A SPECIAL festive concert by the Blackburn and Darwen Brass Band will now be free.

The event, at Darwen Aldrige Academy, inlcudes popular carols and seasonal tunes.

Organised by Herbert Parkinson, donations are now being asked for instead of an admission charge. All the money raised will go towards Nighsafe, which helps homeless youngsters in the area.

The concert starts at 7pm.