THE ballot to get tickets to see Liam Gallagher has now officially opened – and you can enter with a copy of today’s Lancashire Telegraph.

All readers need to do is scan the QR code on the back of the paper with their mobile phone. You will then be prompted to register for raffle tickets for the intimate gig, which is to take place in King George’s Hall, Blackburn, on April 27.

Today’s special edition paper has been designed with exclusive artwork to celebrate the news of the former Oasis frontman’s upcoming concert and to help you be in with the chance of attending.

Those lucky enough to be selected will be asked to make a £20 donation per ticket, with all proceeds going to Blackburn-based homeless charity Nightsafe.

Winners will be announced on Friday, April 22.

News broke of Liam’s exclusive gig on Monday, when it was revealed that the Britpop legend is gearing up for the release of a new adidas collaboration with Darwen designer Gary Aspden.

Liam said: “I’m glad to announce my new collaboration with adidas Spezial. It’s our take on the one and only Barrington Smash and it’s absolutely incredible.

“And if that’s not enough to blow your wig off, I’m going to be playing The King George’s Hall in Blackburn.

“All proceeds from the gig will be in aid of Nightsafe, a local homeless charity.”

Blackburn with Darwen is recognised as the birthplace of Spezial and the concert will be the first time Liam has ever performed there.

The concert is set to take place in order to announce the launch of the new trainer collaboration called the LG2SPZL, a model which will be released in the coming months.

The adidas Spezial range was founded and curated by lifelong three-stripes fan Gary Aspden.

The pair, who are good friends, have worked together on a number of projects over the past two decades, including the launch of their first collaborative shoe – the LG SPZL – in 2019.

Gary was the driving force behind the hugely popular adidas Blackburn SPZL shoes and the Blackburn Spezial exhibition – which drew in thousands of visitors from around the world to the town.

This was followed up with the C.P. Company 50th anniversary event in an underground car park in Darwen last year - attracting a string of famous faces from Dynamo the Magician to Goldie and Shaun Ryder.

Gary said: "I could not be happier that adidas agreed to support this event in East Lancashire and am super made up that Liam has agreed to come and perform here.

“He has never performed in Blackburn before and given how the roots of Spezial are connected to the town it feels like an appropriate location to announce the forthcoming LG2SPZL trainer collaboration.

“This should bring some great energy and positivity to Blackburn and will hopefully give Nightsafe a much needed boost after what have been a difficult few years for everyone."

On the night, Liam will be supported by local Blackburn band The Illicits who were signed by Alan McGee to his Creation23 label.