A four-day music festival kicks off next month at a Kingston town centre pub.

The O’Neill’s Live Music Festival comes to town from Thursday, August 1, to Sunday, August 4 at the Irish pub chain’s Kingston branch in Eden Street.

The pub will host more than 20 bands over the four days, starting at 5pm each day.

The gigs are being held to raise money for the Make A Wish Foundation, which grants special wishes to children and young people with life-threatening diseases.

O’Neill’s Kingston has already donated £1,000 to the charity this year following this year’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

On the line-up are several Kingston-based bands including duo Katie and Jess and country rock ensemble the DMs. Banjo-wielding four-piece the Chaps make the trip from Gravestone, Kent, to return to the pub on the Saturday night, for a set featuring barnstorming acoustic covers of top club and pop hits, as well as their own material.

The festival closes on Sunday – the same day thousands of cyclists pedal through town during Ride London – with a double header from mod tribute act The Jammed, and motown covers band Power Of Soul.

The entire festival is free entry.

Dave Nesbitt, assistant manager at Kingston O’Neill’s and festival organiser, said: “We’ve got about 20 bands playing over four nights starting from 5pm every night.

“And if you’re taking part in Ride London on the Sunday, what a great way to wind down with a bit of live music.”

O’Neill’s Live Music Festival, O’Neill’s, 3 Eden Street, Kingston, August 1-4, from 5pm each day. Free.