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Sound! Liverpool Music City has new digital home

LIVERPOOL'S rich musical heritage and thriving contemporary music scene now has a new digital home. This marks the launch of LiverpoolMusicCity.Com, a comprehensive website dedicated to promoting the City Region's diverse array of music events, creatives, talented musicians, bustling music businesses, and illustrious musical heritage.

The new website is set to become the ultimate online destination for music enthusiasts, locals, and visitors, offering an extensive guide to everything music related across the Liverpool City Region.

All content has been created by the Region's emerging music journalists, photographers, videographers and thought leaders.

Key Features of Liverpool Music City:-

  • Event Listings... Stay up to date with an extensive calendar of music events, from intimate gigs in local pubs, to grand concerts at iconic venues, like the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and M&S Bank Arena.

  • Editorial Features... Get to know the musicians, creatives, business people and organisations who make Liverpool's music scene so vibrant and ever-evolving through a range of content.

  • Interactive Map... Navigate through Liverpool's musical hotspots with an interactive map that highlights key venues, historic sites and music-related businesses.

  • Discover A New Beat... A place for visitors to explore Liverpool's musical heritage, from The Beatles and Merseybeat to the contemporary artists shaping the City's sound today.

In celebration of the official launch, the website features a number of exclusive interviews with Liverpool musicians, entrepreneurs, creatives and venues as well as special spotlights on upcoming music festivals, and a deep dive into the impact of the:- 'Taylor Swift' effect.

The launch follows a series of prominent music-related events taking place in Liverpool, further highlighting Liverpool's position as the ultimate music destination.

Recent weeks have seen the announcement of Taylor Town, an artist led installation trail across the City during Taylor Swift's The Eras Tour in Liverpool, the unveiling of a blue plaque honouring Beatles legend George Harrison and a free event on Liverpool's Pier Head celebrating Cunard's Queen Anne naming, featuring performances from Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, local DJ Lauren Lo Sung and legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli.

It doesn't stop there as Liverpool is gearing up for a summer of festivals and music events including Africa Oyé, On the Waterfront, In The Park, International Beatleweek and Creamfields to name a few with LiverpoolMusicCity.Com being the place to find out all about music across the Region.

The website has been developed with the support of Liverpool City Region Music Board, Culture Liverpool and Arts Council England.

Kevin McManus, Head of UNESCO City of Music at Culture Liverpool said:- "We are thrilled to launch the Liverpool Music City website. Liverpool has always been a City with a heartbeat of music, and this platform will serve as a bridge connecting our rich musical past with the dynamic present. Whether you're a local musician looking for opportunities, a business wanting to connect with the community, or a music lover planning your next outing, the website has something for everyone."

Yaw Owusu, Editorial Lead for LiverpoolMusicCity.Com said:- "We are aiming for this to be the ultimate guide to the what's on, what's happening and what's good within the music culture and ecology of Liverpool City Region. Working with a range of exciting leaders, writers, photographers and videographers, who are often behind the scenes of the music sector, we have been able to create content that is always celebratory, sometimes challenging but always fresh, insightful and original. So, whether we are looking back at legendary times, focus on the abundance of now or exploring what's coming, any visitor, whether familiar or unfamiliar with Liverpool, gets a glimpse at what makes this such a vibrant, ever evolving and leading music City."

Jade Burns, BBC Radio Presenter across the Northwest and contributor to LiverpoolMusicCity.Com said:- "Having worked within radio and music for the past decade now, I've seen 1st hand how tough the industry can be for up and coming artists. Liverpool is a music City, and we should really be nurturing the next generation. I've been picking the brains of some influential people from the City to help people out, from events companies, DJS, A&R managers and more, hopefully you can find some content that suits you and you can take something from it, completely free."

All aboard for St George's Summer Market!

OVER 80 of the best local independent businesses are set to be showcased at the very 1st St George's Hall Market.

On Father's Day, Sunday 16 June 2024, 1 of Liverpool's best-loved buildings will become a bustling marketplace as the Summer Market brings a whole range of stallholders to both the inside and outside of the hall.

Visitors will be able to eat their way around the world at an outdoor food zone on the plateau, at the Lime Street Station end, where there will be Chinese food and a Polish barbeque to name just 2 choices. And there are loads of sweet treats as well with crepes, cakes and some of the best chocolate makers attending.

The food and drink offer continues inside where there will be a fizz bar along with 60 further artists, makers and distillers who will be showcasing their wonderful products.

Shoppers will also be able to enjoy live music as they browse.

Entry to the market is free and it will be open from:- 10.30am to 4.30pm.

It is hoped that the market will be held on a seasonal basis.

Liverpool is home to a well established markets offer, from the weekly Great Homer Street Market; Greatie Market; to a regular programme of farmers' and craft markets.

A spokesperson for Liverpool City Council:- "We're really looking forward to bringing a new market into Liverpool's historic St George's Quarter. The plateau and St John's Gardens have been the home to our popular Christmas market for a number of years so it will be great to see stallholders at the Hall during the summer months. We had a fantastic response to the call out for traders that we issued in May and we can't wait to welcome them on Father's Day along with plenty of shoppers who are looking to enjoy a great day out in a unique venue."

Local artist and trader Sandra Hepworth said:- "As a trader at the council's Farmers' Markets for over 20 years it is always exciting to have new destinations and St George's Hall has to be the jewel in the crown. I exhibited there many times in the past with my Liverpool Art, and the atmosphere and surroundings with its history makes it a fabulous experience and with many local traders exhibiting there it is definitely a day not to be missed."

Chocolatier Stephen Ellis, from Coco Baroque, said:- "St George's Hall is a world renowned part of Liverpool with its history. It is fantastic to see it utilised as a stage for some of the many independent businesses that call Liverpool home."

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