Details of Manchester charity gig announced

Ticket details for Andy Rourke’s Manchester Vs Cancer revealed

Tickets for Lancastrian super-gig Manchester Vs Cancer are set to go on sale next week.

The show, featuring a host of Manchester legends, takes place at the MEN Arena on January 28, and is being organised by The Smiths bassist Andy Rourke to raise funds for the city’s Christie Hospital.

Rourke along with New Order, Badly Drawn Boy, The Doves, Mani, 808 State and Stephen Fretwell are all appearing, with more acts expected to be announced soon.

Speaking about the event Rourke explained: “It will bring together people and bands that have made Manchester famous. It will be huge and the idea is that this will be the start of an annual event to raise money for charity.”

Tickets for the bash will go on sale at 10am on December 17, for more information go to