International Beatleweek offers the perfect opportunity to ‘come together’ in appreciation for The Beatles, who were, of course, born and raised in Liverpool. There is therefore nowhere better to celebrate the Fab Four than in our beautiful city.
From 24th to 30th August 2016, you can go ‘here, there and everywhere’ to hear the sounds of Beatlemania, with acts from across the globe paying tribute to the ground-breaking band. So, if you plan on taking yourself along to the annual International Beatleweek, here’s all you need to know about this popular event.
Various venues across Liverpool will honour The Beatles in their own unique way. So, if you are looking for the best venue to visit for superb music, look no further than…
The Cavern Club
One of the best places to start is where it all began, which is The Cavern Club. The band played here an impressive 292 times before they hit the big time, and the club will celebrate The Beatles once again with live music every day on two stages, as various bands and acoustic acts perform every hour.
The Cavern Pub
Directly across the road from The Cavern Club is her sister venue The Cavern Pub, which will also host live music every day throughout International Beatleweek, offering a different Beatles tribute act or band every hour from 12pm – and admission is free.
The Adelphi Hotel
Many famous guests have enjoyed a stay at The Adelphi Hotel over the years, including none other than John, Paul, George and Ringo. Not only do The Beatles have a distinct connection to the hotel, but the Annual Beatles Convention is held here on the Sunday of International Beatleweek. There are also plenty of events taking place in the run-up to the convention, including the Friday Night Adelphi Party (26th), Fab Four Party (27th) and the Adelphi All-nighter (28th), plus many more.
Royal Court Liverpool
Royal Court Liverpool will offer four fantastic concerts in celebration of International Beatleweek: Paul McCartney (1970 – Present Day) on 26th, The Early Years Concert (1957-62) on 28th, 1966 and All That – PT 1 on Monday afternoon, and 1966 and All That – PT 2 on Monday evening. There will be a mixture of unreserved stall seating and standing, as well as reserved circle and balcony seats.
St George’s Hall
It makes sense that the music of Liverpool is celebrated in the heart of Liverpool, which is why St George’s Hall is hosting ‘A Tribute to George’ at 12.30pm on 27th August 2016. The event will celebrate the life and legacy of George Harrison, with fans enjoying various acts performing many of George’s songs. Just some performers at the event will include Paul Jones from The Cavern Club Beatles and Rick Alan, who is a Beatleweek veteran.
However, it is important to note that this event is only available for those signed up to International Beatleweek’s following packages: Gold Anthology, Blue Album, White Album, Silver Beatles and Yellow Sub.
Alma de Cuba
Ringorama comes to Alma de Cuba on 26th August 2016 at 12pm. Fans of the fourth Beatle will enjoy a sentimental journey of his greatest hits, and the event will also be hosted by Mark Hudson.
International Beatleweek will welcome 70 bands and artists from over 20 countries, including Cavern Club Beatles, Ringer Star, Revolver, Tony Kishman, Howie Casey, Beatles Abbey Road and more. You can guarantee there’ll be plenty of Fab Four classics to make you ‘twist and shout’. Other venues across Mathew Street and Liverpool will also offer tributes to The Beatles, so it pays to explore so you don’t miss a moment of the action.
Tony Booth Exhibition
Tony Booth, The Beatles’ poster artist, is set to hold his first ever exhibition at International Beatleweek. Tony has reproduced 40 of his favourite posters, which will be shown as View Two Gallery, which is above John Lennon’s Bar. The rare collection the band’s early gig posters, which he created during the 50s and 60s at Mathew Street. You can catch the exhibition from Wednesday 24th to Tuesday 30th August 2016 from 12pm until 5pm. It’s not to be missed!
To help you make the most of International Beatleweek, the event organisers have created various packages that feature event exclusives, accommodation and free admission. You can choose from Gold Anthology (£437), Blue Album (£312), White Album (£245), Silver Beatles (£330) and Yellow Sub (£204). Learn more about the packages on the International Beatleweek website.
The Beatles’ Landmarks
You can also explore a number of Fab Four attractions across the city, such as The Beatles statue at the Pier Head, John Lennon statue on Mathew Street and The Beatles childhood homes. You can also take a stroll around The Beatles Story to view genuine Fab Four memorabilia. To discover lesser known landmarks, click here.
So, whether you’re a ‘day tripper’ or staying ‘eight days a week’, take yourself along to International Beatleweek this August.