Search for bands to perform on marathon course

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon & ½ Marathon and Open Culture are calling all local bands to apply for the opportunity to perform along race course over event weekend, 12th-14th June 2015. The best, high-energy local music from all genres will line the route to musically motivate participants along every mile of the race.

From rock and roll bands to drumming groups, choirs to dance troupes, race weekend will feature a spectrum of musical performances.  In addition to stages along Sunday’s marathon and half marathon courses, there are also opportunities to play at the weekend parties at Camp & Furnace, along the route of the Rock ‘n’ Roll 5k on Saturday 13 June or as a support act on the Echo Arena stage. Interested bands can submit an application online until Sunday, 26th April.

Rob Griffiths, race director, said: “Music powers the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon experience. People have come to know and love the musical energy that the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series rolls out, but it’s the local flavor of the tunes that really gets people going.  From on-course entertainment to the finish line festival concert, music helps make running fun and more accessible to everyone and creates a memorable race weekend for family and friends.”

Open Culture listens to each musical submission, reviews the band’s history, and determines which bands could motivate runners.  To accompany the live music, themed water stations and cheering spectators will also help encourage participants along the way.

Charlotte Corrie, director at Open Culture “As we search for local bands to perform on the course, we strive to collect a wide variety of musical styles and genres. Most importantly, we’re looking for high-energy performances that will keep the runners motivated and entertained. We know Liverpool has a talented music scene and we look forward to showcasing that to thousands of runners.”

After enjoying live bands along the course, participants will celebrate with energetic headliner concerts at the finish line. The Christians and The Farm headlined last year’s post-race performance in front of Echo Arena. All race distances start and finish at Liverpool’s waterfront, with scenic views of historic landmarks, rich architecture, spectacular churches, and numerous cultural attractions.

For more information, or to register, please visit

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