Liam Gallagher is putting one of his prized awards up for auction.
The Manc rocker and former Oasis frontman has donated his 1996 MTV Award for 'Wonderwall' to Manchester-based food initiative Eat Well MCR, which will open up bidding for the unique item from 6pm on Thursday 4th June.
Other items going on sale at the auction include a pint with Elbow frontman Guy Garvey, a guitar signed by Doves, and an online Summer Solstice session with Bez from Happy Mondays - you can find all the auction items here.
Amongst the garage full of gongs awarded to Oasis over the course of their eighteen year history, the 1996 MTV Awards carry a certain controversial significance for the band.
It was in this year, on 4th September, that the band took to the stage at the MTV VMAs in New York to play 'Champagne Supernova’. It was a performance described by the New York Times as 'bratty' and 'an example of arrogance by this English band'. How peak 90s Oasis is that?
The auction will form part of UNITED WE FEED, a 'five hour variety show for the lockdown generation' and a collaboration between Eat Well MCR and United We Stream - a Greater Manchester-based streaming platform created by Parklife and Warehouse Project boss, Sacha Lord (who is also Greater Manchester's nighttime economy adviser), in order to raise funds for those struggling during then COVID-19 crisis.
Airing on UnitedWeStream.co.uk from 7pm to midnight on Saturday 6th June, the show will also feature performances, appearances and prizes from John Cooper Clarke, the Hacienda Live, famous chefs, actors and comics, and aims to raise funds to supply chef-cooked meals to those living with food poverty, women seeking refuge, homeless people, and NHS workers.
We're especially looking forward to a segment titled 'Chicken Bingo', hosted by a mysterious character called Donny Disco.
You can find out more about Eat Well MCR here and bid on the auction here. UNITED WE FEED will be showing here from 7pm on Saturday 6th June.