Mersey River Festival 2017
24-25 June 2017
We are delighted to announce the three partners joining the Mersey River Festival this year!
Retail and leisure giant, Liverpool ONE has secured official naming rights and we’re proud to be known as the Mersey River Festival in partnership with Liverpool ONE.
Heritage Great Britain which operates some of the UK’s most popular visitor attractions and represents outstanding landmark destinations such as Mattel Play! and Lightwater Valley Resorts, has been named as the official sponsor of the music zone.
One of Merseyside’s largest employers Home Bargains, became the sponsor for the family zone which will see family entertainment such as street theatre, face painting and craft workshops taking place across the festival site.
The maritime extravaganza will take place along the waterfront on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June and plans are well underway. We’ll be releasing the full programme next month but have a sneak preview of what’s in store for 2017!
Tall Ships are set to sail in to the city, joining several military vessels and research ships. The British ThunderCat Racing Tour will make a welcome return and will see boats battling it out on the Mersey reaching speeds of up to 65mph. Visitors can also expect incredible jet skiing, fly boarding, canoe polo and wakeboarding displays along with some dry land exhibitions, unarmed combat and weapons displays. The Sea Cadets will also be performing their field gun window ladder semaphore and club swinging activities.
We’re thrilled to announce that The Northern Boat Show will also return for its third year, running from Friday 23 until Sunday 25 June. It covers all aspects of the leisure marine industry and there will be displays of power boats, cruisers, narrow boats, and sail boats and features some of the biggest brands in the marine world such as Bavaria, Beneteau and Dufour Yachts.
There will also be an exciting music soundtrack to the weekend, taking place on stages located across the waterfront.
Watch our film to check out last year’s highlights!