Liverpool ONE Calls On Talented Buskers To Showcase Their Talents

Talented musicians will have the chance to showcase their skills as part of a brand new busking programme at Liverpool ONE.

Launching on 8 February, Liverpool ONE Live offers buskers the chance to take to the streets at 12 locations across the retail and entertainment destination, providing a backdrop of music to visitors from across Liverpool City Region and beyond.

From experienced performers and up-and-coming talent to budding music maestros and visiting artists, the programme is designed to shine a spotlight on the eclectic mix of talent flourishing within our region.

Liverpool ONE Live will run continuously as a new addition to the entertainment line-up at the destination. It builds on years of hosting buskers and performances offering an enhanced platform and more locations available, as well as rewards for loyal buskers.

Previous performers include home-grown talents Michael Aldag and Harriet Marsland.

Michael Aldag, local musician, said: “I love busking and performing at Liverpool ONE was a great way for me to get experience at an early stage of my career. I think applying to be part of Liverpool ONE Live is an important opportunity for upcoming artists.”

The busking programme will provide a springboard for buskers to engage with new audiences and be featured across Liverpool ONE channels.

Donna Howitt, Place Strategy Director, said: “We’re extremely lucky to be home to such amazing musical talent here in Liverpool.

“Our events like Tickle the Ivories, our piano festival over the summer, never fail to highlight the incredible skills that are right here on our doorstep, and we’re confident that the busking programme will mirror this success.

“Celebrating local communities and creating events that bring people together and encourage new interactions is at the heart of everything we do at Liverpool ONE.

“We’re looking forward to seeing what new talent we can uncover with the programme, so we’d like to call on musicians from all genres to apply and come along.”

Liverpool ONE Live is suitable for both individuals and groups of up to four members.

To be granted a permit, performers will need to apply directly to Liverpool ONE and need to play an instrument as well as sing.

Kevin McManus, Head of UNESCO City of Music Liverpool, said: “Music is the lifeblood of Liverpool and we have a global reputation for developing incredibly talented, unique musicians.

“Whether you’re a local or a visitor to the city, you cannot deny how music help create a vibrant, lively atmosphere, and Liverpool ONE Live will enable even more musicians to get out there and show off their talents right in the heart of the city.”

For more information about how to apply to busk as part of Liverpool ONE Live, visit:


Founder and Editor, Clare Deane, shares her passion for all the amazing things happening in Liverpool. With a love of the local Liverpool music scene, dining out a couple of times a week and immersing herself in to all things arts and culture she's in a pretty good place to create some Liverpool Noise.

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