Albert Dock Liverpool has unveiled an exciting programme of free events for 2016 – bringing a cultural explosion and celebration of music, fashion, steamboats, trains, and pirates to the North West’s most-visited free tourist attraction.
“A significant investment in a revitalised event programme, including returning favourites and new commissions, ensures that Albert Dock Liverpool is animated throughout the whole year, meaning our visitors always have something exciting to look forward to here at the Dock. We are grateful for the support we have been given from our various partners and we look forward to working with them to create something really special and memorable for our visitors. Folk on the Dock, along with Steam, are two brand new events for us that celebrate two great things about this city – maritime heritage and music.“Pirates on the Dock builds on previous years’ success, and we look forward to enhancing that even more with Fit the Bill now at the helm. Of course, we will continue to work closely with our waterfront, city and wider partners, and discussions are ongoing to confirm their events calendar going forward, including International Mersey River Festival, Armed Forces Day and Christmas.”
“In 2015 we weaved a little bit of vintage magic through Albert Dock’s historic spaces, and we can’t wait to do it all again in 2016. Music, fashion and culture is firmly ingrained in the fabric of the city, and Vintage on the Dock will bring all that to the fore in a way that never looked so good. The lofty warehouses of Albert Dock provide the perfect backdrop for this celebration of all things vintage cool. Expect the best bits to get even better – diverse and incredible street food traders in vintage vehicles, immersive street performances that wander through the evocative dockside architecture, DJs that keep the crowds on their feet all day and creative workshops for all the family.”
“Albert Dock is a fantastic events space and it’s wonderful to see such a diverse programme taking place this year which has real appeal across the board. We’re delighted to support Folk on the Dock – a combination of live music and our maritime heritage is always a crowd pleaser. It’s also great to see that Liverpool has clearly got under the skin of Wayne Hemingway as he makes his return to the city, once again adding his creative flair to proceedings which is always welcome.”