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A weekend to remember is almost here!

Birkenhead Park to host an unforgettable weekend of food, drink and music


  • Wirral Food and Drink Festival, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September, 11am – 5pm. Free entry. More info via

  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Saturday 7 September, doors open 7pm / show start 7.30pm. Tickets £15 / £12.50 available from

  • Lightning Seeds, The Christians & China Crisis, Sunday 8 September, doors open 6.30pm / show start 7pm. Tickets £17.50 / £15 available from

This weekend will see an extravaganza of events in the historic Birkenhead Park with two days of food, drink and music.

The Wirral Food & Drink Festival on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September is set to see celebrity chefs leading an unparalleled two-day gastronomic experience, with elements curated by chef Paul Askew.

This will be followed each evening by unforgettable musical performances by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday and closing the weekend on Sunday evening the Lightning Seeds will headline an incredible evening of live music in the park alongside iconic bands The Christians and China Crisis.

The unforgettable weekend is part of the Wirral Borough of Culture 2019 and is all set against the backdrop of one of Wirral’s most celebrated and beautiful Green Flag parks.

The Wirral Food & Drink Festival is a free event from 11am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday which includes exciting entertainment and a family zone which will offer interactive activities for all ages, while tickets for each evening’s concert are available on the day from Birkenhead Park Visitor Centre.

Among the chefs joining nationally renowned Paul Askew, Chef Patron of The Art School Restaurant, areEllis Barrie and Tommy Heaney who will be providing chef demos between 12.30 and 3.15pm both days.

In addition visitors can expect to find food traders specialising in fresh produce from Wirral and Liverpool City Region alongside global street food: Chip’d serving Dutch style chips, Joro Vegan Eatery, real dairy ice cream, independent wine retailers, sweet treats, home accessories, Wirral favourite restaurants such as Thyme Oxton and local breweries including Brimstage Brewery and Wirral Gin.

Cllr Christine Spriggs, Cabinet Member for Culture and Tourism said: “We’ve been waiting for this weekend and it’s finally here. This will be a weekend to remember and I hope everyone can come and sample the wonderful food and drink and enjoy the world class music which is going to be absolutely fantastic.”

This week has also seen one of Europe's most exciting artists head to Wirral waterfront to create an extraordinary large-scale mural on 'The Dips' in New Brighton. It is the first major work in the UK by Saype – who was recently named as one of the 30 most influential people in art and culture under 30 by Forbes Magazines – and comes straight after his most high-profile commission to date under the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Tickets for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra performance in Birkenhead Park are priced at £15.00 / £12.50 (concessions) with up to 2 children free per adult ticket (a small charge applies for additional children).

Tickets for Lightning Seeds, The Christians & China Crisis are priced at £17.50 / £15 (concessions). Children aged 6-16 are £10 each, while entry for under 5s is free with an adult or concession ticket. All tickets are subject to booking fee.

The attached poster includes timings for all events during the weekend.

The Borough of Culture initiative was introduced by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and is designed to encourage cultural activities across the region. Visit for the latest information.