DO you want a chance to get your mitts on a ticket to see Pete Doherty and the Puta Madres in Southend next Friday at the Railway Hotel?

The majority of tickets were unsurprisingly sold in the blink of an eye as soon as they went out, but you could be one of 20 lucky fans to win one at the music boozer's Curly Wurly Extravaganza affair, which takes place tonight.

Landlady Fi Dulake, said: "We have 20 tickets to give away which we're raffling off tonight!

"The admission fee to the Curly Wurly Extravaganza of £5 automatically gets you a raffle ticket and we'll be calling out numbers throughout the whole show. But if you're not in the room when the number is called, you don't get the ticket! So come early, choose your seat and make a night of it... the winner to see Pete Doherty live at The Railway could be you!"

The Curly Wurly Extravaganza, as featured by the Echo as 'one not to miss' out of the plethora of events happening on the Southend Festival which goes on up until August 15, will star French underground cult-pop-punk chanteuse Anne Pigalle.

It promises to be a vaudevillian, music hall-esque, tacky variety show, also featuring "Wendy S, El Bunterinos, Maddie off the bar, Dulakes junior" and more.

The night kicks off at 7.30pm with 45 minutes worth of "under rehearsed sketches, songs with funny lyrics, poems and stand-up" followed by a 20 minute spot from "The Punk Piaf" to close each half.

The Pete Doherty and the Puta Madres gig takes place on Friday July 20 at 7pm, presented by Musicians Against Homeless.

Support comes from Modern Motive and Rubber Jaw.

The Railway Hotel is in Clifftown Road.