According to the Manchester Evening News, Morrissey is forking out £28,000 quid to save Sunday’s gig following the withdrawal of a sponsor.

According to the MEN he said: “This is a historic event spreading an important, anti-racist, message so it must be allowed to go ahead.” Can’t say fairer than that.

I wish he’d appear on the bill though. That really would give it the oomph that some say it has been missing.