Manchester Acts Come Together For Homelessness

Kid British, The Jessie Rose Trip and Run Toto Run are all lined up to play The Big Noise 2010.

Jayne Robinson

Date published: 26th Apr 2010

Kid British, The Jessie Rose Trip and Run Toto Run are all lined up to play The Big Noise 2010, taking place at Sound Control on May 9th.

Manchester has long been a city renowned for its musical influence. So what better place to hold The Big Noise - a one day music event in aid of The Big Issue in the North, held at Manchester’s most exciting new music venue, Sound Control.

With a line-up as diverse as the city that spawned it, The Big Noise will feature some of the region's most exciting established and up-and-coming artists with one common goal in mind - to raise awareness about homelessness in the UK.

Indie-ska trailblazers Kid British - famed for their high energy live performances - will be leading the way, fresh from their sell-out date at Fac251. The Manchester band, described by The Daily Mail as "Blur or The Specials crossed with OutKast and De La Soul", will be showcasing material from their forthcoming second album as well - of course - as the hits that have already made them one of Manchester's most exciting young acts.

Much hyped Manchester indie-reggae band The Jessie Rose Trip will be exploding onto the stage with similarly up-tempo live set. Described in the Guardian as "Nina Simone meets Lily Allen", The Jessie Rose Trip - fronted by charismatic vocalist Jessie Rose - have been creating quite a buzz in the music industry of late - with their first single 'You won't forget me, boy' released last month.

Quirky Manchester singer-songwriter Jim Noir, who achieved brilliant success a few years ago with his debut album Tower of Love, will also be returning to the stage in a rare live performance.

Completing the line-up will be spellbinding electronic trio Run Toto Run, up-and-coming local electro act The Switch, hyped local singer-songwriter Danny Mahon and the White Lies-esque atmospheric Manchester rock band 1913.

Also lending their support to this great event will be Xfm DJs Clint Boon, Gareth Brooks and Jim Salveson - who'll be spinning tunes between acts.

There’s also going to be secret unannounced appearances by some well-known, big name local acts. But shhh... we didn't tell you anything. You’ll just have to turn up on the day to find out who they are.

Tickets to The Big Noise cost just £13, and are available now from And of course, all proceeds will go straight to The Big Issue in the North to help our work with homelessness.

Tickets are no longer available for this event