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.


Headliner Act

2016 Line up below – 2017 to be confirmed…

CAST – Finish Line Concert HEADLINER

Cast Southampton 2015-13 web

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.
Twitter: @dave_monks

Dead Buttons – Finish Line Concert
More info to follow

Halem – Finish Line Concert
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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
BandPhoto01We 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
Twitter: @colonel5mustard

The Velveteins – Finish Line Concert

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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.
Twitter: @thevelveteins



LIV16 Main Line Up


Entertainment on the Course

Details below, of all the bands and groups that kept you going along the course over 2016 race weekend!


Original Replica and Science of the Lamps

The Science of the Lamps
Twitter: @lampscientists
Quirky vaudeville dreampop with influences from rock, blues and whiskey.

The Soul Rays
Twitter: @thesoulrays
The Soul Rays are a straight up Funk band from Liverpool

The Lotharios
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.

March Division
Twitter: @MarchDivision
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
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
Unique rhythm and sound famous for more than a generation. You’ll instantly recognise the style, the sound and the mood.

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The Merseycats 
Twitter: @McatsOfficial
Merseycats raise funds for sick and underprivileged children by meeting and playing together as musicians with jam nights and live gigs.

Audio City
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.
Twitter: @PagodaArts

Choir With No Name
The Choir with No Name runs choirs for homeless people and other’s who may be at risk.

Jay Hynde
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!
Twitter: @Some_Time_Today




Eleanor Nelly
Twitter: @eleanor_nelly
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.
Twitter: @SalanderUK

Shamona are a 3 piece indie rock band from Liverpool.
Twitter: @shamona95

Creaky Bones
Twitter: @CreakyBonesJoe
Liverpool’s cheekiest foot-stompin’, slide bluesin’, riff-loopin’ one-man-band.

Splintered Ukes
Twitter: @splinteredukes
Seven ukes, bass and one drum with a set list you don’t expect from ukes. A big sound from 4 strings!

Pickup 52
Twitter: @pickup_52
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!
Twitter: @bowkerband

Chris Callander
Upbeat acoustic shenanigans of classic tunes!
Twitter: @callanderchris

Def Neon
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.
Twitter: @defneonmusic

Derek King
A songwriter for today with a contemporary yet timeless acoustic style.
Twitter: @DerekcKing

Equinox 5 Piece
Rock band from Liverpool/Wirral/Merseyside. Classic yet modern sound

Feelgood Gang
Feelgood Gang is THE “get on your feet” band, that will make you will and sweaty!
Twitter: @feelgoodgang

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.

Girl Talk
Home grown girl band, triple threat of vocals, rap and dance routines, adding that extra edge to their performance.
Twitter: @girl_talk_uk

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.
Twitter: @gyrus_music

Hedge Gods
Analogue Dance Band from Wales.
Twitter: @hedgegods

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
Twitter: @Jazzitupdance

Jennifer Vaudrey
A voice to move a mountain, big drums, spine tingling harmonies and chiming guitars.
Twitter: @jenvaudreymusic

Joe Kelly
Foot stomping, energetic, raw, retro rock & roll that promises to be a blast.
Twitter: @Joedkelly

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
Twitter: @klaut_me

Kneel are an accidental blend acoustic Folk/Punk with a twist of Cuban percussion.

Martin Fletcher
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!
Twitter: @mfletchermusic

Merseyside Rock Choir
Merseyside’s branch of the UK’s Most popular Contemporary Choir!

Midnight Daisies
We are an all-female band based in Liverpool and we all play a variety of our own instruments.
Twitter: @midnightdaisies

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!
Twitter: @skylightsband

Special Case
90’s Rockers and Winners of Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Madrid

The Florescents
Formed in 2014 and based in Liverpool. Infectious beats, and soulful edge reminiscent of classic Bowie, Mac DeMarco and Arctic Monkeys
Twitter: @TFlorescents

The Gastric Band
Covers of popular pop, rock and blues songs played with enthusiasm and smiles.

The Havocs
Tight harmonies, Indie anthems, excellent guitar work, large stage presence
Twitter: @havocsuk

The Haze
Loud raw upbeat melodic hazey rock music
Twitter: @TheHazeMusicUk

The Volts
The Volts are a energetic 5 piece pop rock band from north west of England
Twitter: @thevoltsofficial

The Waltones
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
Twitter: @TCTGYB

Ukulele Club Liverpool
UCL delivers upbeat, fun-filled group performances covering pop, rock and hit songs from all eras.
Twitter: @UkuleleClubLive

Univeristy of Chester
Popular Music Students of University of Chester

Vocal Infinity
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.