Liverpool festival Hope and Glory 2017 have announced that they will be supporting the victims and families involved in the terrorist attack in Manchester. In what is a genuinely incredible show of support from the festival, they will donate all profits from ticket sales to those who have suffered in the attacks.
Hope and Glory Festival promoter Lee O’Hanlon said: “I have lost count the number of times I have attended shows at Manchester Arena for professional purposes and personal enjoyment. I attended the vigil the following night in Albert Square and then attended the Simple Minds concert in Manchester that same night.
He added: “I just want us to be able to support the friends and families of those injured or who lost their lives as well as the emergency services that supported them, in any way we could. As a North West Festival with two Manchester artists as our headliners, the choice was simple. It’s simply doing what we can, standing with Manchester. The people that commit these atrocities want to change our way of lives."