“Girls don’t play guitars “, was John Lennon’s comment on the first girl band in the UK as they were introduced to the Cavern Club in 1962. Could he have been more wrong about them?! The four Liverpool lasses became the first “all female rockgroup”, toured with the Kinks and the Stones and played packed venues all over Europe and Japan. In Hamburg they achieved legendary status, no other band thrilled the Star-Club fans as much as the Liverbirds. Their fascinating story has currently been turned into a brilliant musical at Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre. For COME TOGETHER the original band members Mary Dostal (née Mc Glory) and Sylvia Saunders perform alongside Bernadette La Hengst (Die Braut haut ins Auge) and Stefanie Hempel. A German-English collaboration that perfectly fits the festival’s spirit.