Bringing the Beat back to Liverpool’s Mathew Street
Following UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ‘Road map out of Covid’ announcement on 22 February, The Cavern are busy preparing to re-open their businesses on Monday 17 May for what they hope will be the final time.
Plans will see the return of Cavern City Tours’ immersive attractions and experiences including daily live music on the world famous Cavern stages, Beatles sightseeing tours and quality dining in the Cavern’s ‘Festival’ restaurant to a reduced, socially distanced audience.
Further plans include the return of much-missed, sell-out, Cavern Club Beatles show in the Cavern’s Live Lounge from Friday 25 June. And with them, they introduce Adam Hastings as their new ‘John Lennon’.
On joining the band Adam says:
“It’s such an honour to be joining the Cavern Club family. Having toured all over the world and lived in America, it feels amazing to be coming home to England and joining great musicians and friends that I have known for over a decade, in the home of The Beatles.”
Hastings, renowned for performing his world-class and accurate portrayal of John Lennon in UK and American tribute bands The Bootleg Beatles and The Fab Four, joins the Cavern Club Beatles following the departure of Jimmy Coburn in 2020.
Cavern Director Bill Heckle says:
“With the Government’s latest roadmap to something close to normal living, we have to take confidence that we will be able to welcome local and UK visitors once again this spring/summer. Infrastructure is in place to follow Covid guidelines to enable the safe reopening of all our business.”
Additionally, plans to bring International Beatleweek Festival back to fans to experience with all their senses is very much still in place this August. Show themes include 50th Anniversaries of releases “Let It Be’ (The Beatles last album) which was postponed from 2020, and John Lennon’s iconic ‘Imagine’.
Events Director Jon Keats says:
“We have a great programme in place and much to celebrate this year. We will be aiming to follow this schedule as much as we can whilst ensuring we adhere to any Government guidelines and safety advice and that may still be in place by the end of August.
We know that there will be restrictions in some countries that may mean many fans and artists are unable to travel this year, however, the festival will take place and for those who cannot be here, we will do our very best to bring the festival to them virtually”.