THE Mathew Street Festival is going back to its roots - with acts being staged at venues across the city centre this August Bank Holiday. Acts scheduled to perform on outdoor stages on Sunday and Monday, August 26 and 27 will get the chance to play at more than 40 key city centre indoor venues to satisfy concerns over public safety.
- 40 city centre venues offering to stage acts
- A further 20 are being approached
- Of the acts scheduled to play, many already have an alternative venue
- All 10 Streetwaves acts will play at The Barfly on Bank Holiday Monday
Key venues with a large capacity that have expressed interest, include: The Krazy House, Mood, Walkabout, Rat and Parrott, University of Liverpool's Mountford Hall.
Lots of family entertainment will also be provided within the city centre as the two-day event aims to cater for people of all ages.
There will also be a full programme of activities for families visiting the city centre on the 26th and 27th August which will lead into the city's 800th birthday celebrations on Tuesday 28th August.
The annual Liverpool International Beatles Week, organised by Cavern City Tours, will also run from August 22-26, kick starting with a special concert to launch the Cavern album marking the 50th anniversary of the world famous club.
There will also be a programme of guest talks, concerts and Beatles-related auctions.
Look out for updates on the Visitliverpool website. INTERNATIONAL BEATLES WEEK.
. Mathew Street.
Wednesday 22nd to Tuesday 28th August.
Live Music from 12noon to 1am each day featuring Beatle tribute bands form all over the world.
Cavern Club. Mathew Street.
Thursday 23rd to Tuesday 28th August.
Two stages with Live Music from 12noon to 2am each day featuring Beatle tribute bands from all over the world.
Friday August 24th.
Cavern 50th Anniversary Concert. Tickets £15 from venue box office. www.ticketweb.co.uk
08707712800 and Cavern City Tours 0151 236 9091
Show starts 7.30pm featuring music the music of, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and Queen.
Saturday August 25th
Empire Theatre Lime Street.
America's premier Beatles tribute band 'Rain the Experience' presenting their much acclaimed multi media show.
Show time. 7.30pm. Tickets £20 from theatre box office or call Cavern City Tours 0151 236 9091.
Sunday August 26th
Britannia Adelphi Hotel, Ranelagh Place
The annual Beatles Convention. Featuring 50 bands, a flea market, guest interviews, video and film room
10am - Midnight. Tickets £15. Pay on door or in advance from Cavern City Tours 0151 236 9091.
Monday August 27th
Empire Theatre Lime Street.
Merseybeat celebrates Liverpool's 800th birthday. Featuring Gerry and the Pacemakers, Mike Penders Searchers, The Undertakers, Karl Terry and the Cruisers.
Show time 7.30pm. Tickets £20 from theatre box office or call Cavern City Tours 0151 236 9091