We are very privileged to be working with the Happy Mondays to promote their up-coming fund-raiser for Paul’s son Chico. Please see the press release below and share with whomever you can. It is going to be an incredible event – a full Mondays’ set and a black-tie dinner. Seriously. Please tweet with hashtag #mondaysblacktie
Manchester legends Happy Mondays, who will play a fundraiser show at the Palace Hotel in Manchester on October 17th have revealed some of the other acts appearing alongside them on the night.
The bill reads like a “Who’s Who?” of Manchester music with most iconic Manchester bands being represented in some way.
As well as Happy Mondays playing a full set, Northern Uproar will be playing a support slot alongside another band whose name is to be kept secret.
Peter Hook will be making an appearance, John Warburton will be delivering a slice of comedy and the night is being hosted by top Los Angeles-based comedian Tony Cascio.
Revellers are guaranteed to be partying into the small hours as the legendary Stone Roses bass player Mani will be playing a DJ set as well as Clint Boon from the Inspiral Carpets and 808 State.
The guest list includes some big name actors and musicians.
“There are plenty of other famous faces showing up on the night” said Paul Ryder, we’re really excited. “We also have a ton of celebrity memorabilia that we’ll be auctioning off, including something very special that arrived this morning for us from U2”
Proceeds from the night are going to Happy Mondays bass player Paul Ryder’s son’s Chico’s Kickin Cancer Fund. The 12 year old was diagnosed with inoperable rhabdomyosarcoma – a rare and aggressive cancer of the soft tissue – when he was 10. The harsh chemotherapy and radiation treatment he endured landed him in a wheelchair and unable to eat for a year.
“He is now in remission from the cancer and is slowly recovering. Chico, who is from Salford but lives in Los Angeles, controversially used cannabis oil as part of his treatment – with the full support of his doctors in California where it is legal – and he is now campaigning for other children with life-threatening illnesses to have legal and safe access to it. He is due to meet MP Norman Baker at the House of Commons on October 13th.
“Chico will be making an appearance at the event” says his dad “and I think Tony is planning a surprise with Chico for the crowd.”
The night starts at 7pm and runs through to the early hours. Tickets including a 4 course dinner start at £75 and are available from www.skiddle.com
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