Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are set to perform at a set of special concerts to mark Liverpool’s status as the European Capital of Culture 2008.
McCartney and his band will headline “The Liverpool Sound”, a concert to be held at Anfield Football Stadium on June 1, featuring other “global superstars” yet to be announced.
Starr will participate in “Liverpool The Musical”, a one-off performance on January 12, held as part of the city’s three-day opening celebrations.
The production will feature famous songs from Liverpool’s history rearranged by the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and stars Echo And The Bunnymen, Ian Broudie, Pete Wylie and Dave Stewart alongside the ex-Beatle.
Other events will focus on the visual and performing arts and architecture. More information can be found at Liverpool08.com.