An artist's impression of Salt and Tar in Bootle

Bootle’s exciting new Salt and Tar events space now has its own website, at, as it gears up for its first event, a Comedy Weekender, which starts this Friday (26th May 2023).

Nestled between the Liverpool-Leeds canal and Bootle Strand, Salt and Tar is the borough’s newest hub for large-scale and community events, as well as food and drink.

Residents and visitors can now check out the website to learn more about the space, and all the events coming to Salt & Tar, including the Comedy Weekender and a Music Festival two weekends in July.

Local star Chris McCausland heads up a host of famous faces appearing at the three-day comedy festival this Bank Holiday Weekend. 

A small number of tickets are still available here.

An artist's impression of Salt and Tar in Bootle

An artist’s impression of Salt and Tar in Bootle

Liverpool band Red Rum Club are slated to headline the music festival in July, for which tickets have already sold out.

On top of the website launch, new artwork for the events space has been released. It provides the clearest look yet of how Salt and Tar will look once the final touches are completed.

The images released today show the space as it will look once work is finished, complete with repurposed shipping containers acting as food stalls. 

In addition to the food stalls and pop-up bars, there is a viewing platform, a marquee, rows of seating and decorative elements featuring plenty of greenery.

An artist's impression of Salt and Tar in Bootle

An artist’s impression of Salt and Tar in Bootle

Cllr Marion Atkinson, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Skills said:

“Excitement is growing as we get ready to see the first event at Salt and Tar, and details can now be found on the new website at

“Salt and Tar will be a fantastic place for Sefton residents to come together to enjoy some great entertainment, which the new artwork shows. It will provide a great boost to the Bootle area as well.

“I hope that anyone who hasn’t grabbed their ticket for the Comedy Weekender head to See Tickets and gets theirs before it’s too late!”

To buy tickets for the comedy weekender, visit

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