Mancunian Stars Raise £100,000 for Tsunami

Homegrown Manchester bands, including Elbow and Badly Drawn Boy, helped to raise over £100,000 at a Tsunami Benefit gig on 30th January 2005, at the Manchester Apollo.

Also playing where other locals I Am Kloot, Durutti Column and Goldblade.

Column and Goldblade at the Manchester Apollo gig on January 30.

“It's something typical of Manchester; they're always willing to help if they can,” Elbow’s Guy Garvey told Radio 1. “It's not as if poverty doesn't exist in Manchester either, but people are always ready to give their time and their money to do things like this.”

The event was part of Manchester Million, which is organising more fund-raising events across the city over the next few weeks.

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