The concert will see Hook and The Light perform the entire Unknown Pleasures album for the first time in a celebration of Ian’s life. The two charities that are to receive support from the event have been carefully chosen – Mind, the leading mental health charity for England and Wales, and the Keith Bennett Appeal, a charity to help Winnie Johnson, mother of Moors murder victim Keith Bennett, to recover his remains. Both charities are to receive sizeable donations from the concert.
Chief Executive of Mind, Paul Farmer has sent out thank you’s to Peter Hook and everyone involved and hopes that this high profile event will help to raise awareness of mental health and combat the stigma that surrounds it. “It is wonderful that Mind is going to benefit from such an exciting event. The generous donation will help fund our work to improve the lives of people with mental distress, including our MindinfoLine, which provides confidential advice and support to those that need it.”
The event is to be held at The Factory in Manchester on Tuesday May18th. Tickets cost £19.99.