Melodic Distraction has launched a printed Winter/Spring Music Guide designed by local artist Neil Keating. To coincide with the release they have announced a never-before-seen competition; The ‘Golden Key To The City’. 

The Melodic Distraction Winter/Spring Music guide provides the perfect bite sized introduction to Liverpool’s independent music and cultural scene. Created by local artist Neil Keating, the dazzling poster design incorporates some of Liverpool’s most iconic landmarks, all beautifully collated into a picturesque cityscape. 

From clubs such as Smithdown Social Club and North Shore Troubadour, to watering holes like Fredrik’s Bar and The Handyman, the guide serves as the perfect companion to help you immerse yourself in our city. Whether you’re after a boogie or a bevvy, Melodic Distraction’s Winter/Spring Guide has you covered. 

As if this wasn’t enough, it’s also jam packed with Melodic Distraction’s insider shouts for the biggest and best events to attend in Liverpool’s cultural calendar. They’ve also stuck their highlights of Melodic Distraction Radio shows taking place from January to April 2020 in there too!  

Melodic Distraction’s Golden Key To The City Competition

To celebrate the roll out of the new guide, Melodic Distraction are teaming up with some of the city’s leading independents to launch Melodic Distraction’s ‘Golden Key To The City’ treasure hunt. The competition starts on Tuesday 21st January 2020 at 9am. 

This interactive competition encourages you to get out and about into our city. Get to know Liverpool’s independent scene and you could win over £2,000 worth of prizes.

How to win

Hidden behind the bar or counter at a selection of our city’s incredible independent spaces are cards with individual letters of the alphabet. When put together, these letters will form an anagram of a well-known landmark in Liverpool.

With 9 letters to collect, all you have to do is pop into the independent venues listed on the new Melodic Distraction guide, ask for a Melodic Distraction ‘Golden Key To The City’ letter and solve the anagram to discover the name of a well-known Liverpool location. 

So, don’t be shy. Whilst you collect your letters, grab a drink, have a bite to eat and enjoy the welcoming hospitality Liverpool has to offer. In the process you will be supporting the city’s independent scene. Once you’ve collected enough letters to figure out the anagram, head to the Melodic Distraction studio with your letters and see if you’ve won. Be quick though, the first one to arrive with the correct anagram solution wins.   

There’s a tonne of awesome prizes to be won, including £30 tabs at every bar drawn on the guide and tickets to the best events in Liverpool this spring, all to be won by one person. There are also runner up prizes for those who come in the top 10. 

For more information on how you can enter, pick up a copy of Melodic Distraction’s Winter/Spring guide or head over to  

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