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...and Upstairs, Nurses

Math Rock trio from Birmingham bringing catchy riffs and complex rhythms.

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The Actions

A blend of punchy guitars with dream like vocals.

Ajay Srivastav and Karmic Blues

Spiritual blend of Delta Blues and Indian Folk.

Alex Rainsford

Vibey nosies based loosely around Alt-folk.

The Americas

New three-piece Rock n Roll band from Worcester. Music to ride a motorcycle to.

Amoeba Teen

A melting pop of hooks and harmonies, crunchy guitars and melodic songs.

Anne-Marie Sanderson

singer-songwriter of elegantly quirky folk.

The Arboretum

The Arboretum - Shimmering guitars, deep dark bass lines and twisted beats

Arcadia Roots

Worcestershire based band with earthy, psychedelic and infectious vibe.

The Archivists

A band from Hereford, and spend their lives making music and partying.

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B-Sydes

Like Frank Turner and Jeff Buckley fighting in a sack.

BASSE

BASSE is a power-duo, heavily influenced by Blues and Garage Rock music.

Bathtub

Emo influenced punk from Worcester.

BEKAH

BEKAH is a 24 year old, CaribbAsian; singer, songwriter, rapper, multi-instrumentalist and record producer from the UK.

Ben Hughes

17 year old Singer/ Songwriter from Worcester.

Ben Vickers Collective

Gracing the ears of the world with reggae, funk and soul music.

Benjamin Dallow

Classic modern rock-pop songs in the grand tradition. Moody git mind!

Bethany Roberts

Just me and my guitar. I am a singer/ songwriter and I also do covers.

Big Fat Shorty

The blues is back! In the 1990s and early 2000s, The Awful Truth were a highly acclaimed blues band in the Worcester area, led by John Ridsdale (vocal)

Big Wolf Band

Brilliant dynamic rock blues band from the midlands that deliver every time

Bitterroots

Transatlantic songs and music - traditional and original.

BLACK BOXES

Rude, crude, fuzz rock dudes. VERY LOUD.

Black Cat Bone

Harmonica/guitar led Rhythm and Blues five piece

Blank Parody

Blank Parody is an alternative rock band formed in 2014.

The Boston Shakers

A cocktail of good vibrations you won't get enough of...

The Brickshed

Quirky folky trio.

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Calm Like a Riot

Shouty, twangy disco rock rap hop fusion

Camulus

Camulus are a fast and funky four-piece punk/rock band from the West Midlands.

Capas

Capas (Phil Wilkins) is a multi instrumentalist cinematic composer

Carly Dee

Carly Dee is returning with new original music to perform locally.

Caroline 7

Caroline 7 is a singer, songwriter and guitarist based in the Midlands, and entertains audiences with a mixture of lively and thought-provoking acoustic folk/rock.

CHAMBERS

"Chambers are a really special, hard hitting, unforgiving duo" - BBC RADIO 1

Chevy Chase Stole My Wife

Cheeky pop-rock with catchy melodies.

Chewie

Chewie mixes punk, rock, blues & country into his own brand of acoustic songsmithery. Acoustic Attitude.

Chip Langley

Chip Langley plays his unique style of blues and soul

Chloe Mogg

20 year old Singer/Songwriter, Guitarist & Bassist from Stourport on Severn

The Clause

Upcoming four-piece Indie Rock band from Birmingham.

ClayToRide

ClayToRide create music sponsored by their mental disorders.

Colin Baggs

Virtuoso guitar playing, folk to flamenco, jazz & classical. Breathtaking

Colin Robot & Digits McPhee

Both are DJs from the Shuddervision Sound System and part of SECTION6.

Collective 43

New Orleans street style band with twists of blues and jazz

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Daisy Hill

Recently signed solo artist who loves to perform with lots of experience.

Dan James

Dan writes stories about people and their visceral struggle for existence.

Dan Walsh

Clawhammer banjoist/vocalist/guitarist

The DC Spectres

Two-piece garage band

Dead Frequency

High energy glam punk from Midlands UK. Touring throughout 2017.

Dogs of Santorini

More Rock than Punk. More Punk than Rock.

Doozer McDooze

Doozer McDooze is a singer songwriter from Essex, England. Doozer is a modern bard whose rousing vocals and buoyant acoustics weave stories of life, love, and the struggles of the Everyman.

Double Denim

Bring your delta blue jeans for a Post-Sea Shanty singsong and the occasional opportunity for a drank-skank.

Dragon Folk Club Residents

Dragon Folk Club Residents

The Dregs

The Dregs - a punk band from Birmingham/Worcester playing early style punk

Drew Darcy

Drew Darcy is an Artist/Singer/Songwriter from UK. Drew has taken influence from bands like U2,Keane; Nine Inch Nails.

Drumlove

Drumlove Professional Players, Teachers, makers & retailers of drums from across the globe.

Duck Thieves

Musical inspired indie rock with boy girl vocals and big guitar solos.

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Elea Calvet

Full of attitude and verve, with urban grungy blues and soulful lyrics.

Elephant Peel

A bunch of free-thinking, rock n roll survivalists.

Ellisha Green

Enthusiastic singer/songwriter with a passion for music and performance.

Embodiment

Technical Metal infused with classical melodies and crushing groove.

Erica

Erica is an awesome, dynamic, unsigned and original three-piece band.

Esteban

Esteban describe themselves as a really good idea, math rock for people who like to dance.

Every Thread

A female fronted acoustic duo from Birmingham, playing original folk pop.

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Falling Stacks

Uptight, Joyless, Pretty Good (Joy Collective)

Familiars

Dynamic, atmospheric, mournful and melodic alternative rock.

Family Ceilidh at St Swithins Institute Halls

Family Ceilidh - A rip roaring free event for the whole family.

FEET

FEET is a young student band from Coventry in England.

The Fidgets

Worcester's Busking Heroes!

Fireballs

Rock'n'roll is coming to The Chestnut in style!

Firesuite

Math tinged shoegaze with big riffs.

The Flames

The Flames are a Worcester based alt indie band.

Flying Ant Day

60s beat combo + 70s punk + 80s indie = up tempo not necessarily upbeat.

Fracture Zone

Wyre Forest acoustic indie-folk act with original songs and instrumentals.

Freeborn Rising

Politically charged Folk/Punk act. A protest band by name and nature - passionate and pure.

Funky Navigation with Leivurr Johnson on Trombone

A DJ set with a big funky dance off baby!!!

Fury

FURY are a British band who deliver expansive, panoramic and beautiful arrangements, easily capable of transporting you to alternate and fantastical universes.

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Gareth Griffiths

Institutes frontman brings his transcendent Glastonbury 2017 set to WMF!

Garrington T. Jones

A purveyor of new tradition blues that blends the traditional ethos of acoustic Blues music with a modern edge. An accomplished instrumentalist, vocalist and harmonica player and lover of acoustic blues, folk and roots music.

Ghosts in the Photographs

Well suited for sound tracking gathering storms.

Girls Love Ponies

Supercharged Punk/Pop/Rock anthems. Fun, Raw, pulsating and energetic......

Grave Altar

Primitive Black-Thrashing Death. Rising from the Midlands & South-West.

Grizzleroot

Mega Grizzle Stoner Rock!!!! A Grizzleroot show is beer fuelled and loud as hell.

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Hanzo

An intoxicating cocktail of rockabilly beats, surf twangs and crunchy riffs

Happy Bones

Happy Bones is a singer songwriter folk project.

Harry & The Howlers

Female fronted Rockabilly at it's finest! Back to the classic days of fifties calendar glamour, their sound is a force of nature

The Hawthornes

Hard gigging, super charged, acoustic folk punk.

Heartwork

Clearly cathartic, never cloying and ultimately uplifting and redemptive.

Heroes DJs

Old school hiphop, funk and soul DJs

Hipflask Virgins

Groovy two-piece riff-rock formed in 2014 from the ashes of Nomad 67.

Hitchhiker

Alt/indie rock

Hoggs Bison

Instrumental three-piece rock (post, alt, math, jazz, punk..) band from Bristol.

Hopeless Wanderers

A bubbly trio of emerging talent, Jess, Alex and Jesse.

Horizon Lights

A popular local folk band playing tunes and songs in its own unique style.

Howard James Kenny

Ambient acoustic singer songwriter using loops.

Howlin' Bones

Nitrous fuelled untraditional rockabilly coming right for ya.

Huffy

Bass player for many years (too many to mention) - the music light went on

Hump De Bump

A four piece Funk, Blues, Rock Band from Worcester, Worcestershire, UK.

The Hungry Ghosts

Garage Blues from the other side of the fence.

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imaner

Deb and guitar Dave collectively make up the acoustic duo Imaner.

INFLUENS

Influens music is a heavy sounding masterpiece of a rebel soul

Insomnichord

Psychedelic Progressive Rock, Insomnichord are a five piece progressive rock band from Bristol.

IzzyB

Izzy is an 11 year old with a huge love of music.

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The Jack Fletcher Band

The Jack Fletcher Band is an indie rock band from the West Midlands.

Jacklines

Alternative Rock / Jam Band with eclectic music and exciting live shows.

James Mattey

A 22 year old singer / songwriter with a bunch of well crafted songs.

Jazzy Heath

Jazzy Heath is a Pop singer, songwriter and pianist based in Cheltenham. She writes songs inspired by her experiences.

Jemima

Terrific young singer/guitarist with bags of charisma!

Jenny Hallam

Thought-provoking piano-pop with powerful vocals.

Jerry Chester

Jerry writes and performs songs telling stories and have a droll line in patter.

Jess Silk

Jess Silk is a guitarist, singer and songwriter from the Black Country - Kingswinford, who has been penning songs since her early teens.

Jonny Allen

Acoustic Guitarist

Josh Kemp

Josh Kemp is a singer songwriter who uses an acoustic guitar & loop pedal.

Josh Okeefe

British born Singer/Songwriter out of Nashville, TN

Junior Weeb

Indie/alternative band bring energy to any gig

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Karpet Kickers

Six piece band from Kidderminster, original musical journey through the decades.

Katie Ellen

A soulful vocal with original, moving songs.

Khamsina

Khamsina is a songwriter, producer and vocalist all rolled into one.

Kick The Clown

Loud, angry, catchy and fun. A young punk band that's in your face.

Kill For Eden

Kill for Eden are London-based purveyors of classic hard rock, radio ready riffs and powerful female vocals.

King Solomon Band

King Solomon is a heavyweight Roots-Reggae band from southwest England.

Kissin Kippers Fishin Club

Kissin Kippers Fishin Club... imagine the sound of a musical tobacco tin!!

Koncept

Awesome Midlands Metal!

Kyle Parsons

Acoustic singer-songwriter and guitarist who writes and performs original music and an eclectic mix of covers from Neil Young to Nirvana.

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Lady Sanity

Lady Sanity is a 21 year old female emcee with a message

Les Trunkwell

Spiky Hip Hop/Bingo from the leafy middle class suburbs of Worcester.

Liam Gleeson

Easy listening piano and vocal music.

Liberty Artillery

A five piece band mixing rock, hip-hop and indie to deliver a unique music style.

Lorise Eton & the Stealers

Lorise Eton - Hard rocking R&B blues based band with soul.

Lost at Home

We are LOST at HOME, a four-piece pop/rock band from Redditch, Worcestershire

Lost Trains

Duo of singer songwriters from the Worcestershire area.

Lounge Toad

Lounge Toad

The Loved and Lost

Hard-hitting Melodic Metal with symphonic and electronic elements.

Lucy Jarrett

Little bit country, little bit folky, little bit bluesy, little bit punky!

Lycio

Three-piece band bringing an authentic take on contemporary electronic/hybrid music

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Magik River

thoughtful,exuberant,original material folk/rock, brooding ballads+up tempo.

The Magpie Cafe

Folk swing band mixing sounds of the 20s with dark lyrics and modern beats

Malarkey

Original dancehall punx straight outta Birmingham!

Marie-Claire Berreen & Her Husbands

Dreamy ethereal vibe, a slice of classy 21st Century folk rock.

Mark Leedham

Acoustic maverick, baritone vocals, soothing melodies, big grooves and funky.

Mark Stevenson

Local singer, songwriter, percussionist and poet.

Martin Thorne

Original songs, eclectic lineup and a high degree of improvisation.

MATAHARI

Matahari Quartet providing high quality Jazz/Lounge/Chillout music

MeMe Detroit

An indie grunge wave of sublimity and that's before she picks up the guitar.

Michael D. Wynn vs. Charlie Baxter

Live electronics set - BBC Radio 1 featured anthemic dark electronica

The Miffs

Happy go lucky post punk vibe.

Mischa & His Merry Men

A unique diverse & ethical band who would love to play Worcester Music Festival

Mr Avery's Bonkers Nylons

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Mr Jacob Oneill

Birmingham's Mr Jacob Oneill

Mutant Vinyl

Captivating live performances and original music via black saxophones.

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The Naughty Corner Ukulele Band

The Naughty Corner Ukulele Band are a three piece outfit based in Worcester. They are all-singing, all-strumming, toe-tapping ukulele players with a diverse songbook.

Neil Morris

Acoustic folk punk from The Black Country.

Noughts And Crosses

Noughts And Crosses- four piece alternative band from the West Midlands

nth Cave

A local indie/alternative rock band who perform their own material!

Nuns of the Tundra

Four piece psychedelic rock band from Malvern

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Obzidian

Obzidian are a Thrash Groove Metal band from the home of metal since 2001.

Open Mic Sessions

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Organised Scum

London-based indie act with regular approving nods from Line of Best Fit.

Oriel Aps

I'm a solo artist writing songs because I love it.

Our Propaganda

Rock Band from Southern England.

The Overcast

Emo/Punk

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Pablo

Pop

Pablo Alto

Ledbury 3 piece Pablo alto are a Garage Psych band and have been compared to everyone from Hawkwind to The 13th Floor Elevators, Sonic Youth, Joy Division and The Stooges.

PATCHED UP PARACHUTES

Unpretentious garage-rock/alternative un-pop.

Paul Rose Dictatorship

A steaming saucepan of unlikely ingredients blended into a satisfying soup.

Perry Foster

Blues

Peters & Dog

Peters & Dog are a duo playing "acoustic psychedelia and more". Both songwriters,they perform their own songs and some covers.

The Pink Diamond Revue

Live band fronted by Acid Dol a model from another dimension combining beats from today with riffs,samples and vocal harmonies from 50's and 60's.

Plastic Scene

A young band who express a refreshing sound through diverse influences.

The Poet with Passion

I'm a poet who writes about things that I'm passionate about.

The Poor Boys of Worcester

Good-time up-beat skiffle ranging from 1800s to the White Stripes

Population:7

We are a nine piece, live Hip-Hop and Neo-Soul band based in Worcester.

Pre Sleep Monologue

Overdriven sass blues with heavy grunge blues undertones.

Pretty Vile

Passionate four-piece, teenage punk band challenging gender roles in music.

The Purple Shades

Exciting young local band full of energy and orginality.

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Raphaella Kornarskis

Energetic three-piece band from Wolverhampton performing eclectic pop songs.

RAVENS

Energetic three-piece, brimming with catchy hooks and dreamy melodies.

Ray Stroud

Ray is a fingerstyle guitarist and singer

Recovering Satellites

A unique blend of acoustic and UK alt country rock.

Red Shoes

Folk/Americana band who deliver 5 star performances everytime!

Renaissance Grrl

Renaissance Grrl is a sudo name for singer songwriter Alannah Jackson.

Repo Man

Grinding guitar riffs, splashes of crazy saxophone sounds and punk anger.

Resident DJ

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Rise DJs

Rise DJs

Rivas

Trying to bridge the gap between indie and metal we wanna bring the best!

Riverside Sid

One man, one guitar. Chops chords, skanks and original songs.

Rosebud

An electronic beast howling at the sun,fed on electronica,dub and industrial.

The Rosellys

The Rosellys capture the essence of country, with folk ingredients baked in.

Ross Angeles

BBC Radio 1 featured, female-fronted electronica duo from Bristol/Ross on Wye

Russian Girlfriends

Fast and furious rock n roll punk from Albuquerque New Mexico

RVRMN

We're an Indie Rock band from Worcester that writes and performs original music.

Ryan Webb

Classic rock with an alternative twist that has a very fresh sound.

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SaltWounds

Four-piece melodic punk band from Worcester.

Samuel Rogers

A 24 year old energetic and versatile singer/songwriter from Birmingham with a wide range of songs, experimenting with Funk & Soul, Rock & Roll, Folk, Psychedelic Rock.

Scott Freeman & The Tokyo Sex Whales

Indie rock led by thrashing acoustic guitar.

Scribble Victory

A dynamic, energetic and unique acoustic duo from Derbyshire.

The Secret Cabaret

Bass slappin', foot tappin', Guitar swinging, harmony singing Vintage pop n' roll

Set em up Joe

Well known and popular Malvern band with vast folk/country/jazz repertoire

The Shaggy Dog Raconteurs

Folk/Blues/Americana quartet with a dash of Bluegrass, Ragtime and Jazz.

Silent Jack

Hard Rockers from Birmingham who just want a good time!

Sister Sandwich

A high energy set of bread-based pop and punk covers the emphasis is on FUN.

Skewwhiff

Four-piece female fronted post punk misfits with a nod to the festival scene.

Sleuth

Sleuth is the bookish indie popster from Wolverhampton, home of Slade and England's first automatic traffic lights.

Slippery Slope

Diverse range of music from Ska to Klezmer to Irish folk via a French cafe

Smokin' Pilchards

Stomping sea shanty inspired folk with a blues twist

Smokn' Ashes

Songs ranging from mellow finger picking to upbeat, foot-stomping feel good

SODEN

Worcester Heavy Groovers

SOLSARA

Solsara are a breath of fresh air for new music from the West Midlands with their raw, catchy, indie rock sound.

Sophronie

Sophronie has a delightful voice and is a unique talent.

The Spoox

First full live show for this hotly-tipped young guitar band from Droitwich.

Stevie Jones and The Wildfires

Originall Acoustic based rock think New Model Army Counting Crows.

The Stiff Joints

The Stiff Joints are an eleven man ska army, prepare to bounce.

Stuart Woolfenden

I'm a 19y/o solo artist from Redditch playing rock inspired original music.

Stuntdog

You will laugh, shout and rock your trousers off to their quirky brand of music.

Sundara

Sundara are a four-piece collective fusing sacred sounds of East and West.

Swansea Laptop Orchestra

a 21st century orchcestra performing experimental music

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Tash Hurdiss

A singer-songwriter who simply wants to share what she creates.

Tazmin

Tazmin is a 15 year old Singer/Songwriter from Worcester.

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Teddy Matthews

Teddy Mathews is a guitarist and singer/songwriter from Worcestershire. With Teddy's recently released singles 'LOVE' and 'WORRY' it would seem Teddy has slipped under our musical radar. This year he's been aired on BBC Introducing.

Tell Me I'm Pretty

Original Indie Rock/Post Punk band from Coventry.

Ten Tombs

Ten Tombs are an Indie Rock band from Cheltenham, UK.

THE PLAYERS

rootsybluesyfolkycountryjazzyresonators

Theo

Taut, chugging guitar loops layer up with frenetic tapping patterns.

Thom Colne

For fans of folk and country

Thousand Mountain

Monolithic riffs, ferocious live shows and terrible jokes.

To The Wall

Loud and heavy quartet from Birmingham.

Tom Callinswood

Tom is an acoustic/alternative songwriter from the Midlands.

Town Musicians of Bremen

Town Musicians of Bremen are a newly formed folk trio featuring Midlands.

Trevor Babajack Steger

Trevor Babajack Steger is an established Blues musician, renowned for his unique playing style and exciting performances.

Twist Helix

Twist Helix mix electronica and rock to make something dramatic and joyous

Tyler Massey

American songwriter singing American songs set in the 21st century.

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Valence

Valence is a new, very energetic and excited Pop Punk wanting to play play play.

Victoria Crivelli

Victoria Crivelli is a singer, songwriter and acoustic guitarist.

Vienna Ditto

Old fashioned, new fangled Voodoo Sci-Fi Blues.

Vinny Peculiar

If Tony Hancock made pop records they would sound like this UNCUT MAGAZINE

Vo Fletcher

Jazz, Blues & Folk Guitarist / Vocalist

Vonhorn

Two thirds Dandelion Killers and one sixth Cardiacs.

Voodoo Stone

Original material with roots firmly bedded in blues rock. Huge guitar riffs.

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We Come From Ashes

Metal with many diverse influences.

We Signal Fire

Alt Rock four-piece born out of a creative lifeline and natural chemistry.

The Whipjacks

The Whipjacks are a five piece 'unsigned' alternative, speed folk outfit.

The Whole Caboodle

The Whole Caboodle is a lively electric ceilidh (barn dance) band based in Worcester. The band of five talented and experienced musicians take delight in sharing their skills, enthusiasm, and passion for live music.

Worcester School of Rock and Peformance

Showcase from the earlier WSRP workshop.

Worcestershire Levellers

Acoustic traditional and contemporary folk to well known ballads.

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Yes Man Jellyfish

The unique sound of Yes Man Jellyfish stands on the powerful grooves of house, breaks and drum and bass. This is fused with uplifting piano, dynamic guitar, vibrant synths and soulful vocals. They have transformed their music into an energetic live show. This continues to tour venues and festivals, alongside acts such as Stanton Warriors.