I first noticed them yesterday morning, out on my run.
So today I went to have a closer look.
And we are of course seeing the preparations for some of this weekend’s events in the Liverpool International Music Festival.
There’s stuff happening down at the Pier Head too, but here in Sefton Park things are looking wonderful.
Things get going at 6:30 on Friday evening, here on the main stage, with Liverpool choir, Sense of Sound followed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with their Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko. Yes, wow.
Then for the following three days, well, it’s a feast of local and international music. Featuring several offspring of Bob Marley, and Liverpool legends Deaf School and The Christians. I’m particularly looking forward to the Portico Quartet and Les Freres Guissé and to revelling in loads of music I’ve never heard before. I got pretty sick of the ‘tribute acts’ at the Mathew Street Festival (Amy Housewine I saw last year) and am really glad it’s been replaced with this.
Oh and if you’re not in Sefton Park for Soul II Soul late Monday afternoon, you want your head feeling.
All got going here at quarter-past-one on Saturday by 16 year old singer-songwriter Sophia Ben-Youssef. Her mother tells me, via Twitter, she’s wonderful!
Download the full programme here.