Kicking off a week of Beatles Magic with International BeatleWeek
International BeatleWeek festival returns to Liverpool for it’s 30th year from 24th to 30th August, and this year brings a debut appearance from Monkees legend Micky Dolenz plus a return for musician/artist and producer Klaus Voormann and photographer/model and ex-wife to Beatle George Harrison, Pattie Boyd. The week-long festival that celebrates the music of the Fab Four in the city where it all began is organised by The Cavern and typically attracts 10,000 people over the week.
Festival goers can catch Micky Dolenz guest speaking at the annual Beatles Convention day held at the Adelphi Hotel on Sunday 28th. He will also be performing in the second part of a 2 part shows dedicated to celebrating 50 years of the music of 1966 at The Royal Court on Monday 29th August. If that wasn’t enough, Micky will be closing the festival with his own special live show in the Cavern Club on Tuesday 30th where audience will be treated to a new song or two as well as some well loved Monkees gems.
Making a welcomed and long-awaited return to International BeatleWeek is artist, musician and producer Klaus Voormann. This year marks 50 years since the release of The Beatles Revolver album, the front cover of which Klaus famously designed. To commemorate this anniversary Klaus has designed a Höfner Violin bass guitar which is inspired by his Revolver creation. Beatles fans will be able to see the exclusive guitar on Sunday 28th August at the Annual Beatles Convention held at The Adelphi Hotel. They can also hear Klaus speaking about his time spent with the Beatles, his career and of course the inspiration the design of that album cover.
Cavern director Bill Heckle says “The line-up this year is incredibly special and one not to be missed. With a lot of 50th anniversaries to celebrate we’ve tried to give a nod to as many as we can with special shows and tributes.”
Joining the line-up of inner sanctum Beatles luminaries is model/photographer and ex-wife to George Harrison and Eric Clapton, Pattie Boyd will be returning for a second year. Pattie joins the convention day guest speakers at the Adelphi Hotel. Bill Heckle adds, “We are excited to welcome such a plethora of great guests who were and still are very much a part of the ‘Beatles scene and story’. Beatles festivals don’t get much bigger than this!”
Full line-up and events schedule available www.internationalbeatleweek.com
Limited number of tickets and packages (which can include accommodation) are on sale.