Blossoms, an indie rock band, has joined the Manchester team for next week’s all-star DJ Battle against Liverpool to raise money for a cause that helps people who are homeless.
There will be a lot of singers, presenters, actors and legends playing at Liverpool’s Camp and Furnace on Friday, February 2. Members of the band will be there too.
Craig Charles, an actor, host, and DJ, is on Mayor Rotheram’s Liverpool City Region team. So are singing stars Jamie Webster, Rebecca Ferguson, and Peter Hooton, as well as England football legends John Barnes and Peter Reid.
On the decks for Mayor Andy Burnham’s Manchester team are Blossoms, M People’s Heather Small, former Corrie actress Sally Lindsay, BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Nihal Arthanayake and presenter Matt White.
Hailing from Stockport, Blossoms have a foot in both the Liverpool and Manchester camps, having recently spent a week recording at Liverpool’s Kempston Street Studios. Based in the Fabric district, it’s dubbed a creative haven and the legacy of the Grammy award-winning Parr Street Studios – where Blossoms recorded their number one debut album in 2015.
The upcoming DJ Battle is the third time Mayors Rotheram and Burnham have faced each other on the decks as they raise money for initiatives in Manchester and the Liverpool City Region to tackle homelessness and end the need for rough sleeping.
Their first clash took place online during the pandemic with a follow-up in person event in Manchester last December, which raised over £25,000 and won ‘Leading Live Event of the Year’ at the 2023 This is Manchester Awards.
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