Help Andy Rourke!

Calling buskers everywhere – former Smiths man Andy Rourke needs your help.  He is hoping to stage the biggest ever busking gig in Manchester’s Exchange Square on 13 January. The big busk will aim to raise funds for cancer charity Versus Cancer.

Rourke explains: “A record of this kind has never been attempted before so it will be great if we can do it, especially as it’s for charity. We hope to raise £1 million to fight cancer with our 2007 concerts, and we hope this will set the ball rolling nicely. So please, show your support and help us set the world busking record on 13th January and raise some much needed money for charity”.

Anyone interested in taking part in the big busk, which takes place between 2pm and 4pm on 13 January, should email their name, contact details and details of their musical talents to

The first of the “2007 concerts” in aid of Versus Cancer that were alluded to by Mr Rourke in that quote there takes place at the MEN Arena on 30 March.  Tickets go on sale on 12 January, more info can be found at (not much more info yet to be honest, but more should be posted soon).

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