Our city streets, famous for their musical culture and heritage, are today enlivened by buskers who create memorable experiences for all our visitors.

We currently have 11 busking locations in Liverpool ONE, for more details please see the Liverpool ONE Busking map.


  • Custom House Place under the John Lewis canopy facing the Sugar House Steps – Suitable for up to 4 people
  • Thomas Steers Way at the side of the water pool near Bill’s – Suitable for up to 4 people
  • Terrace opposite TGI Fridays – Suitable for 1 person
  • Upper South John Street. (suitable for 1 person)
  • Wall Street by Auntie Anne’s* – Suitable for 1 person *weekends only
  • Paradise Street by North Face – Suitable for up to 2 people
  • Keys Court entrance off Church Street, opposite L’Occitane – Suitable for 1 person
  • Peter’s Lane in the corner between Bravissimo and Ted Baker – Suitable for 1 person
  • College Lane near Waterstones – Suitable for up to 2 people
  • Top of College Lane by the flag pole – Suitable for 2 people
  • Paradise Street by Sailor’s Gates – Suitable for up to 4 people


Amplification is not currently permitted anywhere in Liverpool ONE for busking.


How to apply:


Before applying, please read the full performer code of practice below.



Please consult the latest Covid-19 regulations and ensure your performance can meet all the rules and guidance before applying:

Performing arts here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19/performing-arts


Performing outside Liverpool ONE

If you want to perform or busk outside the Liverpool ONE shopping area, you’ll need to follow the Guide to Busking in Liverpool. Find out more on the Liverpool City Council’s website.


Busking Application

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
    All performers must be over 16 years of age.
  • If applicable
  • Please provide a video or sound recording of your performance so that we can assess your suitability for different areas within Liverpool ONE.
  • Please include number of people in band/group, equipment you need to bring, type of performance, amount of space needed.
    By ticking this box I accept the terms and conditions below. I hereby confirm that the information and particulars given above are correct and confirm that a member of the Liverpool ONE team or associated busking partner may contact me regarding my application.

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