2016 is now in full swing and we have a list of the top events on in Liverpool this year, both sporting and entertainment, so read on to find out more
If you are planning a day or night out with friends or entertaining clients you will be spoilt for choice with the list of things happening in Liverpool in 2016. From the Grand National to concerts at the theatres the city really does have it all! We have compiled a list of the most popular events across Merseyside this year and to see even more why not visit the Visit Liverpool and Liverpool Theatres and The Echo Whats on section for even more.
The Merseyside Derby – Liverpool vs Everton
The 2016 Liverpool and Everton Derby will no doubt be another sell out. To be played at Liverpools home Anfield, the date at the time of writing this post is currently postponed due to a clash with a cup replay fixture. This is the longest running derby at the top of the English football league and is steeped in history. Originally referred to as “the friendly derby” it is anything but that nowadays. Liverpool currently hold the record of 88 wins against 66 Evertonian victories. Liverpool have also scored the most with a total of 313 goals, Everton’s tally so far is 257.
The Grand National – 7th to 9th April 2016
The historic Grand National has been held at Aintree racecourse since 1839 and is one of the oldest races in the world. Horses and their riders who have triumphed in the Grand National go down in history as legends. From the spectacular triple-winning success of Red Rum to our present day winners there will always be a story to be told.
An estimated 600 million people watch the race live on television but you could be there to watch it live at the racecourse itself. Up to 40 horses and their jockeys will line up to race across the famous fences including Becher’s Brook, Canal Turn, The Chair and Valentine’s. It is the most valuable jump race in Europe and probably the world with a prize fund of £1 million.
Liverpool International Tennis Tournament
The Liverpool International Tennis Tournament is now in its 15th year. It will be hosted in the wonderful surroundings of the Liverpool Cricket Club from the 16th to 19th of June 2016. It has grown to become the longest running and largest tennis exhibition in Europe. Since 2002 it has introduced up and coming and established WTA and ATP players along with your favourite “Legends of Tennis”.
Liverpool Empire – The Dreamboys 2016 – 26th May 2016
The Liverpool Empire is perfect night out for Hen Parties, Birthday Parties and just a great Girls Night out when The Dreamboys are in town! They are officially the most popular male dancers in the UK right now. For all you ladies if you’re celebrating a Hen Night, Birthday Party, Hen Weekend or just looking for the best Girls Night Out in Liverpool then this is the show for you! The Dreamboys team have the knowledge and expertise to ensure your Hen Nights and Parties are something you won’t forget in a hurray.
Elton John – Liverpool Echo Arena – 14th June 2016
Sir Elton John will be playing the Echo Arena in Liverpool on the 14th June 2016. The massive show ‘Wonderful Crazy Tour’, will be touring the UK this year and Liverpool is one of the lucky cities to visit this legend of music. The tour is intended to coincide with the release of his brand new album ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’ which you can now buy.