Liverpool boasts some pretty impressive music events throughout the year - LMW being one of the most popular and spectacular of them all. Across a full 10 days, international names and homegrown talent will collide for a showcase which the whole city can be proud of.
Liverpool Music Week, the winner of Best Metropolitan Festival at this year's Festival Awards, returns on 26th October - 4th November with another wonderfully executed line up. We've picked some of the acts you need to see this year.
The biggest act on the line up and the most obvious choice, but come on, it's CHIC! The event at the Echo Arena on will act as the launch for LMW17 and will be the group's first Liverpool show since 1979, need we say more?
Expect all the unmistakable classics by the group and some gems produced by Nile Rodgers including 'We Are Family', 'I'm Coming Out', 'Let's Dance', 'Le Freak' and 'Upside Down' as we all put on our dancing shoes.
Electronic duo Mount Kimbie are touring the UK in Autumn, treating Liverpool to a show of their soft and subtle electronics which allow a more articulate take on the classic dancefloor template. They've recently collaborated with James Blake on production work for Jay-Z, so expect high-end electronica throughout.
Halloween is always a good time to open your musical horizons a little, and Japanese Breakfast, the solo project of Little Big League singer Michelle Zauner, is just that. Offbeat anime samples, powerhouse 80s synths and a much darker subject matter have made her work, usually released on cassette, a challenging but rewarding listen.
The otherworldly R&B and hip-hop of Princess Nokia is a hard thing to define, welding a wide palette of global influences to the bottom heavy trap and bass of her Stateside peers. It's her support for the LGBT community in her lyrics, and her fierce individualism, which has marked her out as an artist of much cultural value - perfect for the Invisible Wind Factory.
London outfit Gengahr have received some major praise since their performance on the Introducing stage at Glastonbury in 2014 and the release their debut album the following year. Characterised by psychedelic and pop sounds, there's are few bands that are creating guitar music quite like it at the moment. Irresistible pop melodies meet aggressive riffs in an amalgamation that ticks a lot of boxes for alt-rock enthusiasts.