ROCK bands and talented solo artists come together at the Solway Hall next month for a charity concert.

Late Night Legacy, Springfield, Gavin McKew, Ben Rowlands, and Georgia Bell all appear at the Whitehaven venue on Saturday August 11 to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The national charity stages music and comedy fundraisers all over the country each year, with all proceeds going to help support youngsters diagnosed with the illness.

The Whitehaven show will be one of a handful of Cumbrian dates for Leeds-based funk rock outfit Late Night Legacy this summer, having appeared at events such as the recent Cottfest, and booked for this month's Kendal Calling festival.

Fronted by Egremont vocalist Ryan Kitto, the four-piece have been played regularly on BBC Radio Cumbria with their recent single, Beat Up, and have just unveiled new single, Songbird.

Promising local indie band Springfield have had a big year so far, since releasing their debut single, Pig Tail Tobacco. Appearances alongside Sugarspun for the This Feeling programme and a high-profile set at Cottfest will be followed by dates at Aspatria Music Festival and Crab Fest later in the summer.

They'll be showcasing self-penned material from their upcoming EP at this gig.

Singer-songwriter Gavin McKew has been a part of the local live scene for more than a decade, and in that time has supported many visiting acts such as The Twang.

Some of his most high-profile gigs have come at venues such as Manchester's Academy and the Zanzibar in Liverpool, as well as slots at festivals such as CockRock and B-Fest.

Teenage solo artist Ben Rowlands is another highly-rated youngster. A multi-instrumentalist, he has played shows at Touch Down Festival in Workington, and will join Keswick vocalist DelaGrave as guitarist for her live set at Kendal Calling.

Completing the bill is Georgia Bell, who is more often seen performing live in a duo alongside her school friend Molly Coldham. Together they've featured at Keswick Mountain Festival, Keswick Beer Festival, and even busked in Budapest.

The Teenage Cancer Trust concert takes place at the Solway Hall on Saturday August 11, from 7pm, and tickets priced £10 are available from Whitehaven Civic Hall and via www.ticketsource.co.uk