3 May 2006
FAC 471 Hallelujah Competition 
On Saturday 13 May, Wilson House presents FAC 471 Hallelujah: A Celebration of Madchester featuring 808 State DJ set, A Guy Called Gerald, Jon Da Silva, Bez, Clint Boon, Anthony Wilson plus very special guests.

Cerysmatic Factory in association with Wilson House is running a competition for free tickets / backstage passes and the question is: "What year did A Guy Called Gerald first release 'Voodoo Ray' as a single?"

First prize: a pair of tickets and a pair of backstage passes
Second prize: a pair of tickets

Send your entries via the Cerysmatic Contact form with the email subject "Hallelujah Competition" and don't forget to include your name, a valid email address and the answer to the question.

The winning names will be pulled out of hat and then notified by email soon after the closing date which is Monday 8 May @ 22:00 BST.

FAC 471 Hallelujah: A Celebration of Madchester
Saturday 13 May 2006
10pm till 3.30am
Madchester Academy 1
Oxford Road
Madchester
Tickets 17.50 GBP

www.ticketline.co.uk
Student Union Box Office - 0161 275 2930
Piccadilly Box Office St Ann's Square - 0161 832 1111
Eastern Bloc - 0161 228 6432

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