Worcester Music Festival takes place Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September 2024, For all press enquiries, please contact Emily Branson.

About Us

Founded in 2008, Worcester Music Festival is a free to access music festival with over 250 performances and free music related workshops taking place over three days.

The festival takes place in venues across the city centre – theatres, live music venues, pub back rooms, cafes and bars. In since 2018, we even hosted gigs in a tattoo studio and on a boat!

The festival is a real community effort and a lot of people volunteer their time and effort to make it a success to support the amazing Worcester music scene (and beyond). Thousands of people attend gigs over the three days, with visitors from all across the country.

Well-known names who’ve played at the Festival include: Nigel Clark, [Spunge], Jason Bowld, Jon Gomm and Peace (previously November and The Criminal).

2022 – Key numbers

  • More than 1500 applications to play
  • 253 performances
  • 22 venues
  • 30 promoters
  • 50 volunteer organisers
  • Thousands of gig-goers

Why we do what we do

  • To increase opportunities for emerging musicians and artists to perform in the city of Worcester
  • To raise money for charities
  • To support the development and raise the profile of musicians and artists from the city and wider region