Liverpool will play host to “the most in depth look at The Jam there has ever been” this summer when a new exhibition heads to the city.
The waterfront’s iconic Cunard Building will host the display, curated by band frontman Paul Weller’s sister Nicky, Russell Reader and Den Davis.
‘About the Young Idea’ will be open to the public between 1 July and 25 September, exploring the influential band’s music, background and social and political impact.
It will provide a newly expanded and interactive showcase focused on the group, following the curators’ acclaimed exhibition at London’s Somerset House last summer.
On view for the last time in the UK, the display will feature never before seen items from the influential band’s private archives and impressive memorabilia collected by fans over the years.
A free app developed by Stikit and VCode® will also enable visitors to interact with exhibits and access exclusive content throughout the exhibition.
The ‘Three Graces’ building which is hosting the show is set to become a permanent home for music memorabilia later this year when the British Music Experience unveils its Museum of Popular Music at the site.
The Jam exhibition also comes after Liverpool was named a UNESCO City of Music last year.
Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, says: “When we were awarded UNESCO City of Music status at the end of last year, we were clear that would mean not just celebrating this city’s incredible musical heritage and future, but also music and bands which have shaped music from across the world.
“The Jam are a perfect fit. Brilliant music with a fierce political undertone.
“It is a real honour that they have chosen Liverpool, and wonderful we are able to host them in the Cunard building as we continue to grow the brilliant musical offer across the city.”
Nicky Weller adds: “Last year at Somerset House we were taken aback at how the fans reacted to the exhibition.
“People from around the world got in contact saying that they wanted to see more, so we have spent the last year working on this show which is without doubt the most in depth look at the band there has been.”
Tickets, priced up to £9.50, will go on sale from 9am on Friday 27 May.