BT Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon & 1/2 Marathon has announced the lineup of bands that will perform an unforgettable concert at the race’s finish line festival.
Taking place on Sunday, 25 May, the inaugural race starts at Albert Dock and finishes by the waterfront at Liverpool Echo Arena, where The Farm & The Christians will perform their top hits as the events main headlining musical acts.
Race Director, Rob Griffiths said: “We look forward to bringing Echo Arena to life with epic performances by The Farm and The Christians along with other local bands. The finish line festival will surely help participants continue the day’s celebrations by offering fun and lively musical performances.”
In addition to The Farm and The Christians, other local performers including Tea Street Band, KOF, Ian Prowse and MerseyCats will take the stage at the finish line festival. The event will be MCed by BBC Radio Merseyside Music Presenter Dave Monks.
Race Director, Rob Griffiths added: “We really wanted to amp up the music for the race, and thanks to support from BT, we have been able to secure musical acts that participants will recognise and enjoy. We’re thrilled to not only welcome The Farm and The Christians to headline the finish line concert, but also the live, local bands that will be featured along the course.”
Twenty years after their million selling album “Spartacus” reached No 1 in the UK album charts, legendary Liverpool band The Farm have reformed to play live again in 2011. The group, who had eight top forty hit singles in the UK including “Groovy Train” and “All Together Now,” will be returning to the stage with their original lineup.
Suzi Williams, Director BT Group Marketing and Brand, said: “Music is at the heart of Liverpool and we’re excited to work with Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool to bring some of the best local bands along the course and cap off the day with famous acts like The Farm and The Christians.”
The Christians, the famous pop rock band who had several UK and international chart hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s, will perform first as the Headline Act for Half Marathon finishers at 10.30am, followed by Liverpool rapper KOF at 11.45am.
Tea Street Band, one of Liverpool’s new hottest bands, will take the stage at 12.40pm and will also headline the race’s after-party at Cavern Club. Ian Prowse followed by MerseyCats will round out the finish line festival concert.
Participants have until 18 May to register for the event. From 15 April all UK registrations, will be required to pick up their race packs on Friday, 23 May and Saturday, 24 May in Liverpool. Race day packet pick up is not available.
For more information or to register for the race, please visit www.RockEurope.com