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Deacon Blue & Ben Hemsley Set To Headline 'On the Waterfront' This Weekend At Liverpool's Pier Head

There Is A Sensational Line-Up For The 'On The Waterfront' Festival Weekend Which Is Taking Over Liverpool’s Waterfront For Four Dates This June

On The Waterfront is taking over Liverpool’s iconic Pier Head this weekend (Credit: Supplied/Image was provided to The Liverpudlian to share, courtesy of the Publicist on behalf of their client. We make no claim to this content).
On The Waterfront is taking over Liverpool’s iconic Pier Head this weekend (Credit: Supplied/Image was provided to The Liverpudlian to share, courtesy of the Publicist on behalf of their client. We make no claim to this content).

Following 2023’s sell out festival which attracted over 45,000 people, it is without surprise, Liverpool is being graced with the return of 'On the Waterfront'. Returning to Liverpool’s Pier Head, kick starting the Summer for another series of stunning shows and live performances taking place from Thursday the 20th – Sunday the 23rd of June 2024, with the headliners having been confirmed.



The legendary multi-platinum selling Deacon Blue, will be headlining Sunday’s edition and forming part of their hugely successful UK tour ‘All The Old 45s – The Very Best of Deacon Blue’. Charting the bands multi-million selling history, from bringing ‘Dignity’ and ‘Chocolate Girl’ to life in the corner of a Glasgow basement, to stadium filling hits like ‘Real Gone Kid’ and ‘Wages Day’ via their swoon-inducing tribute to Bacharach and David ‘I’ll Never Fall In Love Again’ to the one that knocked Madonna off the top of the charts ‘When The World Knows Your Name’. There are few acts with such a renowned repertoire, combined with the legendary act returning to the city which has long held a special place in the bands collective heart is sure to make this a show not to be missed.


Commenting on their return, songwriter and vocalist Ricky Ross, said: 'We’re excited to return to Liverpool for a very special show, a city that carries a special place in our heart and what better location to perform, see you all in June!'


Next up to headline his biggest show to date on Saturday 22nd June is one of electronic music’s hottest breakthrough artists - Ben Hemsley. The DJ/Producer whose musical productions have turned the heads of some of the biggest names in the scene including Calvin Harris, Patrick Topping and Fatboy Slim with his debut single ‘Caress Me’ becoming an instant hit topping the Beatport charts, quickly followed by his biggest release to date ‘Through 2 You’.

'We’re excited to return to Liverpool for a very special show, a city that carries a special place in our heart and what better location to perform, see you all in June!' - Vocalist, Ricky Ross.

Outside of the studio he has established himself as one of the most exhilarating breakthrough DJs on the circuit, garnering a huge devoted fanbase, no more so than at Creamfields which this year saw him performing on the Arc stage to over 25,000 people and becoming one of the most talked about sets of the weekend.


He’s joined by a massive support line up including: .blk, Denis Sulta, Billy Gillies, and Ammara, taking On the Waterfront down a dance music route c for the whole day and into the sunset, bringing a little slice of Ibiza to Liverpool right at the height of summer. The 4-day open air festival forms part of a long weekend of entertainment for ‘On the Waterfront’, with Liverpool’s iconic Three Graces and River Mersey as its stunning backdrop!

On The Waterfront is taking over Liverpool’s iconic Pier Head this weekend (Credit: Supplied/Image was provided to The Liverpudlian to share, courtesy of the Publicist on behalf of their client. We make no claim to this content).
On The Waterfront is taking over Liverpool’s iconic Pier Head this weekend (Credit: Supplied/Image was provided to The Liverpudlian to share, courtesy of the Publicist on behalf of their client. We make no claim to this content).

Festival Dates

Thursday the 20th of June

  • Paul Smith

  • Jo Jo Sutherland

  • Mick Ferry

  • Jamie Hutchinson

  • Zoe Lyons

Event Info: Thursday 20th June, this is a standing event, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1HN / Times: 5pm -11pm (last entry 8pm) / Price from £35+BF / Age: 18 and over (Challenge 21 in operation valid photo ID

required).


Friday the 21st of June

  • Ocean Colour Scene

  • Cast

  • Embrace

  • The View

  • Republica

  • The Sway

  • Keyside

Event Info: Friday 21st June, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1HN / Times: 4pm -11pm (last entry 8pm) / Price from £40+BF / Age: 18 and over (Challenge 21 in operation valid photo ID required).


Saturday the 22nd of June

  • Ben Hemsley

  • Very special Guest blk.

  • Denis Sulta

  • Billy Gillies

  • Ammara

Event Info: Saturday 22nd June, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1HN / Times: 2pm-11pm (last entry 5pm) / Price from: £35+BF / Age: 18 and over (Challenge 21 is in operation and valid photo ID is required).


Sunday the 23rd of June

  • Deacon Blue

  • Lottery Winners

  • Rianne Downey

  • The Cheap Thrills

  • Delights

  • East Exchange

Event Info: Sunday 23rd June, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1HN / Times: 2pm-11pm (last entry 7pm) / Price from: £45+BF / Age: 18 and over (Challenge 21 is in operation and valid photo ID is required).

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