A NEW musical night to raise awareness of men’s mental health and pay tribute to a man who took his own life, will take place on Saturday.

Son-Fest - described as "a musical tribute to a son, brother, musician and friend" - will be staged at Mount Pleasant Ecological Park, Porthtowan.

Sonny Pettigrew-Collins took his own life in Tehidy Woods earlier this year and now his family want to raise awareness around suicide prevention and raise funds to support those suffering with mental ill health.

Sonny was a gifted and respected musician, achieving a first class degree in jazz. He worked in the music industry until his mental health issues changed the course of his life. Despite his battles, he continued to compose unique and brilliant music for many years.

The evening will feature an eclectic mix of Sonny’s favourite styles, all of which he studied, played and loved throughout his life, as well as featuring some of Sonny’s amazing original compositions.

An organiser said: "We hope to raise awareness of the nature of mental illness - for people to see beyond labels and understand the beautiful people behind these devastating and painful illnesses. Their mental health should not define them…together we hope to reduce the myths and stigma of mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, psychosis and depression, among others."

Performing on the night will be the Andy Quick Band, Hedluv & Passman, Disco Rococo, The Worm, also DJ sets from Ollie Stratton (Mongolian Disco Show), Olly Gee (Freerange DJs) and more to be announced.

There’s a minimum £5 ticket in advance available from www.seetickets.com 0871 2200260, but there will also be the opportunity to give further donations on the door, as well as enter a raffle featuring some incredible prizes. All profits will go to Man Down - supporting men’s mental health in Cornwall.

There will be a fully stocked bar all evening selling beers, wine, spirits, soft drinks etc and wild camping is available on site, to book contact the Eco-Park directly.

Organisers hope to build on year on year and turn Son-Fest into an annual event that will continue to raise awareness and help support Towards Zero Suicide campaign, which aims to prevent suicide.

Doors open at 6.30pm, the first act is on at 7pm.