Blossoms: Raise The Roof Manchester gig is a "no brainer"

24 May 2019, 21:19 | Updated: 24 May 2019, 21:21

Tom Ogden and Joe Donovan have discussed the importance of tackling homelessness, and the charity gig which will see them support the Courteeners.

Blossoms have talked about their slot at Raise The Roof in Manchester.

The charity gig, which takes place on Friday 24 May, will see local heroes including the Stockport five-piece come together to raise money and awareness in order to tackle homelessness in the city.

Speaking to Chris Moyles about the gig, frontman Tom Ogden said: "They've already housed 300 people since November."

Drummer Joe Donovan added: "When you get asked to do anything like that, it's a no brainer."

Courteeners will headline the show, joined by the I Can't Stand It outfit, Manchester grime star Bugzy Malone, Lisa Stansfield and John Cooper-Clarke.

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Talking about the event, Ogden said: "Something like this makes it easier for people who are on the fringes who wouldn't know what to do (to tackle homelessness)."It makes it accessible and you know it's going to a good cause."

Raise The Roof, which takes place at the O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester in Stretford, will be hosted by Radio X's Sunta Templeton.