Paul and Ringo both to play Liverpool Culture festival.

No, no.  I don’t mean to make that headline decieving.  No they won’t be playing together as everyone would have hoped.  How cool would that homecoming have been?  Paul and Ringo together again live on stage in their hometown.  Awesome, right?  The city of Liverpool will be treated to not one Beatle making an appearance, but two indeed.

Sir Paul McCartney Ringo Starr

Ringo will be be headlining the opening ceremony in January, and Paul McCartney will be headlining the feature event this summer at Liverpool stadium.  It looks like a splendid celebration throughout.  It’s just a shame that they could not get those two together on the same stage.  Maybe they’ll each make surprise appearances.  We can all keep dreaming right?  Good news indeed.  I like seeing the boys making a hometown appearance. 

  • You can register for tickets for the Liverpool ’08 cultural events and concerts by going to their official website.  It looks like they are taking registration now.

Here’s what we’ve read.

Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney will top the bill for Liverpool’s Capital of Culture celebrations.  The 65-year-old Liverpudlian has been unveiled to perform at a huge concert at Liverpool FC’s Anfield stadium for the city’s festivities in June.

Fellow Beatle Ringo Starr will lead the opening ceremony for the 2008 event in January at the new King’s Dock Arena.

The 67-year-old drummer will appear with the Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart and Ian Broudie from the Lightning Seeds.

Other famous Liverpudlians taking part in the culture events include comedian Ken Dodd and conductor Sir Simon Rattle.

Ringo Starr will headline the opening ceremony

Events which have already been confirmed are an exhibition of Gustav Klimt’s work at Tate Liverpool and an opera based around the city’s famous Adelphi Hotel.

Opening the launch event via a video message to the audience at Tate Liverpool on Thursday, Sir Paul said: “I’m very excited about Liverpool being the European Capital of Culture in 2008.

“We have a fantastic series of events which are sure to get you excited too. I’m very proud of the city and I look forward to welcoming you all and showing you a good time.

“It’s going to be a great year.”

Liverpool Culture Company chief executive Jason Harborow said: “We want to do Liverpool proud, we want to do Britain and Europe proud.

“We hope to leave a model for other cities as to how culture can make a difference to the way we live.”

A revamped Capital of Culture board was announced earlier this month.

The board was reorganised following the cancellation of much of the Mathew Street Festival in August.

Brookside and Hollyoaks creator Phil Redmond is now the creative force behind next year’s celebrations.

Source: BBC

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One Response

  1. Wow I have never seen so much beatle news

    Moviego

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