Carling Live 24 on Saturday May 28th is looking set to be one of the musical event of the year featuring a full day of live music in Manchester.

The event ran last year in London with much success giving over 20,000 people the opportunity to travel from one venue to the next stopping for breakfast, lunch and dinner along the way before washing it down with a few pints Carling.

You could call it a musical marathon if you like with the first gig starting at 7am at Manchester's Roadhouse with I Am Kloot and The Longcut. The final gig is Ian Brown and the Dead 60s over at the Manchester Academy 1. In-between a series of gigs featuring the Chemical Brothers, Doves, Elbow and special guests are playing at various venues across the city. A similar event happens in London on April 30th featuring Embrace, Babyshambles and the Zutons amongst others.

The full run down for Manchester looks like this

07:00 I AM KLOOT, The Longcut @ The Roadhouse
Venue: The Roadhouse, 8 Newton St, Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2AN
Tickets: Tickets £10

"The Longcut bring a much needed rock'n'roll with their unique post rock disco" Designer Magazine:

(Pic: Doves)

11:30 DOVES, Longview @ Manchester Ritz
Venue: Manchester Ritz, Whitworth Street, West Manchester, M1 5NQ
Tickets: Tickets £18.50

"The missing link between The Smiths and New Order" Designer Magazine on Doves

14:30 ELBOW, Stephen Fretwell  @ Blueprint Studios
Venue: Blueprint Studios, Elizabeth House, 39 Queen Street, Manchester, M3 7DQ
Tickets: Tickets £12.50

"These unusual haunting songs have real depth and Elbow are unique in this respect" Designer Magazine

(Pic: The Coral)

18:00 - THE CORAL, Little Flames @ Manchester Academy 2
Venue: Academy 2, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR

"Influences drawing from sources as varied as Captain Beefheart and Tetris" Designer Magazine on the Coral

20:00 THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS, The Infadels @ Carling Apollo
Venue: Carling Apollo, Manchester Stockport Road, Ardwick Green, Manchester, M12 6AP
Tickets: Tickets £24.00

"The UK's premier dance act" Designer Magazine On the Chemical Brothers

23:00 IAN BROWN, The Dead 60s @ Academy 1
Venue: Academy 1, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR
Tickets: Tickets £23.50

"The Dead 60s are the most forward thinking white guitar band in the UK right now" Designer Magazine

Venue: Big Hands, 296 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9NS
Tickets: Tickets for this will be given away exclusively at

The only place to buy tickets is online at Carling Live
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(Pic: Chemical Brothers)

Designer Magazine has one pair of tickets to give away for The Chemical Brothers and one pair of tickets for the Ian Brown gigs as part of Carling Live 24 day in Manchester simply ask the following easy questions

1. One of the venues on the Manchester leg of Carling Live 24 Event has Carling in it's name. Name the venue in question?

2. The Chemical Brothers are known for collaborating with guest vocalists. Which of the following has not sung on a Chemical Brothers record? A) Noel Gallagher B) Pete Doherty C) Tim Burgess

3. Ian Brown used to be a member of the legendary Stone Roses. When John Squire and Reni left the band, Ian Brown and Mani got a replacement guitarist and drummer in the band. Name these 2 people?

To enter email the answers with your contact details (Name / Address / Email / Phone Number) to by midday on Thursday May 19th. In the subject line of the email specify which gig you wish to go to with "CARLING LIVE 24 - Chemical Brothers" or "CARLING LIVE 24 - Ian Brown"

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If you don't win remember the only place to buy tickets is online at Carling Live
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