A CELEBRATION of the late Leigh-born Buzzcocks lead singer Pete Shelley will take place tomorrow evening, Saturday, June 15.

The Leigh-born musician, who grew up on Milton Close, died following a heart attack at his home in Estonia in December.

The gig will be held at The Abbey pub in Leigh from 6.30pm where a host of bands will be on stage.

Berkshire-based musician Guy Dwelly from Pinewood County will be performing the band’s tribute song to Pete, Without You.

Eight-year-old Emily Hamilton, Pete's cousin's daughter, will be singing her own version of Buzzcocks track Ever Fallen In Love with a backing group.

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Tickets can be bought in advance at Minster Electronics and The Coffee Stop, both on Railway Road, and The Abbey for £5.

They can also be purchased for £6 on the door at the Abbey Street venue.

Merchandise including mugs and badges will be on sale too.

Funds raised will go towards an appeal to install a memorial statue for Pete in the town, which has passed the £2,000 mark.

To donate to it click here.