Liverpool to undergo a major ‘Swiftie’ regeneration

Liverpool is due to be converted into ‘Taylor Town’, as artists have begun unveiling new artifacts to celebrate one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, ahead of the Eras Tour. 

Taylor Swift is set to perform three sold out shows at the Anfield Stadium on the 13th, 14th and 15th June 2024. To mark the occasion, local artists have joined forces and are producing Taylor Swift inspired artifacts to completely transform the city.

Taylor Swift album

From a moss-covered piano to a gold throne, the unique pieces will all make up a ‘Taylor Trail’ which will be completed by 8th June. The trail, which was first introduced by Liverpool Council’s culture team and social enterprise Make CIC, will include 11 art installations overall – each one representing one of Taylor Swifts albums.

The moss piano, which was inspired by Taylor’s Evermore record, will be located in the Bluecoat Gardens and will be a ‘living installation’. Rachel Smith-Evans, a Swiftie from Thornton, has specialised in decorating pianos in the past but not as grand as the landmark Taylor Swift one.

She told BBC Radio Merseyside: ‘We’ve had bumblebees land on it, I’ve found ladybirds, so it’s going to continue to grow hopefully and live on.

‘I’m definitely a super Swiftie now. I wouldn’t say I was one before but I am now.’

Another one of the locations in Liverpool includes College Lane which will host a mural to celebrate the 34-year-old lead singer’s latest album, The Tortured Poets Department.

In addition, Bethan Flanagan will be running denim and tie-dye workshops in the Metquarter for fans who want to decorate their own Eras Tour outfits.

The UK leg of The Eras Tour kicks off in Edinburgh on 7th June before going to Liverpool, Cardiff and London.

Image: Rosa Rafael

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