When you think of Liverpool’s music scene, it’s fair to consider The Beatles as the city’s crowning glory. These four lads from Liverpool took the world by storm in the 60s, transforming into international superstars almost overnight. While their career as a band is long gone, their influence over others still continues and their legacy remains. Liverpool is very proud of what The Beatles achieved and, to commemorate their 50th anniversary, has plenty in store for visitors to the city over the coming months. Book some very cheap Liverpool accommodation from Travelodge and you could sample the Beatles-inspired events and attractions during your stay – there’s plenty on offer, so make your visit last at least a couple of days.
Ever since Ringo Starr joined the group as their permanent drummer in 1962, The Beatles went from strength to strength. With 12 studio albums under their belts and so many hit singles that you’d be forgiven if you had lost count (22, if you’re wondering), their remarkable career between 1962 and 1970 has inspired thousands. Having sold an estimated one billion records worldwide, The Beatles continue to draw in younger generation fans, meaning that their legacy will continue for years to come.
As the birthplace of the group, Liverpool has always taken the subject of The Beatles very seriously and has plenty of attractions scattered across the city to celebrate their success. The fifty year anniversary celebrations continue throughout 2013 and into early 2014, giving you plenty of opportunity to see these special events as well as attractions whose doors are always open. From The Beatles Story to a Magical Mystery Tour, if you want a rock and roll weekend, you know where to go. Start at the very beginning by seeing the homes of young John Lennon and Paul McCartney before stopping off at the Cavern Club for a piece of nostalgia.
The real fun begins when you look at the myriad of events in store over coming months, starting with August which has oodles in store for The Beatles fan.
3rd August – Beatles’ Final Cavern Club Performance – remembering the final performance by The Beatles at the illustrious club before they went their separate ways.
21st – 27th August – International Beatleweek – Bands and artists from over 20 countries worldwide join forces to perform various gigs across several venues in the city, while exhibitions, sales, tours and a convention are also in store.
23rd August – The Cavern Club Beatles Show – Presented by the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, the quartet performs various tracks from throughout the band’s career.
23rd August – 14th September – Lennon – The Royal Court takes a look at the life of John Lennon, from his humble beginnings to his untimely end in New York.
24th – 25th August – Liverpool International Music Festival – August Bank Holiday weekend promises to provide two days of awesome entertainment, including plenty to celebrate the rock and roll heroes.
Plenty to look forward to throughout August and beyond – keep an eye on the event programme page online to see what’s in store over the coming months.