Liverpool 2018

Liverpool 2018 – Ten Years in the Making

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Final plans are being put in place for Liverpool to stage an ambitious and forward looking culture programme to mark the tenth anniversary of its reign as European Capital of Culture.


Details of Liverpool 2018 – the year-long celebration of the city’s thriving creative scene – will be announced in January. This will be when the city gears up to once again step into the international spotlight and showcase its extraordinary culture offer, while looking forward to the next decade of cultural innovation.


A number of major projects within the programme have already been announced including;


  • China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors – coming to the UK for the first time in a generation


  • The Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta linking Liverpool, Dublin and Bordeaux on 25 – 28 May


  • The finale of the Clipper Around the World Yacht Race which is set to race back onto the Mersey in late July


  • The Clothes Show which returns to the city for a second year from 19-21 October


  • Tate Liverpool’s 30th anniversary programme including an Egon Schiele retrospective


  • Liverpool Biennial’s 10th edition presenting leading visual artists from across the world takes place over 15 weeks


  • Rewire – A major new art and technology commission led by FACT with Invisible Flock, working with artists from across the globe and communities in Toxteth


Alongside this, Liverpool 2018 will also showcase premieres across the worlds of entertainment and sport, new major public artworks, some extraordinary one-off music moments and four artistic seasons each bursting with new commissions exploring:


  • China Dream – showcasing the best of modern Chinese culture
  • The Future World of Work – what does this mean for society
  • The Art of Football – the global relationship with the beautiful game
  • Nineteen Eighteen (working title) – the centenary of the end of the First World War


The city’s unrivalled festival offer – from Africa Oye and Liverpool International Music Festival right through to Milapfest – will mark the year with some of their most ambitious line ups ever, while brand new music events – including a piano festival like no other – will reinforce Liverpool’s position as a UNESCO City of Music.


To add to that, the team behind Liverpool 2018 can reveal plans for Easter Fire – a collaboration with renowned live event creators Walk the Plank. Easter Fire at St George’s Hall will take place during the Easter holidays, creating a world of fire, entertainment and gastronomy. Famous for their spectacular live performances, Walk the Plank are promising to create a unique experience in one of the hidden gems of the city. Tickets for the event and further details will be available from Friday 8 December.


Mayor Joe Anderson OBE, said: “European Capital of Culture was an extraordinary year for this city, but it was never just about 2008 – it was about the legacy that followed.


“Culture has been the backbone of Liverpool’s renaissance over the past decade, and Liverpool 2018 is a chance for us to recognise the growth in confidence, ambition, creativity and cultural engagement which is seen in every corner of Liverpool – putting us quite rightly as a cultural exemplar on a national and international stage.


“Liverpool 2018 is an opportunity for us to once again roll out the red carpet for people to come and visit for the first time, or to rediscover what we believe is the most exciting destination in the UK.


“Some of the projects which we will be announcing in the New Year really do raise the bar and it will be an incredible time for residents and visitors who will undoubtedly travel from across the world to experience how Liverpool puts on a show.”


Mayor of Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram, said: “The City Region Combined Authority is delighted to be supporting Liverpool 2018 with £5 million from our Single Investment Fund.


“It will kick-start a new cultural journey for the whole of the city region and it is my ambition that all areas feel the same benefits as Liverpool has done in the last decade. This region is blessed with a huge depth of talent and it is our job to provide the platforms to showcase that creativity and encourage participation. I was Lord Mayor in 2008 and saw first-hand the impact celebrating culture had on people and communities.

“I very much look forward to another outstanding year of culture that will hopefully enrich and improve the lives of all who live and visit here.”

For more information on already released projects and to help plan your visit to Liverpool go to

Brazilica 2018

2018 is the 10th anniversary of Liverpool’s Capital of Culture Year. There’s going to be an amazing line up of events throughout the year

and Brazilica is  one of them.

You can check out all events at

Our festival main day for 2018 is Saturday 14th July, with fringe events throughout June and July

we’ll be posting as soon as the programme’s complete.




Brazilica 2017

Eileen does it again, our favourite pic from 2016 and now a whole video and national press!





Brazilica Carnival Parade Sat 15th July

Starts from Abercromby Square at 8pm through the city to end Williamson Sq 10pm

check out the centre pages of our online brochure for route map  and samba groups performing here’s the link



 for anyone attending Carnival Queen Competition Friday 14th July we’ve had to relocate to Revolucion de Cuba at the Albert Dock it’s just around the corner but  all timings are the same. Apologies if anyone is inconvenienced  we only found out at 2pm today thursday 13th .

for quick updates

twitter @brazilicafest

Pierhead main stage Saturday 15th July

We’ve a great line up of bands  and Dj’s playing all day down at the Pierhead Village

Sooooo excited to welcome Bixiga 70 all the way from Sao Paulo to Brazilica 2017 .

They performed at Glastonbury’s West Holts stage in 2016 and Brazilica is 1 of only 3 UK dates of their 2017 European tour.

Do not miss their stage performance on Saturday 15th July at The Pier Head Village…..Mark the date!


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BRAZILICA 2017 LINEUP: Aleh Ferreira
SAT 15 JULY at main stage Pier Head Village
Live music all day!

Singer/songwriter Aleh Ferreira brings his own brand of Brazilian Soul to the festival. Ferreira is well-known for his soundtracks for films, Brazilian TV shows and national and international serials. For Brazilica, he will play with his band formed of Brazilian, Italian and English musicians.


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check the online brochure for full lineup more posts soon

Brazilica 2017

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Main Stage Saturday July 15th

new location



The world famous three-day Brazilica Festival returns to Liverpool city centre in 2017 for the 10TH consecutive year, from 14-16 July, and Liverpool’s International Samba Festival is proud to reveal that The Pier Head will be its new home for 2017!

There will certainly a carnival atmosphere at the former George’s Dock site which will be brought to life with a colourful celebration of the sights, sounds and tastes of Brazilian culture on the Brazilica main stage which will take pride of place within The Pier Head Village – a family focused festival coming to Liverpool’s Waterfront this summer.

The Pier Head Village will deliver a programme of world class entertainment, locally-sourced street food and artisan markets, high flying thrill rides and activity based family entertainment, offering a complete day to night summer experience designed to entertain all ages.

One of the highlights of the festival will undoubtedly be the Brazilica main stage programme which will transform the Pier Head into a sizzling hotbed of colourful carnival action. With Liverpool’s landmark trio of buildings, the Three Graces towering over the site

Organisers have revealed that 10-piece Brazilian Afrobeat band Bixiga 70 from São Paulo have added Brazilica to their European tour dates and will be performing at the Pier Head Village stage on Saturday, 15th July.

Full stage programme coming soon