September 27, 2007 / 1:43 PM / 10 years ago

McCartney and Starr coming home for Year of Culture

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are coming home to celebrate Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture in 2008.

<p>Paul McCartney (L) and Ringo Starr share a light moment together as they arrive for a screening of "Concert for George", at Warner Bros. studios in Burbank, California September 24, 2003. REUTERS/Fred Prouser FSP</p>

McCartney is headlining a concert at Anfield Stadium, home of Liverpool Football Club, while Starr is joining forces with Eurythmics member Dave Stewart for “Liverpool The Musical.”

“It’s going to be a great year,” McCartney promised in a statement on Thursday detailing plans for the northern English city’s cultural bonanza.

“I‘m very proud of the city and I look forward to welcoming you all and showing you a good time,” McCartney said.

He is headlining next June’s concert which will be broadcast live to a worldwide audience. The full line-up is to be announced later.

The Liverpool musical was described as “Stravinsky meets Hip Hop” with an eclectic cast ranging from Ringo Starr to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.


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