Capital Radio Reveal Biggest Line-Up Yet for Otterspool Prom Fusion Festival!

The biggest line-up yet has been revealed for this year’s Fusion Festival in South Liverpool  including two huge festival exclusives. The hit music stars playing this year’s festival were announced this morning on Capital Liverpool by Capital Breakfast’s Adam, Gemma & Dylan.

Pop sensations Little Mix headline Saturday night with their only UK festival appearance this year. The UK’s most successful live act, Take That, will then close Sunday night, performing their incredible set on the Fusion Festival stage. Fusion Festival will take place at Otterspool Promenade this September 2nd and 3rd. Tickets are on sale Friday May 26th at 9am from

Preceding Little Mix on Saturday 2nd September will be UK rapper, singer and songwriter Tinie Tempah, ‘Love Me Again’ singer John Newman, Louisa Johnson and X Factor favourites 5 After Midnight.

Little Mix say:

“We’re really excited to be headlining Fusion Festival with absolute legends, Take That. We can’t wait to see all our fans up in Liverpool for what we know will be a sensational weekend of live pop music.”

Sunday’s headliners Take That will be joined on 3rd September by pop songstress Ella Henderson, guitar pop four-piece The Vamps, neo-soul singer/songwriter JP Cooper and DJ and producer Jax Jones.

Take That say:

“We love Liverpool and can’t wait to close Fusion Festival on the Sunday night. It’s going to be the best finale to the summer, playing our only UK festival show of the year! Can’t wait to see you all.”

Little Mix picked up the award for ‘Best British Single’ at The BRIT Awards earlier this year, after opening the show with a sensational, jaw dropping performance of their fourth number one smash ‘Shout Out To My Ex’. Their latest album ‘Glory Days’ stayed at number one in the UK for an incredible five weeks. The band recently toured the USA for two months with Ariana Grande.

Take That are one of the UK’s most successful acts with an enviable career spanning three decades. The band have sold over 8.5 million concert tickets setting the record for the fastest selling tour of all time in UK history when 1.34 million tickets were snapped up for their Progress Live Tour in less than 24 hours. In the UK alone, Take That have achieved seven UK number one albums, 12 number one singles, [sold over 45 million records], won five Ivor Novello Awards, and eight BRIT Awards. Internationally, they have scored an incredible 54 number one hits and 35 number one albums.

Fusion Festival is again teaming up with Capital Radio to bring music fans access to the biggest acts in the world with exclusive coverage across the festival weekend. Capital will also give listeners the chance to win tickets to Fusion Festival.

Festival-goers can expect the biggest pop anthems and a wide range of entertainment and attractions at the hottest event to round up the summer.

Damien Sanders, Event Director of Fusion Festival said:

“We are more excited than ever about this year’s festival, having two of the world’s biggest pop acts perform on our stage is a major coup and we are all really looking forward to a truly memorable weekend.”


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Halewood Wines & Spirits Distillery Host Declan Jones Ahead of Weekend Race

Halewood Wines & Spirits Distillery in Huyton today hosted racing driver, Declan Jones, ahead of this weekend’s round of the British Touring Cars Championship.

22 year old Declan, who lives in Halewood, is sponsored by the Halewood brand ‘Whitley Neill Gin’ and arrived on site this morning in his Ginetta G55 car ahead of the third round race of the Ginetta GT4 Supercup at Oulton Park this weekend.

Struggling to find sponsorship, Declan missed out on testing sessions throughout the winter until Halewood Distillery stepped in.

Declan, who has been testing this week at Donington Park, said:

“Most of the competitors in my category were able to take full advantage of training throughout the winter months so I was on the back foot a little. I’m so grateful to have secured the sponsorship and I’m currently second in the overall competition. This weekend is the 3rd out of 8 rounds that take place between now and September.

“My ultimate aim is to take part in endurance racing; Le Mans in France would be the pinnacle for me. There’s a championship called WEC (World Endurance Championship) and that’s what I’m aiming for. This championship is a progression towards that.”

Stewart Hainsworth, Group CEO of Halewood Wines & Spirits, said:

“Declan was known to the Halewood family so when I heard about the difficulty he was having to find a brand sponsor, I was immediately interested. He’s a very talented driver but he’s also a local lad. We wanted to make sure he had the opportunity to compete and we’ve been able to combine that with communicating our Whitley Neill Gin brand.”

The car is believed to travel up to around 140mph, taking corners at around 50mph. TV viewers can catch Declan’s race this Sunday afternoon live from 4pm on ITV4.

Open the Pages of Milkshake! Live, The Magic Storybook at The Epstein Theatre!

There’s just two weeks to go until Milkshake! Live, The Magic Storybook comes to Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre just in time to entertain our little Epsteinies over the school half term holidays!

Milkshake! Live, The Magic Storybook is the fourth nationwide live tour from Channel 5’s Milkshake! It comes to Liverpool on Friday 2nd June with two fun filled, family friendly performances at 12pm and 4pm.

The show stars Milkshake! favourites Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Toyland Detective, Fireman Sam, Shimmer and Shine, Pip Ahoy!, Winnie and Wilbur, Wissper as well as Milkshake!’s very own Milkshake! Monkey and two Milkshake! presenters at every show. It will take audiences on a journey through their favourite fairy tales featuring much-loved stories that will be familiar to everyone – young and old – with lots of music, singing and dancing.

Milkshake! presenter and director Derek Moran said:

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“We cannot wait to be back touring the country with our brand-new show, The Magic Storybook. It’s a magical show full of audience participation. The Milkshake audience will love the classic fairytale storylines, the songs and seeing lots of their favourite Milkshake! characters live on stage.”

“It’s incredibly important that we are able to take Milkshake! to our audiences around the UK so that everyone can have the opportunity to experience the brand in an immersive way,” added Sarah Muller, Head of Children’s, Channel 5.

“Through our live tours, we can give families a Milkshake event that they won’t find anywhere else, one where they can meet their favourite characters and presenters whilst enjoying a brilliant family day out.”

Theatre manager, Rebekah Pichilingi, said:

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“We are looking forward to welcoming the Milkshake! Team to our stage for a day of guaranteed family fun.”

Book your tickets online now!

UK families can find out more about Milkshake! Live ‘The Magic Story Book’ by visiting or by following the tour on twitter @milkshaketour or Instagram @milkshakelive.


Milkshake! The Magic Storybook
Date: Friday, 2nd June
Time: 12pm & 4pm
Tickets: Adults £15, Concessions £13.50 Family Ticket (2 Adult, 2 Concession £54)

To book tickets please call 0844 888 4411* or go online at * or in person at The Epstein Theatre Box Office from 2pm – 6pm Monday – Thursday and 12pm-6pm Friday – Saturday.

*Subject to booking fee. All prices include a £1 per ticket venue restoration levy

For more details check out and join our mailing list. Follow us on Facebook and twitter @EpsteinTheatre.

Gaucho-style Liverpool Restaurant, Fazenda, Launches New Summer Bar Snacks and Cocktails Menu

To  welcome the lighter and warmer evenings, award-winning Brazilian restaurant Fazenda is introducing a new ‘Bar Petiscos’ menu, featuring delicious tastes of South America.

Already famous for its 15 mouthwatering cuts of meat accompanied by the finest of wines, Fazenda is introducing a new menu of Petiscos – delicious Brazilian snacks which offer a variety of tasty lighter choices available in the bar and outside on the terrace throughout the warmer months.

To enjoy a light bite on the sunny terrace, you can expect traditional nibbles such as Pimenta De Cheiro (Brazilian small tangy fried peppers) and Pão de Queijo (cheese bread balls) as well as heartier Petiscos, like the Queijo Bauru sandwich (Picanha, cheese, tomato & onion – the most famous sandwich in Brazil) and Bolinho De Bacalhau (Cod and potato fritters).

Smaller sweet options to enjoy are also on offer, such as Brigadeiros (Traditional Brazilian chocolate truffles) and chocolate filled Mini Churros.

The bar ‘Petiscos’ are chosen specifically to enjoy in partnership with the extensive drinks menu making it the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail after work. Fazenda is also introducing 10 new cocktails such as the ‘Cherry on top’ – short and sweet, this martini-style drink is a combination of El Jimador Reposado. strawberries, pepper and maraschino liqueur.

The ‘Smoke and Haze’ is a sophisticated drink that combines Mezcal, Green Chartreuse and Aperol. And the ‘Salvador Sling’, a twist on a classic, blends Portobello gin, hibiscus syrup and tropical guava – long and refreshing, it’s perfect for the summer months.


The menu also features a large selection of wines, such as the Benegas Don Tiburcio 2012, a powerful yet fruity blend. Fazenda’s passion for exquisite wine is shown by the range of bottles catering for all tastes stored in the beautiful wine room.

For the full menu, visit or call 0161 834 1219.


Brain Charity Teams Up with Liverpool Legend Alan Kennedy for Sportsman’s Dinner at Cricket Club This Saturday!

The Brain Charity has teamed up with Liverpool legend Alan Kennedy to put on a top-flight evening of entertainment for their first ever Sportsman’s Dinner.  Alan will be sharing some of his favourite stories and anecdotes from his days at LFC.

As well as hearing from Alan, the evening will include a superb 2-course dinner, fantastic comedy from home-grown Liverpudlian comedian Frankie Allen, and fabulous compering from Roger ‘The Wingwalker’ Devonside. There will also be the chance to win some unique and exclusive sporting prizes and signed memorabilia in our raffle.

A spokesperson for charity said:

“We all know Alan as the great attacking full-back who had a knack of scoring vital goals that helped the Reds clinch silverware. We can’t wait to hear his tales!

“The dinner will take place at Liverpool Cricket Ground in Aigburth on Saturday 20th May 2017. Tickets are just £30. The dress code is smart but not too formal. Tell your friends, family, and all the sports fans you know!”

All proceeds will go to fund the The Brain Charity’s work, offering emotional support, practical help and social activities to anyone with a neurological condition and to their friends, families and carers.

Tickets are also available from the website shop: tickets

Tables of 10 are available.

Contact Steffi for more details on 0151 298 2999, or email

Sportsman’s Dinner
Saturday 20th May 2017. Kick off at 7pm
Liverpool Cricket Ground, Aigburth Road, L19 3QF.

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