25 May — 16 June 2017

When I’m Sixty-Four


BBC Radio Merseyside

08 June


Free Event


Music and poetry combine to take a 21st century look at growing older in response to Paul McCartney’s When I’m Sixty-Four.

A celebration of one of the most upbeat Beatles songs, a mass sing-along will be broadcast live on Radio Merseyside from the world heritage Pier Head.

Sixty-four choirs of all ages, along with musicians and buskers, will join together to perform Paul McCartney’s track. And if you can’t make it to the city centre, why not join in at home and post your own response online on Radio Merseyside’s dedicated Facebook page?

Along with the joyous sing-alongs, 13 poets from a host of different countries, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan and Brazil, have each penned a poem to the future, envisaging themselves and the world when they reach the age of 64.

These poems will be shared on the festival website and via a limited edition pamphlet.



Pier Head, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Hanover Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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