utilising.'


Stephen added: 'I am also pleased that we are working alongside such an amazing worthwhile cause such as the Jade L Roberts Project. Mental health awareness is more important now than ever, especially since Covid with so many people being left remotely on their own. We will be donating a percentage of the ticket prices to this fantastic project. The team from the project will be here at Moloko also on the day.'


Tickets are priced at £15, with the event starting at 1pm until 10pm. The tickets are available through their Skiddle page, and for the Dress Code, it has been stated that it is strictly 'Festival Vibes Only'.

‘Outside In Festival’ is back this Summer at St. Peter's Square in Liverpool City Centre (Credit: Supplied By Publicist).
‘Outside In Festival’ is back this Summer at St. Peter's Square in Liverpool City Centre (Credit: Supplied By Publicist).

Further Information On The Jade L Roberts Project

For those wanting further information about the Jade L Roberts Project, they offer free 1-2-1 Counselling Sessions and Holistic Therapy to anyone over the age of 18. They pride themselves on having no waiting list.

The Jade L Roberts Project specialises in suicide intervention, all of their volunteers are Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trained (ASIST) (Credit: Supplied By Publicist).
The Jade L Roberts Project specialises in suicide intervention, all of their volunteers are Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trained (ASIST) (Credit: Supplied By Publicist).

The CIC specialise in suicide intervention and all of their volunteers are Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trained (ASIST). Anyone who visits the CIC for support and intervention is offered priority access to their Counsellors and Holistic Therapists.


To assess the counselling services or refer someone you know, all you need to do is call the project on 0151 245 5671 or send a referral form via the Jade L Roberts Project website. Their Community Interest Company (CIC) number is: 14747677, and donations can also be made directly to the organisation. The Outside In Festival will also be donating a percentage of the ticket prices to the project, with staff from the Project attending the Festival on Saturday the 5th of August if you wish to speak to them there.


If you want to visit the organisation, their address is:

The Jade Roberts Project,

109 Rocky Lane,

Tuebrook,

City of Liverpool, L6 4BB,

Liverpool City Region, UK.


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