The entertainment begins at the Running & Endurance Show at the BT Convention Centre. Bands will play live throughout the day, alongside our demonstrations and seminars from our exhibitors.
This is then followed by the 5k route music on Saturday 27th and the Half Marathon and Full Marathon route music on Sunday 28th May 2017.
Things conclude at the Finish Line festival with the main stage featuring a full programme of music from 10:30am right through to 4:30pm.
2016 Line up below – 2017 to be confirmed…
CAST – Finish Line Concert HEADLINER
Originally formed in 1992 from the ashes of two of the most legendary and lauded guitar bands of all time, The La’s and Shack, Cast released four albums, the second ‘Mother Nature Calls’ also went platinum (three of them top 10), and had ten top 10 singles, before disbanding in 2001. During that time, Noel Gallagher described watching Cast play live as “a religious experience”, and ‘All Change’ became the biggest selling debut album of all time for Polydor Records. After the band’s split, John Power released three solo albums, and has played intermittently since 2005 with the reformed La’s.
A decade later, and the original line-up of John Power (guitar/ vocals), Liam ‘Skin’ Tyson (lead guitar), Pete Wilkinson (bass) and Keith O’Neill (drums) have reunited with original producer John Leckie (Stone Roses, Radiohead, The Fall) for ‘Troubled Times’. The reinvigorated band have produced an album full of the anthemic, melodic and beautifully written songs for which they have always been loved by their fervent fanbase.
Dave Monks – Finish Line Concert
BBC Introducing Merseyside Presenter Dave Monks presents a roundup of Merseyside’s music scene, with unsigned acts and the region’s biggest bands.
Dead Buttons – Finish Line Concert
More info to follow
Halem – Finish Line Concert
Liverpool based, electronic pop trio who have received support from the likes of Aquilo, Howard Jones and The Slow Readers Club. They have regular features on BBC Radio and to date they have performed with promoters such as EVOL, SJM Concerts and Scruff of the Neck Records. Having already attracted interest from Atlantic Records and Modest Management and securing sponsorship from NEON Creations Ltd, 2016 is set to be a big year for Halem.
Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5 – Finish Line Concert
We are the shiny disco ball hat wearing, ultimate genre hopping, twisted festival, live stage machine that puts the emphasis on music, entertaining and laughter. We are a party at its most outrageous and ridiculous.
Imagine Primal Scream and Happy Mondays had children genetically fused with the DNA of Frank Zappa, Bob Marley and Neil Diamond.
Facebook: Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5 & Yellow Movement
The Velveteins – Finish Line Concert
Hailing from sunny Edmonton AB, The Velveteins are a rock n’ roll band consisting of primary songwriters Spencer Morphy and Addison Hiller. Their latest work ‘A Hot Second With The Velveteins’ was produced by Lincoln Parish and has been described as “a collision of the Kinks and the Libertines, rollicking garage, moody surf […and] pop classicism with a rough edge.” (EXCLAIM!).
Their unique brand of heavy guitar pop has translated into raucous and energetic live shows opening for large acts such as USS, Milo Greene, July Talk, and appearing across Canada.
Entertainment on the Course
Details below, of all the bands and groups that kept you going along the course over 2016 race weekend!
The Science of the Lamps
Twitter: @lampscientists www.scienceofthelamps.com
Quirky vaudeville dreampop with influences from rock, blues and whiskey.
The Soul Rays
Twitter: @thesoulrays www.thesoulrays.com
The Soul Rays are a straight up Funk band from Liverpool
Avant garde comedy cabaret – solid gold hits from the 60s onwards – fun packed stage show and colourful costumes
Liverpool Ukelele Orchestra
Join Liverpool Ukulele Orchestra for a good old singsong with tunes old and new.
Twitter: @MarchDivision https://www.facebook.com/marchdivisionband
We’re a synth pop, electronic band from Milan playing original songs We released two albums, and some videos.
The Law of Three
An acoustic trio, performing stunning versions of well-known modern covers. They know how to get the crowd going!
Joe Symes & The Loving Kind
Twitter: @JoeySymes www.joesymes.co.uk
Joe Symes and the Loving Kind are an original four piece alternative rock band.
The Original Replica – Gower Street/Salthouse Quay (5k), Canterbury St Cul de Sac
Twitter: @oreplica www.original-replica.com
Unique rhythm and sound famous for more than a generation. You’ll instantly recognise the style, the sound and the mood.
Twitter: @McatsOfficial www.merseycats.com
Merseycats raise funds for sick and underprivileged children by meeting and playing together as musicians with jam nights and live gigs.
Loud, Bouncy, Rocky, Feel Good, Alternative band! all the things for a perfect moment with Audio City straight from Liverpool
Pagoda Arts including Drum Ensemble, Dance, Li Xianglin and Max Sleigh Parrott – China Town Arch
A charity culture organisation, with over 30 years of experience in developing and providing high quality activities, performances on Chinese culture and arts.
Choir With No Name
The Choir with No Name runs choirs for homeless people and other’s who may be at risk.
Radio & TV Presenter of The Guide
Some Time Today
Pop Punk music from the North-West of England, fun and upbeat covers and originals to get you up and dancing!
Acoustic singer/songwriter from Liverpool that has been gigging for 3 years. Singing a range of many covers and original songs.
Classic rock covers band with tunes you’ll want to sing along too.
Shamona are a 3 piece indie rock band from Liverpool.
Twitter: @CreakyBonesJoe www.unofficiallegislator.wix.com/creakybones
Liverpool’s cheekiest foot-stompin’, slide bluesin’, riff-loopin’ one-man-band.
Twitter: @splinteredukes www.splinteredukes.com
Seven ukes, bass and one drum with a set list you don’t expect from ukes. A big sound from 4 strings!
Pick Up 52 play upbeat pop/rock songs that everyone knows the words too and that appeals to all ages.
Beatlife & Anfield Samba
Based in Liverpool, UK, the BeatLife percussion troupe combine Afro-Brazilian and Cuban grooves with modern urban beats to create an international sound.
Exciting coastal rock trio from Southport. Progressive pop-rock and rock ‘n’ roll boogies!
Upbeat acoustic shenanigans of classic tunes!
Def Neon are a band who fuse elements of indie-rock, electro, synthpop and bass music to create a sound that has been described by critics as energetic, intense and unique. Having formed in 2010 as a traditional guitar-based rock band, a mutual love of all things electronic soon emerged as the band began to reinvent their material using sequencers and samplers.
A songwriter for today with a contemporary yet timeless acoustic style.
Equinox 5 Piece
Rock band from Liverpool/Wirral/Merseyside. Classic yet modern sound
Feelgood Gang is THE “get on your feet” band, that will make you will and sweaty!
The Flock is an unusual tribe of birdlike bikers. Boisterous and playful they ruffle their feathers and flaunt their leathers bringing you strange customs and dazzling displays of prowess.
Home grown girl band, triple threat of vocals, rap and dance routines, adding that extra edge to their performance.
Soul Funk band playing classic Stax and Motown, Rare funky grooves mixed with modern tunes done ala Soul.
Young original alternative/experimental/psychedelic rock band from liverpool.
Analogue Dance Band from Wales.
Psy flk rck w/Lpl twst
Fun and upbeat community choir singing mix of current and retro pop and world music
We believe this is the way to be free and open eyes to people.
We are a blues rock indie band. We play the blues in a rock form.
Jazz It Up School Of Dance
Jazz It Up School Of Dance is a fun and friendly dance school from ages 3-18 years old
A voice to move a mountain, big drums, spine tingling harmonies and chiming guitars.
Foot stomping, energetic, raw, retro rock & roll that promises to be a blast.
KLAUT are an improvised Krautrock noise collective based in Warrington, UK. We generally make improvised repetitive noise that can last for ages!
Current roster: Musk Ox – Drums The Torso – Bass Turbo Destructo! – Guitar, loops and samples, Korg Volca Keys, Monotron synths Massimissiniho B.E.A.S.T. – Guitar & Microkorg
Kneel are an accidental blend acoustic Folk/Punk with a twist of Cuban percussion.
I belong on a big stage, in fact the bigger the better! My songs range from pop singalongs to funk to stadium filler rock ballads!
Merseyside Rock Choir
Merseyside’s branch of the UK’s Most popular Contemporary Choir!
We are an all-female band based in Liverpool and we all play a variety of our own instruments.
Singing Our Socks Off
Community choir made up of a range of people from across Merseyside and Wirral
Come and see us but hold on to your eyebrows because it’s going to get loud and rowdy!
90’s Rockers and Winners of Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Madrid
Formed in 2014 and based in Liverpool. Infectious beats, and soulful edge reminiscent of classic Bowie, Mac DeMarco and Arctic Monkeys
The Gastric Band
Covers of popular pop, rock and blues songs played with enthusiasm and smiles.
Tight harmonies, Indie anthems, excellent guitar work, large stage presence
Loud raw upbeat melodic hazey rock music
The Volts are a energetic 5 piece pop rock band from north west of England
All types of music played in all styles for all ages.
They’re Coming To Get You Barbara
For Fans of Muse and Black Stone Cherry – high energy, fist pumping rock
Ukulele Club Liverpool
UCL delivers upbeat, fun-filled group performances covering pop, rock and hit songs from all eras.
Univeristy of Chester
Popular Music Students of University of Chester
We are a female a cappella group and sing pop songs old and new which appeals to a wide audience. We have been performing together for five years and do mainly local gigs and have performed at Tickle the Ivories a couple of times and do lots of outdoor events.