Manchester Vs Cancer


Great Northern Productions is proud to announce that tickets for the Manchester versus Cancer Concert in association with Key 103, are now on sale.

Taking place at the Manchester Evening News Arena on January 28th, the concert will see some of Manchester's very own legends appearing on stage together for the first time ever.

New Order, Andy Rourke, Badly Drawn Boy, Doves, Mani (Stone Roses and Primal Scream) and Stephen Fretwell are already signed up and we are announcing even more huge names over the next few days and weeks. It could lead to some one-off, amazing collaborations on stage and is making people predict that this will be a once-in-a-lifetime event.

The gig was the idea of ex-Smith, Andy Rourke, following news that his manager's sister and father had been diagnosed with cancer. Andy and friends decided to group together to raise £1million for alternatives to chemotherapy at Manchester's Christie Hospital, Europe's largest cancer treatment and research centre.

Speaking about the gig, Andy said: “It will bring together people and bands that have made Manchester famous. It will be huge and the idea is that this will be the start of an annual event to raise money for charity whether it is helping cancer or arthritis. It will be bigger and bigger each year, the highlight of the musical calendar.”

Toni Leden, Appeals Director at the Christie said: “Everyone at the Christie is extremely excited about the concert and we're absolutely delighted that some of the biggest names in the music industry are giving up their time to support our cause – it is a massive coup for us! We hope it will be a fabulous event, that will raise a great deal of money for the hospital and help take us all towards a future without cancer.”

Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster by telephone on 0870 190 8000< > or online at link.

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