Folk rock band Fairport Convention will be starring at a multiple sclerosis benefit gig in Chippenham on October 25.

Tickets are on sale now for the two-hour acoustic show at the Olympiad from 7.30pm.

Fairport Convention, described by the Times as a national treasure, has endured for nearly 35 years.

First formed in 1967, the band was influenced by the folk, country and rock sounds of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen.

Fairport Convention has produced a string of albums but has first and foremost been a gigging band, touring all over the world. It still attracts an audience of more than 20,000 to its annual reunion at Cropredy, Oxfordshire.

Members of Fairport Convention have played, individually and collectively, with Jethro Tull, Soft Machine, Chris Rea and Robert Plant.

Now the line-up is Simon Nicol on vocals and acoustic guitar, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Chris Leslie on mandolin, violin and vocals.

Tickets for the Chippenham gig are limited and cost £15 each, available on (01249) 443128.