ONE of the "biggest musical events in Wyre Forest in the last 20 years" has rocked Kidderminster Town Hall.

Early indications reveal the "Disobey" rock festival, which was performed by bands from Kidderminster College's Mighty Atom Smasher record label, raised £750 for Kidderminster War Memorial Conservation Trust.

The sequel to Rock 2003 saw 30-minute sets by a host of bands, including Weak13, Girls Love Ponies and Darkness tribute band, The Lightness, and was attended by 500 fans.

Throngs of other rockers also turned up on the night but had to be turned away due to capacity restrictions.

MAS manager, Kevyn Gammond ,said the performing artists - who also included Future e-X Wife, Komanchi Tribe, Godsize and Groove Sadistic - were excited to perform at the historic venue which had previously hosted gigs by the likes of The Rolling Stones, Robert Plant and The Who.

"It was fantastic and even better than last year in many ways," he said.

"I thought we would have a good crowd but didn't expect it to reach capacity and, to sum it up, every band went into overdrive."

He added: "The bands crammed so much into their sets and nobody went home short-changed.

"There was a variety of music and the shift in landscapes from the bands was very good."

Weak13 frontman, Nick Townsend, added: "Unfortunately, a lot of people had to be turned away because it was so packed out.

"It was probably one of the best nights in Kidderminster and one of the biggest events that happened in the last 20 years."

Meanwhile, Wyre Forest District Councillor Ken Stokes, chairman of the Kidderminster War Conservation Trust, said: "We probably took about £2,000 on the door but we've got to take expenses out of that.

"I can't tell you exactly how much money was raised but I think it will be about £750."