Rod gig is major coup for concert promoters

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The Gazette’s Hospice Heroes appeal is set for a £25,000 boost as general tickets for Rod Stewart’s Blackpool 
gig have sold out.

Concert promoters Cuffe and Taylor, who are behind the event, say only hospitality and coach and hotel packages remain for the gig at Blackpool FC, and they are selling fast.

The Lytham-based promoters have kindly agreed to donate £1 for every ticket sold to our campaign, supporting Trinity Hospice and Brian House children’s hospice. And with a capacity of 25,000, it is set to provide a massive boost to the appeal.

Director Peter Taylor said: “We are absolutely thrilled by the public’s response to Rod’s return to the Fylde coast after such a long time.

“Fans can’t wait to be part of what promises to be a very special occasion and all tickets on general sale have now gone. The atmosphere at Bloomfield Road on June 20 will be rocking. We know Rod is looking forward to it, and so are we.

“Fans will really have to move if they are to secure one of the remaining packages as they are also selling quickly.”

Trinity’s fund-raising manager Linzi Young described the general ticket sell out as “amazing news”.

She added: “We are absolutely overwhelmed.

“We knew Rod Stewart was going to attract fans from far and wide but for general admission to sell out so quickly is fantastic news.

“Quite a few Trinity staff members and volunteers have bought their tickets, and I’m sure it’s going to be a memorable night – it will certainly give a massive boost to Hospice Heroes. Huge thanks to Cuffe and Taylor for making this possible.”