Becky Hill sings outside Manchester Academy after burst pipe cancels gig
Singer Becky Hill sang on the street outside the Manchester Academy after she was forced to cancel a sold-out show due to a burst water pipe.
She tweeted that the local council made a decision not to put on the gig but "that will not stop me".
Around 200 fans came to see her perform acoustically before she travelled across the city to watch her friend and collaborator MNEK perform.
Becky says the date will be rescheduled and fans should keep their tickets.
Unfortunately, due to a burst water main in the local area, we are unable to open for tonight’s @BeckyHill show. Apologies for the inconvenience, this is completely out of our control. We are trying to reschedule so please keep hold of your tickets. Further information to follow.
— Manchester Academy🐝 (@MancAcademy) October 9, 2018
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— Dan Robinson (@Dan_Rob11) October 9, 2018
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Becky has steadily built up a reputation as one of the go-to women for dance singles since her appearance on The Voice in 2012.
She's most-recently featured on Back & Forth with MK and Jonas Blue, with her biggest hit so far being her 2014 song called Gecko.
Fans tweeted their support for Becky.
— Emma Huxley (@huxbear26) October 9, 2018
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@BeckyHill so dope that you still performed despite the venue cancel. Definition of a true artist!!!
— J|New Uzumaki (@Jkilla17) October 10, 2018
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You did really well to even stay in tune when they were singing along hahahah they sounded awful. Thanks for performing under difficult circumstances, we all appreciated it and you sounded wonderful when we could hear you (we were quite far away) xx
— Elen Owen (@Bonjelly) October 10, 2018
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Becky's tour continues in Leeds on Thursday and will travel to Birmingham on Friday.
She'll play Nottingham on 13 October and 15 in Bristol.