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Upcoming Fairs 2017

24-28 Augustin Liverpool - Beatleweek Mariott + Adelphi Hotel
7 OctoberThe Netherlands - Roosendaal - Tongerloplein
14 Octoberin Belgium - Mons, 30th Beatles Day
11-12 November The Netherlands - Utrecht Jaarbeurs big Record Fair

(check out our events page)

Welcome to Beatles International news. We will do our best to keep you up to date about anything Beatles related. Therefore this page will be updated frequently. Check out the new sub-pages, attached to various main pages.


Great news for all collectors. Franck Leenheer organizes the all time famous Beatmeets in a new venue from October 2017:
Scheltema, in the Marktsteeg 1 is nearby the old venue in Leiden, so except for the name, nothing changes really.
So with great pleasure we announce our presence at next Beatmeet over there, on October 29, 2017.

check out our 'Events' page for details. 


FOR TICKETS: telephone 0031(0)900 3210321

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A brand new, most recommandable book released on the international market, written by a great friend from Liverpool, a novel featuring The Beatles!
David is thinking of having a launch party in Liverpool for this detective book, "Inspector Rocke".
As something different, and a bit of fun, what do you reckon to him hosting a murder/mystery evening?
If so, who is up for coming - sometime in June? He likes to know if it is worth doing. 
Please reply a.s.a.p. to

If you've been before, you'll know that during Beatleweek, Liverpool is a fan's dream!
This year we are not only celebrating 60 years of the Cavern, 
but 60 years of Lennon/McCartney and 50 years of Sgt. Pepper & Magical Mystery Tour.

This will be a Festival to remember. Don't wait, BOOK NOW!!!
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The aim of this page is to answer any questions you may have regarding
the future of the International Beatleweek festival.
What is happening to International Beatleweek?
This will be the last International Beatleweek Festival as we know it. In future years it will be scaled down.
What changes will you be making to the festival?
You can rest assured there will still be lots of live music from bands around the world.
This will now mainly take place at the Cavern Club and the Cavern Pub.
Unfortunately we don’t know yet what other changes we will be making.
Will you still have a convention day and late night parties at the Adelphi Hotel?
Unfortunately this is yet to be decided. As soon as we have more information on this and a decision has been made
we will be sure to pass this on to you.
When can we expect more information?
Discussions are currently taking place with the council and various other organisations
about what we can do with the festival. Decisions regarding accommodation packages,
late-night parties, theatre shows, the convention and outdoor events have not been made yet.
As soon as we have a plan together for future years we will pass it along to you.

However, in the mean time, we still have an amazing festival put together for 2017 which we can all look forward to.

Celebrate 60 years of The Cavern
on Monday August 28th, with The Cavern's
60th Anniversary Concert, featuring music                           Author and reporter Larry Kane
from the past 6 decades!                                                      will make his Beatleweek debut!
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Neil Innes will perform 2 shows at the World's               "What about the time we met..."...60 years on....
famous Cavern Club, Tuesday August 29th!                  a certain John Lennon was introduced to a young
                                                                                        Paul McCartney. They rest, as they say, is history.
This meeting took place at St Peter's Church Woolton Garden Fete and the whole event is being replicated
especially for YOU! "John & Paul: It Was Fete!" will give you the opportunity to interact with the Quarrymen.
Julia Baird and various luminaries who were actually here on that 'fete-ful' day.

The biggest Tribute Band in Beatledom, THE BOOTLEG BEATLES, will be making a very special appearance
at INTERNATIONAL BEATLEWEEK on Friday, August 25th!!!!!
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The blockbuster show - which premiered with a special performance in Liverpool - has already wowed crowds across the UK.
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The Sessions - a live re-staging of the Beatles at Abbey Road Studios - was showcased at the ECHO arena at the end of last month in a one-off charity gig.

Since then, the 45-strong cast has performed to a sold-out Royal Albert Hall and in Belfast, Dublin and Brighton.

2016 Sessions 1 On March 30th Liverpool saw the pre-premiere of
 The ABBEY ROAD Sessions in the Echo Arena in Liverpool. 
 Brought to stage by the same man who brought
 Elvis Presley back 'alive' a couple of years ago,
 he now, with the help of the original Beatles' sound engineer
 Geoff Emerick, shows us how the Beatles worked
 in Studio 2 of the famous London recording studios.

 For more (BI witness) details about the show,
 read more in the 'BI' section of this News page.


Ringo Starr and George Martin giving an acceptance speech at the Grammy awards in Los AngelesHis family thanked "everyone for their thoughts, prayers and messages of support" after his death at home on Tuesday, his manager said.

The Beach Boys frontman opens up about his new solo album No Pier Pressure and alleged ‘rivalry’ with The Beatles.

Dear Julian, if you ever read this, our thoughts are with you

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Starr will be inducted alongside Bill Withers and Green Day

Sir Paul McCartney is to induct former Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Starr is the last of The Beatles receive the musical honour.

Sir Paul will usher in the 74-year-old at the 30th annual ceremony at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum next month.

The Beatles are already in the hall as a group, as are John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison as solo artists.

Other inductees will include Green Day, Lou Reed and Bill Withers.

Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, Starr said it meant "recognition" of his work.

He added: "And it means, finally, the four of us are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame even though we were the biggest pop group in the land."

Eagle Joe Walsh will perform some of Starr's music, while Withers' music will be performed by John Legend.

It is not known if Withers, who quit the music business more than 30 years ago, will sing himself.

Patti Smith will induct Reed, who died in 2013, while Beck will perform the Velvet Underground singer's music.

Joan Jett, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and the "5'' Royales will also be elevated to the elite musical club at the Cleveland ceremony.

Artists become eligible to enter the Hall of Fame 25 years after their first release.