ON the Waterfront festival has announced its Friday lineup with an array of Britpop and indie stalwarts guaranteed to deliver a spectacular show on Liverpool’s Pier Head.

Leading the charge are Britpop legends Ocean Colour Scene, celebrated for their timeless classics ‘The Riverboat Song’ and ‘The Day We Caught The Train’ and famed for their rip roaring live shows which boast one of the most life affirming sing-a-longs you’ll ever hear, is testament to their 30 year career.   

Joining the festivities as chief support are hometown heroes Cast, originally formed from the ashes of two of the most legendary lauded guitar bands of all time - The La’s and Shack. Cast and frontman John Power went on to create their own unique magic, labelled “The Who of the 90’s”.

Noel Gallagher once described watching Cast play live as a “religious experience”, and garnering themselves an even bigger fanbase globally with cult classics such as ‘Walk Away’ and ‘Guiding Star’

Next up are Scottish indie rockers The View, Yorkshire five-piece Embrace, technopop trendsetters Republica and Liverpool locals The Sway and Keyside completing the bill. 

On the Waterfront which attracted more than 45,000 people last year, kick starts the summer with a series of shows and live performances taking place from Thursday, June 20 – Sunday, June 23, 2024.

Already announced and kicking things off on Thursday, June 20 is the UK’s biggest open-air comedy show with award winning comedian Paul Smith at the helm joined by Hot Water Comedy regulars Jo Jo Sutherland, Mick Ferry and Jamie Hutchinson.  

Saturday, June 22 sees dance music rule the roost as Ben Hemsley takes to the stage with support from blk. and plenty more DJs still to be announced, while the weekend is brought to a close on Sunday June 23 with a headline performance from Scottish legends Deacon Blue with full line up still to be revealed.

Sign up now for tickets www.onthewaterfrontfestival.com/signup - Tickets for Friday, June 21  go on general sale 10am (GMT) Friday March 1.  Limited tickets available for remaining shows.