THE Metro nightclub in Saltcoats is to host a charity fund-raising night and a tribute to a Three Towns musician, producer and DJ this weekend.

But if you haven't got your tickets yet, you're too late - because the event has already sold out.

Metro Rewind, the first "proper old skool" night since the return of the famous venue, will feature sets from some of the biggest names from the 90s dance scene.

Those lucky enough to snap up tickets, which sold out in a matter of seconds, will be able to enjoy sets by DJs Stephen Holland, Wee Yoda, Chill FM, George Bowie and Joe Deacon, who will be playing "proper bangers" all night long.

The night will feature a tribute to Mallorca Lee, who died in February aged 51, just weeks after revealing he'd been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

The former Auchenharvie Academy pupil, from Stevenston, founded Scottish electronic music band Ultra-Sonic in 1991 and would have been the first event of The Metro's modern era to feature the global sensation.

Promoter Lee Macleod said: "Growing up in the 90's rave scene I absolutely loved Ultrasonic.

"Mallorca's brother Darren and I used to sit in French class with the headphones on when we were 14 and listen to his brother's tunes in class.

"Even way back then I loved their sound, and bought nearly every record they produced.

"In my DJ career, years later, I also DJ'd with Mallorca a few times, and strangely enough, on March 20, 2010 Mallorca headlined a gig I put on at the Civic Centre in Ardrossan."

That gig 14 years ago was a charity fund-raiser - which inspired Lee to use Friday's event to raise funds in the same way.

After registering with Marie Curie, donation buckets will be on display around The Metro on Friday night with the hope the 500-strong crowd in attendance can help raise cash for the charity.

Lee continued: "We feel that cancer may affect or has affected everyone at some point in their life.

"My auntie passed away not long ago in her early 50s due to cancer, so it is never far away these days, unfortunately.

"On the Metro Rewind night we have got donation buckets that will be situated inside the club all night.

"We know times are hard but if everyone involved can give what they can we would really appreciate it to help donate to fight towards this disease."

Doors for the sold-out event - which organisers say they could have sold six times over - will open at 8.30pm.

Those who missed out on tickets need not worry, with high hopes that it won't be the last Rewind night of the Metro's new era.

Those unable to catch the action will also be able to watch it all afterwards, with the night being filmed by LM Video.