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What’s On: May Bank Holiday in Liverpool

This weekend, there’s an array of May Bank Holiday events in Liverpool to keep you busy.

And with the sun set to shine, it’s well worth checking out the best of what’s on for an unforgettable weekend break.

From live music along the waterfront to a giant adult ball pool, we’ve got you covered this Spring Bank Holiday!

Madonnathon

Where: The Merchant

When: Sunday 28th May 2017

What better way to spend the Holiday than with the timeless hits of the Queen of Pop?

The Merchant will be playing Madonna’s most dazzling pop anthems all night until the early hours.

So, dig out that tutu, slip on those 80s gloves and get ready to dance the night away.

With free entry, all you need to worry about is finding yourself a great spec in the garden with a gin goblet in hand.

Courtyard Cider Fest 2017

Where: Lady of Mann

When: Sat 27th May – 8pm, Mon 29th May

There are few better ways to say “cheers” to the weekend than sitting back with a cider, so we’re hoping for a weekend filled with sunshine.

The Courtyard Cider Festival at Lady of Mann will offer a selection of real ciders over the weekend.

And with one of the most atmospheric, lively beer gardens in Liverpool, don’t miss out on a fantastic few days of great company complemented by tasty beverages.

The festival will feature dynamic live music on Sunday 28th May from 1:00 pm until 8:00 pm, so there’s plenty of time to head down and check it out.

BallMania MCR on Tour

Where: Open Eye Gallery

When: May 26th – May 29th 2017

Remember the fun of diving into a ball pit as a child?

Well, Manchester’s Ball Mania are offering you the chance to dive straight back into your childhood for a weekend of fun.

Let the worries of adulthood fade away as you sink into a giant adult ball pit with 200,000 balls with games and inflatables too.

The touring company will be based in Liverpool for four days, giving you lots of time to convince your friends to get involved!

Tickets can be purchased online in advance.

Liverpool Sound City 2017

Where: Clarence Dock

When: 25th – 28th May 2017

Celebrating 10 years of Sound City, this Bank Holiday weekend will see music lovers unite along the stunning Liverpool waterfront.

There’s a brilliant line up for Sound City 2017, featuring The Kooks, The Cribs, Metronomy, Cabbage and White Lies.

Not forgetting, there’s plenty to captivate those that love the arts. A favourite amongst Liverpool locals, Fiesta Bombarda will be joining forces with Sound City immersive carnival experience

With dynamic acts complemented by a striking Liverpool backdrop, there’s no doubt Sound City will ignite an electric atmosphere.

Design Your Own Guitar

Where: British Music Experience

When: Saturday 27th May onward

Why not channel your creativity this May Bank Holiday in Liverpool at The British Music Experience?

Liverpool’s most exciting new music attraction will be playing host to this hands-on activity from the 27th May to 4th June.

Suitable for all ages, this is a chance to embrace your inner rock star and let your imagination run wild!

Take inspiration from their collection of guitars, envision a dream guitar of your own and make it a reality.

Reggae Yard Party

Where: 24 Kitchen Street

When: Saturday 27th May  2017

Pay a visit to 24 Kitchen Street this Bank Holiday for a Saturday party like no other.

You can look forward to Reggae and Dancehall accompanied by flavoursome Caribbean food, rum punch and redstripe.

All ages are welcome to attend, so this is one to bring the whole gang along to.

Spring Bank Holiday at Frederiks

Where: Frederiks

When: 27th – 29th May

Frederiks is undoubtedly one of the best loved bars and restaurants in Liverpool, located on picturesque Hope Street.

Known for its exuberant atmosphere paired with cocktails poured to perfection, there are few better ways to spend your Bank Holiday in Liverpool than at Frederiks.

Fredriks will be kicking off the long weekend with Disco on Friday, Soul on Saturday and live music from Lucy May Spencer on Sunday.

Not forgetting, they’ll be serving their infamous, hearty roasts all Sunday! The perfect treat before heading out for the night.

Vinyl Demand

Where: The Magnet

When: Sunday 28th May 2017

Head down to The Magnet this Bank Holiday for a night of house classics on vinyl.

You can expect the talents of DJs Paul Bleasdale, Mark Armstrong, Ricco and Paul Bradley to keep you on your feet all night long.

The Magnet is a favourite amongst Liverpool’s diverse nightlife scene, so if you’re visiting the city, make sure you don’t miss out!

New Orleans Carnival Holiday Takeover

Where: Revolucion De Cuba

When: 26th – 29th May 2017

Dance your way over to Revolucion De Cuba this May Bank Holiday in Liverpool; we’re sure you won’t regret it!

Between Friday 26th May to Monday 29th May, you can look forward to the atmosphere of a true New Orleans Mardi Gras carnival.

From big Brass music and vibrant costumes to delicious food, this is a fantastic opportunity to get in the spirit and celebrate.

And of course, it’s the perfect chance to get your hands on the new Bourbon St Hurricane.

We hope you have a wonderful May Bank Holiday weekend in Liverpool. We’d love to hear what you’re getting up to and which events have taken your fancy.

You can let us know in the comments section below.

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Jessica is an English and History graduate with a passion for writing about Liverpool's top venues and events.

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