Not many can deliver quite like Liverpool when it comes to a music festival or event.
The varied venues across the city allows fans of any and all genres to find something for them from intimate dens such as Meraki and 24 Kitchen street to the spacious warehouse Hanger 34 or the Arts Club.
It's easy to see why the region is a hotspot for party revellers and music lovers.
Following lockdown, many are looking forward to getting back in the swing of festivals from this summer onwards so here are some Liverpool based events a regular raver says you don't want to miss out on.
Sound City - October 1-3, Baltic Triangle.
The three day weekend event sees established names perform alongside a constant stream of local, national and international emerging talents to put on a show you won't forgot.
Just don't take our word for it, on our sister site 2chill, member William Whitby, explains: "Started in 2008 it has seen many now globe-conquering acts like Ed Sheeran, Florence & The Machine and The 1975 start their careers playing one of Liverpool’s city centre venues during the festival.
"Now in the city's busy Baltic Triangle area, the festival is a great opportunity to walk from venue to venue in the sunshine ready to discover the next big thing and your new favourite band. Acts to watch out for 2021 include Red Rum Club, Rejjie Snow and The Mysterines."
Another use, Lis Lambersten, rated it five stars explaining: " The sheer diversity of venue and artist is what makes Sound City so good at what it does. There is something for everyone.
"The festival is over 3 days with music pouring out of every venue till late in the evening. Perfect opportunity to find your next favourite band or venue in Liverpool."
Tickets can be bought here, with the three day entrance priced at £82.50.
Creamfields Festival - August 26-29, Daresbury, Cheshire.
The electronic dance music series takes place on August Bank Holiday weekend. This year's festival, sponsored by Cinch, will feature just under 100 artists as campers enjoy a four day weekend. Playing to thousands of partiers include the likes of David Guetta, Chase and Status and MK.
Festival lover William advised on 2chill: "There is no bigger dance music festival in the world than Creamfields and it's little wonder as Liverpool is a city that adores dance music.
"The festival hosts a consistently-massive line up of the planet’s biggest and best dance acts and DJs with my highlight of 2019, Deadmau5. "
"The staff and stewards at the festival were always friendly and ready to answer questions and the site felt safely policed as everyone had a great time. Such is with many large festivals the ticket price is quite expensive, but its an affordable yearly treat."
Although it is currently sold out as tickets were carried over from last year's cancelled event.
More information can be found here.
Africa Oye - Dates TBC, Sefton Park.
Acting as one of the UK's largest celebrations of African music and culture, Africa Oye takes place in Sefton park during the summer and is completely free to attend.
However, the event is more than just music. There are over 90 stalls selling the best food, drink, arts and crafts and fashion at the Oyé village, along with a funfair and lots of activities for all the family.
William recalled: "The 2019 event was my favourite yet with incredible weather, a really fun crowd and a music program which intrigued, educated and made me discover lots of great artists I’ve never heard before."
He rated the event five stars adding: "The festival caters for families and music fans alike and is one of my highlights of the Liverpool festival calendar."
More information can be found here.