Music has always been crucial to Liverpool’s culture and identity. The city at River Mersey is heavily influenced by its seaport heritage. A place where all kinds of music are celebrated equally and cross-genre activity is standard. The pulsing live music scene takes place in huge venues and intimate ones alike.
Check out the venue and festival guide below to get our best tips for accomodation, day activities as well as bars and restaurants before and after the gig.
In a city full of vibrant live venues, M&S Bank Arena is the largest one around. Centrally located and therefore easily accessible. It has been host to the big players in music history, whatever genre the acts may be into.
Annual LIMF is a two-days celebration of Liverpool's cultural and musical history. A line-up ranging from Pop to House and much more, in combination with loads of activities, is key to an epic weekend.
One of the most famous live music venues and night clubs in the world. Also birthplace to legendary Beatles. Nowadays, a must-visit when in Liverpool.
Sound City is a festival taking place in different locations throughout Liverpool. It boasts with live music from various genres.
This annual festival is taking places in different venues all over the city of Liverpool. Whether if you are into the Beatles or just a fan of music - you will have a great time around.
Excellent venue boasting with live music. Small, but classy and un-intimidating. The musical range compasses everything from Rock and Indie to Pop and Metal.
Previously a recording studio, now an opulent bar offering great cocktails while listening to live performances on stage.
With a rich history, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic is for music lovers of all genres. Offering a scheduled fully packed of concerts - big ones as well as more intimate ones.
This venue's schedule is fully packed with international top acts as well as local newcomers. Having seen bands from all over the world since years.
A real hot spot when in Liverpool is this live music venue and bar. Also offering great food and mouth-watering cocktails and drinks.
This is the place where music magazine Mersey Beat had its first office space. Today, there's a record store in the basement along with a nice café and a live music venue.
Probably one of the biggest venues in the whole city. Over the years this place has hosted all of the key events on campus as well as in the live music world. Everyone from Queen and Kaiser Chiefs to Greta van Fleet have played here. In addition there is a terrace installed outside the back of the hall.
The venue enjoyed a rich history within the performing arts, hosting numerous theatre and music productions and even housing a cinema and a bingo hall over its 115 year life span. Even The Beatles hit the stage several times in the 1960s.