Trophy treat in City Square ahead of Liverpool clash
- 23 August 2014 10:23
- Posted by @porter_mcfc
Have your photo taken with the Premier League trophy and Capital One Cup in City Square on Monday night!
As City prepare for the first home game of the 2014/15 campaign against Liverpool, we’re giving you the chance to take home a memento of last season’s success – so get down early and head to City Square ahead of kick off.
Plus, City hero Paul Dickov, scorer of that goal against Gillingham, will be on stage to talk you through his memories of his time at the club.
He’ll be joined by former Smiths drummer Mike Joyce, and five players from Lancashire County Cricket Club – Paul Horton, Ashwell Prince, Tom Smith, Glen Chapel and Steven Parry will all have interesting tales to tell about Manchester’s rich music and sporting scene.
Speaking of music, we’ve got several live performances scheduled ahead of the big kick off that’s sure to provide something for everyone.
Hailing from Leigh, indie-pop quartet The Lottery Winners have built up a slick, exciting and entertaining live set after supporting the likes of The Futureheads, The Charlatans and The Enemy.
Plus, singer songwriter Annie Afrilu will be on hand to share her unique brand of contemporary soul, combining powerful lyrics with a haunting voice and piano ballads that have led her to become Paloma Faith’s protégé.
If that’s not enough, Manchester Show Choir will be on stage singing a range of numbers, and hear from our CityStories winner, who will be chatting about his experiences supporting the club and the VIP experience he’s currently enjoying in Manchester.
For a bit of fun, we’ve also laid on a caricaturist who will be capturing drawings of our young fans to be displayed in the Family Stand, and watch on in amazement as TM Lewin’s football freestyler pulls off his skills and tricks.
Don’t forget to head round to West Reception for a 20 minute pre-game show including fan competitions and prizes, and where you can greet the City first team squad as they arrive at the Etihad Stadium ready to take on Liverpool.
With so much going on, you won’t want to miss out on anything, so get down to the stadium in plenty of time to enjoy everything on offer.
See you there!