Free bus travel for ravers going to see mayors in Liverpool

Arriva supports Liverpool and Greater Manchester mayors due to face-off in DJ Battle with free travel.

Arriva is offering free bus travel to anyone who is going to see the ultimate battle of Liverpool and Manchester music.

On Friday, February 2, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region Steve Rotheram and Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, will be going deck-to-deck once again in a DJ battle.

The event, which will take place at Liverpool venue Camp and Furnace, is the third face-off between to the two mayors and all proceeds from the night will be distributed between the Liverpool City Region and Greater Manchester charities, with all funds supporting initiatives to tackle homelessness and end the need for rough sleeping.

Arriva North West is supporting the event with free travel for anyone who is going to and from the DJ battle.

In order to get free bus travel, passengers will need to show their tickets to the event to the bus driver.

Richard Hoare, area director for Arriva North West said: “This is the third time the mayors have clashed on the decks, but the first time it’s happened in Liverpool, so naturally we’ll be supporting DJ Steve.

“Joking apart – it’s a fantastic event which raises money for a good cause and it’s about coming together in the North West to help people whose lives are blighted by homelessness.

“We at Arriva want as many people in the city to get behind it as possible and that’s why we’re supporting it as best we can by making sure people can travel there free of charge so they can donate their cash to charity.”

Steve Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said: “I’ve long said that our region is the undisputed home of British music and I’m looking forward to going head-to-head with Andy to settle this debate once and for all.

“We’re incredibly grateful to every single person that’s bought a ticket and to all the wonderful artists, event partners and the transport operators who are helping to make this night as big a success as possible. All of this is for an incredibly important cause and we want to show that the North West will always stand united in support of those who need it most."

Tickets for the event are available here.

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