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Bootle Music Festival 2023 is back on Friday 9th - Saturday 10th June 2023

Bootle Music Festival is back in 2023...

The Bootle Music Festival Team are BEYOND excited to announce our Saturday Headliner for June 2023 is THE ZUTONS!

Emerging from Liverpool’s ‘Cosmic Scouse’ scene back in 2001, the Zutons are indeed Scouse indie rock royalty with their soulful, funky sounds described as ‘psychedelic cartoon punk with a unique blend of rock pop, jazz, funk, and general eclecticism!’ Their debut album – Who Killed The Zutons? – was released to critical acclaim in 2004, reaching number 9 in the UK album charts and going on to sell over 600,000 copies, followed by Tired of Hanging Around in 2006, from which came 2 top 10 UK chart singles: "Why Won't You Give Me Your Love?" and "Valerie" – later a huge cover hit for Amy Winehouse.

The band - songwriter Dave McCabe (lead vocals, guitar), Abi Harding (saxophone, vocals) and Sean Payne (drums) has recently been back in the studio recording a new album with Nile Rodgers producing, which McCabe describes as “quite happy, going out music..”Get your dancing shoes on Bootle… this promises to be one amazing party!


Friday 9th - Saturday 10th June 2023

12:00pm til 10:30pm (Last entry 8:00pm)

No age restrictions

FAQs - these are based on things we think you should know, things we were asked in previous years and other random stuff!


Do neighbouring houses get free tickets again this year?

As a local community business, ALL our profits at SAFE/Lock & Quay go back into Bootle, making our home a better place to live and work. In order for us to be able to subsidise our community with free tickets for events, we must have built reserves throughout the year, which, in the aftermath of Covid and the cost of living crisis we are all facing, is very challenging. We will, as always, be working closely with our community partners to try and offer a limited number of tickets to our closest neighbours and those people who regularly volunteer and do so much for us all. And under 16s still go free! Please don't forget - we also provide FREE live entertainment for you every Friday night, a FREE community canoe club and we have a great line-up of FREE events throughout 2023 including the ever-popular ukulele festival, and LOTS of new exciting plans which we can’t reveal yet!!  

Can I buy tickets at the gate?

Well, that depends...we have a limited capacity and once we reach it - that's it! So we can't guarantee tickets will be available on the day - best buy before so you are not disappointed, plus we have some great Early Bird deals!

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

ID is required for ALL Over 18s - 18+ wristbands will only be provided at the gate with ID. Any under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Please don't drive! There is no allocated parking, so public transport is advised - the venue is 5 minutes walk from both Bootle Oriel Road and Bootle New Strand Station as well as the Strand bus depot where transport links are excellent across the region.

Can I leave the festival and come back in again?

Yes! As long as you are wearing your wristband!

What can I bring into the event?

No food or liquids to be brought into the event - infant formula/prescribed medication are the only exceptions. Water will be available to all and there will be several food vendors on site. Will there be veggie/vegan food options?Yes!

Can I bring camping chairs?

You can - however we are encouraging seating to be predominantly in the wellbeing field! The main stage area will be mostly for standing and dancing!

Are dogs allowed?

Sorry - our four-legged friends are not allowed into the event. We look forward to seeing them with their owners as usual in the Lock & Quay after the weekend!

Do you have accessible facilities?

Yes, the site is flat with few obstructions and we have accessible toilets on site. Wheelchair users will also have a specific access area at the main stage. Accessible tickets will be on sale on Skiddle. 

Festivals Guide:  This event is part of our Festivals 2023 guide. This event is featured in the Festivals 2023 article



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