UNESCO City of Music

UNESCO City of Music

We’ve all known for years that Liverpool is a city of music.  Whatever you are into, you can find a scene here.  Whether it’s a festival, a gig or even getting involved in the local Ukelele orchestra, there’s something for everyone.

LIVERPOOL has been declared a City of Music by UNESCO, joining a select band of 10 cities across the globe.

We were awarded City Of Music status for having music at the heart of Liverpool’s culture, education and economy – from the live music scene to tourism, music management courses and digital businesses.

The judges highlighted that urban festivals like Liverpool International Music Festival, Liverpool Sound City and Liverpool Psych Fest have not only cemented the city as a haven for music, but also helped to develop young music professionals across the industry. They factored in established names such as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Creamfields, Africa Oye and LIPA.

“We have some of the most vital, inventive music festivals in the UK…”

Kevin McManus, who led the bid, said: “We have some of the most vital, inventive music festivals in the UK – as evidenced in the glut of recent awards. Whether it’s the LIMF Academy developing young talent and teaching them how they can make a living from music, Sound City offering a platform to meet agents and managers or businesses like Sentric, in the Baltic Triangle, music is integral to the city’s future as well as its past.”