ORGANISERS of the Worcester Music Festival have revealed some of the artists who will be taking to the stage at this year’s event in the heart of the city centre on September 13 to 15.
The festival has been running since 2008 and is organised entirely by volunteers looking to give back to their local community. So far, the event has raised tens of thousands of pounds for different causes and this year all the money raised will be donated to Worcester Foodbank.
It’s an event which has seen thousands of acts from near and far flock to the city to perform original music in dozens of venues across the city centre. And with music workshops for all ages as well as live performances in more than 20 venues in Worcester city centre, there’s sure to be something for everyone over the weekend.
Evilwitch, a well-known Worcester band who last played together in 2012, will make a return while also on the bill are The Whipjacks who bring along what is best described as ‘pirate punk’ with their driving rhythms and ‘partial nudity’.
Alongside them will be a fair few familiar old faces, as well as some new and, in some cases, controversial ones.
Banned from Glastonbury for their satirical cry to ‘Kill a Tory’ the self-styled “2-bit Punk band” Killdren are appearing for their first ever Worcester gig. WMF organisers are keen to point out they do not advocate violence towards any person or political party.
Spanning all genres, ages and cultures, the 12th Worcester Music Festival will kick off next week.
Organisers have secured sponsorship from local organisation, Worcestershire Ambassadors who have chosen to support the free activities on offer during the festival for people of all ages.
As part of the festival, organisers have arranged for a programme of free arts activities by Spare Room Arts to take place in the Hopmarket on September 14 and 15.
Organiser Helen Mole said: “Our team are working hard to put together the biggest and best music festival for the city. We are incredibly grateful for support like this which allows us to deliver a festival which will welcome thousands of people to the city and support the 25 venues which are taking part.”
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