A ROCKSTAR, who is more familiar with the stages of Glastonbury, will be performing at a more humble venue in mid Wales this June.

On Friday, June 21, St Silin's Church in Llansilin will be playing host to The Midsummer Night Concerto, a concert starring Uli Jon Roth, the former lead guitarist of German rock band Scorpions – who found fame in the 1970s.

More accustomed to playing at grand venues such as Wembley Arena and the Royal Albert Hall, Uli will be performing at the more intimate church setting while on a break from his international concert tours.

Uli, who left the band to pursue his passion for fusing rock and classical music, said: "I live in Powys and I know the church has a struggle to meet its bills.

"But it has great cultural and spiritual importance and I want to support it in a really meaningful way."

Every penny raised from ticket sales and donations will be given to the church, with donations flying in from places as far away as Japan and Canada, after Uli appealed for support.

The concert will feature his celebrated arrangement of Vivaldi's Four Seasons in which the violin is replaced by a guitar – more specifically a sky guitar, which Uli invented – that is capable of reaching higher notes.

The event will also feature Liz Vandall, the Swedish rock vocalist who has accompanied Uli on many of his tours.

Tickets are priced at £20 and can be purchased from www.ulijohnroth.com or Rowanthorn, Chapel Passage, Oswestry.

Since the church has a very limited capacity, early booking is essential and will be on a first-come-first-served basis.