Tickle the Ivories is back! From 1 July – 4 September 2016 six pianos will once more take centre stage for the world’s only official street piano busking festival, organised in partnership with Liverpool ONE. Whether you’re a professional or an amateur,we’d like to invite you to book a free time slot to perform on – or even around – the pianos.

Tickle the Ivories is a unique opportunity to promote your act, have a go at busking or simply indulge your love for performing! Hundreds of performers took part last year, with everything from solo classical pianists to dance groups, bands, school choirs, theatre groups and even comedians showing off their skills to thousands of passers-by.

Tickle the Ivories is open to professional and amateur musicians, bands, community groups, choirs, musical theatre groups and school music groups/choirs. All performance styles are welcome – you could even stage a dance performance with the piano as an accompaniment. Band with a gig to promote? Why not do it here – anything the audience will enjoy that has a piano performance incorporated.

Tickle The Ivories Liverpool

Complete the online form with preferred performance dates and times (please provide ten days notice when suggesting dates). Performance slots can be booked on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays. All other days are free play. 

Tickle the Ivories is open for free play sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, where the pianos are not booked and any member of the public is free to play any tune they know. These sessions are also licensed for busking.

All Tickle the Ivories performers are licensed to busk and keep all the proceeds they make. Please read the Code of Practice for more information.

1 July – 4 September 2016
Liverpool ONE
Daily during store opening hours