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Music and nightlife

Liverpool is Europe’s Capital of Music. It’s impossible to imagine Liverpool without music – or music without Liverpool.

Birthplace of The Beatles, the world’s most famous pop group, the city is home to a host of first-class festivals, including Sound City, Liverpool International Music Festival, Africa Oyé and Liverpool Loves. The world-leading dance festival Creamfields is held just outside the city each year and attracts some of the biggest DJs in the industry.

The city’s Liverpool Echo Arena hosts everything, from big name acts like Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Arctic Monkeys, Justin Bieber and Drake, to major entertainment events, including the MTV Europe Music Awards and the MOBO Awards.


From the latest clubs such as Level to retro theme bars such as Popworld, Liverpool has a thriving nightlife with all tastes catered for. It is a vibrant student city and home to a huge selection of pubs, bars and night clubs, with most clubs and bars offering discounts to students throughout the week.

From Concert Square in the centre of town, to the hipster Seel Street and the high-end clubs at the Albert Dock, there is something for everyone - all within easy reach and only a short taxi ride away from both campuses.