We’re excited to announce the first 100 artists who’ll perform at the 12th Worcester Music Festival. With music workshops for all ages, as well as live performances in over 20 Worcester City venues, there’s sure to be something for everyone over the festival weekend.

The first 100 announcement brings a few old favourites, including the return of Evilwitch – a well-known Worcester band who last played together in 2012, who many locals will remember fondly. The Whipjacks bring along what is best described as ‘pirate punk’ with their driving rhythms and ‘partial nudity’.  As well as the familiar old faces, Worcester will be welcoming 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. We’re keen to point out they do not advocate violence towards any person or political party, of course.

Nigel Clark from Dodgy says:

“This is a great festival with an amazing amount of artists giving up their time for free. It’s a chance to spend the weekend exploring a wide range of music, while taking in the many splendours of the city.”

The festival has been running since 2008 and is organised entirely by volunteers. It has seen thousands of acts from near and far flocking to the city to perform original music in dozens of venues – and has raised tens of thousands of pounds for different charities. This year we will be supporting and raising money for Worcester Foodbank.


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