The annual International Beatleweek Festival celebrates the music of one the most famous pop groups in the world, The Beatles. In the city where it all began, Liverpool.
There is much to do and see around, even if you are no real fan of the Fab Four. With about 70 bands all over the world, the festival boats with live music taking place in different venues in the city. For details, check out the website.
As Beatles-like as a place can get. When entering your hotel room, you are welcomed by A Hard Day's Night. The lobby, the staircase as well as the bars (don't ignore the nice one in the basement) feature loads of pictures of the Fab Four. On some nights, there is also live music. The hotel is an ideal location for sightseeing around Liverpool. Major spots such as Cavern Club are just around the corner.
Legendary Jacaranda club in Liverpool is deeply rooted in Beatles' history. The Beatles often hung out at the Jacaranda during their student days, playing their instruments or rehearsing songs. Owner Allan Williams later became first manager of the group, as the Fab Four played around a dozen gigs here. This place is still a must-see when around in town. Check out the first floor especially, a relaxed and quiet café place with record players upon the tables. It's far more intimate than you may imagine and you can have a coffee or a drink until late while browsing the shelfs of the attached vinyl store.
There are more Beatles memorabilia items in this shop on Mathew Street than you can shake a stick at. Shorts, shirts, posters, magnets - you name it, they have it. Perfect spot for shopping merchandise and souvenirs for yourself or as a gift for your beloved ones at home.
There's no way not visiting The Beatles Story when in Liverpool. Be transported on an incredibly immersive journey of four young guys from their humble childhood beginnings to the dizzy heights of world-wide fame and fortune. There are always special exhibitions around specific topics, with exclusive memorabilia and photographs.
If you haven't been here before, you surely would expect something else. Strawberry Field is the name of a building in Liverpool neighbourhood of Woolton. The Salvation Army provided a orphanage in here which was opened on 7 July 1936. During his childhood, John Lennon often came here to play on the site with his friends as it was just a short distance from his Mendips home. In 1967, the place became world-famous when the Beatles' song Strawberry Fields Forever was released.
This street is as unobtrusive as famous: Penny Lane. Many Beatles' songs deal about their Liverpool childhood memories. So does this song released in 1967. Most of the places mentioned in the song are still around, such as the barber's shop, the bus shelter in the middle of the roundabout, the bank, and the fire station.
The Beatles in their immortal bronze versions of more than 2 metres height. Check out an interesting detail: John Lennon's statue holds two acorns in his right hand. Why this? It was his habit to hand over a handful of acorns as a gift to politicians as a symbol for peace.
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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.
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Previously a recording studio, now an opulent bar offering great cocktails while listening to live performances on stage.
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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.
Paul McCartney from the Beatles (Photo by Bachmeier / Ramsthaler)