Liverpool music guide to Christmas, New Year’s Eve and festive fandangoing


Getintothis‘ Christmas and New Year guide

As the party period approaches, Getintothis’ Adam Lowerson has a sack full of musical treats for you to feast upon during the festive period.

Need an escape from the family and leftover turkey this festive period, but can’t decide what to do?

Don’t worry, Getintothis has done the hard part and put together this handy guide to all things musical going on over Christmas. You’re welcome.From quirky markets and gigs to the more traditional stuff, we’ve got it all covered.

Strings and Things Christmas Special at Studio 2 – December 7, 7pm, Donation to charity

With all proceeds being donated to the Christmas Homeless Shelter in Southport you can make someone else’s Christmas this year, while still having a great night of music. With plenty of festive classics being performed throughout the night, and the chance to join in with a Do They Know It’s Christmas sing-a-long, it’ll really get you in the spirit.

Details here.

Christmas Fair at Heebie Jeebies – December 7, 2pm, Free Entry

Christmas markets seem to be the ‘in’ thing at the moment, and even our favourite boozers are having a stab at them now. Heebie’s host their alternative market featuring 16 different independent business, from tattoo artists to face painting and even a grotto. Their festive drinks menu includes all your mulled favourites as well as an incredible sounding alcoholic hot chocolate. Don’t miss it.

Details here. 

Christmas at the Arts Club – December 12, 6pm, £7

You’ll be spoilt for choice of who to watch at this mini festival at the Arts Club. Spread across several stages in the venue, there’ll be a whole host of performances from some of the newest acts on Merseyside. With sets from The Isrights, 23 Fake Street, Pyro, Bunkbed and Outlines amongst loads of others, there’s enough live music to keep you going ’til Christmas.

Details here.

White Christmas at the Philharmonic – December 13, 7.30pm, £17-40

After something a little more traditional? Well the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra couldn’t be more perfect with their night performing all those festive classics from Jingle Bells to Let It Snow. Joined by guest vocalists it’ll be the perfect sing-a-long to get you in the Christmas spirit.

Details here.

Space’s Christmas Rocks at the Arts Club – December 13, 7pm, £15

90s synth rock stars Space return to the mothership for their Christmas Rocks special. Having recently released their first new record in 10 years, the erm, sophistically titled Attack of the 50ft Kebab, it’ll be a set jam packed with new material and plenty of classics.

Details here.

Pete Wylie at the Zanzibar – December 13, 7.30pm, £13.50

Hometown hero Pete Wylie brings the Mighty Wah! songbook and that Liverpool sized heart of his to the Zanzibar in support of his crowd-funded upcoming album Pete Sounds.

Details here. 

Beatroot Christmas Party at the Brink – December 14, 7pm, £18

Let’s face it, Christmas is a time of indulgence, and you’re probably going to be consuming A LOT of booze over the coming few weeks. So do your liver a favour and have a night on the Brink’s excellent smoothies and vegetarian food instead while taking in live music aPnd the chance to win prizes. The troupe of 12 drummers drumming performing at this night is just about as festive as it gets.

Details here.

Enter Shikari at Camp and Furnace – December 17, 7pm, £20

Hardcore rave-punkers Enter Shikari hit the Camp and Furnace alongside Baby Godzilla and Allusondrugs for a pre-Christmas night of pure chaos. You can be sure this one is gonna be loud.

Details here.

A Christmas EVOL at the Magnet – December 19, 8pm, £5

Club night EVOL deliver the goods as always with a line up filled with the electronic eclecticism of Filter Distortion, Drohne and Queen Maud. With DJ sets from the main man himself (No, not Father Christmas) Revo taking it long into the early hours, this will be a night not to miss.

Details here.

Cast at O2 Academy – December 20, 7pm, £20

Cast return to the homeland for their now annual Christmas show. Expect a set of hits from throughout their legendary career from Guiding Star to Walkaway. Support comes from John McCullagh and the Escorts, and Merseysiders The Cheap Thrills. This one’s gonna be more than Alright.

Details here. 

It’s a Wonderful Life at the Philharmonic – December 24, 2.30pm, £6

No Christmas is complete without getting the family together to watch this heartwarming classic. Just remember to bring the tissues, (SPOILER ALERT) this one will get emotional.

Details here. 

Circus Boxing Night at the Arts Club – December 26, 10pm, £23.50

Club night Circus hits the Arts Club for a Boxing Night special with a host of electronic treats including Yousef b2b Nic Fanciulli, George Fitzgerald, Scuba and tonnes more.

Details here.

Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club at the Shipping Forecast – December 26, 10pm, £10

BBC 6 Music and Radio 2 DJ Craig Charles brings his Funk and Soul Club to the Shipping Forecast for a Boxing Day spectacular. With support coming from Jess Gascoigne it’s sure to go on long into the night. What better way to dance off your Christmas dinner?

Details here.

Cream Boxing Night at Nation – December 26, 9pm, £32.50

One for the dance lovers as the iconic club night hosts three rooms of top DJs for the ultimate post-Christmas rave. Add this one to your list for Santa, as it’s pretty pricey, but we’re sure it’ll be worth every penny.

Details here. 

Chibuku NYE at the Arts Club – December 31, 10pm, £25

Featuring big names like Julio Bashmore, Route 94 and Breach, Liverpool’s biggest house night is set to raise the Arts Club roof for a NYE special.

Details here.

Leaf’s NYE Shindig – December 31, 8pm, Free Entry

Fancy a New Year’s Eve away from the rowdiness of Concert Square? Well Leaf’s NYE Shindig will be the perfect alternative. Make the countdown to 2015 in style in the unique surroundings of the Bold Street tea shop with DJ sets and a ‘party set’ by Silent Sleep. What is a party set? We don’t know, but we hope there’s shit loads of party poppers.

Details here.

Mythopoeia II at the Kazimier –  December 31, 8pm, £15

Annual homecomings seem to be the ‘in’ thing with Stealing Sheep being the latest to return home for their second annual New Year’s gathering. This will be a NYE like no other, with a line up boasting some of the finest acts in the city such as Hooton Tennis Club, Barberos and the mythical folk sounds of Stealing Sheep themselves. With their reputation for eccentricity you can expect the spectacular with this year’s theme of ‘Galaxies and Tapestries‘. Don’t miss it.

Details here. 

The Cuban Brothers at the Shipping Forecast – December 31, 10pm, £12.50

The Cuban Brothers will bring the party to the Shipping Forecast for a New Years special with their unique blend of music, comedy and dancing. Get yourself a rum, light up a cigar and see out 2014 in style.

Details here.

NYE at Constellations – December 31, 7pm, £7

Don’t miss new arts space Constellations’ first EVER New Years party, featuring DJ sets from Dan Le Sac, Bernie Connor, Mixnots, Hold It Down, Benny Maths and more to be announced. This one is going to go off.

Details here.

NYE at Camp and Furnace – December 31, 7.30pm, £15

Lazers, smoke, fireworks and two rooms of DJs. All the ingredients for a top NYE. Featuring the Mighty Mojo, Andy Mac, DJ Rasp and many more, you can stuff yourself with street food from the Meatmarket and wash it down with cocktails and champagne and dance right into 2015.

Details here.

Milk: Presents NYE at District – December 31, 8pm, £7

Nothing says Happy New Year like fuzzy aggressive rock and roll. Featuring some of Liverpool’s most exciting live bands in Sugarmen, The Vryll Society, Go Fiasco and Oxygen Thieves, Milk provide a NYE line up you can really lose your shit to.

Details here.

Circus NYD Party at the Arts Club –  January 1, 10pm, £20

You mean you’re not completely written off after a wild New Year’s Eve? You want to go out again?! Well, you’re in luck. Circus return to prove the perfect hair of the dog to get 2015 off in style, with DJ sets from the likes of Kerri Chandler, Yousef and Richy Ahmed.

Details here.