Despite a number of venues closing down across Liverpool in recent times, the city has always had a huge support for the alternative music scene. 2023 is no different, with local promoters No Play bringing some quality rock, metal and alternative acts to the city.

Taking things one step further recently, the promoters held their first-ever No Play Festival (info here) at the Invisible Wind Factory.

Headlined by Yonaka with appearances from the likes of Higher Power, Conjurer along with a selection of the top local acts from the city across three stages, our photographer Maryleen Photography brought back these photos from the first of what is hopefully many more festivals to come from the team at No Play.

If you’re local to Liverpool, keep updated on all their gigs at the official No Play website.