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The City of Liverpool Tattoo

14-15 September 2018

Tattoo Main

The first ever City of Liverpool Tattoo will take place in September 2018 at Echo Arena Liverpool. 

Expect pomp, pageantry and majesty from the first ever City of Liverpool Tattoo – a spectacular and powerful music and dance showcase featuring a diverse line up of national and international artistes.

A host of silver, pipes and brass marching bands, Highland and Irish dancers and historical flag wavers are among the diverse performances set to captivate the audience at the Echo Arena over three shows on Friday September 14 and Saturday 15 September 2018. There are evening shows on Friday and Saturday with a matinee performance on the Saturday at 2.30pm.

Among the line-up highlights is the renowned Band of the King’s Division and Dublin’s famous Artane Band, while adding to the marked international flavour of the event is Fanfarekorps der Genie from the Netherlands.

International Tattoos are renowned for novelty acts and the Julianna Bicycle Group will delight the audience, as will the Innova Irish Dance Company.

The show builds to the unmissable and stirring climax of the massed pipes and drums.

The City of Liverpool Tattoo promises a thrilling and unique extravaganza of music and dance that is set to become a highlight in the city's cultural event calendar. 


Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult

Set Reminder


  • The Liverpool Collection Lounge

    £85 per person (Evening Performances Only)
  • VIP Box for a night

  • Car

  • Bus

  • Train

  • Plane

For all car journeys it's best to follow the white on brown tourist route signs for the Waterfront. These signs are visible on the major routes into the city. Echo Arena is situated on the Kings Dock directly adjacent to the south side of the Albert Dock. Upon arrival, the Kings Dock entrance is clearly sign posted. 

From the North...

Leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to end of M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront.

From the South...

Leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for Waterfront. 

Most Liverpool city centre bound buses will call at either Queen Square bus station (a 15-minute walk) or Liverpool ONE Bus Station, which is only a five minute walk to Echo Arena.

The CityLink Route C4 bus links Queen Square bus station, James Street rail station and Liverpool ONE Bus Station to the venue. CityLink Route C4 operates every 20 minutes on Mondays to Saturdays and every 30 minutes on Sundays, between 7am – 8pm, with a maximum fare of £1 per journey. Merseytravel prepaid tickets, National Concessionary bus passes and Arriva day tickets are all valid on this service.

For up-to-date information on all bus, train and ferry services, call Traveline Merseyside on 0871 200 22 33, open 8am – 8pm, 364 days a year or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk

From the south...

Virgin Trains operates hourly, direct services from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street (with a journey time of just over two hours). Other long-distance rail services also operate into Liverpool Lime Street station.

Echo Arena is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride. You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street station (10 minute walk) or catch the CityLink Route C4 (7am – 8pm) directly to the venue. If travelling from outside Merseyside, you can catch an underground train to James Street station from Lime Street station, inclusive of the cost of your ticket.

Flying into Liverpool John Lennon Airport...

A taxi from the airport to the city centre will take approximately 20 minutes or the express bus service Route 500 will take approximately 25 minutes, dropping you off within a five minute walk of Echo Arena, while Manchester’s international airport is just 45 minutes away by car.

The Liverpool Waterfront Car Park onsite is currently closed. There is plenty of parking nearby, more information on driving to the venue and parking can be found here.

Here is the seating plan for The City Of Liverpool Tattoo. 

Liverpool Tattoo Seating Plan

You can find more venue layout plans here.