One of Liverpool’s most popular outdoor events is returning for 2012. Now in its fourth year the On the Waterfront festival is set to bring the Pier Head to life with not one, but two free music concerts next month.
The event – this year called Music on the Waterfront – takes place on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 July and will be kicked off in orchestral style by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. With popular conductor John Wilson at the helm, the concert will be a night of popular classics and music from the silver screen, including music and songs from the likes of Carousel, Annie Get Your Gun, Funny Girl and The Sound of Music.
The orchestra will be joined by critically acclaimed soloist, Broadway star, Kim Criswell, who will sing songs from the golden age of the Hollywood musicals including There’s No Business Like Show Business and Stormy Weather. And, as 2012 marks 50 years since The Beatles came together, the symphonic performance will include a celebration of some of the Fab Four’s hits.
The Pier Head party continues on the Saturday as the city welcomes eight stellar music acts – the full line up will be revealed in coming weeks.
Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, said: “Liverpool is a city with music running through its veins and so it’s wonderful that in this hugely significant Beatles year, we’re bringing outstanding live music to thousands of people.
“The popularity of the On the Waterfront event has grown year on year, and for many, the festival is one of the highlights of our events calendar. “When it comes to free, outdoor events, Liverpool excels – and this July will be no exception. From classical to pop, there will be something for everyone, and with the beautiful surroundings of our iconic waterfront, they will be an unmissable couple of evenings.”
Last year’s On the Waterfront events included Spring on the Waterfront in April, Reflection on the Waterfront in July and the Mersey River Festival in September. In total they attracted a massive 250,000 people, bringing in more than £10m to the local economy.
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