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Mathew Street Festival 2008 Info August 21, 2008

Posted by liverpoolchamber in 2008, Capital of Culture 2008, Culture, Events, Liverpool.
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Mathew Street Music Festival is here again, taking over Liverpool city centre for a long weekend of rock and roll ribaldry.

There will be six stages across town presenting a broad spectrum of music. From 60s classics to Chas n Dave via a Smiths tribute band, I kid you not. There is also the Mathew Street Fringe, featuring original bands performing indoors.

For full listings for Sunday’s and Monday’s performances, plus all other relevant info, visit the official Mathew Street Music Festival website. Or you can read a comprehensive round up of the weekend’s activities over on the Art in Liverpool blog.

Don’t forget to stand on the Ley Line that runs down Mathew Street.

Download a PDF of what’s happening on the outdoor stages over the weekend [1MB]

For changes to the usual travel times and routes, click ‘next’

Mathew Street Festival, Liverpool – extra Night Buses

Arriva are operating extra Night Buses on Sunday night/Monday morning this year. So, if you’re out enjoying the Mathew Street Festival, you’ve got a ticket to ride home!
Night Buses will operate on the following routes: N10, N13, N14, N20, N23, N37, N51, N53, N55, N82, N86 and N350.
For full details, please call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.


City Line

Liverpool and Blackpool/Manchester Airport: on Sunday 24 August, buses will replace trains between Liverpool and Huyton until 1230. Please check before you travel.

Liverpool and Manchester Victoria: from Monday 25 through to Thursday 28 August, the 2318 from Liverpool and 2311 from Manchester will be replaced by buses. Please check before you travel.

The Train Operating Companies are sorry for any inconvenience these essential engineering works may cause. For more information, please call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 or visit http://www.northernrail.org

Mersey Tunnels

Queensway Mersey Tunnel Closure

Due to a stage erection at the mouth of the tunnel entrance for the Mathew Street Music Festival, the Queensway (Birkenhead) Mersey Tunnel will be closed to all traffic travelling in both directions (full closure) during the following times:

2200 Saturday 23 August until 0630 Tuesday 26 August 2008

The Kingsway (Wallasey) Tunnel will be open as normal throughout this closure.

Please allow extra time for your journey.



1. missbugg - August 21, 2008

Bill Drummond made up the story of the Intersellar ley line in Mathew Street, he talks about it in his book ’45’ recommended reading for anyone interested in the Liverpool music scene (when it was really good!)

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