THE main line-up for the 2016 Concert At The Kings has just been announced with Suzi Quatro, Marmalade and 10CC heading the bill in All Cannings, near Devizes.

The event on May 21 will be the fifth concert to be held in a field behind the Kings Arms pub and organisers are confident the special atmosphere will once again help to raise thousands of pounds for cancer charities.

Also in the line-up will be Andy Scott from the Sweet, Big Country and the SAS band.

Mr Scott, who lives in the village, was one of the founders of the event along with pub landlord Richard Baulu and sound engineer John Callis.

Both Mr Scott and Mr Callis have suffered from cancer and they wanted a way of raising money to fight the disease and to benefit the community of All Cannings. They came up with the idea of Rock Against Cancer and the concert in the small village has attracted many big name stars including Bob Geldof and Brian May.

This year's acts include 10CC, led by founding member Graham Gouldman, who is best known for hits I’m Not in Love and Rubber Bullets. The group is returning to All Cannings after proving to be a big draw in 2013.

Mr Callis said: "10CC made a huge impact so we are really pleased to have them back again for 2016. BBC4 premiered a long overdue documentary of the band in December 2015 which really shows what a fine and influential band they are.

"Suzi Quatro has not performed in the UK for a while so we look forward to welcoming her to Concert at the Kings – and Sweet’s Andy Scott who is an old friend – will be taking to the stage with her for what will be a memorable occasion."

"Big Country’s storming sets have delighted fans since 1981 and they are bound to make an impression at Concert at the Kings.

"Opening the day will be Marmalade. Since the heady days of the sixties, whilst retaining their Scottish roots, Marmalade have proved to be, not only a good time band, but a musical entity capable of transcending all types of music and generations."

More than £112,500 has been raised since the first concert in 2012. The 2015 concert alone raised £42,500. Of this £10,000 went to good causes in the village, £13,500 to Above And Beyond, £13,500 to Macmillan Cancer Support and £5,500 to Hope For Tomorrow.

Organisers were delighted to be told by folk rock group Lindisfarne who appeared this year that it will be giving all the proceeds from programme sales at its Christmas concert at Newcastle City Hall to Rock Against Cancer.

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