Music fans from all over the world are preparing to descend on Liverpool to celebrate International Beatleweek, which will take place from August 23rd to August 29th.
The annual event, now in its 42nd year, promises a weeklong immersion into The Beatles’ legendary world, complete with captivating performances, enlightening guest speakers, convention stalls, and an abundance of timeless music.
Cavern City Tours, the event organisers, have gone all out for the 2023 edition of Beatleweek. The inclusion of guest speakers who have made indelible contributions to The Beatles’ legacy is a highlight of this year’s festivities.
Laurence Juber, lead guitarist for Wings and Grammy Award winner, is one such luminary. Laurence will be a guest speaker at the International Beatleweek Convention on Sunday 27th and will perform at The Philharmonic Hall on Saturday 26th.
Beryl Marsden, a Merseybeat sensation, joins the list of Beatles ‘Inner Sanctum’ members who will be interviewed on Convention Day, alongside Tony Bramwell. Both will undoubtedly provide fascinating insights and anecdotes about their time working (and socialising) with The Beatles.
Mark Lewisohn, an eminent Beatles historian whose extensive knowledge and meticulous research have established him as a revered authority on the band’s history, has also joined the ranks.
Of course, the extraordinary performances that captivate audiences year after year are at the heart of International Beatleweek. This edition will feature The Analogues, a Dutch band known for critically acclaimed renditions of classic Beatles songs. The Fab Four from the United States will join them on the main stage to recreate the Beatles’ back catalogue with their tribute theatre show.
Event organiser and Cavern director Jon Keats says:
“We’ve curated an experience that pays homage to the Beatles influence on music and culture, offering fans a chance to immerse themselves in the magic of The Beatles in the city where it all began”
“New venues such as the Yoko Ono Lennon Centre, a Hope Street ‘take over’ and the return of Grand Central Hall will enhance the festival atmosphere. International Beatleweek is another fine example of Liverpool uniting people by music.”
Most packages are sold out, but limited tickets are available.
For ticket information, event details, and the complete schedule, please visit the official International Beatleweek website here.