The Very Big After Party

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after show party on from the catwalk extravaganza, it’s time to get your groove on and join us for The Very Big After Party on the evening of 4 July.

Bring your mum, your dad, your kids, your boyfriend, your girlfriend and your mates to this two hours of disco on the docks. Expect an uplifting evening of early R&B, Motown, northern soul, funk, disco and house as we trace Liverpool’s lineage as Britain’s conduit to the black music of America.


It will be hosted by internationally renowned and Merseyside born DJ Greg Wilson, who first came to prominence in the clubs of Merseyside back in the 70s, and is now recognised as one of the most important figures on the UK dance scene and a mainstay of the festival circuit.

Liverpool has long been regarded as a club city with a global reputation – from The Cavern to Cream. Venues including The Sink and The Iron Door in the 60s, The Timepiece and Eric’s in the 70s and The State and Quadrant Park in the 80s all played a vital role in laying the groundwork for a thriving club scene that remains a key feature of the city to this day, with its new cultural quarter, the Baltic Triangle, at the cusp of the next phase.

Wilson will draw from this history, reflecting the wealth of music, largely originating in the USA, which has graced Merseyside’s dance floors down the years.

Drawing from this illustrious past, but very much with an eye on the future, the music will be presented in a contemporary manner, appealing to a wide span of ages – young or old, you’re all invited. Expect an uplifting party vibe to permeate the seafront as Liverpool experiences its biggest ever outdoor disco gathering.

Enjoy these tunes!

Why not get ready for the #verybigafterparty with these tunes from DJ Greg Wilson?

BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

Greg Wilson at Camp and Furnace

Freeze at the Bombed Out Church

Event Details

Time: 8pm – 10pm

Location: Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1BY

Cost: Free