PAOLO NUTINI has announced plans for a special homecoming show at Paisley Abbey.

Undoubtedly the town’s biggest musical export since the days of Gerry Rafferty and Stealer’s Wheel,  the much-loved singer/songwriter is now set to perform at its biggest landmark on the 20th October as the star attraction of the town’s Spree Festival.

Intended as a way to assist his old stomping ground’s 2021 city of culture bid, the proceeds from the 550 capacity show will also be earmarked for five local charities and some will also be heading directly to the town’s Syrian refugees.

Commenting on how the gig came about, Nutini has stated that “I’ve always wanted to play in the Abbey since I was a wee boy. I’m proud to be a part of The Spree … I’m proud to be from Paisley … love is music and music is home. Big love people.”

Tickets will be priced at £30 and limited to two per person with fans required to register to The Spree’s official site in order to be entered into the ballot on Friday 30th June at 9am.