A CIRENCESTER wine bar is hosting a charity music festival on Friday, September 5 to raise money for cancer sufferers.

The event, called 17 Stock, was due to be held in June but a major power cut on Castle Street, where the wine bar is based, meant the popular event could not go ahead.

Staff were pleased to announce they have now rescheduled the event and have already booked seven live acts for the night.

The event will be raising funds for FOCUS, a Cheltenham based charity which supports patients going through chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Manager Jamie Hughes said: "This is a charity close to our hearts here at Seventeen Black as they massively helped my Nan who I lost to cancer five years ago."

The festival will feature band The Going Good and solo artist Faye Rogers among others. For more details call 01285 646340.