Sunday, 10 July 2011

Beatles Day 2011

Today is the fourth annual "Beatles Day" in Liverpool. Here's the blurb:
The Albert Dock tenants have teamed up with the Day’s organisers CMP, to programme a day of Beatlemania that all the family will enjoy. Beatles inspired bands will be performing throughout the day across the Dock bringing music to every corner.

Taking you on the ‘long and winding road’ around the Dock and inside its venues will be a specially created Beatles themed treasure hunt, with clue sheets available from www.albertdock.com and the Albert Dock Visitor Information Centre on the day. And make sure you head down dressed to impress in your 60’s finest; there will be a fancy dress competition judged at 3pm by the Beatles Story happening in Anchor Courtyard with prizes available for the best dressed 60’s costume.

Don’t forget to purchase one of the Beatles Day wigs, which will be on sale at the Beatles Story and at venues across the Dock

Jeremy Roberts, Chairman of the Albert Dock Tenants Association said:

“Beatles Day is a fantastic celebration of the Fab Four and we are thrilled to host this year’s event at the Albert Dock. The day is going to be action packed with music and entertainment, with all of the Dock venues getting into the spirit with special offers and prize giveaways. We have been working very closely with the organisers to make this year’s Beatles Day the best ever, and we are really looking forward to welcoming people from far and wide to join us.”

Chas Cole, CMP Entertainment said:

“Beatles Day has gone from strength to strength and we are delighted to call the Albert Dock home in our 4th year. The Day is a celebration of all things Liverpool; the music and fashion that cemented the Beatles into the history books to the humour, energy and vibrancy makes Liverpool such an amazing place to be. We hope that young and old will come down to the Dock to join in all the fun for Beatles Day 2011.”


Last year, the Beatles Day went international, when a few other cities jumped on the bandwagon: New York - USA, Moscow - Russia, Tokyo - Japan, Sydney - Australia and Kraków - Poland.
This year, Krakow jumped the gun a bit and held their Beatles Day on June 4th. We haven't heard anything from those other cities.
For me, Beatles Day in Liverpool does not hold any attraction, and for every real Beatles fan, Beatles Day in Liverpool this year was June 18th, when Ringo Starr visited his hometown.

1 comment:

Keir said...

What about the annual Beatles Festival? My experience of it was wonderful (although walking around Liverpool in my Pepper uniform, I was fed up with people calling out "Ringo!!": http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=965852&l=832e5fbef2&id=505494961) but it always comes right when my work resumes.