Students stage heavy metal gig to raise charity cash

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A NIGHT of rock and heavy metal promises to entertain up to 250 people at the Rifle Club in Southsea tonight.

The charity gig has been organised by 10 music technology students at South Downs College as part of their course.

Up-and-coming bands including Nervous Endings, Kill’em Dead Cowboy and The Light Divided are playing for free, with ticket proceeds going to Cancer Research UK.

Georgie Cullen, 17, one of the college students, said: ‘We started organising the gig in September. It’s taken a huge amount of time and energy doing everything from booking the venue to promoting the night.

‘It’s been tough but I’m delighted we’ve been able to secure such excellent musicians and I hope we sell out as it’s going to be a great night and it’s all in aid of an excellent cause.

‘As a group we decided to support a cancer charity because cancer affects so many people and all of us either know or have heard of someone who has been diagnosed with cancer.’

She added: ‘I’m looking forward to tonight and I’m sure it’s going to be a really fun show for everyone who comes along. I have to admit I’m nervous and will be quite relieved when it’s all over.’

Tickets for the gig, which starts at 7.30pm and finishes at 11pm, cost £5 and can be bought on the door.