Stars added to waterfront line-up

The UK’s best selling classical artist and a BRIT Award winner are the latest names to be part of the free Pier Head concert in June.

Back by popular demand, Russell Watson will be the finale act of Music on the Waterfront on Saturday 8 June from 6pm to 10.30pm. He performed last year to rave reviews, and will return again this year as the final act.

Russell said: “I am absolutely delighted to be performing for Music on the Waterfront! It was such a fantastic evening last time, I can guarantee we will have another wonderful night! Look forward to seeing you all there!”

Singer songwriter KT Tunstall who scooped the BRIT for the Best British Female award in 2006 and also won an Ivor Novello Award, will take to the stage on the Saturday ahead of the release of her fourth, hugely anticipated album Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon.

They will join other acts including Katie Melua, The Christians, Nell Bryden, Lighthouse Family frontman Tunde Baiyewu, Jack Savoretti and Thea Gilmore.

Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet Member for culture and tourism, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “The line-up this year is stronger than ever, with household names set to wow thousands of people for free in the beautiful surroundings of our world heritage waterfront.

“We know a highlight for many people last year was Russell Watson’s emotional and dramatic finale, so we’re delighted he is retuning once again for what I’m sure will be a stunning performance.

“Liverpool excels when it comes to free, outdoor events and I’m sure Music on the Waterfront 2013 will be a huge success.”

The Saturday evening event is hosted by Smooth Radio.

The music action kicks off on Friday 7 June from 6.30pm to 10pm as homegrown talent takes to the stage. Acts include Mercury Music Prize winner Terri Walker, big band artist Neville Skelly, Jon Casey Blues Band – Merseycats, pianist Victoria Sharpe and jazz group Tipitina.

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