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DJ Battle II: Burnham vs Rotheram To Take Place At Camp & Furnace In February 2024

Tickets are now on sale for the charity DJ battle follow up between Mayors Andy Burnham and Steve Rotheram.

The pair will be taking to the decks on Friday 2 February 2024 on Camp and Furnace, as Greater Manchester and the Liverpool City Region go head-to-head in a good-natured music battle, all to raise funds to tackle homelessness and end the need for rough sleeping.

Ticketholders will be treated to the musical stylings of singers Jamie Webster, Rebecca Ferguson and Peter Hooton alongside LFC and England Rapper John Barnes for the home side – and former Corrie actress Sally Lindsay, M-People’s Heather Small, and BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Nihal Arthanayake for Greater Manchester, amongst others yet to be announced.

The charity event will be somewhat of a round three re-match for the pair, with their first clash taking place online during the pandemic and a follow-up in person event in Manchester last December, which raised over £25,000 and (incredibly) won ‘Leading Live Event of the Year’ at the 2023 This is Manchester Awards.

Proceeds from the night will be distributed between the Liverpool City Region and Greater Manchester charities, with all funds supporting initiatives to tackle homelessness and end the need for rough sleeping. In the Liverpool City Region, proceeds will be directed to homeless charities across the area through Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside. In Greater Manchester, the money will support A Bed Every Night, Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity’s flagship ongoing programme to provide emergency wrap-around support to those rough sleeping, offering guaranteed food and shelter. 

“I’ve long said that our region is the undisputed home on British music and I’m looking forward to going head-to-head with Andy to settle this debate once and for all. Best of all, this year’s contest is on home soil!

Despite all the light-hearted jokes we make about regional tribalism, we were absolutely blown away by the support and generosity of everyone who got behind last year’s DJ battle and donated to such a cause that’s very close to all our hearts. Afterall, the measure of any decent society is how it treats its most vulnerable citizens – and we’re showing that the North West will always stand united in support of those who need it most.”


“We’re coming back but this time we’re heading over to Liverpool. I was so proud of what we achieved with our DJ Battle last year, using the power of music and friendly rivalry to unite behind one powerful message, that homelessness has no place in Greater Manchester. It’s going to be bigger and better this time round, as we spread the fundraising and ramp up the noise over in Liverpool”


DJ Battle II: Burnham vs Rotheram
2 February 2024
Camp and Furnace


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