A SEVENTIES night with an Abba tribute band performing is being held as part of a charity fundraiser.

Bjorn to be ABBA is being staged at the Empire Theatre in Consett in aid of Willow Burn Hospice in Lanchester.

The charity is hoping the event will raise over £5,000 to help support people with life-limiting illnesses.

Siobhan Marsh, community fundraiser at Willow Burn Hospice, said “We are really excited about this event as it is the first time we have held something like this in Consett’s much-loved Empire Theatre.

“It will help us continue to do our vital work in the local community but we also want people to let their hair down and have fun.”

Fancy dress for the evening, which starts at 7.30pm, is encouraged.

Tickets are £17, £16 concessions, £8 for children and can be booked by calling 01207-218-171.