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

It’s great to see the music scene in Greater Manchester, so important and influential and at the core of what it means to be Mancunian, lending its support to tackle the humanitarian crisis that is rough sleeping on our streets.

Andy Burnham, Greater Manchester Metro Mayor
Lisa Stansfield will also be performing Credit: pa