This year’s star-studded lineup for the Salt and Tar Music Weekender in Bootle will include rock legends Status Quo.
The weekend of Friday, August 16 to Sunday, August 18, 2024, at Salt and Tar will feature vintage English rockers alongside Tom Jones.
Status Quo has been performing for over 60 years, making them one of the most enduring bands in the world. Pictures of Matchstick Men, Rockin’ All Over the World, and Whatever You Want are some of their greatest hits.
One of the most memorable moments of their amazing run at the top of British music was their famous performance at the Wembley Live Aid event in 1985. The tour culminates with an appearance by Salt and Tar after stops in Germany, Spain, Denmark, and Austria.
Tickets for Status Quo’s Friday performance at the Weekender will go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday, February 2. O2 customers can access a presale on Wednesday, January 31, and anyone who registers here can access an additional presale on February 1st.
There will be more announcements and other acts and additional details about the weekend in the near future.
Cllr Marion Atkinson, Leader of Sefton Council, said:
“I was already thrilled at having the opportunity to announce Tom Jones, but adding Status Quo to the Music Weekender is another massive achievement for Salt and Tar.
“If you’re a music fan, this event is offering whatever you want, and is guaranteed to be a massive draw, which can only be a positive thing for the future of Bootle and the Borough.
“We have big plans for the regeneration of Bootle town centre, including the redevelopment of The Strand and growth of Salt and Tar. The outdoor venue space has already cemented itself as a cultural hub and I think this event will be another important milestone in its progression.
“Last year’s Weekender received glowing feedback from residents and visitors, and I have a feeling it will be even better this time.”
Red Rum Club, The Lathums, and Cast were the main acts at Salt and Tar’s debut music event in July of last year. More than 6,000 tickets were sold, and people from as far away as Australia and France came to the Borough.
Tickets for Status Quo will be available here.