Ex-Smiths man plans biggest-ever busk for charity

On Saturday 13 January in Manchester´s Exchange Square, former Smiths bassist Andy Rourke is going to stage what he hopes will be the world´s biggest-ever busking gig - and he needs your help.

The Big Busk intends to raise money for cancer charity Versus Cancer. Says Rourke: “A record of this kind has never been attempted before so it´ll be great if we can do it, especially as it´s for charity. We hope to raise £1 million to fight cancer with our 2007 concerts, and we hope this will set the ball rolling nicely. So please, show your support and help us set the world busking record on 13th January and raise some much-needed money for charity.”

Anyone wishing to take part in the event, which will happen between 2pm and 4pm, should email their name, contact details and details of their own musical talent to busking@greatnorthernproductions.co.uk.