Central Library is about to get LOUD!

A library – a quiet space for reading, studying and for some relaxation – NOT ANYMORE…

Liverpool Central Library will be hosting three live music gigs this month, and two of them are already sold out. It is all part of the Get it Loud in Libraries festival, an award-winning project delivering wow-factor gigs in libraries across the north west.


On Sunday 16 October, London based three-piece Magnetic North will be performing a sell-out show at 8pm. The group will be performing tracks from their new concept album, Prospect of Skelmersdale. They will be supported by Liverpool screenwriter and children’s novelist Frank Cottrell Boyce who will be reflecting on his memories of the new town, which was built in the 1960s.


On Sunday 23 October, American singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer – who rose to prominence with the Dresden Dolls – will perform to a full house.

Pic Live Nation

Amanda Palmer – Pic Live Nation

Tickets are still available for a gig on Saturday 29 October by acoustic and electronic music composer, producer and performer Anna Meredith. Her music has been performed everywhere from the BBC Last Night of the Proms to PRADA & Fendi fashion campaigns, numerous films, installations and documentaries, pop festivals, clubs and classical concert halls worldwide and broadcast on BBC Radio 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 Music.


Ana Meredith

Assistant Mayor and cabinet member for culture and tourism, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “Get it Loud in Libraries is a chance to see music being performed in a location where you wouldn’t normally expect to see it.

“It is fantastic to see our venues being used for some great and unusual events and performances.

“Liverpool has a long and successful musical history so our venues are ideal platforms for new musicians wanting to showcase their talents.”

Recent performances at Central Library as part of Get it Loud in Libraries have included Grammy award nominated alternative rock band Wolf Alice and folk singer-songwriter Frank Turner.

The shows increase access for new users, strengthen the cultural capacity of the library and allow young people to develop new digital skills working with the artists on stage. Digital skills and media training workshops will be held for young people between the ages 14 and 25 before each gig.

For more information upcoming gigs, tickets and workshops, visit www.getitloudinlibraries.com


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