Homegrown hero, Paolo Nutini has announced plans to play a special gig in Paisley this October as part of the city’s annual Spree Festival; Nutini will play the exclusive gig at Paisley Abbey on Friday 20th October 2017 to show his support for the town’s bid for UK City Of Culture 2021.

Singer/songwriter, Nutini released his third studio album, “Caustic Love” in April 2014; it spawned the singles, “Scream (Funk My Life Up)”, “Iron Sky”, “Let Me Down Easy” and “One Day” with the accompanying video featuring actress Joanna Lumley. “Caustic Love” followed Nutini’s 2006 debut LP, “These Streets” and the 2009 follow-up, “Sunny Side Up”.

Playing this exclusive charity gig will see Nutini achieve a childhood dream, “I’ve always wanted to play The Abbey since I was a wee boy. I’m proud to be from Paisley, love is music and music is home”.  

Tickets for this gig have already been described as “gold-dust” and are priced at £30 each with a restriction of two per person; ticket sales will be via an online ballot which opens at 9am from Friday 30th June 2017 until Thursday 6th July 2017.

Ticket monies will go directly to five local charities specially selected by Paolo Nutini himself; The Love Street Singers, Mirren Park School, The Kibble Band, The Sunshine Recovery Cafe and some of the town’s Syrian refugee children.