There is a buzz in the air as excitement builds for Eurovision, which will take place in the M&S Bank Arena in May.

Tickets for the event are now sold out, but don’t be disheartened if you couldn’t get your hands on one, as there are still loads of events to look forward to this summer.

With music in mind, mark your calendars for Liverpool Sound City. From Friday 28th April – Sunday 30th April the three day festival will take place at various venues across Liverpool City centre. The festival will see a huge range of talented artists, from established names to international emerging talent. It is a place to discover the big names of tomorrow to music lovers all round, with this year’s closing headliner Maisie Peters. It is also the UK lead festival for Keychange where they pledge to achieve gender balance across their line-ups.

Get your tickets for Sound City here!

If that has put you into the festival mood, they why not enjoy the wonders of Liverpool Soul Weekender. From Friday 23rd June – Sunday 25th June different venues across Liverpool will host numerous events dedicated to soul DJ’s. The three day event will soundtrack the city with international soul DJ’s such as George Rodriguez and Michael Saretsky, all to name a few. Across three different venues with day-time parties and night-time dances this is a weekend not to be missed.

Find out more on Liverpool Soul Weekender, here.

On The Waterfront returns after a highly successful debut in 2021. They promise to be one of the events of the summer with incredible talent at the picturesque Pier Head. This year’s weekend line-up includes some huge acts, who are also local liverpudlians. To start the weekender off, Jamie Webster will play Thursday 29th and Friday 30th June. Following his sell out show at the M&S Bank Arena, Jamie Webster will be headlining his own outdoor show. This will be his biggest show to date, with Liverpool being Webster’s home city, the atmosphere will be electric. “What a show this is going to be. My City, My People, My Heart”.

On Saturday 1st July, Camelphat will take to the stage. With their headline show was their fastest selling show to date in the city, Camelphat return for another night on the waterfront. “This is such a unique opportunity to finally return home and produce a show, worthy of the location”. To close the weekend on Sunday 2nd July, James, The Coral and Red Rum Club will play. With the finale show involving a northern powerhouse of legendary bands. James will headline the day, with their performance coinciding with their 40th Anniversary tour. The Coral will also play, who have been hailed as changing the musical landscape, “I can’t think of a better setting to play our music live than Liverpool’s Pier Head in the summer”. And finally Red Rum Club will take to the stage, they have gathered a huge following selling out numerous nationwide venues including Liverpool’s Olympia.

Click here for more details for On The Waterfront.

Eurovision isn’t the only event that the M&S Bank Arena are hosting. Radio City Hits Live returns for another epic night of live music from some of the biggest artists. It will be hosted on Friday 26th May and the line-up for this year is tbc, so get excited. Previous acts include George Ezra, Anne-Marie and Becky Hill. Get your tickets now for a night full of your favourite artists and hearing your much loved playlists live!

Get your tickets for Radio City Hits Live, here.

For an escape from the ordinary world, the award-winning, smash-hit circus musical Cirque: The Greatest Show, takes stage on Monday 29th May. With a combination of West End stars and talented circus performers, they perform the greatest hits from beloved musicals such as The Greatest Showman, Hairspray, Moulin Rouge and many more. Take the family to the M&S Bank Arena to enjoy a night of Broadway hits, breath-taking aerialists and incredible performers taking on jaw-dropping stunts.

Want to know more about Cirque, The Greatest Show? Click here.

If you want to steer away from music and concerts, WWE Live! returns once again at the M&S Bank Arena. On Wednesday 28th June, they will bring the ultimate family entertainment combining the drama and action of the ring, with electric atmosphere brought to you from your favourite WWE Superstars, such as Seth “Freakin” Rollins, Damage CTRL and many more. (Talent subject to change)

Get more info on WWE Live.

If the theatre is more to your taste, then not to worry, here’s a snippet of what you can look forward to.

The Everyman welcomes Fem De La Femme on every fourth Thursday of every month. A night packed with comedy from a range of the finest female comics. It offers a warm and welcoming place to get together and have a laugh!

Don’t miss out on Fem De La Femme!

Go see the global smash hit, Dirty Dancing, come to life at the Liverpool Empire from Tuesday 13th – Saturday 17th June. With hit songs ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’ and ‘Hungry Eyes’, it will be a thoroughly magical night.

Book your tickets for Dirty Dancing here.

In the mood for Rock n Roll? Then Royal Court are showcasing, Vernons Girls. From Friday 9th June – Saturday 8th July you can lose yourself into 1950s Liverpool and come along a journey with the working women as their choir rises to fame in 1956.

Get your tickets for Royal Court here!

If that isn’t enough, then come along to the Liverpool Playhouse as they are hosting Rush: A Joyous Jamaican Journey, on Thursday 18th May. Narrated by comedian John Simmit, they will tell the story of Reggae music and the Windrush Generation how their music began a new whole genre.

Find out more on Rush: A Joyous Jamaican Journey and book here.

Even if you haven’t been able to grab a ticket for Eurovision. There are still so many events you can mark down in your summer calendars, with many more to be explored! You can also find so many wonderful Eurovision celebrations in Liverpool city centre below.

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