International BeatleWeek 26th –1st September 2020

Mathew Street street sign
Live music is the focus of International Beatleweek. Not only is there live music on the Cavern’s 3 stages all day, every day (with a different band on every hour), but the festival also goes out into the city to various venues so you can get a real feel of Liverpool.International Beatleweek takes place in venues across the city all week long. Festival highlights include theatre shows, outdoor venues, late night parties and of course our Annual Beatles Convention at the Adelphi Hotel.The convention on Sunday is the place to be and features guest speakers, a massive Beatles marketplace, videos, quizzes and of course more live music.There is so much to do and see that you don’t need to be a Beatle fan to enjoy the festival, though it probably helps! This is truly an international event with 70 bands from over 20 countries and fans from over 40.

The Best Beatles Attractions in Liverpool:

  • The Beatles Story, found on the Royal Albert Dock, this exhibition is perhaps the ultimate way to get The Beatles experience
  • The Beatles Statue
  • Strawberry Field
  • Casbah Coffee Club
  • Childhood Homes (Mendips & 20 Forthlin Road)
  • Penny Lane
  • The Cavern Club

Where did the Beatles first play in Liverpool?

The Cavern Club Matthew Street in Liverpool was the venue where the Beatles’ (formerly known as the Quarrymen) UK popularity started. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Pete Best were first seen by Brian Epstein at the club.

None of the Beatles could read music. They could play the guitar, piano, and drums and write lyrics, but they never learned to read music. The Beatles formed in Liverpool in 1960, and their most famous lineup consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.

What made the Beatles unique?

The Beatles had such a different style from any other band at the time, because they worked in many different genres of music. The group started off rooted in the Skiffle and 1950’s rock and roll, and later on expanding into pop ballads, psychedelic rock and also having some classical influences in their songs.