Liverpool’s iconic Royal Albert Dock is celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with The Royal Weekender, inviting visitors to soak up the sounds of the dock with performances across three sound stages from the best local talent, making it a right royal medley of music, food and drink.
Taking place on the 4th & 5th June, The Royal Weekender will see the dock’s quayside spring to life, with its historic Colonnades adorned with Jubilee style flags creating a stunning backdrop, and performances from fourteen of Liverpool’s finest emerging musicians, creating an atmospheric dining and shopping destination like no other.
The three sound stations will be located in-front of the Martin Luther King Jr. Building, in Mermaid Courtyard next to the eye-catching Liverpool Mountain, and, bringing an added element of fun to the celebrations, on the Brocklebank boat which will be moored on the inner quayside of Merseyside Maritime Museum.
Curated by EVOL, the variety of acoustic bands and musicians include hugely popular headlining act, The Sundowners, who have supported The Coral and Kasabian in the past and made waves on the festival circuit including playing at Glastonbury. They’ll be joined by Heavy North, Seafoam Green and Ali Horn to name a few, with the free to watch performances taking place from 12-4pm across the weekend.
Dock visitors can enjoy al fresco dining with the best views in the house, with many of the restaurants going all out for the Jubilee celebrations. From a Best of British Bottomless Brunch at Revolution on Saturday along with a Great British Cake Sale on the Sunday, to Chef Ellis Barrie recreating the menu at Lerpwl that he had the privilege of preparing for Her Majesty just over 10 years ago, the waterfront will offer a feast for the senses.
Those looking for a light bite or tipple on the go can head to one of the street food vans or pop up bars. Pick up a refreshing cocktail and burrito from Revolucion de Cuba’s pop-up Mojito bar, head to One O’Clock Gun for a Frozen Margarita Slushie, or enjoy the taste of summer with a Sangria from Lunyalita.
To make the most of the public holiday, visitors can discover a variety of things to see and do in the run up to the Jubilee weekend, from indulging in a spot of shopping from some of Liverpool’s best independents including The Nest and Lost Soles, or picking up a souvenir as a weekend memento from Liverpool Pictures or Pride of Liverpool.
Those looking to get their culture fix over the weekend can pay a visit to Tate Liverpool or the Merseyside Maritime Museum to discover exciting exhibitions, or enjoy family fun at Escape Hunt, Wild Shore or the vintage carousel.
With its stunning waterfront setting, exciting roster of live music and wonderful selection of independent restaurants, shops and attractions, there’s no better place to celebrate the Jubilee with a right royal weekender.