01 November 2013Music for Cities
This year's Music For Cities event on Thursday 21 November 2013 features Peter Hook & The Light and A Certain Ratio performing alongside young classical musicians and special guests and will be the first gig ever to take place at Halle St Peters in Ancoats, Manchester.
Just 150 tickets at 40.00 GBP each will available from 9am Monday 4 November 2013 via TicketWeb UK and Ticketline [fully detailed ticket links to follow].
All proceeds and profits go to assist Manchester youth charities which in the past have included a boxing club and a recording studio in Wythenshawe.
The first edition of Music for Cities in 2012 saw Tim Burgess and Puressence performing at a sold out Manchester Cathedral.
Music For Cities
Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.
Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".
- extract from the official website biography