AFTER a two-year hiatus because of the Covid pandemic, preparations are well under way for the return of the Worcester Music Festival.

The festival, taking place this year from September 16-18, is an annual charity event hosted in venues across the city.

Each year, the event welcomes thousands of visitors who flock to Worcester to enjoy the artists’ work while supporting the local community.

This year’s good cause is Worcester Community Trust. The charity runs 10 different projects across the city while managing six community hubs, providing support to the local communities within the city by enhancing skills, increasing confidence, and bringing people together.

With the announcement of the festival’s return comes the opening of their band applications, where artists spanning every genre are invited to donate their time to help bring the city’s music scene together, all in aid of a great cause.

Those interested can access the application form via the festival’s website. Local promoters will be given charge of a night in one of the 20 plus venues located in the city centre, handpicking a line-up from the artists applying.

The authentic crafting of the bill has always proven a success, the high quality of the musicians taking the stage drawing large crowds of both music fans and passers-by.

In past years, organisers have expanded the line-up to include comedy, spoken word, art and interactive workshops aimed at the whole family. Throughout the weekend, the festival will host around 250 performances while attracting visitors from across the UK and even further afield, with some visitors having travelled from the likes of Italy, Australia, and USA in past years.


Worcester Music Festival is back after a two-year hiatus

Worcester Music Festival is back after a two-year hiatus


Festival director Anthony Robbins said: “Over the past two years, our volunteers, artists, venues and gig-goers have sorely missed the festival, so we are thrilled to be finally returning.

“We can’t wait to bring the festival back to the city where we won’t just be supporting the incredible cause of Worcester Community Trust, but the music scene as a whole, where many have been unable to play due to the pandemic.

“Every year, we love listening to the vast array of artists who apply and love discovering the talent thriving in our local music scene and beyond.

“We really do encourage all artists to put themselves forwards for consideration.”

To date, the festival has supported 18 charities, raising more than £60,000.

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