Liverpool 2018

Major Events

A decade on from European Capital of Culture, in 2018 Liverpool is looking to the future with a thrilling year-long programme which celebrates the city's culture and creativity. It is also ACC Liverpool's 10th year of operation, and the venue is going to be at the heart of the city's celebrations.

The extraordinary programme of events includes the Terracotta Warriors, the Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta, Tate Liverpool celebrating it's 30th anniversary and Liverpool Biennial's 10th edition.

ACC Liverpool can advise you on some of the best events you can attend as part of your visit to the city.

This is no ordinary year and we invite you to be a part of it.

Take a look at our delegate guide to the 2018 cultural programme here.

In 2018 Echo Arena Liverpool is celebrating 10 years since it opened its doors. The venue has hosted more than 1,100 performances since it opened on January 12 2008 and has brought hundreds of high profile artists, comedians, major sporting events and family shows to Liverpool and 2018 will continue to see a packed program of world class entertainment.

Rapid Response Unit is a year of news seen through the lens of leading national and international artists as they respond to global events and world stories as they happen. Each day, week or fortnight from the end of February to December, commissioned artists and performers, paired with some of the city's most innovative and acclaimed arts and cultural organisations, will produce challenging new work based on, and inspired by, a key story or topic that is in the headlines. And the final artistic work will also be performed or exhibited at venues across the city.

A ground-breaking exhibition telling John Lennon and Yoko Ono's story in their own words. The exhibition explores the personal and creative chemistry of this iconic couple and their ongoing Imagine Peace campaign. Featuring personal objects alongside art, music and film produced by both John and Yoko, the exhibition is drawn from Yoko’s own private collection, some of which has never been displayed.

Taking place from 5 - 11 November. A season of events, installations and performances to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One and explore what this means for young people and society today. At the centre of this season will be a unique and moving collaboration between the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the NDR Radiophilharmonie from Hannover NDR Philharmonic who will come together to perform Benjamin Britten's War Requiem from the majesty of the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.