The North West's metro mayors will become DJs this Sunday night as they go head-to-head to decide which of their areas has the better music.

Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram will be taking turns on the decks to play songs by acts from in and around Manchester and Liverpool.

They are hoping to raise money for good causes during the coronavirus pandemic.

The battle will be shown exclusively on the United We Stream platform, created by Greater Manchester Night-Time Economy Adviser for Sacha Lord and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA).

Broadcast from 8pm, the Mayors will play an hour’s set each, spinning tracks from the ‘60s up to the present day and including plenty of classic Merseybeat and Madchester.

People will be invited to vote for the winning city by leaving a comment whilst making a donation on the United We Stream JustGiving page.

Andy Burnham, mayor of Greater Manchester Credit: United We Stream/ICZ Salford University

"Manchester has held the upper hand on football in recent times and I’m confident that we’ll emerge from this weekend as the North West capital of music.

Andy Burnham

The United We Stream Greater Manchester platform is free to watch but the Mayors will be encouraging people to donate and vote for either Liverpool or Manchester at the same time.

The project has already raised nearly £400,000 for the city region’s night-time economy, cultural organisations and chosen local charities.

Steve Rotherham, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region Credit: United We Stream/ICZ Salford University

“Everyone knows that our City region is the centre of the known musical universe.

Steve Rotheram

The money raised from the event will be shared between the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity, supporting efforts to tackle homelessness, and LCRCares, a campaign to support organisations on the frontline supporting communities throughout the Liverpool city-region during the coronavirus pandemic.