The tall ships will once again grace the River Mersey with beautiful vessels from Ireland, Denmark, France and Belgium.
If the ships are not for you then, the entertainment in and around the Albert Dock will be exciting and electric. I’ll definitely be donning the wet suit and gracing the Albert Dock trying my hand at the sport of ‘wake’ boarding.
This is a real thrill, skimming across the dock surface at jet speed.
Originally an American idea and modified over the years; it’s taken off literally all over Europe and can be seen near all the major theme parks as an attraction.
It’s a sort of Jackass, daredevil, dangerous form of water skiing….but fun, fun, fun!
On Saturday, fourteen of the world’s best wakeboarders will descend on Liverpool for the Red Bull Harbour Reach. This will be a truly exciting event which the kids will enjoy and judging by the last event, will have the visitors bursting to view the aerial acrobatics.
The Albert docks will play host to the most challenging setup yet, using Liverpool’s industrial features, to create a competition that places the rider’s agility and creative thinking to the limit.
The River Festival is one of Liverpool’s showcase events which highlights the historic waterfront to visitors from all over the world.
So, don’t miss the spectacular World Music Stage with Indian, African, and Arab music and dance; not forgetting the traditional sea-shanties sung in and around the beautiful sailing boats.
Don’t miss the Liverpool Shanty Kings at the Museum of Liverpool atrium on 8th June at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm.
The whole weekend will be a hive of activity and entertainment with those super eateries tempting you at every turn.
Watch the street theatre and entertainment unfold before your eyes and it’s all free. Pick up a schedule of events from the tourist information office and plan your weekend.
Weather forecast predictions are for super weather this weekend so expect thousands of people to descend on the Albert Dock, Pier Head and the waterfront.
Will I be there……You bet!!!!
4th June 2003 Liverpool received news that it would be hosting City of Culture 2008. Since then our city has become one of the most visited cities in Europe for it’s culture, art and music. Our historic maritime history, beautiful buildings and musical legends have together brought people from far and wide to experience the most wonderful city in England (not only my opinion).
Today, ten years later, details of the brand new Liverpool International Music Festival were revealed. The event is curated by the enthusiastic Yaw Owusu and will play host to diverse global acts with some of the biggest names in music.
Liverpool International Music Festival, which replaces the Mathew Street Festival, will take place during the August bank holiday weekend.
The event launches on 18 August with legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young at the city’s Echo Arena.
As part of their farewell tour, JLS are set to appear at Pier Head with Little Mix, Eliza Doolittle and Union J.
The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will play at Sefton Park, with internationally acclaimed opera singer Bryn Terfel singing over three nights at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.
Other events include Summercamp, featuring performances from Ghostpoet and Martha Wainwright, and the second Liverpool Music Awards.
A legends of Liverpool event will be headlined by The Christians alongside Connie Lush and Deaf School.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: “Our aim for this event was to bring something fresh and new to the city, and at the same time keep the very best elements of the Mathew Street Music Festival. I firmly believe we have surpassed all expectations.
Details of all the events around the city visit www.limfestival.com
A supreme Master of his trade was simply BRILLANT at the Liverpool Philharmonic
Hall on Wednesday 29th May. A superb evenings night out after a hectic “full-on” work day. We were all treated to a CLASS Act on every
Delighted to she his wife in the audience, QUALITY at his very best, supported by a 6 piece band,
relaxed, easy listening (Ohh and what an amazing belting voice at his age) in the wonderful
surroundings of the grand Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Just go and see him, during the last stages of this whistle-stop tour of the UK, you will NOT be disappointed folks!
Presented by Robert Prat for Chimes International
His last show in the UK, will be June 2nd at Southsea- The Kings Theatre