26 May

Great North Run Support Rock n Raise

Great North RunThose competing in this year's Great North Run can reward themselves with a feast of rock n roll entertainment. Organisers have announced their support of a new concert on the night of the race. Rock n Raise 'Making Every Note Count' concert, launched earlier this week, will see a number of top acts head to Newcastle Metro Radio Arena on Sunday 11 September.

Great North Runners will be given the opportunity to purchase tickets five days before they go on general sale. As it stands, Kaiser Chiefs have already been confirmed as the event’s headline act, with Irish rock band Kodaline also be performing and others to be announced in the coming months.

To show their support of the race, Kaiser Chief members Ricky Wilson and Peanut plan to take part in the big half marathon, and will be featured on BBC coverage on the start line.

Brendan Foster, who attended the launch, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Ricky to join us at the Great North Run. It’s fantastic our entrants will get the first opportunity to join the party, and we hope many of them will get behind this fantastic cause.”

The concert has been organised in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust, Nordoff Robbins and the Graham Wylie Foundation.