Rick Astley to perform free concert for NHS, Primary Care and emergency service workers

1 April 2020, 10:23

Rick Astley to perform free concert for NHS, Primary Care and emergency service workers
Rick Astley to perform free concert for NHS, Primary Care and emergency service workers. Picture: Getty / Twitter / @RickAstley

By Sian Hamer

Rick Astley has announced he will be putting on a free concert to thank frontline NHS, Primary Care and emergency services workers.

Rick Astley will be performing a free concert for staff working on the frontline of the NHS, in Primary Care and the emergency services.

The gig is set to take place on October 28, 2020, at the Manchester Arena, and tickets will be available to purchase tomorrow from 7pm here.

The singer shared the announcement on Twitter last night, along with a press release which said: "Our NHS and emergency services are amazing. This concert is a thank you to all those fantastic frontline staff."

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"I promise my band and I will give it everything to give you a great night out."

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Only healthcare staff and emergency service workers in the UK are eligible to apply for the tickets, who must bring their valid staff ID card to the show as ticket checks will be in operation.

There is also a 2 ticket limit per person and per household.

Just last week, Beautiful South's Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott announced they will also be hosting a free concert for NHS staff.

Beautiful South's Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott announce free concert for NHS staff

Heaton shared the announcement on Twitter, along with a message which said: “The coronavirus pandemic should remind everyone, and let no-one forget, that our National Health Service is the most brilliant and significant institution in our lives."

The singers are set to perform at the Nottingham Motorpoint Arena on October 13, 2020.