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On the Waterfront: Everything you need to know about this weekend’s Pier Head festival

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On the Waterfront: Everything you need to know about this weekend’s Pier Head festival
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On the Waterfront is back, taking over the Pier Head for an incredible weekend of live music.

Jamie Webster, CamelPhat, James, and the amazing Red Rum Club are among the artists lining up to bring Liverpool to life this weekend for On the Waterfront.

The iconic music legends are taking over the Pier Head from today as part of the four-day ‘On the Waterfront’ Festival.

You can also see The Coral, Reignmaker, plus a long list of great guest artists.

Here’s everything you need to know to make sure you don’t miss a thing…

Where is it?

The Pier Head, right at the heart of Liverpool’s world-famous waterfront – head for the bronze statue of The Beatles in front of the Three Graces and they will lead the way.

Jamie Webster

Who’s performing?

Thursday, June 29 – Jamie Webster is headlining with support acts The Kairos (5pm), Reignmaker (5.50pm), Brooke Coombe (6.50pm), and Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band (7.45pm).

Friday, June 30 – So good they booked him twice – it’s the talented city boy, Jamie Webster again with support acts Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band (5pm), Seb Lowe (5.50pm), The Sway (6.50pm), and Fiona Lennon (7.45pm).

Saturday, July 1 – CamelPhat. Dynamic DJ and production duo Dave Whelan and Mike Di Scala bring electric dance to the stage, and they’re supported by Hot Since 82, Massano, Yousef and Lopez.

2pm – Lopez

3.30pm – Yousef

5pm – Massano

6.30pm – Hot Since 82

8pm – CamelPhat

Sunday, July 2 – James, The Coral and Red Rum Club, and guests, bring the festival to a climactic close.

2.30pm – Fiona Lee

3.15pm – Girlband

4pm – The Sway

4.45pm – The Clause

5.30pm – Cheap Thrills

6.30pm – Red Rum Club

7.45pm – The Coral

9.15pm – James 

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James will perform

What times do gates open?

On Thursday and Friday, gates open at 4pm with music starting at 5pm. Jamie Webster is set to come on stage at 9pm until 11pm. Last entry is 8pm.

At Weekend – Saturday and Sunday – gates open at 2pm (last entry is 5pm) and the music and fun starts straight away on Saturday and at 2.30pm on Sunday.

How do I get there?

Go to to check train times – the nearest station is James Street station which is just a short walk away from Pier Head, for Wirral line services. Stop at Moorfields for Northern line services.

Arriva Bus has got services that take you near to the Pier Head.  Liverpool ONE Bus Station is a 5 minute walk from On The Waterfront, and Liverpool Queen Bus Station, a 10-12 minute walk. Go to for services and times.

Where can I park?

There’s no parking around the Pier Head during the event, but there are a number of car parks nearby including Q-Park in Liverpool ONE, NCP in Rumford Street and Fazakerley Street, Corn Exchange Car Park in Moor Street and JustPark, Water Street.

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Are there any tickets still left?

Tickets for Jamie Webster and CamelPhat are currently sold out. There are still tickets available for the final night with James, The Coral and Red Rum Club.

Can I bring food and drink to the event?

No food, drinks or alcohol can be brought into the event, apart from a 500ml bottle of water which must be sealed.  Food and drinks can be purchased from the bars and concessions inside the event, and you can bring in an empty refillable water bottle (no glass) and refill at the free water point on site.

What’s the weather looking like?

Today it’s predicted to be ‘brighter and drier’ with sunny spells, although there might be some showers.

Friday – You might need to take your waterproofs because there could be rain by early evening, getting heavier as the night goes on. 

Saturday – The rain’s set to continue into Saturday morning but it should get drier by lunchtime, and there’ll be a few sunny spells to look forward to, with little chance of rain.

Sunday is expected to be largely dry but cloudy, with highs of 18C, according to the weather people. There’ll be around a 10% chance of rain throughout the day and into the night.

For more information go to the website HERE.

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