Mayor DJ Battle set to take place between Steve Rotheram and Andy Burnham

Posted on 26 January 2024
By Sophia Sciolti
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Calling all ravers – Liverpool is about to host an unforgettable DJ battle with two fierce political forces Mayors Steve Rotheram and Andy Burnham going toe to toe.

Camp and Furnace has just announced one of their more interesting line ups this winter, with the Mayors of Liverpool and Manchester set to put down their politics for the night and take to the wheels of steel for an epic DJ battle.

The event will take place on the 2nd February, fundraising for homeless charities. The pair have previously taken part in two DJ battle fundraisers, one in the first COVID lockdown online and the second in December 2022, which won them the ‘Leading Live Event of the Year’ at the This is Manchester Awards.

Andy Burnham won the latest round, so the stakes are high for Steve Rotheram, especially since this time round, he’ll be on home turf.

Combined they raised over £25,000 with their previous head to heads, so the hattrick event should be mega. Including celebrity guest appearances from the likes of Rebecca Ferguson, Jamie Webster and John Barnes.

In Liverpool, the proceeds will go to a range of foundations, while in Manchester, the money will go to support A Bed Every Night, which is part of Andy Burnham’s ongoing programme. Providing emergency wrap-around support to those in need and guaranteeing food and shelter to rough sleepers.

Even though it is a DJ Battle where one Mayor will be crowned winner, it is more of a battle against homelessness. In a statement published on the Greater City Manchester Mayor’s Charity page, Mayor Burnham said: “We’re coming back, but this time we’re heading over to Liverpool.

“I was so proud of what we achieved with our DJ Battle last year, using the power of music and friendly rivalry to unite behind one powerful message.

“Homelessness has no place in Greater Manchester. It’s going to be bigger and better this time round, as we spread the fundraising and ramp up the noise over in Liverpool.”

Mayor Rotheram said: “I’ve long said that our region is the undisputed home of British music and I’m looking forward to going head-to-head with Andy to settle this debate once and for all. Best of all, this year’s contest is on home soil!”

Early-bird tickets are available now to buy for £15, so get your tickets quickly, before they are likely to increase in price. Tickets can be purchased on the Camp and Furnace website.

The night is set to go off! So will you be attending? Let us know in the comments below.