NEWS: Unity Theatre & Philharmonic to host Liverpool Acoustic Festival

Liverpool Acoustic

To kick start the festival calendar in 2016, the third annual Liverpool Acoustic Festival will be taking place from 17th to 19th March at two fantastic venues in the city.

This year the festival has expanded from the Unity Theatre to include The Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room, as well as adding a ‘free fringe’ programme, sprawling out to venues all along Hope Street for what’s set to be an inspiring and captivating three-day event.

Paul Dunbar, Festival Director, said:

“I’m so excited for the festival this year. It’s our third time out and it seemed the logical step to push out of the walls of Unity and onto Hope Street, bringing a bigger offering of acoustic music to the city and a great vibe and buzz around and along Hope Street. All the acts are amazing and I can’t wait for all venues to showcase the incredible talent that Liverpool has to offer.”

With the festival growing out of Unity and onto the most historic street of Liverpool’s cultural quarter, it can now boast even more intimate live performances from some of the most highly regarded UK acoustic acts.

Joining the festival this year will be the award-winning Scott Matthews, British blues/rock heavyweight Marcus Bonfanti, the North-Eastern folk charms of The Unthanks, Liverpool legends Ian Prowse, Ian McNabb, Tommy Scott and Paul Hemmings along with rising stars Robert Vincent, Gary Edward Jones and Stephen Langstaff.

Eleanor Nelly
Eleanor Nelly will be performing at the festival

The event will also see LIMF Academy award winner Eleanor Nelly perform and live acts from promoters such as Mellowtone and Liverpool Acoustic, all adding up to over 50 up-and-coming Liverpool artists playing across the three days.

Weekend passes and single days are available to purchase via the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall’s Box Office on 0151 709 3789 or online via

A full line-up and festival schedule will be published closer to the event at

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