Friday, February 24, 2006


Having closed the club years ago, an inability to get guarantees on the long-term future of the old Speke Airfield site has led Cream to relocate the Creamfields festival across the border into Runcorn.

Liverpool Echo music correspondent sees this as part of a decline in the city's musical base:

It seems that, rather than encour-aging music into the city, we're pushing it away.

The Royal Court rarely offers live music after the auditorium was taken over by Rawhide Comedy Club, and the latest knock is the news Creamfields is moving to out of the city.

Still, the council are building a shiny new Debenhams. That seems to be where they're aiming for these days.