Courteeners to headline Raise The Roof charity gig in Manchester
9 April 2019, 18:00 | Updated: 10 April 2019, 10:42
Greater Manchester bands and artists are coming together to Raise The Roof for homelessness.
A special mix of the biggest and most influential acts from across Manchester will coming together to tackle homelessness and raise money for A Bed Every Night, the scheme set up by the City’s mayor, Andy Burnham.
Raise The Roof takes place at the O2 Victoria Warehouse Manchester in Stretford, on Friday 24 May and will see local heroes Courteeners headline the show.
The event will be hosted by Radio X’s Sunta Templeton and the full supporting bill is to be revealed shortly.
The gig was announced on Johnny Vaughan’s drive time show on Radio X this afternoon (9 April) by the mayor and Courteeners frontman Liam Fray.
Fray told Radio X: “We’ve known Andy, who’s a fan, for a while and we know that he’s trying his upmost to try and end homelessness in Manchester. We don’t have the answers, we don’t have the infrastructure, but we do have some songs and we know that some people are into us! So we said, can we do a gig?”
Courteeners headline #RaiseTheRoofGM @O2VicWarehouse Manchester on Fri 24 May also feat. @BlossomsBand @TheBugzyMalone @lisajstansfield @official_jcc. To apply for 2 tickets text RAISE to 84988 by 12pm on 3rd May. Each text carries a £10 voluntary donation https://t.co/Gv3Hjv4CRB pic.twitter.com/qgSQwYudAo— Courteeners (@thecourteeners) April 10, 2019
How to apply for tickets to Raise The Roof
To apply for a pair of tickets to the show, fans are being asked to text RAISE to 84988.
Applications will close at noon on Friday 3 May.
A voluntary donation of £10 from every text goes straight to the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity supporting A Bed Every Night.
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. To opt out of donating text CANCEL within 30 minutes.
For full terms & conditions and any questions about the ballot, visit the official website at www.raisetheroofgm.co.uk
A Bed Every Night was set up by the Mayor offer shelter for the estimated 500 people in the area that regularly sleep rough.
Burnham went on: “We’re running a scheme here in Manchester called A Bed Every Night, and we’re trying to fund giving somewhere for people to go every night of the week, to end rough sleeping - and this is going to play a big part in that.”
For more on the scheme, see https://bedeverynight.co.uk
The Mayor continued: “Liam and the lads have got a massive following here, so I know there’s loads of people that would love to be at this event, so obviously it’s going to be a pretty hot ticket.”
Liam explained: “It’s effectively a fiver a ticket if you get through! We’re trying to entice as many people to text that number and hopefully get some pounds in the bank.”