category: Summer Pops

June 29, 2006

Summer Pops Starts Today

summerpops06logo.jpgSummer Pops Starts Today and I have not got a ticket for any of the concerts. That's mainly because I didn't fancy any of them. Maybe many, many years ago I might have gone to see The Who or New Order or even Pet Shop Boys but not now. I know these gigs are popular but to me its all so old and tired.
What with this and the Beatles / Mathew Street Festival being the public face of the Liverpool Music Scene it just gives an image of us all living in the past.
Please can we have a major music festival featuring new (or at least current) bands?

So the pops kicks off with Jools Holland tonight to be followed by Australian Pink Floyd Show then Oscar Peterson
Full details on the CMP Entertainment website

May 20, 2006

Summer Pops - Latest News

From liverpool08...

Since 2001, the Liverpool Summer Pops has become established as an important part of the European summer music calendar, with some of the greatest names in music having played over the past five years.

Elton John, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Meat Loaf and Bryan Adams are among the dozens of artists to have performed at the event which attracts 100,000 people annually.

July 2006 will see the return of the Pops to Liverpool with its usual array of stars.

So far this year's line-up includes The Who, Simply Red, Il Divo, Whitesnake and Bryan Adams with more acts to be announced in the coming months.

Friday 30 June - Best of the Australian Pink Floyd Show - Part One
Saturday 1 July - Oscar Peterson
Sunday 2 July - Pet Shop Boys
Monday 3 July - Whitesnake
Tuesday 4 July - Deacon Blue
Wednesday 5 - The Who (SOLD OUT)
Thursday 6 July - The Who (SOLD OUT)
Friday 7 July - James Brown
Saturday 8 July - New Order
Monday 10 July - Simple Minds
Tuesday 11 July - Corinne Bailey Rae
Wednesday 12 July - Jeff Beck / Buddy Guy
Friday 14 July - Ronan Keating
Sunday 16 July - A-Ha
Monday 17 July - Westlife
Tuesday 18 July - Simply Red
Wednesday 19 July - Simply Red
Thursday 20 July - Sugababes
Friday 21 July - Il Divo
Saturday 22 July - Best of the Australian Pink Floyd Show - Part Two
Sunday 23 July - Bryan Adams

For tickets call the hotline on 0870 151 4000 for more details.

March 19, 2006

More Summer Pops News

Three more shows have been confirmed for the 2006 Summer Pops, as the bill for the city's showpiece musical event really starts to hot up.

Superstar Irish boy band WESTLIFE, pop sensations SUGABABES and a second night by SIMPLY RED have been added to the line-up at the Big Top Arena, which already boasts a double sell-out by rock legends The Who, along with shows by Il Divo, Bryan Adams, Ronan Keating, Simple Minds, Whitesnake, James Brown and Oscar Peterson.

More big names are being promised by organisers CMP Entertainment, with announcements over the weeks to come.

Now in it's 6th year, and with an estimated 500,000 people having attended shows at the Big Top Arena, the Summer Pops have grown into one of the most important musical events in Europe.


Mon 03rd July: WHITESNAKE
Wed 05th July: THE WHO ­ SOLD OUT!
Thurs 06th July: THE WHO ­ SOLD OUT!
Fri 07th July: JAMES BROWN
Mon 10th July: SIMPLE MINDS
Fri 14th July: RONAN KEATING
Mon 17th July: WESTLIFE
Tues 18th July: SIMPLY RED
Wed 19th July: SIMPLY RED
Thurs 20th July: SUGABABES
Fri 21st July: IL DIVO
Sun 23rd July: BRYAN ADAMS


POPS 06 HOTLINE: 0870 151 4000

March 15, 2006

More Summer Pops News

Ronan Keating and Simple Minds sign up for Summer Pops
Former Boyzone frontman and now huge solo star, Ronan Keating joins this year's Summer Pops line up along with one of the biggest British bands of the last 20 years, Simple Minds.

Ronan plays the Pops on Friday 14 July with Simple Minds appearing on Monday 10 July. Both shows are expected to attract full houses, with tickets going on sale 9am on Friday 10th March.

Simple Minds and Ronan Keating join The Who, Simply Red, Il Divo, Bryan Adams, Whitesnake, James Brown and Oscar Peterson as the list of big names playing this year's Liverpool Summer Pops grows and grows!

It's over a decade since a fresh faced Dublin teenager called Ronan Keating made his debut in Boyzone. Over 17m album sales later and he's still going strong. Last year, saw the release of Ronan Keating: 10 Years of Hits, an amazing retrospective of his career so far, featuring all his classic songs such as Life Is A Rollercoaster, When You Say Nothing At All, Father and Son, and If Tomorrow Never Comes.

Ronan returns to the Summer Pops after two previous sold out shows: "I've enjoyed both shows I've played at the Pops, said Ronan. "The atmosphere was electric and I can't wait to come back this year!"

Simple Minds hit the Summer Pops after an amazing sold-out show in 2004. Described by The Scotsman newspaper as "one of the greatest live bands of all time", Jim Kerr and co produced classic tracks like Don't You Forget About Me, Waterfront, Alive and Kicking and Belfast Child, which helped define eighties rock music, as they topped both the US and UK charts.

Recent years have seen the band enter a new era of frenetic touring and continued musical output. 2005 saw the release of the critically acclaimed Black & White album and the band have recently returned to the studio to record the next Simple Minds album.

"Playing live has always been the pivotal point for us", said vocalist Jim Kerr. "Everytime we set foot on stage we still feel the buzz and Liverpool will be no different!"

The Pops are organised by Chas Cole for CMP Entertainment in association with Liverpool City Council and Liverpool Culture Company.

CMP Website