Almost 30 local bands of all musical genres have so far been confirmed to perform at a series of gigs at two Leeds music venues, Cert 18 and The Junction, at the end of May as a tribute to Paul Hunter, who died of cancer last October.
Local businessman Rob Scott, of Elvington, near York, was inspired to organise the events after reading messages posted on an online condolence book in memory of Paul, whose brave battle moved so many around the world.
Scott, who runs York-based firm Discerning Images Photography, contacted the author of the tribute website and suggested staging music events to raise money for the snooker star's chosen charity, the NET Patient Foundation.
Co-organiser Paul Cunniff, who runs Acomb Music, said they had been "overwhelmed" by support from local bands, who had offered their services for free.
The gigs will take place during the day and night on the Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday, May 26, and Monday, May 28.
"This has turned into something much bigger than we expected," Cunniff said."We are expecting a big turnout with hopefully up to 1,000 coming through the doors. It will be an integral part of the York Music Live festival and I think it will be the largest rock event of the weekend.
"I've been amazed by the response of the bands - they have been so generous. It will be a great weekend to remember Paul Hunter and raise money for his charity."
For more information about the weekend, visit the website www.acombmusic.co.uk or phone Paul Cunniff on 01904 781574.
Paul Hunter music weekend: The schedule
Saturday, May 26
1pm to 5pm: Punk/indie/ electro rock
Sgt Johns Zombie Brigade
New Soul Company
Angel Of Sin
Sunday, May 27
8pm: Heavy metal evening
Method In Madness
Project Side 7 (aka Angel Bass)
Hand Of The Daedra
Megawatt Winged Avenger
Monday, May 28
1pm to 5pm: Blues/ indie
6pm to 11pm: Blues evening