Courteeners announce exciting special guests for Manchester charity show

The gig will benefit the Manchester homelessness charity A Bed Every Night

Courteeners have announced that they will headline a special charity show in Manchester next month – find out more details about the benefit gig below.

The Liam Fray-fronted band, who are also set to play a huge homecoming show in June, have shared details of a smaller-scale performance which is due to take place a few weeks ahead of their Heaton Park visit.

Posting on Twitter yesterday (April 9), Fray revealed that the indie band will take to the stage at Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse on May 24. The show is in aid of the Greater Manchester Mayor’s homeless charity, which Fray says is a “cause very close to home”.

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“Rough sleeping on the streets of Greater Manchester is a crisis all of us need to confront and by joining forces we can really make a difference,” Fray added in a separate statement.

The official Raise The Roof website has now (April 10) confirmed a host of support acts for the night, with Blossoms, Bugzy Malone, Lisa Stansfield and Dr John Cooper Clarke all set to perform.

DJ Sunta Templeton will host, while a number of surprise guests from the worlds of sport, TV and comedy will also make appearances.

Fans can apply for two ballot tickets to the event by texting RAISE to 84988 by 12pm on 3rd May, with each message sent donating £10 to the organisation.

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Meanwhile, the tail-end of 2018 saw Liam Fray provide an update on the band’s “escapist” and “groove-based” new album as he saidL “We’re nearing the end, but every time I say that a new song comes out.”

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