A MEMORIAL concert in memory of those who lost their lives in the Summerland tragedy including Alan Barker, from Fearnehead, and Sean Kelly, from Woolston will be held later this year.

The two friends died when a fire destroyed the £2m Summerland indoor entertainment and leisure complex on the Isle of Man on August 2, 1973.

Tina Brennen, who has campaigned tirelessly to make sure the events of that day are never forgotten, said: “This is a huge tragedy of national and international significance. 50 people lost their lives and over 100 were injured with some suffering life changing injuries.

“They should be commemorated here annually and my hope is that from now on they will be.”

The Summerland Memorial Concert will take place on Saturday, August 2, at Amber Bar, Loch Promenade, Douglas from 9pm.

A one minutes silence will be held at 7.30pm on Douglas prom opposite the Summerland site before 50 white balloons are released.

Tickets are £10.00 with proceeds to be donated to the Alder Hey Children's Burns and Plastic Surgery Unit and the Children's Burns Trust.

Visit facebook.com/SummerlandFire for tickets.