New Fundraiser Fest In Manchester

Several big names from the North East, including Elbow, Badly Drawn Boy and I Am Kloot, will play at the first ever Cohesion Live festival in Manchester - with proceeds helping to build a park in Kosovo...

Cohesion Live will take place on 23 September at Platt Fields Park, Manchester, in aid of Kosovo (MaK) which is raising funds to build the Manchester Peace Park in the previously war-torn region of Kosovo.

Graham Coxon, Badly Drawn Boy and Elbow will headline the main stage, which will also feature special performances from an as-yet-unnamed Andy Rourke-fronted super group and 808 State’s Andy Massey with his new project Toolshed.

The Durruti Column, Lou Rhodes and a rare DJ set from Doves are also lined up for the inner-city festival.

And a second stage will see sets by The Longcut, The Sunshine Underground, Roland Shanks and The KBC.

Tickets for the event cost £19.50 and are on sale now. More info is here.