Classic punk songs are getting a big band makeover at a Punk Prom in Richmond to mark 40 years of the anti-establishment genre.

The Swing Punks Big Band will rework iconic 70s tracks at RACC Theatre on Friday, October 7.

Composer and musician Chris Bemand has been working with the band for the last two years putting together a set that takes the old songs away from their spitting, safety pin and mosh stylings and making them more jazzy and fun.

He said: “It’s been an amazing journey restructuring these songs of my youth.

“Once you get through the nastiness, you find great tunes and great lyrics.  I am really proud of what we've created with the Big Band and I can't wait to share it with the rest of the world.”

Tickets cost £15 or £10 children in advance or £17.50 on the door. Search ‘The Punk Prom 2016’ on Billetto.

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