Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson says: “We know that the festival is helping to attract and retain visitor interest in the city, supporting the tourist economy and helping to showcase our iconic waterfront. It will be a fantastic addition to the Liverpool 2018 line-up of events.”

But there are other opinions too.

Not everyone is pleased with the Pier Head Village. Members of the Liverpool Waterfront Business Partnership  (LWBP) have complained and requested that the event should not return once the 3-year contract has ended this year. Others say that there is no problem with the Pier Head being used for events and functions but that any proposals should be in harmony with the stature of the location as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Would you expect to see a fun-fair in front of the Taj Mahal or alongside the Egyptian Pyramids they ask?

What do residents think about this? We would like to hear your concerns or note your approval. Should residents support the position of the LWBP and ask the Mayor not to renew the license for this location in 2019? Or should Mayor Anderson be given carte blanche to allow any kind of event at the Pier Head regardless of the quality? We want your voice to be heard. Please take a moment to register your opinion below: