Liverpool Council and the city's police say they are ready to welcome all visitors to the city ahead of the first Liverpool International Festival, and are encouraging those going to stay safe. Assistant Chief Constable Chris Armitt said:
"We are hoping that this first Liverpool International Music Festival is a success for all those involved.
"We want people to have a safe and enjoyable time at the festival and for the events at the Pier Head and Sefton Park, to be memorable for all the right reasons. I would ask people attending the events to ensure they look after their property and particularly bags and mobile phone to ensure they are secure.
"Merseyside Police officers will be on hand throughout the festival weekend to provide help, advice and reassurance to visitors and I would encourage anyone with an issue or concern to report it to an officer or to security staff around the site.”