New festival date for The Charlatans

A new date has been set for one the UK’s seminal rock bands to perform as part of the Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF).

The Charlatans will play a very special gig in the stunning surroundings of St George’s Hall on Friday 8 November. It follows the postponement of the original gig which was due to take place on August Bank Holiday.

LIMF Music Curator, Yaw Owusu, said: “It’s great news that we’ve been able to reschedule this gig within a matter of months.

“When we announced The Charlatans were part of the festival line-up we had a fantastic response, so we know fans will be really pleased that the concert is back in the diary.

“Without a doubt it will be a memorable experience to see one of the best live bands around perform in the incredible Great Hall.”

The band are taking time out from their current recording sessions to play the show at the Hall and are delighted to be invited to perform.

Bassist Martin Blunt said: “It’s great to be part of the city’s first International Music Festival, performing in the legendary St George’s Hall venue will be a first for us – the whole band are looking forward to it.”

As per the original bank holiday line-up, The Charlatans will be joined in the Great Hall by:

  • The Tea Street Band – a Liverpool five-piece who combine wistful vocals and stunning melodies
  • Six-piece Wirral band By the Sea who are rapidly generating a reputation for being one of the best live acts in the city
  • The Fallows – formed in 2010 pride themselves on their indie rock and roll tunes and enjoyed a successful tour of the UK last year.

Ticket price remains the same at £32.50 plus booking fee.  All purchased tickets are still valid, and refunds can be given by contacting the original ticket issuer.  Tickets can be bought from / / /

As part of the 8 November event, the Concert Room will also host a series of bands courtesy of Cooking Soup – whose mission it is to showcase unsigned bands from across the country. The Cooking Soup stage will see performances from Police Squad, Deadbeat Echoes, The Bibelots, Psyence, Welcome Pariah, Wilson Minds and Barney Soanes.

The whole event is being organised by the team at St George’s Hall in partnership with Liverpool promoters Freeze.

Doors open at 6pm.

The Charlatans:

The band, led by one of music’s most charismatic frontmen Tim Burgess, were held by many as the missing link between the baggy era of Manchester and the Britpop renaissance.

Exploding with the indie dance classic ‘The only one I know’ in 1990, they went on to secure the top spot in the UK Album charts with 3 of their 11 studio releases, ensnaring four top ten singles along the way. They remain one of the most alluring live acts on the circuit with a devastating catalogue that spans over twenty years at the pinnacle of the UK music industry.

In March, The Charlatans and Start Productions released ‘Mountain Picnic Blues’ on DVD. The film is a documentary on The Charlatans‘ 1997 LP Tellin’ Stories, from its creation in 1997 to the 15 anniversary of the album this year. The bonus DVD features a live performance of the album recorded this year at Glasgow’s Barrowlands. To get more information or to buy a copy of the DVD visit

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