Echo Arena celebrates 1000th performance

Echo Arena Liverpool has celebrated its 1000th performance at the Liverpool International Horse Show.

Since opening in 2008, the waterfront venue has hosted a variety of entertainment events including the MTV Europe Music Awards and the MOBO Awards; artists such as Sir Paul McCartney and Beyonce and sporting events like the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, the Davis Cup and the Artistic Gymnastics British Championships.

Bob Prattey, chief executive of The ACC Liverpool Group, said: “It is a fantastic milestone for us to mark our 1,000th entertainment performance at Echo Arena Liverpool.

“We have had an incredible journey since we opened in 2008, hosting leading names in entertainment and welcoming nearly 5 million visitors to a range of fantastic events.

“We are pleased to be able to start 2017 with this milestone – celebrating with Nina and her team – as we look ahead to another successful year.”

Nina Barbour, president of the Horse Show, added: “This was the second time we have held the Liverpool International Horse Show at the arena following the launch of our inaugural show last year.  We were delighted to be the 1,000th performance and wish the arena team all the best for the next 1,000 performances and beyond.”

The ACC Liverpool Group is also home to BT Convention Centre and Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

Liverpool Waterfront