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McCartney live on the BBC

Listen live to Sir Paul McCartney's Liverpool homecoming concert on BBC Radio Merseyside and on this website.

The stage at Anfield

The Liverpool Sound stage under construction.

BBC Radio Merseyside 95.8 FM will be broadcasting Paul McCartney's concert live from Anfield on Sunday 1 June, 2008.

The programme, which starts at 5.30pm, includes coverage of The Zutons and The Kaiser Chief's sets before Paul McCartney takes the stage.

To hear the concert click on Listen Live on the right hand side of this page. Coverage starts at 5.30pm, Sir Paul McCartney is on stage at 9pm.

The Foo Fighters and ex Nirvana star Dave Grohl will make a special appearance alongside Sir Paul.

The highlights of the concert will be shown later the same evening at 11pm on BBC Two.

Sir Paul McCartney last played Liverpool in 2003 in front of 40,000 people at a specially constructed arena as the final date in his Back in the World tour.

Sir Paul McCartney

The concert is one of the highlights of 2008

The Liverpool Sound is one of the highlights of Liverpool's year as European Capital of Culture.

In January Ringo Starr performed at the opening ceremony on St George's Plateau and Echo Arena Liverpool.

The Liverpool Sound concert is only the second major concert to be held at Anfield after the Hillsborough Justice Concert was staged there in 1997.

Anfield stadium manager Ged Poynton says it's been a complicated operation to prepare for the concert, "The problems we've had at Anfield is to how do we actually get the equipment in, erect a stage of this size as there's no suitable entrances.

"Everything's been craned from the Anfield Road, and everything has had to come over the beam and down in to the stadium.

"A great challenge and it tokk four days to do that."

Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl will be appearing

Liverpool season

BBC Radio 2 is running a Liverpool Season around the concert.

Dermot O'Leary will be welcoming The Zutons to his show at 2pm on Saturday, 31 May.

In Eric's – The Story Of A Liverpool Club, Steve Lamacq remembers a short-lived but influential Merseyside landmark at at 7pm on Saturday, 31 May.

Actress Sue Johnston will be exploring the history and impact of the song You'll Never Walk Alone. The Broadway show tune that was taken up by Liverpool fans in the 1960's.

Phil Redmond, who is leading Liverpool's Capital of Culture programme will be examining Liverpool's cultural achievements and asking how the city has produced such an abundance of talent in Out Of Liverpool on Tuesday, 3 June at 10.30pm.

The legacy of The Beatles will be examined in Don't Start Me Talking About... on Friday, 13 June at 7pm. The programme will look at how the Fab Four changed people's lives.

last updated: 01/06/2008 at 14:45
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