Liverpool Bandstand at Christmas

Williamson Square, Liverpool
22 November – 22 December 2012


The Liverpool Bandstand returns this Christmas, transforming this busy city-centre location into an urban performance venue; showcasing Liverpool’s creativity.

Open Culture are working in partnership with City Central BID to invite brass bands, choirs, bands, duos, soloists, orchestras and other acts are to perform on the bandstand, which will be at the centre of a Christmas ‘village’ in Williamson Square.

Get involved

This is an opportunities for artists – amateur and professional, of all ages, cultures and disciplines to perform their work, showcasing their part in the cultural offer of the city.

The Liverpool Bandstand will be programmed Thurs – Sunday with a professional sound engineer to support four performances a day from 12 noon and onwards.

Performance times up to 45mins long.

All acts are licensed to busk.

Who can take part?

Performers of all kinds are invited to be part of the event including: brass bands, choirs, musicians, singers, and bands, alongside comedians, poets, theatre groups, community groups and other acts.

How to take part

Please read the Code of Practise to understand your obligations when taking part and then complete the simple online booking form to tell us all about your act and the times you are available.

One of the team at Open Culture will get in touch to confirm your performance times and answer any questions you might have.

What is provided?

The bandstand includes a quality vocal and acoustic sound system with the capacity for some instrument amplification where required. A sound engineer will be present to help you during your booked slot.

You will need to bring everything you need for your performance and there is no backline or other instruments provided for musical acts.

About the Bandstand

The bandstand has been especially commissioned for Williamson Square by City Central BID. The structure is made of wood, stands 4 metres high and measures 5.5 metres across. It has ramp access and also offers wooden seating for up to 40 people, with plenty of standing room.

Take a look at the pictures in the slideshow below to get an idea of how your performance will work on the bandstand.Alternatively you can find the photographs here.


Photography by Rhian Askins

Top image features the Rare Liverpool Choir