The Courteeners to 'raise the roof' at Manchester homeless benefit gig

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A huge musical fund-raiser takes place later to raise money to help tackle the crisis of rough sleeping and homelessness.

People walk past a rough sleeper in Manchester Credit: pa

Raise the Roof, will take place at the O2 Victoria Warehouse in Manchester.

Funds raised from the concert will go straight to projects dedicated to tackling homelessness and rough sleeping in all 10 boroughs, including the ambitious A Bed Every Night scheme.

Grime star Bugzy Malone will be one of the headline performers Credit: pa
Lisa Stansfield will also be performing Credit: pa