Liverpool’s centre of culture the Albert Dock has announced its full programme of events for this year. After the success of the events last year, organisers have decided to bring back four of their most popular events which include: Steam on the Dock, Heritage on the Dock, Folk on the Dock and Pirates on the Dock.
2018 is proving to be an impressive year for the Albert Dock as they will officially partner with the Liverpool 2018 European Capital of Culture anniversary celebrations. Liverpool City Council and Culture Liverpool will work together to host The Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta in May, and the return of the Clipper Around the World Yacht Race in late July.
Clare Rawlinson, marketing manager at Albert Dock Liverpool said: “What a year we have in store! We are building on our much-loved festival programme to bring back the most popular events – Pirates, Steam, Folk and Heritage. Each festival is growing and will come back in 2018 bigger and better than before. The addition of two headline exhibitions at Tate Liverpool and the Beatles Story, with the additional thrill attraction of Adventure Dock Co, makes Albert Dock the essential day out for all the family, whatever the time of year, whatever the weather.”
Albert Dock’s confirmed events for 2018 so far:
- Heritage on the Dock (April 5-8) – free walks, talks, workshops and live music, celebrating the unique heritage of Albert Dock
- Steam on the Dock (May 12-13) – one of the UK’s only inner-city steam rallies welcomes steam engines and boats to Albert Dock as we dedicate a whole weekend to the grand machines of the industrial age
- Folk on the Dock (August 25-27) – world-class, local, national and international artists of folk, roots and acoustic converge on Albert Dock over August Bank Holiday weekend for a live music festival on the city’s iconic waterfront
- Pirates on the Dock (September 15-16) – this now legendary swashbuckling, family adventure thunders into Albert Dock for two days of live action ship battles, the popular Pirates and Mermaid Parade, jaw-dropping stunts and swordfights, local folklore and sea shanty
For details about all other upcoming events at Albert Dock, please visit http://www.albertdock.com/