The Salt and Tar Comedy Weekender returns to Bootle town centre tonight (Thursday 23rd May 2024), kicking off with a special charity show featuring 11 local comedians at the very start of their career with Bootle Stands Up.

It features ten ordinary individuals, coached by professional comedian Brendan Riley with over 30 years of stand-up experience.

They’ve had six weeks of comedy workshops to learn the art of stand-up comedy; and a goal to raise money for a fantastic local charity, Ykids, based in Bootle, with the event sponsored by Dowhigh.

Tickets, just £5 each (plus booking fee) are available here

Elsewhere over the weekend, there will be performances by Gary Delaney, Seann Walsh, and the much-loved Disco Bingo. Young comedy and magic fans are sure to enjoy the Family Fundays on Saturday and Sunday too.

All details and tickets can be found on the Salt and Tar website.

Comedians performing at the Salt and Tar Comedy Weekender in Bootle

Comedians performing at the Salt and Tar Comedy Weekender in Bootle

Free entry

That’s not all! For those who don’t want to attend the comedy events, Salt and Tar is back open this bank holiday weekend with free entry to its food and drink village. 

There will be plenty of entertainment happening this Friday, Saturday and Sunday up until 9.30pm.

The full schedule of events can be found below.

Friday

Gates open 4pm with live music from Harry James starting from 5pm.

Saturday

Gates open midday for a packed afternoon of entertainment for the whole family.

  • 12:15 Live Music from Meg and Ben
  • 15:00 Circus Skills Workshop from Bring the Fire
  • 15:30 Sing Along with Liverpool Indie Choir
  • 17:00 Good time DJ vibes
  • 18:00 Ambient Fire Show from Bring the Fire

Sunday

Gates open midday for a packed afternoon of entertainment for the whole family.

  • 12:15 Live Music from Ben Newport
  • 15:00 Circus Skills Workshop from Bring the Fire
  • 15:00 Live Music from Charlotte
  • 17:00 Good time DJ vibes
  • 18:00 Ambient Fire Show from Bring the Fire
The Comedy Weekender at Salt and Tar in Bootle

The Comedy Weekender at Salt and Tar in Bootle

Tasty street food will be served all weekend from The Bus Yard, Bun & Pickle, Cakes 51 and Ginger Cat Coffee. 

Joining them is The Crafty Scouse Birds with plenty of glitter, and a Kingsley & Co pop-up interactive book shop.

All details and tickets can be found on the Salt and Tar website.

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