A Hereford fundraising group are replacing black tie dinners with a festival to raise money for local causes.

Rock the Barn takes place on Saturday, July 14 in Madley and is organised by the Hereford Round Table.

The day-long festival will feature bands and musicians alongside Herefordshire foodies, including local favourites the Beefy Boys.

All proceeds from tickets will be distributed to a variety of good causes in the area.

Describing the event, chairman of the group, James Arnold, 30, said: "It's local music, local food and local business coming together to help local charities."

The group usually hosts a black tie dinner, but this year they decided to try a different approach.

James explained: "Black tie dinners have become a bit dated. This year we wanted to try something a bit different.

"We are twenty young blokes putting this on with their spare time. It's coming together quite nicely."

James hopes that this year will be a success so that it can become an annual event.

He added: "We will repeat it if it is successful and if benefits local charities more than the round table dinners."

James also sent his thanks to the local businesses and individuals that have given their support to the event, including: Watkins Contractors Limited, Meyer and Marsh, Humfrys & Symonds, The Jolly Good Painting Company, Clean My, Arnold Engineering, Country Flavours, Collins Design & Build, The Beefy Boys, Trivett Hicks, Old Market, Thompson & Co, Hereford Kick Boxing Academy and councillor David Greenow.

Tickets are available now and cost £20 with an extra £5 for overnight camping.

There is also free entry, a free burger and a free drink for anybody who brings along nine people.

To book tickets and to see the line-up confirmed so far visit: www.herefordroundtable.co.uk.