The Musicircus rolls into town this weekend
Taking part on the day are soloists, choirs, dancers, poets, bands, gymnasts, actors, a hula hooper musician coming all the way from America.
460 performers, 75 Beatles songs and horses dressed up as the Fab Four; all highlights at this Sunday’s (June 4) free event at Aintree Racecourse.
Mr Kite’s MUSICIRCUS – an event inspired by the Sgt Pepper album track Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite – will see a huge group of people come together, to play or perform different Beatles songs simultaneously.
Anyone going along to experience the event can expect to hear songs such as Back in the USSR, Blackbird, A Day in the Life, Eleanor Rigby, When I’m 64, Lady Madonna Let it Be, Penny Lane and Yesterday.
And if a visitor is inspired to get involved, there is a special ‘Orator Spot’ which they can stand on and read from a special lyric booklet featuring Beatles tracks that aren’t already being performed.
There will be a host of concessions available on the day along with even more entertainment for all the family, including face painting, kite making workshops and circus skills workshops courtesy of the Black-E Youth Circus.
Liverpool’s Director of Culture, Claire McColgan, said: “This is unlike any event we’ve ever staged before – it’s a must-see, unmissable opportunity not only for Beatles fans, but for all music fans.
“Our Sgt Pepper at 50 programme is all about bringing something that could be considered high art and avant-garde into the mainstream, and making it accessible for families across the region.
“Very few people will have heard of a musicircus before, and it will be incredible be part of what we hope will be the biggest musicircus ever to have taken place.”
Musicircus is the brainchild of legendary American music experimentalist John Cage, and this event is produced in partnership with The John Cage Trust.