With so many bands and artists from outside Worcestershire performing at this weekend’s festival, I decided to compile my own ‘top 20 to see from further afield’. This has been so tricky to compile, the quality of artists is that top notch this year, but here goes.

So, look out for these in amongst all the home grown talent. And, most of all, enjoy the music.

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Aulos

From: Hereford / Bristol
So tight, you’ll be upset.
Where and when: Sunday 9:30pm at The Firefly
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Arbor Lights

From: Birmingham
One of those bands that if you are watching and need another drink from the bar, you won’t be able to go.
Where and when: Sunday 8:45pm at The Firefly
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Barnaby Carter

From: Bristol
Aphex Twin-influenced ambient electronica and minimalist dance music. Drift, space out and enjoy.
Where and when:  Sunday 9pm at The Pheasant
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Broken DC

From: London
Pure, melodic hardcore
Where and when: Saturday 10:05pm at The Firefly
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Complete Radio Silence

From: London Drifting / shoegaze.
If you like Can or Neu, then these are for you.
Where and when: Saturday 11:05pm at The Firefly
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Cracked Actors

From: Black Brumtree, West Midlands
Upbeat ska
Where and when: Saturday 11pm at The Marrs Bar
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Duveaux

From: Isle of Wight
Slick indie rock
Where and when: Saturday 10pm at Mode
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James Daubney

From: Swindon
If you’re a fan of Jon Gomm, then get to this. He combines his classical roots with flamenco techniques.
Where and when: Sunday 8pm at The Farriers Arms
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Jess McAllister

From: Exeter
Wow, what a voice. The intonation of Julia Stone from Angus and Julia Stone.
Where and when: Sunday 8:40pm at The Farriers Arms
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Keep The Change

From: Birmingham
Skate pop punk – catchy sounds.
Where and when: Friday 7pm at Pavilion in the Park
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The Kut

From: London
These are a not-to-miss if you like 90s grunge-influenced music.
Where and when: Friday 10:45 at The Pig & Drum
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Luke Wylde & The Japes

From: Wolverhampton Nice, easy going pop, well performed.
Where and when: Saturday 10:30pm at Monroes Cellar Bar
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M.O.D.

From: Clevedon, North Somerset
Baltic folk music – entertain the crowds and become part of the crowd.
Where and when: Sunday 6pm at St. Swithun’s Institute Halls
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MisterNothing

From: Birmingham
Slick power rock.
Where and when: Saturday 11pm at Mode
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No Cars

From: London
Silly surf punk – a band originally from Japan.
Where and when: Friday 9:15pm at Monroes Cellar Bar
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Pink Diamond Revue

From: Reading
Psychedelic music that suits my mind, it may suit yours. Comes with added mannequin.
Where and when: Sunday 8pm at The Pig & Drum

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Pony & Trap

From: London
This band could be going places soon.
Where and when: Friday 10pm at The Firefly
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Pre Sleep Monologue

From: Newport, Shropshire
Sultry / aggressive blues tempered with subtle folk and Americana. undertones
Where and when: Saturday 9pm at The Marrs Bar
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Rita Lynch

From: Bristol
Makes Motorhead look like the Spice Girls.
Where and when: Saturday 7pm at The Marrs Bar
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The Torn

From: Doncaster
Classic, energetic indie rock.
Where and when: Saturday 9:30pm at Pavilion in the Park
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