Liverpool Matthew Street Festival

As the Line up is announced for Merseyside’s biggest festival we wondered how many students will be going down to Matthew Street to get involved in the hustle and bustle of the city!?

The Matthew street festival is the largest free street festival in Europe, musicians from around the globe flood into the city centre to take part in this festival from places such as Brazil, Canada and Mexico. So as a student in Liverpool you should feel proud that the festival is right on your doorstep.

Although most of you students are a little young, it’s the Beatles 50th anniversary so to help us celebrate there will be performances from the Searchers, Gerry and the pacemakers, Beryl Marsden and the Merseybeats.

Taking place over August Bank holiday weekend is over 80 hours of free live music, 70 acts to perform and 5 outdoor stages for people to watch and listen to some wonderful musicians.

The full line up is printed below and will take place from mid-day to 6pm. Why not go down to the city centre with your student friends and find out exactly why the Matthew Street Festival is so successful.

Sunday 26 August
Derby Square Stage – Nineties
Southmartins (The Beautiful South /The Housemartins)
Pearl Jammer (Pearl Jam)
Blurasis (Blur / Oasis)
Robbie William Banned (Robbie Williams)
Hypermused (Muse)
Big Up The 90′s (90s Tribute Band)
Superlambanana Stage (Tithebarn Street) – Eighties
Ska-Wars (Ska)
Bon Jovi Experience (Bon Jovi)
Glory Days (Bruce Springsteen)
U2 Elevation (U2)
Purple Rain (Prince)
Rubix Cube (80s Tribute Band)

Tunnel Stage – Chill Out
Price Tag (Jessie J)
Ri Ri (Rihanna)
The Bee Gees meet ABBA (The Bee Gees / Abba)
Lareena (Adele)
Amy Housewine (Amy Winehouse)
So Patrol (Snow Patrol)
Coldplace (Coldplay)

Water Street stage – Seventies
Freakout Disco Band (70s Tribute Band)
The Merseybeats (Tribute to Eric’s)
Ian McNabb (Tribute to Eric’s)
Kinisha & The Weekend Warriors (Tina Turner)
The Tearaways (The Ramones)
Counterfeit Quo (Status Quo)

Williamson Square Stage – Made In Liverpool (unsigned)
Married To The Sea
Filter Distortion
All We Are
The Verdict
The Mono LPs
The Furious
Esco Williams
The Sums
Dirty Rivers

Monday 27 August
Derby Square Stage – Merseybeat
The Shakers
Beryl Marsden
Sam Hardie
Karl Terry
The Undertakers featuring Jackie Lomax
Gerry and The Pacemakers
The Merseybeats
Mike Pender’s Searchers

Superlambanana Stage – Early Beatles Albums
The Sutcliffes
The Rockits
After Beat
Them Beatles

Tunnel Stage – The Cavern, Yesterday and Today
Antarctic Monkeys (Arctic Monkeys)
The Kinx (The Kinks)
The Stones (The Rolling Stones)
Mercury (Queen)
The Overtures

Water Street Stage – Guitar heroes 60s and 70s
Uncomfortably Numb (Pink Floyd)
Classic Clapton (Eric Clapton)
Are You Experienced (Jimi Hendrix)
Letz Zep (Led Zeppelin)
From Sabbath To Hell (Black Sabbath)
Viva Santana (Santana)

Williamson Square Stage – Later Beatles Albums
Tripper and Revolver
Get Back Band
Clube Big Beatles
Help El Tributo
Hocus Pocus