The village of Box will be rocking once again with eight hours hours of live music in aid of the Forever Friends Appeal's RUH Cancer Care campaign.

Eight bands will play at Box Rocks at the Queen's Head on Monday, which was originally set up on the bank holiday Monday in May 1994 when a group of like-minded musicians decided to raise money for a local cause with performances from a variety of bands in a much loved pub setting.

Now in it's 23rd year, the event continues to grow in popularity, raising more than £28,000 for units and wards across the Bath Royal United Hospital.

Landlord Dean Creighton said: "I find it hard to believe that I've been doing Box Rocks for 23 year now, and astounded with the high quality of banks that apply to play every year. It just goes to show if you get a good group of like minded people together, anything is possible."

Caravaggio, All Ears Avow, Flower Pot, Phoenix Club will all be gracing the stage at the Queen's Head along with Hip Route, The Bohos, The Hat Club and The Corporations tribute to the late David Bowie and Prince.

This year, the organisers are hoping to raise money for the new cancer centre at the RUH which will transform the care for thousands of patients and their families from across the county.

Lydia McGivern, community fundraiser for The Forever Friends Appeal, said: "Box Rocks is such a fantastic event – whether it’s beautiful sunshine or pouring with rain it has a fantastic atmosphere and great live music.

"What this team has achieved and the help that they have provided to RUH patients is overwhelming. We are absolutely honoured to have their support."

Entrance is £5 or free for under-14s with all funds doing towards the cancer centre at the Bath Royal United Hospital.