Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural event, the second Liverpool Working Class Music Festival takes place over four days from Sunday 13th to Wednesday 16th September 2009 at The New Picket on Jordan Street.
This year’s line-up includes Roy Bailey, Leon Rosselson, Amsterdam, Legend Live, Alun Parry, and Chumbawamba.
If you’re wondering why we’re telling you about it so far in advance it’s because the TUC Conference will be taking place in Liverpool (for the first time ever!) and is being held at the same time as the festival. This means that the city will be playing host to 3,000 labour movement activists, many of whom will be looking for something to fill their evenings and who will naturally have an interest in the festival. We hear from Festival HQ that many organisations and unions are already buying festival tickets in bulk for their delegates, and two of the nights are already close to being sold out .
So the message is clear – Book Early Or Miss Out
All nights are expected to sell out well in advance, so if you want to guarantee your place at this year’s festival, you really must book now or you will miss out.
How to book
All tickets can be booked through the Liverpool Philharmonic box office, and can be collected in person from The Phil. Please note, however, that all of the concerts take place at The New Picket!
You can book in person or by phone on 0151 709 3789.
Alternatively you can book online via workingclassmusic.org.uk
So, who’s playing at the festival this year?
Sunday 13th September
Sunday features Leon Rosselson and Roy Bailey, with support from Frankie Armstrong and David Ferrard in an inspiring night of political folk. Click here for more details and booking information.
Monday 14th September
Monday features the stunning Bob Marley stage show Legend Live, with support from The Clash Tribute. Click here for more details and booking information.
Tuesday 15th September
Leading Liverpool band Amsterdam will be rocking the festival on Tuesday, with support from The Trestles, Claire Mooney and Phil Hare. Click here for more details and booking information.
Wednesday 16th September
Chart toppers Chumbawamba headline our show stopping last night of the festival, with support from Attila The Stockbroker, Alun Parry, and Tracey Curtis. Click here for more details and booking information.
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