In a music city like Liverpool (UNESCO City of Music, actually), it’s always a smart move to plan ahead. Young guns, old hands and hometown heroes hit the city in the next few weeks. Here’s the shows we’re looking forward to.

Kacey Musgraves

There’s a new generation of country singers reimagining the genre and dazzling mainstream audiences with effortless, modern country pop. Kacey Musgraves is Nashville royalty and brings her 'Oh, What a World Tour' to Liverpool this autumn. 

Golden Hour, her fourth album (yes she’s a Nashville veteran, even at 28), is one of the records of 2018. Songs about LGBT rights and futurism mark her out as not-your-average country star and this sold-out show is one of the highlights at the Phil’s always impressive line up.


A post shared by K A C E Y M U S G R A V E S (@spaceykacey) on

Cream Classics

House anthems in the city’s most breath-taking building. We’re in. Global dance brand Cream brings its swag back for this annual homecoming collaboration with the Kaleidescope Orchestra at Liverpool Cathedral.

Dance anthems and the soundtrack to the 1990s with guest vocalists, epic sound system, old school lasers and jaw dropping surroundings. Less concert, more life-affirming experience.

Jack White

The ex-White Stripes frontman is touring his third solo album, Boarding House Reach, and brings his eclectic show to the Echo Arena. Described by the Sunday Times as "original, simmering with anger and touched by genius”, White is one of music’s last true mavericks. White’s famous antipathy to the modern world was evident at his recent US shows. Insisting on a ‘100% human experience’, it might be best to keep your mobile out of sight during the show.

#jackwhite #shreveport #municipalauditorium 09.15.18 9:12pm

A post shared by Jack White Live (@officialjackwhitelive) on


Hip hop legend hits the Baltic’s coolest music venue, 24 Kitchen Street. Back in the day, KRS – One was one of the most influential artists in the birthplace of hip hop, New York’s South Bronx. Amongst the first of hip hop’s originals to pioneer politically charged, socially conscious lyrics that led the way for Chuck D and Public Enemy. As usual, he’ll be leaving it all on stage.

The Coral

Good songs never age and James Skelly and the band are back for a hometown show. It’s easy to forget what a great live band The Coral are. After a five-year hiatus, they returned in 2016 and the band from Wirral are performing Moutford Hall as part of touring their ninth album, 'Through the Dawn'. This one’s been pencilled in since it was announced earlier this year.


This blog has been written by Peter Smith. Peter is Head of Marketing at Marketing Liverpool.


M&S Bank Arena Liverpool
Event Venue
An exterior view of Liverpool's M&S Bank Arena lit up at night

The M&S Bank Arena stands at the heart of the development of Kings Waterfront, an iconic Capital of Culture legacy.

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Theatre / Venue
An Art Deco deco building reads 'Liverpool Philharmonic' in bright lettering

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic is one the world’s oldest concert societies at the centre of which is the award-winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and its associated ensembles and concert series.