Liverpool is officially the World Capital of Pop and Europe’s Capital of Music. It is impossible to imagine Liverpool without music - or music without Liverpool. Birthplace of The Beatles, the world’s most famous pop group, the city has produced more UK number one hits than any other city. The Cavern Club on Mathew Street is still a popular spot, with live music 7 days a week.

The city has a thriving nightlife with all tastes catered for - from ground-breaking dance clubs to live music venues. The Philharmonic Hall is the one of the jewels of Liverpool’s Cultural Quarter, presenting classical and contemporary music performances throughout the year.

The Liverpool Echo Arena is at the heart of Liverpool’s waterfront. Since opening in 2008, it has hosted many international events, including the MTV Music Awards, and attracted performances by the world’s biggest stars including Rihanna, Coldplay and Beyoncé.

Liverpool is home to some of the UK’s outstanding music festivals. Africa Oyé is a vibrant, stimulating celebration of African music and culture; Liverpool Sound City and the Liverpool International Music Festival both showcase the cream of new and emerging international talent. There’s also a chance to go back to where it all began with the annual International Beatles Week.

Many smaller venues throughout Liverpool host live music nights and open mic nights. You’re never too far away from music in this city.

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