Beatles Events 2012

August 26th and 27th

Mathew Street Music Festival this year will be the largest free music festival throughout Europe. See musicians from all over the world perform on the many city centre stages or in the pub and club venues, two days of entertainment for the music lover and the best thing is's FREE!

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the Mathew Street Music Festival and the weekend offers 80 hours of FREE live outdoor music.

Sunday 26 August

  • Chill out stage
  • 70s stage which will include a tribute to Erics
  • 80s stage
  • 90s stage
  • Made in Liverpool stage featuring ten of the best young, up and coming bands.

Monday 27 August

  • Merseybeat stage The Cavern – yesterday and today
  • Early Beatles albums
  • Later Beatles albums
  • Guitar heroes of the 60s and 70s
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Mathew Street Music Festival 2011

Beatles Events 2011

Well we look forward to filling up next years diary with upcoming events and celebrations but until we have the information which normally comes during the winter we'll leave you with what happened last year!
If you would like to publicise your event on this page (Beatles related!) please email the information to us, many thanks!

Mathew Street Music Festival 2011

International Beatles week 2011

INTERNATIONAL Beatle Week is set to deliver another tourism bonanza for Merseyside this summer, with a packed programme of Fab F our related activities.
To mark the 25th anniversary of the first Beatle Week, Cavern City Tours have organised their most ambitious programme yet.
Mark McGann will be donning the famous round specs for John Lennon: In My Life, revisiting the award-winning role that launched his successful career as an actor and musician. He will be playing at the Philharmonic Hall on August 29.
Billy J Kramer will be playing his first UK concert in seven years, Denny Laine will performing Wings and Moody Blues classics.
The event will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pete Best joining the Beatles with a garden party at the legendary Casbah Club.

They will recreate the sounds of The Beatles, Stones, Kinks, The Who and The Byrds – all accompanied by a multi-media show billed as The Bootleg 60s Show.
The finale to Beatle Week will be The Beatles Variety Show.
Spanning the whole spectrum of their career, special guests include Barry Wom and Ron Nasty from The Rutles, (aka Neil Innes and John Halsey), and Denny Laine performing a Wings set, Apple recording star Joey Molland plays his Badfinger hits and one of the world’s best Beatle bands round the night off with a bang.
Bill Heckle, Director of Cavern City Tours and Festival Organiser, said: “We have been organising the festival for 25 years this August, and are delighted that it has become the biggest of it’s kind attracting Beatle fans from over 40 different countries in the place where it all began, Liverpool.”
New additions to the programme include the Love, Peace and Understanding concert at Liverpool Cathedral.
Jon Keats, Cavern Events and Director of Love, Peace and Understanding, said: “This will not only raise funds for the Cathedral, but will demonstrate via the medium of the Beatles music and solo repertoire, that as Paul and Ringo observed, their music had three broad messages, love, peace and understanding. “The sheer scale of this event will make it the most ambitious project ever staged at Beatle Week.

Mathew Street Music Festival 2011

Liverpool City Centre The Mathew Street Music Festival is held at venues across Liverpool city centre. Europe's largest free city centre music festival.

Liverpool will again be the UK capital of live music this August Bank Holiday, with a radical new programme for the Mathew Street Music Festival. Continuing from the success of last year's festival, Liverpool's legendary annual event will feature:
Six outdoor stages across two days in Liverpool city centre. The outdoor stages will operate from 11am to 6pm on both days. Themes including Soul, Diva, Brit Pop, New Bands, Big Bands and Country & Western. Huge LED screens. Supporting indoor programme of live music in pubs, clubs and venues across the city. Mathew St. Fringe Festival - featuring original bands.
Over 80 hours of live outdoor music has been programmed for Sunday-Monday, August 30-31 with 95 bands performing from as far as the US, Brazil, Argentina, Canada, France, Italy, Finland, Poland, Turkey and Scotland.

The Beatles Events 2010

    Liverpool John Lennon Tours
The first ever BEATLES DAY last year made the news in places as diverse as China, Russia and New Zealand! The Tourist Information Office in Liverpool City Centre reported Beatles Day as its second busiest day ever!

Beatles-style mop-top wigs, t-shirts and badges will now be available worldwide as they are being sold online at as well as through many retail stockists in the days leading up to Beatles Day. Over 20,000 mop-tops were worn for BEATLES DAY last year!

It returned for a second time on 10th July 2009 following the highly successful inaugural charity event last year. Prepare to don your mop-top in the name of charity, and visit the host of Beatles themed family fundraising events taking place throughout the city of Liverpool, and other cities throughout the world. The climax of the day will be the BEATLES DAY CONCERT in each city in which a host of stars will perform the best of the Beatles songs. The concert in Liverpool will once again be hosted by the irrepressible Ricky Tomlinson. Beatles Mop-tops will be available free, with your purchase of a ticket to the concert, from the Tourist Information office in Whitechapel or from the Arena Box Office. They are also be available for sale at various outlets around the Northwest UK and online from the"Shop" page on this website. The Beatles Day Foundation is a charitable trust that raises money for many worthy causes particularly those improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people. Beneficiaries of the proceeds raised from this year's Beatles Day will include The Imagine Appeal for Alder Hey Children's Hospital and the Marina Dalglish Appeal for a radiotherapy centre in Liverpool. Any charitable organisation to can apply to our trustees for funding of projects from any monies raised in their locality for Beatles Day.

The 10th July will be forever known as BEATLES DAY and that date was chosen for this celebration as it is the anniversary of the Beatles triumphant return to Liverpool from the States and the premiere of the film 'Hard Day's Night' in 1964. The streets were lined with thousands of adoring fans and we intend to re-create the same sort of Beatlemania every year.


Choice of Tours Available
We have choices of tour that we have taylored to give the very best value and fill the tour with lasting memories.
  • 2 Hour Tour - only £49.00 Our guide will take you around all the major locations on this jam packed 2 hour tour, Visit Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields, Mendips, Forthlin Rd and much more.
  • 3 Hour Tour - only £69.00 The 3 hour tour allows a little more time to take all in at the locations and get those all important photo oportunities just right!. Visit Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields, Mendips, Forthlin Rd, Mathew St, St Peters Church,Arnold Grove and many more.
  • 4 Hour Tour - just £89.00 This is our ultimate see everything tour! photo oportunities at all locations and an in depth insight to why these locations are so important to the lifes of the 'Fab Four'. Visit Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields, Mendips, Forthlin Rd, The Cavern, St Peters Church, Arnold Grove, Admiral Gove, Madryn St, Mathew St and lots lots more.

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