A ROCK gig will be held in Upton to raise money for the charity WaterAid.

The event is being organised by local schoolboys Luke Leighfield and Simon Barnett and features bands like Worceter's Lukash, Buffcode, Zero Point Six, The Smoking Seasons and neitherbignorclever.

Up to 150 rock fans are expected to attend the gig at 2pm on Saturday, February 7, at the Memorial Hall.

Tickets are £10 and the organisers are hoping to raise at least £1,500 for WaterAid, which helps supply water to communities in Africa and Asia. A selection of merchandise from other bands will also be raffled off.

All the bands have agreed to appear free of charge.

Luke attends Sir Thomas Rich's School in Gloucester and Simon is a student at Worcester Sixth Form College.

Luke said they wanted to organise the event as they were rock and punk fans themselves and WaterAid was their favourite charity.

"It's a charity that no matter how much funding it gets it can still do some good," he said. "It's a good charity and most people don't appreciate that because it's not commercial."

Tickets are available on the door, although advance booking is advised by emailing blinkingprophet@hotmail.com or phoning 01684 592970.