The Pier Head Village Festival is set to reopen in Liverpool from 14 July, bringing thrill rides, music and refreshments to the city’s historic waterfront.
Perfect for a fun-filled family day out, the summer-long festival is situated in the shadow of Liverpool’s iconic Three Graces, making it a must-visit attraction over the holidays for both locals and visitors to the city, bringing together the best of what Liverpool has to offer.
The festival will be open seven days a week from 11am – 11pm and will be on the waterfront until 9 September.
What’s New at the Pier Head Villlage?
The Village Beach Bar and Restaurant is making a debut this year – an Ibiza-themed Mediterranean style bar which will serve as a fun, child-friendly space during the day but transform into a sunset bar with cocktails and laid back beats in the evenings.
On alternate weekends, it will host ‘Sunset Sessions’ from noon ‘till late with legendary Ibiza DJs spinning the discs. Famous names making their appearance on the decks include Andy Carroll, Dreamgirl, Trevor Fung and Kevin Knox.
You’ll also have the opportunity to buy your gin from an actual helicopter, as the Helicopter Bar & Gin Garden opens for the first time on the waterfront.
The Best Attractions For Family Fun
The waterfront thrill rides are back for this year, including the 48m high Air Maxx, the ever popular Skier Flier which is as tall as the Liver Building and other rides such as No Limits, Top Buzz and the Magic Mouse Rollercoaster.
Kids can look forward to a huge inflatable assault course which, if last year was anything to go by, will include Zorbing, bungees, and exciting challenges.
There’s also going to be a range of weekend entertainment events. On 9 July, you’ll be able to watch majorettes twirling the batons to be crowned Pier Head Village Majorettes and for Disney-fanatics, there will be fairytale-themed activities taking place around the arrival of the Magic Disney cruise ship in September.
Retail Therapy Opportunities
Just like previous years, you’ll be spoilt for choice if you’re hoping to do some waterfront shopping. The North West’s finest independent market retailers will be offering a selection of gifts and souvenirs at The Artisan Village.
Alongside a host of rotating stall holders and makers, three of the region’s award-winning traders will be regular fixtures throughout the summer. Poto Studios, who specialise in high quality photographic and art images of Liverpool at affordable prices will trade alongside Pâtisseries Français and The Great British Cheese Company.
Food and Drink at Pier Head Village
For hungry visitors to Liverpool’s historic waterfront, there’s plenty of food stalls to indulge in. Liverpool food brands are shining the light on local produce, with appearances from Cowfish Barbecue and Crosby Coffee.
Other stalls will be selling ice cream, slushies, noodles, German sausages, crepes, meat skewers and calamari. Look out for traditional Polish foods being served up by Dobra Kitchen as well.
Liverpool Art Fair
Amidst the thrills and fun of the Pier Head Village Festival, you’ll also be able to catch the Liverpool Art Fair which sits alongside the main festival. Returning for it’s sixth year to the city, this pop-up gallery showcases art to admire and buy from over 100 of the region’s top artists. Built from 5 shipping containers, this makeshift gallery is curated by Lucy Byrne and her team from thousands of submissions.
Celebrate The Beatles With Pier Head’s White Album Concerts
In September, the Pier Head Village Festival will close with a spectacular celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ White Album. Two concerts featuring 20 music stars will take place on the closing weekend of the festival (8 an 9 September) in a purpose-built arena with an incredible capacity of 10,000 people per night.
Artists already confirmed to sing include Mike Rutherford of Genesis, Marc Almond, Martha Reeves and Badly Drawn Boy.
The entire album will be performed for two charity concerts raising money for Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy and The Teenage Cancer Trust.
Tickets are on sale now from The White Album at 50 website.
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