Liam Gallagher to make surprise tram stop announcements
Posted on 11th October 2023 at 09:45
The Manchester music legend will take over the tram announcements in celebration of the Bee Network, Greater Manchester’s integrated public transport system, and Beyond the Music festival.
Beyond the Music is a new music festival and change-making conference that takes place across Manchester 11th – 14th October. The spotlight is on new music, grass roots venues and developing talent and infrastructure support for the city region that will make an impact on the music and content sectors across the UK and Beyond.
Beyond the Music organisers are urging the people of Greater Manchester to make most of the new Bee Network system to travel into the city to enjoy and support the incredible music heritage Manchester has and continues to have.
A spokesperson for Liam Gallagher said: “Liam’s doing his bit to get behind the festival and encourage people to get into the city and support new up and coming talent.
“When the request was first made by Bee Network champion Andy Burnham, Liam loved the idea of surprising tram users by doing the announcements and he was given the chance to choose his favourite line. You’ll have to get onto a tram into the city to find out which it is!”
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said it was ‘truly wonderful’ to see the inaugural ‘Beyond the Music’ finally taking place with such a strong line-up in venues across the city.
Metrolink passengers are set to get somewhat of a surprise this week as Liam Gallagher announces the trams stops on his favourite line.
The Bee Network has taken a huge step forward with last month’s launch of Greater Manchester’s first locally controlled bus services in nearly 40 years. Bus franchising signifies the start of the plan for an integrated, ‘London-style’ transport network across the region, combining bus, tram, active travel and eventually rail.
Beyond The Music will take place at venues across Manchester from 11-14 October 2023. Tickets can be bought from beyondthemusic.co.uk
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