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International Mersey River festival

The International Mersey River Festival is a celebration of Liverpool's wonderful and historic waterfront in a completely free three day extravaganza of family fun, amazing music and entertainment along the iconic River Mersey.

The festival will see the visit of 60 narrow boats, four Tall Ships, the International Canoe Polo Tournament, jet skiing demonstrations, have-a-go water sports sessions at Salthouse Dock, flyboarding and a thrillingly heart-stopping Yakovlevs air display.

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Village will be present, with visitors able to see helicopters, recruitment vehicles and diving tanks courtesy of the Royal Navy, and the Royal Marines will be entertaining crowds with unarmed combat and weapons displays.

There will also be a dedicated children’s area which will include street theatre, arts and crafts.

With a theme of ‘Soundwaves’, the music element of the festival will return once again with the Main Stage at the Pier Head, the Sound Waves stage at Mann Island and the Ship Stage on board a vessel at Hartley Quay. As well as household names, expect performances from community choirs, the Royal Marine Band, Irish bands and some homegrown talent.

Added artists 

Billy Ocean ● Gwen Dickey's Rose Royce ● Soul II Soul ● The Real Thing ● Terri Walker ● Shola Ama ● Natalie McCool ● Cavalry ● Tea Street Band ● Louis Berry ● Clean Cut Kid ● The Ambition ● Ronnie Herel ● XamVolo ● Hicari ● Jalen N'Gonda ● Halem ● Amique 

Earlier Event: 28 May
Sound City
Later Event: 9 July
Liverpool Biennial 2016