Liverpool is well-known for its live music. In 1960, it was the heart of The Mersey Beat, it’s officially the World Capital of Pop it’s a leader in techno and house music; housing one of the most famous clubs in the world, Nation, where the likes of Paul Van Dyk, Carl Cox and more played at Cream. Liverpool is also of course, the birth city of The Beatles.
The city is home to one of the finest orchestras in the country, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra who play at the art deco Philharmonic Hall. Though this venue also stages contemporary and classical music from a whole host of famous names.
Along the world-famous, Mathew Street is where you’ll find The Cavern Club. The intimate, brick-vaulted cellars is where the Fab Four’s career kicked off. Today, the Cavern Club is still an advocate for new and local talent hosting live music and tribute acts daily. Many famous faces have also graced the stage at the venue including The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Queen and in more recent years Adele.
In 2008, Liverpool’s waterfront saw the arrival of the Echo Arena. The arena has attracted massive names including Beyonce, Dame Shirley Bassey, Bob Dylan and Ellie Goulding to name a few.
In Liverpool’s ‘Baltic Triangle’ area is where you’ll find one of the city’s smaller unique and independent venues; The quirky Camp and Furnace is where a diverse range of musicians regularly take to the stage. Head further into the city centre and you’ll stumble across Heebie Jeebies on Seel Street, a smaller venue in the heart of Liverpool’s nightlife scene.
Many other smaller venues throughout the city host live music and open mic nights. Wherever you are in Liverpool, you’re never far away from music.