Happy Mondays singer Shaun Ryder is set to take to the stage at an event in Darwen this month.

Shaun and his band Black Grape are set to perform at Level One nightclub, on Market Street, on May 17.

There is also set to be a DJ set, featuring Gary ‘Mani’ Mounfield from The Stone Roses and Primal Scream.

A spokesperson for Level One Darwen said: “We are extremely privileged to announce that we have been chosen and selected to host The Adidas Spezial live event, on Friday, May 17 featuring Shaun Ryder’s Black Grape.

“There will also be a DJ set featuring Mani from The Stone Roses and Primal Scream.

“This is a ticket event and tickets are available by registering as this is set to be the hottest ticket in the town you need to register on the link below as the event will sell out.

“The show is part of the exhibition event in the town.”

The performance is part of the upcoming Adidas Spezial exhibition.

The free exhibition, "DECADE – 10 years of Adidas Spezial", will take place over 10 days from May 17, in Market Street.

The exhibition will be a celebration of Adidas Spezial’s 10th anniversary.

Spezial curator Gary Aspden, who is from Darwen, said the exhibition is his way of giving something back to the community he grew up in.

He said: “Hosting the DECADE exhibition here in Darwen is a way of putting something back into the community where I grew up.

Some may question why we would choose to do an exhibition like this in a relatively small town rather than amongst the cultural hub of a major city.

"There are post-industrial towns like Blackburn and Darwen all over the UK and I guess the ambition is to demonstrate what can be possible in towns like this with a bit of investment and imagination.

This new exhibition will once again attract thousands of people to Blackburn with Darwen and we’re looking forward to running it over the same weekend as Darwen Live – the largest free music festival in the country.”

On Friday, May 24, a special release of the Blackburn Spezial DECADE pack X Nightsafe edition shoe will launch exclusively at the exhibition, raising funds for Nightsafe, a charity that works with young people who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness in the borough.

You can sign up for tickets at www.decadespzl.com.