This is a city that moves to its own rhythm; a city that’s very heart beats with the sound of music. We’re a UNESCO City of Music, famous for its Mersey Beat and for those four lads that changed the music world forever – but that’s not all!
Ever fancied discovering the story of British music? Through costumes, instruments, performance and memorabilia, the British Music Experience at Liverpool’s Pier Head brings the last 50 years of music right before your eyes. From Freddie Mercury to Dusty Springfield, Adele and even the Spice Girls, Britain’s musical prowess never looked so colourful.
No Beatles fan can leave Liverpool unturned, and a pilgrimage to the city where it all began for those four boys is non-negotiable. A trip to The Beatles Story at the Albert Dock will journey you through The Beatles lives at this much sought after area of Liverpool. The Cavern Club is also a must visit and still the beating heart of Liverpool Beatle-Mecca of Mathew Street
The Liverpool music scene also includes the world-class Echo Arena Liverpool on the waterfront, which has attracted massive names from Bob Dylan to Beyonce.
In 2001 the Guinness Book of Records declared Liverpool “City of Pop” due to the many number one records to have emerged from the city. The most famous of course are the Beatles but more recent successes include The Zutons, The Wombats and The Coral.
Liverpool hosts several music festivals each year which celebrate and represent the different cultures within the city. The Liverpool International Music Festival or LIMF evolved from the Mathew Street Music Festival, which was the largest annual free music festival in Liverpool attracting over 200,000 visitors to the City.
The vibrant Africa Oye is the UK’s largest free festival of African music. Then we also have Sound City and International Beatles Week. Not to mention the Liverpool Irish Festival featuring mostly folk music celebrating the cultural links between Liverpool and Ireland. t’s safe to say if you are a keen music fan, this city will not disappoint!