Live Music Venues

Liverpool is known as one of the world's greatest music cities and there’s always somewhere to see live music. There is a fantastic variety of venues to fit all musical tastes.

We have the 11,000 seater M&S Bank Arena where world-famous acts perform such as Coldplay, Beyoncé and Lady Gaga. There are smaller venues where you can see new and exciting musicians and for those that prefer something more traditional, we have the Philharmonic Hall which is home to the oldest professional symphony orchestra in the UK.

The Cavern Club and Mathew Street

Mathew Street is the birthplace of the Beatles and the most famous street in Liverpool.

It’s full of popular pubs and bars, statues and sculptures of the Beatles and other musicians. The Beatles performed 292 shows at the famous Cavern Club and you can visit it to watch live bands and see all of the Beatles memorabilia.


There are many musical themed attractions to visit to celebrate and learn about music in Liverpool.

The British Music Experience is dedicated to the history of music in the UK. Fans of the Beatles should visit the Beatles Story Museum, a journey into the life, times, culture and music of the Beatles. You can also take a specialised taxi or bus tour around the city to see the Beatles childhood homes and other famous sights.

Music Events

There are so many exciting events to join around the city all year round.

We have festivals for all music tastes including Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF), Liverpool International Jazz Festival and Creamfields for dance music fans. We have the UK’s largest celebration of African culture with the Africa Oye festival and a big Brazilian party with the Brazilica Festival.