With the International Music Festival and Beatles Week -26th August, it’s all happening in Liverpool….so, hold tight for this musical adventure over the next few weeks.
The Liverpool International Festival has grown from the Mathew Street Music Festival and developed into the city’s biggest music event showpiece, an event that is now embedded in the musical cosmos of life here at the end of summer.
Festival artists this year include Shaggy, Ian Broudie and The Lightning Seeds complete with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Festival can be followed at various Liverpool locations but, see http://www.limfestival.com
The Philharmonic Orchestra will be playing at Sefton Park on Friday 23rd August with chief conductor Vasily Petrenko performing, so book your tickets now for this one with some outstanding music pieces from the masters.
Not to be missed on the 24th August will be the return of “In My Life” at the Royal Court for one night only, with the talented Mark McGann reprising his portrayal of John Lennon along with the Swedish Beatles tribute band Pepperland. This is a performance not to be missed for Lennon fans especially. Mark certainly plays the maddeningly complex artist with voice spot on and he even looks like his character. All this is part of the International Beatle Week celebrations! Royal Court 08707871866
From the 20th-26th Liverpool will be a buzz of Beatle excitement as various locations celebrate the music of the most famous pop group the world has ever known. http://www.beatlesinternational.com
Don’t miss out on some of the fantastic musical experiences this summer.
Have a brilliant musical event hopping time, chasing the sound cloud and reviving special memories in and around Liverpool’s superb venues.
The brilliant Liverpool International Music Festival continues this weekend with a knock-out set at Stanley park with headliners The Farm taking to the stage.
On Sunday 8 September the park will see 7 hours of live music, which includes some of our very own finest local talent as well as nationally recognised acts. The line-up for Sunday includes: –
- Liverpool Music Awards Female Artist of the Year, the wonderful Natalie McCool
- Latin music from Wara
- Merseyrail Sound Station competition winners Veyu
- The UD Vocal Collective featuring Terri Walker – the group from East London will perform with Mercury Award nominee Terri
- Local singer-songwriter Ian Prowse
- Reggae singer-songwriter Natty
- Tea Street Band – an acclaimed band who are making waves in the music industry
- The mighty The Farm – One of the most respected bands to come out of Liverpool and twenty years on, still pull in the crowds when on tour
As with the fantastic Bank Holiday show at Sefton Park, there will be plenty for families to do with a fun fair and a Family Zone with free activities including, a petting zoo and an assault course, food stalls and even an area offering advice and support for the local community.
So, get your picnic and your pac-a-mac and get down there!
Turn Up The Radio, 24 August
Some of the biggest names in radio are set to bring the Pier Head stage to life with a live chart hits extravaganza! From girl bands of the moment Little Mix and Stooshe, right though to Union J (cue screaming fans), new indie favourites The Vamps and the dulcet tones of Charlie Brown, Diana Vickers and Eliza Doolittle and many more – we can safely say the pop box has been ticked. Last but certainly not least, let’s not forget headliners JLS who are dropping in as part of their farewell tour. It’s going to be emotional. And your favourites won’t just wow you with a few songs – each act is playing a full set. What more would you expect from the capital pop?
The event takes place at the Pier Head on the Radio City 96.7 stage from 1pm and tickets are available now.