Lady GaGa to sing for gardeners

Greenhouse and garden enthusiasts in Manchester could be rewarded for helping their community with tickets to see two pop acts.

Lady GaGa and N-Dubz will perform an exclusive gig in the city on July 13th as part of Orange RockCorps.

The programme encourages young people to volunteer in their local area in return for concert tickets.

Participants must donate four hours of their time to the project, which will see some helping out at Hulme Community Garden Centre.

The site, located in a deprived area of the city, will ask volunteers to plant vegetables, build paths from recycled glass and paint murals.

It focuses on addressing poverty, joblessness and climate change.

RockCorps co-founder and chief executive officer Stephen Greene said he was "thrilled" to have secured the services of Poker Face singer Lady GaGa.

"Together with N-Dubz and some surprises yet to come, the Manchester Apollo will rock on July 13th….celebrating the work of the volunteers," he explained.

"Its going to be a party this summer… but a party that benefits the community."

Hulme Community Garden Centre is also set to host its annual summer party on July 18th – an event it promises will be filled with live music, crafts, food and beer.