13 Tracks. 13 Unique Events. 1City. 25th May – 16th June.
Liverpool has lined up a series of spectacular events to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’s Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club album.
Each track of the album will form a never-seen-before-event in the city which has been backed by £750,000 of investment from the Arts Council England.
For more than two weeks, there will be performances, installations, live spectacle and moments of surprise across the city, as the spotlight will fall on Liverpool to celebrate their most famous sons in a way befitting of a record which broke the mould and changed music forever. Artists will work in partnership with Liverpool-based cultural organisations to bring to life each incredible activity.
The events will take place at locations across the city, including Liverpool’s Royal Court, Hope Street, Woolton Picture House, Camp Hill, Tate Liverpool, St George’s Hall and Aintree Racecourse.
The exclusive events will be a mixture of ticketed and free, and there will also be the opportunity for audiences to get involved and perform in a number of the works themselves.
Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, said: “This is a landmark anniversary for a seminal album and we wanted to stage a fitting celebration which brings about a whole new interpretation of this classic piece of music.
“Sgt Pepper pushed creative boundaries and we want to do exactly the same – this is a festival which brings high-end art in to the mainstream and gives it a Liverpool twist which is thought-provoking, sometimes cheeky and always entertaining.
“It’s a huge coup to have these critically acclaimed, international artists work in partnership with the incredible creative talent we have here in Liverpool and it will be fascinating to see their creative interpretations of each track brought to life”
For more information on each event visit the Culture Liverpool website here.