Liverpool, home of the mop-topped quartet from Merseyside, was bestowed with the City of Culture title back in 2008. Last year, Hull became the new City of Culture and as a result, the area may benefit from a whopping £60 million of developmental funding.
Now, our very own Stoke-on-Trent is in the running to become new City of Culture in 2021, and it could be in with an excellent chance.
The Potteries-based bid, titled 'Six Towns, One City', is underway and highlights the area's unique heritage - and the fact that it's in with a fighting chance goes to show just how far Stoke has come in recent years. It's little wonder that Stoke-on-Trent is now considered a UK property hotspot for young professionals, couples, and families alike.
Not only this but in recent years a new lease of life has been breathed into the city with a flurry of home-grown creative talents emerging from the cracks.
Of course, Stoke-on-Trent is the home of pottery and companies like Middleport, Emma Bridgewater, and Wedgewood; all of whom have taken this locally spawned artisan trade to new artistic heights.
There is so much musical and artistic talent alive in and around Stoke-on-Trent, and it certainly deserves to be celebrated - which is where the new City of Culture status comes in.
Speaking to The Sentinel, Paul Williams, Head of Staffs University's Business School, said:
"There is already a cultural buzz around the city, which has increased since the idea of making a bid was first proposed.
If we are successful, it would inevitably drive forward the city's regeneration and enhance our profile."
Events including the British Ceramics Biennial, The Appetite Art Event, The Street Art Project, Penkhull Folk Week, and Newcastle under Lyme Blues Festival are all set to put The Potteries on the map - and if the city's bid is accepted, it could mean big things in the not-so-distant future.
There are whispers of exciting developments for Hanley Museum; social initiatives like #365daysofculture are currently being rolled out, and a buzz is building up all over the city. Apparently, that's just the tip of the iceberg.
For a potential landlord looking to invest in pastures new, Stoke-on-Trent's steady progress is hard to ignore. Not only are we talking about a host of affordable properties in a choice of amenable areas, but we're also looking at a city on the cusp of great things.
In the wonderful world of property, we all know what that means: an excellent return on investment and being part of something rather special.
As The Potteries grows and develops, so does the chance to make a profit from a portfolio of buy-to-let properties that will help ensure your future financial success. But remember, those who act first stand to reap the greatest rewards.
Food for thought indeed.
To support Stoke-on-Trent's City of Culture Bid, find out more from the official website.