First it was a fish and chip shop, then a pub and now young heavy metal fans are about to shatter Frinton's peace and quiet with the town's first rock concert.

With the resort in revolt over a bid to tear down its train barriers, residents are worried the days of keeping the modern world at bay are finally at an end.

More than 100 young partygoers are expected to converge on the town centre on Friday.

Three school rock bands - Death in Moscow, Carved from Violence and Lunatic High - have been booked to play at the McGrigor Hall, once the WI Hall, in Ashlyns Road.

The concert was organised by Tendring Technology College student, Hollie Buxton,15, who is trying to raise money to go abroard with the school to Thailand in 2008.

No trouble is anticipated but Roy Caddick, a councillor and former headmaster, said: "It doesn't seem like a very suitable marriage.

"If they don't know what heavy metal is now they soon will. And who is going to look after the people outside?"

Hollie's mum Lynne said however: "It's a chance for the children to show that they can behave."

There will be bouncers to keep the under 18s in line and prevent gatecrashers.

There will be no alcohol available and tickets to the event need to have been bought in advance.

Tickets can be bought from Mrs Buxton by ringing 01255 851441. The concert is due to finish between 10.30pm and 10.45pm.

Hollie, who lives in Hogarth End, Kirby Cross, said she was hoping to raise £3,000 for the World Challenge trip.