Join the knowledgeable guides as they transport you on a journey of Liverpool’s unique history… From ‘World Capital of Pop’ to Eurovision.
Start times vary, with the first tour on 10 May starting at 12pm. See here for full details.
Liverpool and music are synonymous, thanks to a rich and diverse music history that reaches back to the 18th century.
As the city developed into a thriving port, so too did its links with the Americas, Africa and Asia – resulting in a unique blend of cultures which contributed to the city’s ever-evolving music DNA.
Generation upon generation, Liverpool’s music scene blossomed, with grand concert halls, music clubs, pubs, societies and associations all playing their part in harnessing a distinctive cultural wealth.
This rich and diverse combination of cultures led to the emergence of The Beatles and the Merseybeat music movement of the 1960s, which was closely followed by the rise of Eric’s and the eruption of an influential post-punk scene during the 1970s and 1980s.
This medley of musical influences ensures that the city also has bragging rights to the UK’s oldest orchestral institution, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Liverpool is also the birthplace of the global EDM brand of Cream, which originated as a ‘super club’ during the 1990s.
Taking all of the above into account, it is hardly any wonder why the city is recognised as a UNESCO City of Music, as well as ‘World Capital of Pop’ by the Guinness Book of Records.
Now, we can add ‘Eurovision Host City 2023’ as another string to our bow.
Please note, the From ‘World Capital of Pop’ to Eurovision guided tour is available on a limited number of time slots, from Wednesday 10 – Saturday 13 May.
Tickets are £16.50 per person a tour and can be booked via Ticket Quarter.