A Celebration of The Jam
A Celebration of The Jam is a special concert to mark the end of the highly acclaimed retrospective of one of the most influential British bands of the last 40 years.
“About The Young Idea” is the popular exhibition in the Cunard Building, Liverpool dedicated to exploring the music, background, political and social impact of The Jam, and it’s set to come to an end on Thursday, 6 October.
As a grand finale to the showcase, Nicky Weller (frontman Paul’s sister and co-curator of the exhibition) is organising a gig - A Celebration of The Jam, legendary presenter Janice Long will host the night which will see The Jam bassist, Bruce Foxton and his band provide an authentic flow to the show, performing alongside:
- The Songbook Collective - Paul Weller’s backing band and includes Steve Cradock from Ocean Colour Scene
- The Farm who will act as support act on the night playing tracks by The Jam
- Mercury Prize winning Badly Drawn Boy
- Haircut One Hundred’s Nick Heyward
- Big Country drummer Mark Brzezicki
- Amsterdam frontman Ian Prowse
- Former vocalist and guitarist from The La’s and Cast Barry Sutton
- Inspiral Carpets frontman Tom Hingley
- Chris Griffiths from The Real People
More acts will be announced in the run up to the concert.
The gig will take place on 5 October at with a percentage of ticket proceeds going to local charities including Be one percent and Impact England.
After beating cancer in 2014, Nicky Weller needed a new challenge. Inspired by her brother and the legacy of the music he created with The Jam, Nicky has gone on to curate two critically acclaimed exhibitions.
Nicky said: “I really wanted to give something back to the fantastic fans of the band, and what better way to do it than host this show.
“The gig at the Echo Arena will be a brilliant conclusion, with Bruce and Paul’s band rattling through all the hits like ’Town Called Malice,’ Going Underground,’ Down in the Tubestation,’ and That’s Entertainment.”
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult
No Under 14s on the standing floor area
Line up is subject to change
Will there be any pyrotechnics, lasers and/or strobes at the event I'm attending?
Most shows have some form of flashing lights, strobes or pyrotechnics. Signage will be displayed advising customers of the details, if you have a condition that is directly affected by any of these please contact us, via the feedback option on the Echo Arena homepage before the performance and we can give you more details.
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 M&S Bank 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
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. M&S Bank 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.
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.
M&S Bank 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 M&S Bank Arena, while Manchester’s international airport is just 45 minutes away by car.
There is onsite parking and plenty of parking nearby, more information on driving to the venue and parking can be found here.
- Merseytravel (rail, ferry and bus timetables)
- Liverpool John Lennon Airport
- Manchester Airport
- Visit Liverpool (Tourism website)
- Virgin Trains (mainline services from Liverpool Lime Street)
Frequently Asked Questions
This is a '2/3 Standing' event - this means that two thirds of the arena is in use. This is a layout for guidance only, as each event layout is unique, so please refer to the individual plan provided when booking your tickets online as the actual layout may differ from this image.