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

Due to Coronavirus restrictions and social distancing requirements we currently have 4 busking locations in Liverpool ONE, for more details please see the Liverpool ONE Busking map.

Our Tickle the Ivories piano festival is also running from 21 May to 1 August. If you wish to perform on a piano as part of Tickle The Ivories festival please fill the booking form.

Find more info on Tickle The Ivories at www.liverpool-one.com/events/tickle


  • Paradise Street by Sailor’s Gates – suitable for 4 people
  • Paradise Street by North Face – suitable for 2 people
  • Thomas Steers Way – suitable for 6 people
  • Upper South John Street by Debenhams window – suitable for 1 person

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:

Meeting people outside your household https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-meeting-with-others-safely-social-distancing/coronavirus-covid-19-meeting-with-others-safely-social-distancing

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

Please follow the Government’s suggested principles for safer singing


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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