Birkenhead Park will play host to a very special performance from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in September.

Revealed as part of the Wirral Food and Drink Festival, the world-renowned orchestra will perform a set of popular classics, show tunes and film scores under the watchful eye of conductor Richard Balcombe on Saturday, September 7.

The unmissable event will highlight Wirral's Borough of Culture year and will be the only outdoor performance by the orchestra this year.

Joining the set will be Liverpool-born mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston, she told the Globe: "What a delight to perform with this wonderful Orchestra in such a beautiful local setting, celebrating both the music of Merseyside and Wirral’s Borough of Culture year.

"Looking forward to seeing lots of familiar faces in the audience!”

Showcasing music from a diverse selection of composers such as Bizet, Lennon and McCartney, John Williams plus many more, the event will be an awe-inspiring experience for all ages.

Cabinet member for culture and tourism, Cllr Christine Spriggs said: “We are thrilled that the Liverpool Philharmonic’s only outdoor concert in 2019 will take place in treasured Birkenhead Park as part of Wirral’s Borough of Culture year.

"Music lovers from Wirral and beyond will I know want to come to very special event and make memories to last a lifetime.

“The concert is taking place during an unbelievably exciting time for the borough during the weekend of the first annual Wirral Food & Drink Festival and as we look forward to the Tour of Britain stage.

"Look out for more exciting announcements in the next few weeks about what’s happening during an Autumn to remember.”

The performance, sponsored by Biffa, will form part of the recently announced Wirral Food & Drink Festival which will take place over 7 and 8 September.

Senior business manager for Biffa, Gary Robinson said: “Biffa are a major stakeholder in the Wirral community and we are thrilled to support this very special event.

"The majority of our employees are Wirral residents and we are delighted to see these type of events which showcase Wirral as a beautiful place to visit.”

Tickets are priced at £15.00 / £12.50 (concessions) with up to two children free per adult ticket (a small charge applies for additional children).

Tickets are on sale now and are available via