AN AWARD-winning concert is returning to Bournemouth this summer to raise money for charity.

This year's Bournemouth Rocks event is set to take place on Saturday, July 20 on the playing field at St Peters School in Southbourne, with acts already confirmed including singer/songwriter Enrico Nadai; children's choir Dynamix Boys; three-piece band Jukebox3 and UK vocal ensemble Muzaria.

Organisers Eddie and Janet Coope have been hosting charity concerts for the last six years, with a break during Eddie's mayoralty year. In 2018, the couple relaunched the event under the title of Bournemouth Rocks with the help of Tim Seward Management and Southern Entertainment Services.

Tim Seward helped to stage the mayoral year ball in April 2017 and the 2018 Bournemouth Rocks event, which recently received the bronze award in the 2019 BH Stars Awards in the community category.

Eddie and Janet said: "We have been asked by several people to continue and put on another concert in 2019.

"On average our concerts pull in approximately 1,000 to 1,500 people and this year it would be good to achieve more to help raise funds for local charities."

This year's concert, which will end with a firework finale to music, courtesy of Firework Solutions, will be raising money for Brendon Care and The Jermain Defoe Foundation, with the organisers hoping it will attract people from Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch, and even further afield.

Brendoncare is a registered charity, dedicated to improving the quality of life for older people through our care homes, close care facilities and social clubs across the South of England, while The Jermain Defoe Foundation supports homeless, vulnerable and abused children in St Lucia and surrounding Caribbean islands, as well as in the UK.

Event organisers are now looking for sponsors to help with the running costs of the event, so that as much money raised as possible can go to charity. To find out more, email or call 07960 440883.