Rising Manchester bands to play Young Lives vs Cancer event at Canvas for teen with leukaemia 

It will also serves an important awareness raising event.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 16th June 2023

Some of the best up-and-coming Manchester bands are getting together for a Young Lives vs Cancer event in honour of a local teen who was sadly diagnosed with leukaemia.

Local lad 16-year-old Harvey Robertson was unfortunately diagnosed after unbearable pains in his back and a concerning rash — which in an initial doctors appointment saw him sent home with nothing more than diazepam — tragically turned out to be cancer.

Now, in an effort to help raise funds Young Lives vs Cancer and awareness surrounding for rare forms of cancer like Harvey’s (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia), popular city centre venue Canvas is hosting a night of fantastic music and entertainment with some of the biggest rising Manc stars on Friday, 23 June.

With exactly a week to go until the event, you’ve still got time to grab a ticket.

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Starting at 7 and running until 11pm, you’ll be hearing support acts BB.Green, From Carbon, Mercy Kelly and Green Wire, before headliners The Haciendas, fronted by organiser and Harvey’s cousin Tommy Smith, take to the stage.


As if that wasn’t enough, they’ll also be an indie DJ set from Manc music fanatic, Dave Sweetmore as well as a raffle with prizes pooled together from sponsors like Man United, Man City, RC Detailing, Cooney Insulations, Nightside Tattoo, Redemptions Salon, The Voujon Restaurant, The Painted Man Tattoo Studio and Defined Aesthetics.

Jessica Cooke, another cousin of Harvey’s, also set up a GoFundMe to help raise money to support his family. Writing in the description, she said it’s that as well as raising awareness and money for treatment wards, it’s also a way to bring the community together in by the best way possible: MUSIC!” We couldn’t agree more.


You can grab your ticket for just £5.15 and donate to the fundraiser HERE.

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Featured Image — The Haciendas (via IG)/Supplied/Dave Sweetmore (via IG)