Courteeners And Blossoms Will Play A Charity Gig In Manchester

Greater Manchester bands and artists will come together to Raise The Roof for homelessness.

‘Raise The Roof’ will see some of the biggest bands and artists from across Greater Manchester come together to raise money for homelessness charity, A Bed Every Night.
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Organisers say the gig will take place at the O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester on May 24 and will be headlined by the Courteeners with Blossoms, Bugzy Malone, Lisa Stansfield and Dr John Cooper Clarke also included in the lineup. A host of other surprise guests from sport, TV and comedy will also be taking part (Noel, Liam; this would be a great time for a reunion).

Courteeners lead singer, Liam Fray said:

“Rough sleeping on the streets of Greater Manchester is a crisis all of us need to confront.
“And by joining forces we can really make a difference.”

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, said:

“Greater Manchester is the only city-region trying to give everyone somewhere to go every night. Our A Bed Every Night scheme has been running since November and has helped over 500 people off the streets. But to keep it going, we urgently need to raise more funds.

“Just as Vincent Kompany has brought the football world behind our campaign, it is brilliant to see our music industry and supporting business industries stepping forward with ‘Raise The Roof’. I am immensely grateful to all the performers taking part and proud of the stand our city is taking on the homelessness crisis. If we all work together, we can end the need for rough-sleeping here and send out a message of hope in these dark times.”

How to apply for tickets

Fans will need to make a £10 text donation to the Greater Manchester Mayor’s charity to be entered into a ballot to win tickets. 1,600 lucky winners will be chosen at random and will receive a pair of tickets each. Winners will be contacted from May 6.

Simply text ‘RAISE’ to 84988, before midday on Friday May 3, to be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets for the concert.

Standard network rates apply, you need to be 16 or over and have the bill payer’s permission to enter. Those attending the concert need to be 16 or over.

For full terms & conditions and any questions about the ballot, visit the official website.

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