WHATS ON: Liverpool Loves | Pier Head | 6 – 8 August 2015

Liverpool LovesA new three-day event celebrating all that is special about Liverpool takes place at the Pier Head this August. Liverpool Loves is a festival that shines a light on four key core themes for 2015 – business, culture, food and well-being – and will be running from Thursday 6th August until Saturday 8th August 2015.

Beginning with Liverpool Loves Business on Thursday 6th August, the event will kick off with at 8.45am with an opening ceremony at The Business Big Top. Throughout the day there will be themed workshops, seminars, discussion panels and much more, with the sole aim of the day being to provide opportunities for local businesses to develop and also connect with others.

On Friday 7th August the Festival will continue with Liverpool Loves Ireland, a day celebrating the city’s rich Irish culture and heritage with an evening of traditional live music and dance. Taking place between 7pm and 11pm, the show will be headlined by Cream of the Barley, arguably Liverpool’s finest ever Irish band. Hosted by eminent Liverpool historian Frank Carlyle, the line-up also features Eleanor McEvoy, Jack Owen, Michael Coyne, The Jesse Janes and The Bolger Cunningham Irish Dancers. Traditional Irish food and drink will be available to purchase throughout the evening as well.

Taking over on the final day will be Liverpool Loves Festival Day, a free to attend celebration between 10am and 10pm covering everything from music, arts, dance, comedy, food and drink, family fun, and health and well-being.

On the day there will be a Liverpool Loves New Music stage showcasing new and emerging artists, which begins at 12pm with a performance by the Sing Me Merseyside Choir. Hosted by BBC Radio Merseyside’s Dave Monks and DJ Bernie Connor, the line-up will include Stephen Langstaff, Polar States, Natalie McCool, Lives, Joe Slater, and many, many more.

The Liverpool Loves Entertainment stage will feature diverse cultural activities throughout the day, including traditional Chinese dance, Indian dancing and music, Arabic and African music, street dancing, free-fall circus, and street theatre performances.

Not only this, but there will also be exciting art installations on display, book and poetry readings for literature enthusiasts of all ages staged by The Reader’s Organisation, a market area hosted by Capstan’s Bazaar which will be bursting with local crafts and vintage goods, and a local craft beer festival from Ship and Mitre. The Saturday will also see the live final of talent contest The Best of Liverpool, which will take place at The Big Top.

Festival Day will then be brought to a rousing finale between 8.45pm and 10.30pm with Liverpool Loves Allstars on the Main Stage, in association with The Teenage Cancer Trust. Headline performers include Beryl Marsden, Tommy Scott, Ian McNabb, Connie Lush, Starsailor’s James Walsh, Digsy and The Sums, The La’s Cami, Western Promise and Paul Kappa. The show includes some outstanding collaborations of some of the biggest number one songs ever produced by Liverpool musicians.

With such a diverse programme spanning three whole days and jam-packed with a huge host of activities, Liverpool Loves looks set to become one of the city’s best events of the summer. Be sure not to miss it.

Thursday 6 – Saturday 8 August 2015

Register for a delegate pass for Liverpool Loves Business here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/liverpool-loves-business-tickets-15797767548

For tickets to Liverpool Loves Ireland, go to: www.ticketquarter.co.uk/online/liverpool-loves-ireland

Register for tickets to the live final of The Best of Liverpool here: www.bestofliverpool.co.uk

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