It’s due to be an exciting bank holiday weekend in Liverpool with a few festivals, oodles of live music and the amazing International Beatles Week taking place in the cities best venues.
We all know Liverpool is the city of music and it’s no wonder. So many amazing bars and clubs will be putting on shows and gigs for everybody to enjoy and make the most of a lovely long weekend.
Events taking place this bank holiday in Liverpool will leave visitors spoiled for choice so we thought we’d help by rounding up the best bits of what’s on into one helpful, handy guide.
Check it out.
Liverpool Spritz Fest at Kiosk
Where: Cains Brewery
When: 25th – 28th
A big festival in a teeny venue, Liverpool Spritz Fest will be a celebration of all things refreshingly Italian brought to you from Liverpool’s most unique cocktail bar; Kiosk.
No need to jet off to Rome, instead make your way to Kiosk outside Cains Brewery where organisers have brought Italy to you for the weekend complete with a soundtrack direct from the Amalfi coast.
There will be Italian inspired nibbles and beverages as well as masterclasses on how to mix the perfect spritz cocktail from Italian staple vermouths and apertivos.
Liverpool Sea Shanty Festival
Where: The Baltic Fleet Pub
When: 25th – 28th
Liverpool is a city with a rich and interesting Maritime heritage. Once known as the second city of the Empire Liverpool was the hub of early Transatlantic trade and travel.
Taking place in tandem with this year’s Folk on the Dock Festival, The Baltic Fleet pub will be welcoming acts from Ireland, Belgium, and the Netherlands recounting the songs that were once sung upon the vessels of old.
Be prepared to hear toe tapping tunes about life at sea, tails of mermaids, and stories of myth and legend as the Liverpool Sea Shanty Festival brings the history of Liverpool back to visitors through the power of music.
Liverpool Prosecco Festival
When: Camp and Furnace
Where: 26th – 27th (four sessions across the weekend 1-5pm or 7-11pm)
Ah, Prosecco, there can’t be many of us that don’t enjoy a flute or two of the sparkly stuff and in 2016 there was widespread panic as news outlets threatened a shortage of the much-loved alternative to Champers.
Fear not, all is well in 2017 and there’s so much Prosecco floating around these days that Liverpool will be hosting its own Prosecco festival.
Coinciding with bank holiday weekend in Liverpool The Merchant have joined up with Camp and Furnace to bring bubbly lovers a weekend filled with fizz and food.
Italy is coming to Liverpool by the bottle and as well as quaffing five glasses of Prosecco that come free with your ticket you can taste a variety of other blends and take a masterclass in the art of Prosecco drinking.
After a visit to Liverpool Prosecco festival, you will be schooled in the fine flavours of Prosecco and you may also be a little bit merry.
But hey, it is bank holiday after all so why not?
Concert in the Square
Where: Concert Square
When: 27th 12:00pm – 22:00pm
Every bank holiday in Liverpool Concert Square is filled with party goers from across the globe.
This superb outdoor space serves as an amazing social area where people gather in between visits to any of the five bars that border the square.
On bank holiday Sunday Concert Square will be transformed into a free festival venue putting on a selection of fabulous live music to help celebrate the fact that nobody has to work on Monday.
All day long party goers can gather together and party to live indie music from the Bribes and Kashmir Kids or dance the night away to some hot house beats provided by returning DJ’s Dreamgirl and Billy Cox.
This day long party will be wrapped up with an after party at Fusion Nightclub for those who want to take advantage of their bank holiday lie in on Monday.
The First Ratha Yatra “Chariot Festival”
Where: Williamson Square
When: 26th 12:00pm – 17:00pm
In a city that celebrates and promotes cultural diversity, Liverpool is looking forward to hosting its very first Ratha Yatra in Williamson Square this bank holiday weekend.
The festival name literally translates as Chariot Festival, something which has been celebrated for hundreds of years on the streets of India and across the world.
This vibrant street gathering will include chariots pulled through the crowds carrying representations of Deity’s Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhadra surrounded by colour and traditional music.
Celebrate a little differently this bank holiday in Liverpool and embrace the diversity of Liverpool’s cultural landscape at Ratha Yatra.
Folk on the Dock
Where: Albert Dock
When: 26th – 27th
Liverpool is a city that is known for producing great music beyond the talents of The Beatles. there’s an ever-deepening pool of gifted musicians showcasing their skills in bars or on the streets of Liverpool.
Of course, the city also has a reputation of hosting a series fabulous free music festivals all across the summer and Folk on the Dock is a fairly new addition to that summer festival lineup hosted across three stages on the iconic Albert Dock.
Folk on the Dock has successfully combined Liverpool’s love of live music with its rich maritime history into whats has become an incredible celebration of music and heritage that everyone can enjoy.
This year see’s return performances from Henry Priestman and Glastonbury alumni The Moulettes take to the stage alongside another 70+ acts.
For two days of folk like fun and frivolity spend this bank holiday weekend in Liverpool at the Folk on the Dock Festival.
International Beatles Week
When: 23rd – 28th
Dotted across the city participating venues will be offering an amazing selection of artists and tribute bands performing tracks from the FabFour’s amazing back catalogue of chart-topping tracks.
During a weeklong celebration of all things Beatles related Liverpool will be filled with music ( more so than usual) and crowds of Beatles enthusiasts from across the world.
In The Cavern, a Mathew Street venue lorded for some of the earliest Beatles performances, a festival from the history books will be recreated. The Mythew Street Monterey Pop Festival will be put together made up of tribute acts representing a legendary lineup that never was.
The Monterey Pop-up festival was scheduled over 50 years ago in California and was said to be the inspiration for later festivals such as Woodstock. The lineup included acts such as The Beach Boys, The Kinks, Bob Dylan, The Beatles and pretty much every other band or artist that made music what it is today.
Sadly, many acts didn’t show and the festival has gone down in history as the gig that never was.
Organisers of International Beatles Week have made it their mission recreate that unseen lineup for music lovers of the 21st century. Tribute acts will put on a show of pure music mastery and remake what would have been the most amazing festival of all time.
This is just one of the unmissable events taking place during a weeklong festival celebrating the world’s greatest pop band, The Beatles.
When: 24th – 28th
No August bank holiday weekend in Liverpool would be complete without Creamfields coming to town. This phenomenal four-day event of nonstop dance music and electrifying performances has marked the end of August since 1998.
Creamfields brings celebrated DJ’s from across the globe together to wow crowds of thousands with bone shaking tunes and pyrotechnic displays that blow the mind.
It doesn’t matter if you are camping for the weekend, living it up in the comfort of dream fields or going in for just one day, Creamfields will leave a lasting impression in your memory for the rest of your life.
This year Creamfields are celebrating their 20th anniversary so the show is set to be super special in 2017 and day tickets are still selling, but limited. So if you haven’t bought your entry to Liverpool’s largest dance music celebration get your ticket today and enjoy bank holiday weekend at Creamfields.
We know it’s hard to choose just one of these spectacular events, but as it’s a long weekend you’ll have a few days to spread the fun out and make the most of what’s going on in the Liverpool during bank holiday.
International Beatles Week will be covered across several venues in the city and we even have a guide to the hidden Beatles landmarks dotted all around Liverpool here.
Enjoy yourselves and remember whatever you don’t get to see this year you can mark in your calendar for bank holiday weekend in Liverpool for 2018.