The acts celebrate an amazing 2000 at the Castlefield Arena bash...

BADLY DRAWN BOY, DOVES, ALPINESTARS, ANDY VOTEL and 808 STATE are all confirmed to make an appearance at a massive NEW YEAR’S EVE event in MANCHESTER, NME.COM can exclusively reveal.

Manc heroes Badly Drawn Boy, Doves and Alpinestars will all play live at the 9,000 capacity event, which takes place at Castlefield Arena in Manchester city centre on December 31. In addition, the evening will see DJ sets from, amongst others, Twisted Nerve boss Andy Votel and Mancunian techno pioneers 808 State.

Speaking to NME.COM about the event, organiser Steve Smith said: “We helped organise Manchester’s official celebration last year, which featured

Ian Brown, and that really was a special night. The only way we could top it was to get Damon Gough and the Doves for this year. They’ve both had such an incredible 12 months they had to play this event for everyone in the city. It’s going to be


Tickets for the event, which runs from 7pm until 1am, cost £10 and can be purchased from outlets within the city.