Stars out for Prenton Park concert

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Singer Will Young is opening the charity concert in Prenton Park, Birkenhead, this May. Pic © Will Young/Twitter

Singer Will Young is opening the charity concert in Prenton Park, Birkenhead, this May. Pic © Will Young/Twitter

Brit Award winner Will Young and veteran band Status Quo are to headline a two-day charity concert, Wirral Rocks, in Tranmere Rovers’ Prenton Park stadium.

The concert, to be held this May, is the first of its kind for Wirral and is being organised by well-known local charity, Wirral Hospice St John’s. It provides palliative care and support for adult patients with severe and progressive diseases.

Pop Idol winner Will Young opens the first night of Wirral Rocks on Friday May 20th and Status Quo will perform one of their last ever electric shows the following night.

Michelle Talgam, fundraising development manager at Wirral Hospice St John’s, told JMU Journalism: “We’re so pleased we’ve got such big names coming along to help us to raise money for our hospice’s special care and family support.

“Many charities benefit from events like this, but this is very special for us as we’re hosting, running and leading on it. It’s great to be able to put on such an amazing festival on the Wirral.”

Wirral Hospice St John’s helps hundreds of patients each year, and although their support and care is free, their hospice costs more than £3.5 million to run per annum. Michelle hopes Wirral Rocks will to help raise much-needed funds, so the hospice will be able to support as many patients and families as possible.

Rock duo Status Quo are to headline the second day of Wirral Rocks. Pic © Status Quo/Twitter

Rock duo Status Quo are to headline the second day of Wirral Rocks. Pic © Status Quo/Twitter

She added: “People can come along and have fun, but by doing that they are also helping us to support our special hospice care.

“It’s a first for Wirral, and it brings something different and new, where everyone can have a great time.

“Both Will and Status Quo are sure to really please the crowds and get everyone singing and dancing along. It promises to be a fantastic weekend of music. So come along and join us at Wirral Rocks.”

Tickets for Wirral Rocks cost £35 and are available from Ticketmaster.

About Christy Jade Biggar, JMU Journalism