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Pier Head Bordeaux Three Festivals Tall Ships RegattaBienvenue to the Pier Head! To celebrate the arrival of the Tall Ships and welcome the Bordeaux Wine Festival to our own world famous waterfront we have three days and four nights of fantastic, food, wine, jazz and circus inspired entertainment.

Enjoy some cool tunes on the bandstand where our resident Klesmer geniuses Troika will transport you to the hot jazz clubs of Paris. Or how about a Jacques Brel inspired set from the amazing Dead Belgian whilst enjoying a Tarte Tatin or two? Or maybe you’d prefer an afternoon of Ravel from the Liverpool String Quartet accompanied by the finest tea and pattisseries?! And on the main stage Mr Swing’s Dance Orchestra will be flying us to the moon on Saturday night and on Sunday its pure Motown Gold from one of the North Wests finest Motown Tribute bands.

If that’s not enough Circo Rum Baba will be welcoming guests to the smallest hotel and two naughty acrobatic cats will be chasing a tap dancing canary inside a very large birdcage. There’s music and entertainment to celebrate the magnificent Tall Ships and a chance to send your own message in a very special bottle before the ships leave port. And watch out for The Sun, The Moon, and The Stars in our our grand finale on Saturday and Sunday evening which features a world premier a new dance work by House of Suarez, projections by Illuminous and some pyrotechnical poetry.

There will be music and entertainment from 5pm – 8pm on Friday, 2pm – 10pm on Saturday and Sunday and 12pm – 5pm on Monday.

All of the entertainment is free across the festival site including the Pier Head stages. There is a charge to enter the Bordeaux Wine Festival, situated on part of the Pier Head.

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  • House of Suarez – The Sun, The Moon and The Stars Finale

    House of Suarez – The Sun, The Moon and The Stars Finale

    Liverpool Pier Head
    Sat 26 May ‘18 - Sun 27 May ‘18

    Contemporary dance meets classical ballet with a twist of vogue in our world premiere, House of Suarez Gives You The Sun, The Moon and The Stars. To celebrate the Bordeaux Wine

  • The Cunard Stage

    The Cunard Stage

    Liverpool Pier Head
    Sat 26 May ‘18 - Mon 28 May ‘18

      Saturday 26 May 12.30     Pop Vox Choir 13.30     Dr Jazz 15.00     Dead Belgian 16.40     Tananger Blaesen 17.00     Prize Giving 18.15     Troika 20.30     Mr Swing’s Dance Orchestra 22.00     Finale Show

  • Bandstand Stage

    Bandstand Stage

    Liverpool Pier Head
    Fri 25 May ‘18 - Mon 28 May ‘18

    Friday 25 May 17.00     Kazimier Barge Music 18.30     Troika 19.45     Dead Belgian 20.30     Kazimier Barge Music Saturday 26 May 13.00     Kazimier Barge Music 14.30     Kazimier Barge Music 15.45     Liverpool String

  • L’Hotel by Circo Rum Ba Ba

    L’Hotel by Circo Rum Ba Ba

    Liverpool Pier Head
    Sat 26 May ‘18 - Mon 28 May ‘18

    Ooo la la! L’Hotel is rolling in to town to give Pier Head visitors an unforgettable experience. It may be minuscule, but the mayhem will be massive when the bell

  • Two Cats and a Canary by Katy Anne-Bellis

    Two Cats and a Canary by Katy Anne-Bellis

    Pier Head
    Sat 26 May ‘18 - Mon 28 May ‘18

    Flock to a giant gilded birdcage filled with a feast of visual and musical treats and enjoy some birdy chaos this May Bank Holiday. Feisty felines, a fluttering bird, aerial

  • Circus Entertainment

    Circus Entertainment

    Liverpool Pier Head
    Sat 26 May ‘18 - Mon 28 May ‘18

    Watch out for a variety of circus street entertainment during your visit over the bank holiday weekend. We will be entertaining you with acts such as jugglers, stilt walkers, unicyclists

  • The Dick Danger Show

    The Dick Danger Show


    Sat 26 May ‘18 - Mon 28 May ‘18

    The Dick Danger Show should have a public health warning attached to it. How can one man be so stupid? Dick hasn't a clue but he is prepared to find

  • LA VIE EN R.O.S.É by Kazimier

    LA VIE EN R.O.S.É by Kazimier

    Liverpool Pier Head
    Fri 25 May ‘18 - Mon 28 May ‘18

    All Ship shape and Liverpool fashion: Following a recent voyage through the waterways of the continent, The Kazimier’s department of Research, Observation and Seafaring Exploration vessel, ‘R.O.S.É’ , docks in her