A LEFT Bank event celebrating reggae music will raise money for next year's Hereford River Carnival.

The reggae event will see The Gabbidon Band perform from 10pm and Cut La Vis will be on the decks with B.D.S (Last Tree Squad).

The Gabbidon Band is the latest creation of Basil Gabbidon, founder of Steel Pulse and lead guitar/singer on their first four albums including Handsworth Revolution, which helped to define the British Reggae music scene at the time.

Cut La Vis (DJ Dave Lavis) is from Hereford and will be returning from Brighton, where he is now based, to play a set.

Event organiser and River Carnival co-ordinator, Leo Caithness, said: “This will be a real treat for Hereford with some of the best reggae sounds around from some great artists and DJs.

"Plus everyone coming along will be helping to support next year's Hereford River Carnival as all the proceeds will go towards the event.”

The event is on September 30. Doors open at 8.30pm. Tickets are £8 in advance from Left Bank and Rocket Cafe in Church Street, and £10 on the door.

Hereford River Carnival has also been shortlisted for two awards - Outstanding Contribution to the City at the Hereford BID Awards and for the second year running is shortlisted for the Best Community Festival award in the Visit Herefordshire Awards (a category it won in 2016).

For more information on how to get involved contact the carnival organisers on info@rivercarnival.org, like the group on Facebook: Hereford River Carnival, follow them on Twitter @WyeCarnival or go to www.rivercarnival.org.