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Katie Melua headlines Pier Head gig

On the Waterfront line-up revealed

Published on May 8th 2013.

Katie Melua headlines Pier Head gig

KATIE Melua has been booked to headline this year's Music on the Waterfront weekend in June. 

Nell BrydenNell The free event, which takes place at the Pier Head also includes a veritable Terry Wogan jackpot of acts: Leddra Chapman, The Christians, Thea Gilmore, Lighthouse family frontman Tunde Baiyewu and Waterloo Road star Heather Peace on the Saturday night (June 8), all programmed by Smooth Radio in association with Liverpool City Council. 


However the music starts on Friday (June 7) from 6.30pm to 10pm as some home-grown acts take to the stage.  They include Mercury Music Prize winner Terri Walker, big band artist Neville Skelly, Jon Casey Blues Band - Merseycats, pianist Victoria Sharpe and jazz group Tipitina. 

TundeTundeLiverpool City Council’s cabinet member for culture and tourism, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “It’s great that on the Friday night we will be able to see local artists perform, and then on Saturday night household names will wow the audience. 

“The event is now in its fifth year, and each year the line-up gets stronger with thousands of music lovers enjoying live music in the unbeatable surroundings of a World Heritage site.” 

On The Waterfront, Fri/Sat June 7/8, Pier Head, city centre. Free. 


Saturday night line-up for On The Waterfront

  • The Christians – Liverpool band who did Harvest For The World.

  • Nell Bryden - the American singer-songwriter has supported both Gary Barlow and Jools Holland on tour and will be playing acoustic tracks from her critically acclaimed albums.

  • Tunde Baiyewu – The Lighthouse Family frontman, who sold more than 20 million albums, has recently released a new album Diamond in a Rock – his first new material in more than eight years.

  • Heather PeaceHeather Jack Savoretti – performing tracks from his new album Before the Storm.

  • Heather Peace – known for her role on BBC hit Waterloo Road.

  • Thea Gilmore – this year saw Thea release her 14th studio album, and in her own words is “still trying to change the world one minor chord at a time”.

  • Josephine – the Mancunian will be showcasing songs from her latest album.

  • Leddra Chapman – in 2012 Leddra sold out venues across the UK on her headline tour.

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