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MORE than 30 bands will be playing in a weekend-long gig to raise money for charity.

The Big Weekend has been organised by Nick Courtney, owner of music shop Sweet Memories Vinyl Records, in Fratton Road, Fratton, in aid of Breast Cancer Care.

His mother-in-law was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and Nick and his wife, Denise, are determined to raise money for the charity.

Nick said: ‘It was a shock to us all as there is no family history of this.

‘But, we are very proud of her bravery and determination in overcoming this illness.

‘I have organised this gig to help raise money and offer a great weekend for people in Portsmouth.

‘We have 37 bands set to play and a total of 24 hours of music will be played altogether.’

The gig will take place over Easter weekend at the RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Southsea with the first band set to play at midday.

A raffle has also been arranged for both days with all proceeds going to Breast Cancer Care.

Tickets are £5 and can be purchased at Sweet Memories Vinyl Records.