The Best Events in Liverpool to Look Out for in 2023


We had a blast in 2022! The pandemic was finally controlled (knock on wood), planes returned to the skies, and Liverpool hosted a ton of events, including concerts by legends like Dua Lipa, the Rolling Stones and Elton John.

But if you think it couldn’t get better, you’ll be surprised. 2023 promises to be even more spectacular! Discover what’s on in Liverpool in 2023!

What makes Liverpool so unique?

First, what makes Liverpool so special? Liverpool is the fifth most visited UK city and boasts the second-highest number of art galleries, national museums, and listed buildings and parks in the UK. No wonder the city attracted more than two million visitors in 2019.

With so many major events happening in 2023, the number of visitors might be even higher. Take a look at what’s on in Liverpool!


  • 4/03: Liverpool vs Manchester United

Besides its music, Liverpool is also known worldwide for its football clubs. Watching a game in Anfield is an unforgettable experience. And when the match is an English derby, even better. Liverpool FC and Manchester United clash on the 4th of March in a game that promises to be energising.

Venue: Anfield Stadium


  • 13/03: Tori Amos

Following the release of her critically acclaimed album, Ocean to Ocean, and an incredibly successful world tour in 2022, internationally renowned artist Tori Amos returns to Liverpool in 2023.

Venue: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall


  • 16 to 19/03: Disney On Ice
disney on ice
disney on ice

Wondering what’s on in Liverpool for kids? Tinker Bell, Coco, Moana and many other Disney characters will be in Liverpool in March to participate in the Disney On Ice show. The presentation features figure skaters interpreting Disney’s personalities in performances inspired by several movies. It’s an unmissable attraction for the whole family.

Venue: M&S Bank Arena


  • 24/03: Elton John

Elton John chose Liverpool to perform his first European show in 2023. The legendary singer will play at M&S Bank Arena on the 24th of March. The presentation is part of the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, John’s final roadshow. In 2022, the tour won a Billboard Music Award in the category Top Rock Tour. Farewell Yellow Brick Road currently ranks as the second highest-grossing tour of all time.

Venue: M&S Bank Arena.


  • 25/03: Sam Ryder

Eurovision’s runner-up returns to Liverpool on the 25th of March. It’s an unmissable opportunity to witness Sam Ryder’s powerful energy and optimistic songs in person!

Venue: O2 Academy


  • 1 and 2/04: Comic Con

Fans of pop culture, films, TV and comic books will flood Liverpool in April to meet their favourite characters during Comic Con Liverpool. The event also attracts a massive cosplay community and has many other attractions.

Venue: Exhibition Centre Liverpool


  • 9, 11 and 13/05: Eurovision

Europe’s biggest song contest will be held in Liverpool in 2023. Eurovision will take place at the M&S Bank Arena and will put the Merseyside capital in the spotlight. Liverpool’s powerful identity will surely boost the contest’s cultural influence.

Venue: M&S Bank Arena


  • 12/05: André Rieu

Violin legend André Rieu returns to Liverpool in May with a concert full of romantic and joyful songs. The repertoire includes a combination of classics, ballads, movie tracks, operas and pop songs.

Venue: M&S Bank Arena


  • 10/06 to 17/09: Liverpool Biennial

The UK’s largest contemporary visual arts festival comes back to Liverpool in June. Taking place on the 25th anniversary of the event, this edition is particularly significant, with free exhibitions happening across the city.

Venue: various locations throughout the city


  • 23/06: Pet Shop Boys

“Dreamworld: The Greatest Hits Live” tour, Pet Shop Boys’ first-ever greatest hits tour, disembarks in Liverpool in June and promises to shake the M&S Bank Arena’s pillars. Music critics have described the show as “clever, stylish, poignant”, and even euphoric.

Venue: M&S Bank Arena


  • 29/06 to 1/07: On The Waterfront festival

“On The Waterfront” is sure to be one of the biggest events of 2023. It will happen in Liverpool’s Pier Head, with superb production. The audience will be able to dance and sing admiring the Liver Building on one side and the River Mersey on the other. The line-up includes performances by Jamie Webster, a Liverpool’s loved son, and Camelphat, a world-famous English DJ and production duo.

Venue: Pier Head


  • 30/07: Pride in Liverpool

The Pier Head will host “Pride in Liverpool” in 2023. Taking place every year, the festival celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and the diversity of sexual orientations and races in the UK.

Venue: Pier Head


  • 23 to 29/08: International Beatleweek

Beatle fans from all over the world will flock to Liverpool between the 23rd and 29th of August for International Beatleweek. The event is centred on live music. Bands and artists will be playing the Beatle’s classics in many venues across the city, including, of course, the iconic Cavern Club.

Venue: throughout the city


  • 24 to 27/08: Creamfields

Creamfields is an electronic dance music festival that started in the UK and has stormed the world. The British edition will happen in Daresbury, a village between Liverpool and Manchester. It features the biggest names in electronic music, colossal production design, and spectacular visuals.

Venue: Daresbury


  • 8 to 26/11: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical

Willy Wonka and golden ticket winner Charlie Bucket will be in Liverpool to star in Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The Musical. The show will take place in the stunning Liverpool Empire Theatre.

Venue: Empire Theatre.


What’s on in Liverpool in 2023?

These are just some of the hundreds of events that will happen in Liverpool in 2023. Being a cosmopolitan city, Liverpool has the capacity to host all kinds of celebrations, and there is one that is just perfect for you. Find out what’s on in Liverpool and get ready to have the time of your life.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.