Beatles Festival Future In Doubt

(Gibson) U.K. government spending cuts could lead to the cancellation of a music festival associated with The Beatles.

Mathew Street in Liverpool, England, was home to the Cavern Club (famous for early Beatles performances) and gives its name to an annual free music festival. In 2011, it attracted musicians and Beatles fanatics from more than 30 countries.

"Next year is its 20th anniversary and it is also the 50th anniversary of the formation of The Beatles, with Ringo Starr joining as drummer," said Joe Anderson, leader of the Liverpool City Council. "But these are the difficult choices that we are having to make." more on this story

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