Bewdley's Becky Hill sings outside Manchester Academy after burst pipe cancels gig -WATCH

By Andrew Turton | Bewdley | Entertainment | Published:

Singer Becky Hill performed a gig on the street for fans after her sold-out show was cancelled due to a burst water pipe.

Becky Hill sings for her fans. Image: Becky Hill/Instagram

The star, from Bewdley, appeared outside Manchester Academy to sing for fans after the venue was forced to shut.

She tweeted that council officials had made a decision not to put on the gig but 'that will not stop me'.

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Becky Hill performs gig outside Manchester Academy after show cancelled

Around 200 fans came to see her perform acoustically before she travelled across the city to watch her friend and collaborator MNEK perform.

She was appearing in Manchester as part of her UK tour which reaches Birmingham's O2 Institute 2 on Friday.

Rosie Broadhurst, aged 21, who is a student at Manchester Metropolitan University, was among those to see the impromptu performance.

"We were disappointed when we found out the gig was cancelled as we had bought tickets, we didn't travel far to get there but we didn't realise she had tweeted to say it was cancelled until we got there," she said.


"We were about to leave until someone told us Becky had tweeted again saying she was coming outside to sing for everyone.

"She sang about five songs without a microphone and acoustic and she was really good.

"She did apologise for it being cancelled and said everyone could get a refund, but they're planning to reschedule the gig too so I'll wait and see if I can make that first."

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Becky says the date will be rescheduled and fans should keep their tickets.

Speaking on Radio 1 Breakfast with Greg James she said: "It was so nice, my band suggested it on our WhatsApp group."

The singer has appeared on a string of hit dance tracks since her appearance on The Voice in 2012.

She's most-recently featured on Back & Forth with MK and Jonas Blue, with her biggest hit so far being her 2014 song called Gecko Overdrive with DJ Oliver Heldens.


Andrew Turton

By Andrew Turton
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