A KILLERS tribute band set up by the owner of a popular recording studio will be rocking The Drunken Monkey Festival as the headline act.

Sam's Town, who are playing the festival in Upton upon Severn (Friday, 2 Aug – Sun, 4 Aug) features Pershore musician Chris Harvey of Tower Studios on drums.

Leading the band is the boss of a northern European sales team Dave Southam who will be making his debut at Drunken Monkey.

The festival is the sixth organised by volunteers in memory of Ian Downton to raise funds for the Midlands Air Ambulance charity. Committee members have this year renamed the main stage the Ian Downton Stage as a fitting tribute to their friend.

Last year’s event stumped up more than £9,000, bringing the total to £31,000 for the charity, which has completed nearly 55,000 missions since 1991, all 100% funded by donations.

“The Festival, the team behind the event and the festival goers yet again raised an incredible amount for our charity, for which we can’t thank them enough. Last year’s donation helped to fund four lifesaving missions, and in total the festival has supported 12 missions in the past few years,” says Michelle McCracken, Worcestershire fundraising executive for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

For more information and tickets visit drunkenmonkeyrockfest.co.uk