Golden Key To The City
Written by Nina Franklin on 20th January 2020
Still struggling to get your head around Liverpool? Can’t tell your Kirkby from your Kirkdale? Or maybe you’re just making a flying visit & need some quick local guidance. We’re back to that guide game again, baby!
Melodic Distraction’s first guide provided the perfect bite-sized introduction to Liverpool’s independent music and cultural scene. This time we’re back, with a bigger, broader and better guide that offers the most comprehensive overview of spots to dance, drink and enjoy yourself at across our fair city.
Created by local artist Neil Keating, the new poster design features our favourite haunts along with some of Liverpool’s most iconic landmarks, all beautifully collated into a picturesque cityscape. From clubs such as Smithdown Social Club and North Shore Troubadour, to watering holes like Fredrik’s Bar and The Handyman, the guide is as the perfect companion to help you immerse yourself in our city. It’s also jam packed with our insider shouts for the biggest and best events to attend in Liverpool’s cultural calendar, and we’ve stuck the highlights of our radio roster on there too! Whether you’re after a boogie or a bevvy, our Winter/Spring Guide has you covered.
To celebrate the roll out of the new guide, we’re teaming up with some of the city’s leading independents to launch Melodic Distraction’s ‘Golden Key To The City’ treasure hunt. The competition starts on Tuesday 21st January 2020 at 9am. This interactive competition encourages you to get out and about into our city, get to know Liverpool’s independent scene and will land one lucky winner over £2,000 worth of prizes.
Hidden behind the bar or counter at a selection of our city’s incredible independent spaces are cards with individual letters of the alphabet. When put together, these letters will form an anagram of a well-known landmark in Liverpool.
With 9 letters to collect, all you have to do is pop into the independent venues listed on the new Melodic Distraction guide, ask for a Melodic Distraction ‘Golden Key To The City’ letter and solve the anagram to discover the name of a well-known Liverpool location.
Don’t be shy. Whilst you collect your letters, grab a drink, have a bite to eat and enjoy the welcoming hospitality Liverpool has to offer – and in the process support the city’s independent scene. Once you’ve collected enough letters to figure out the anagram, head to the Melodic Distraction studio with your letters and see if you’ve won. Be quick though, the first one to arrive with the correct anagram solution wins!
There’s a tonne of awesome prizes to be won, including £30 tabs at every bar drawn on the guide and tickets to the best events in Liverpool this spring, all to be won by one person. There’s also runner up prizes for those who come in the top 10. Check out the list below to see all the prizes you could win.
For more information on how you can enter, pick up a copy of the Melodic guide from bars, cafes and venues across the city centre. And, now, what you really wanna see – what could you win?
1ST PRIZE – THE GOLDEN KEY TO THE CITY (AWARDED TO ONE PERSON)
Melodic Distraction’s Golden Key to the City is one person’s no-holds-barred spring of a lifetime! The Golden Key gets you 4 months of non stop music and culture, with bar tabs, event entry, merch and records! Check out all the events you could get entry to below.
1x £30 BAR TAB AT ALL OF THESE:
|| 24 Kitchen Street || Best Before || Blacklodge Brewery ||
|| Bold Street Coffee || Buyers Club (Board & Bottle) || The Caledonia ||
|| Constellations || District || Frederiks || The Handyman Pub || The Jacaranda
|| The Kazimier Garden || LEAF on Bold Street || Love Lane Brewery || The Merchant ||
|| Phase One || Shipping Forecast || Static Bar || The Grapes ||
|| The Zanzibar Club || Someplace Bar || North Shore Troubadour ||
GUESTLIST (WITH ONE FRIEND) TO EVERY SINGLE PUBLIC
TICKETED MUSIC & ARTS EVENT UNTIL THE END OF APRIL 2020 AT:
|| Constellations || Best Before || District || 24 Kitchen Street ||
|| Invisible Wind Factory || The Zanzibar || North Shore Troubadour || The Jacaranda ||
*(please note, to redeem your entry to these venues you must
email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance.
If you request after a specific event has already sold out, we cannot guarantee you entry)
GUESTLIST (WITH ONE FRIEND) TO SPECIFIC GUIDE EVENTS INCLUDING:
808 State (live) at The O2 Academy
Ticket passes to every in-house event at Meraki
(all Boogaloo, Meraki Presents, Down to Funk and Archive events)
Archive Presents: Eclair Fifi
Archive x Boogaloo Presents: DJ Seinfeld
Ashanti at Liverpool Guild of Students
Astral with Dr Banana at North Shore Troubadour
ATHE presents ~ OLI XL
Boogaloo 4th birthday with Detroit Swindle
Bonsai Hifi Party at Claremont Farm
Circus at Bramley Moore Dock (1st February 2020)
Craig David at The M&S Bank Arena
Kano at the O2 Academy
Krewe Liverpool at the Palm House
Liverpool Sound Summit at The Docks
Jamie Cullum at The Liverpool Philharmonic
Melon Yellow Festival at Invisible Wind Factory
Milk & Xjukebox Presents: Sully at North Shore Troubadour
Mellowtone with Serious Sam Barrett, Charlie Mckeon at Studio 2
Mellowtone with Milo Seabird, Den Burke at Studio 2
Meraki Presents: Sherelle
Mable at the 02 Academy
Red City at The Bridewell
Roni Size & LTJ Buken at Hangar 34
Rick Astley at The M&S Bank Arena
The Who at The M&S Bank Arena
Threshold Festival at the Baltic Triangle
Flava D at the Williamson Tunnels
Wavertree Worldwide at Smithdown Social Club (every event until the end of April)
Watt Hz? & Astral Presents: Special Guest TBA
1x £30 VOUCHER & MERCHANDISE BUNDLE AT DIG VINYL
1x £100 WORTH OF MELODIC DISTRACTION MERCHANDISE
2x LP RECORDS & MERCHANDISE BUNDLE AT 81 RENSHAW
30x ASSORTED LOCALLY BREWED BEERS
1x RADIO MASTERCLASS AT MELODIC DISTRACTION
RUNNER UP PRIZES
You gotta be in it to win it! Though the quickest anagram solver will scoop the bumper prize, we’re offering up some goodies for 10 lucky runners-up. These will be distributed in no particular order – you’ll get to take your pick when you race back to the studio!
£20 BAR TAB AT STATIC BAR
£10 BAR TAB AT STATIC BAR
£20 BAR TAB AT THE ZANZIBAR
£20 RECORD VOUCHER AT THE JACARANDA
8x TICKETS TO THRESHOLD FESTIVAL (2 EACH)
1x AFRICA OYÉ MERCHANDISE BUNDLE
1x MELLOWTONE POSTER BUNDLE
LIVERPOOL AUDIO NETWORK LAPTOP KEYBOARD COVER
LIVERPOOL AUDIO NETWORK SYNTHESISER POSTERS
1x BIDO LITO! JOURNAL & TOTE BAG
2X TICKETS TO ATHE PRESENTS ~ OLI XL
2X TICKETS FOR 2 SUMATI PRESENTS SHOWS
2x NORTH SHORE TROUBADOUR ENTRY TO EVENT OF CHOOSING & T-SHIRTS
3x LOVE LANE GIN MINIATURES
Yo! We know it’s long, but there’s important small stuff to be said. You know it’s gotta be done. You can find a link to all of the Terms and Conditions of the competition right here.