28th August 2019

Raising the roof

MC2 is thrilled that the inaugural Raise The Roof concert, organised in conjunction with the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity and SJM Concerts, has raised more than £100,000 to help tackle rough sleeping in the city-region. To everyone who supported this incredible event: thank you.

The text-to-enter prize draw asked music fans to donate £10 to raise money for the A Bed Every Night campaign, with 1,600 lucky winners receiving a pair of tickets for the concert.

Greater Manchester is facing a homelessness crisis. The money raised through Raise The Roof will support the city-region in tackling rough sleeping, and it was incredible to see so many people, whether attendees or performers, unite to uplift a truly worthy cause.

The concert brought together some of Greater Manchester’s most loved artists for one night only at the O2 Victoria Warehouse. Gig-goers were dazzled by Courteeners, Blossoms, Bugzy Malone, Lisa Stansfield, Dr John Cooper Clarke, Valve and DJ Sunta Templeton.

MC2 exists to make a positive difference to our region, people and businesses. It was an honour to play a role in making this first concert such a special night. Bring on Raise The Roof 2020!


Image credit: Greater Manchester Combined Authority

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