Bands offered a festival chance - The Worcester Observer

Bands offered a festival chance

Worcester Editorial 2nd Jan, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

ORGANISERS of the Worcester Music Festival are urging musicians from across the county to pluck up the courage and bid to be a part of next year’s three-day extravaganza.

Applications are now officially open for the annual free event, which will take place between Friday, August 29 and Sunday, August 31.

About 250 acts performed at a variety of venues, including pubs, restaurants and outdoor stages, in the city during this year’s festival after it received more than 900 applications.

And chairman Ant Robbins said he was hoping to see even more talented artists bid for a slot at the event, which is expected to draw in large crowds.

“Aside from the brilliant atmosphere, the festival is the chance to reach new audiences, sell CDs and meet hundreds of fellow musicians, while organisers, who are all volunteers, work hard to promote bands who take part,” he said.

“Musicians also benefit from the opportunity to meet venue owners and gig at places they would not normally play and secure paid gigs.”

The Big Busk, which sees people singing and dancing in the city’s streets, is set to be among an array of events to be announced as the build up to the festival continues.

To apply to perform visit before the closing date of Monday, March 31.

Organisers says they are also looking to hear from good causes who would like to become the festival’s chosen charity for 2014 having raised more than  £30,000 since it launched six years ago.

The closing date for nominations is Monday, January 20. For more details visit

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