Peace to support The Courteeners at Heaton Park gig in June

Bipolar Sunshine and Blossoms will also perform at Manchester show on June 5

Peace have been announced as special guests for The Courteeners‘ sold-out gig at Heaton Park.

The Courteeners’ hometown show, which was announced last November, sold out in less than an hour and is the first time a band has headlined the 20,000-capacity venue since The Stone Roses’ reunion shows in 2012.

Alongside Peace, fellow support acts Bipolar Sunshine and Blossoms will play the June 5 gig.

Peace released their second album ‘Happy People’, produced by Jim Abbiss and Duncan Mill, in February and are set to kick off their own headline tour in September, including a show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on October 9.

The band recently shared the video for ‘Gen Strange’, which features a cameo from Stoke City footballer Peter Crouch.

The Courteeners’ last Manchester gigs were in 2013, when they sold out two nights at Castlefield Bowl. Since then they have released their fourth album ‘Concrete Love’, which reached Number Three in the UK album charts.