The rest of England have been pretty pissed by all the attention London has been getting recently.

So it appears that the people of Manchester are in for an amazing treat as MTV host their forthcoming MTV Crashes Manchester in the city’s cathedral later this month.

The concert will see Alicia Keys specially flown in to perform in front of a very intimate crowd of just 1,000. Those who do not manage to secure a ticket for the concert will be able to watch it on television, so not to worry if you are not one of the lucky thousand.

Alicia Keys said

I’m so excited to be a part of MTV Crashes Manchester and to celebrate music in such an inspiring and historic setting

I am sure her northern UK fans can’t wait to welcome her to the city and be the first to hear new tracks from her forthcoming album Girl on Fire.

Amazingly, all of the tickets are free, and they can be won by local Manchester residents.

Yeah great, whatever. We had the Olympics!