Going strong, celebrating its 10th anniversary, Worcester Music Festival is back for another year welcoming around 200 acts to the city this weekend… for free!
A charity event, this year raising money for St Paul’s Hostel, welcoming donations from all festival goers across the weekend over the massive 20 venues that are participating. So, a free event, raising money for a great charity, what more could you want? Well, if that isn’t enough to entice you, here are ten acts from the festival lineup that definitely will.
An enthusiastic student five-piece from Coventry, Feet have been creeping their way through the Midlands, with a few successful Birmingham gigs under their belt. Think the Rhythm Method, with hints of Slaves and a whole load of indie melodies. You won’t be disappointed. (Friday 15th September, Saracens Head, Uncover)
They’ve had a whole bunch of mega suppot slots for the likes of REM, Green Day, Garbage and Distillers and now they’ll be bringing their anthemic sound to Worcester Music Festival. They’ve actually got a brand new track, ‘Lets Talk’, out tomorrow (14th September) and their set this Friday at WMF will be the first chance you’ll get to hear it live… (Friday 15th September, The Firefly, Benjamin Dallow)
These elusive fellows have steered well clear of all social media, taking things back to basics, with an anything-but-basic sound. They’re recent track ‘Consultants of Swing’ is currently sitting at number five in our NEWBORNS chart and they’ve already gigged from London to New York, impressive for an act so new. (Friday 15th September, Saracens Head, Uncover)
One of Worcester’s brightest new talents, nth Cave, will be delighting crowds at Worcester Music Festival for the first time. With recent backing from BBC’s Steve Lamacq and rumoured to be debuting a brand-new song, this will be a show not to miss. (Saturday 16th September, The Old Pheasant, Young Pop Things)
Coming all the way down from Newcastle, Twist Helix will bring their massive, dramatic sound, mixing electronic sounds with those of rock. This will be a stunningly flawless performance from start to finish, trust us. (Friday 15th September, Saracens Head, Uncover)
Currently smashing their This Feeling badged tour across the UK and fresh from performances at Truck, Isle of Wight and Reading and Leeds festivals, The Americas will bring their music to ride a motorcycle to to their hometown of Worcester, you won’t want to be anywhere else this Saturday night… (Saturday 16th, The Marrs Bar, SLAP Magazine)
This exciting four-piece from Birmingham are definite ones to watch. Their light and infectious indie rock will have you dancing in no time, whilst their fun an relatable lyrcis will worm their way into your head, we’re certain, for hours (If not days) to come. (Sunday 17th, Monroes Cellar Bar, Mytacism Music)
Full of massive amounts of energy, Droitwich Spa’s Junior Weeb are making quite the name for themselves at the moment. With a Muncie Girls support slot under their belts, their track ‘Not Right’ picked as This Feeling’s song of the day, this four-piece will certainly leave a lasting impression… (Saturday 16th, Swan With Two Nicks, Boneyard Sessions)
Tell Me I’m Pretty
Post-punk, indie rock from Coventry, Tell Me I’m Pretty will bring an explosive amount of energy to their set on the Sunday evening of the festival. Come along, have an aggressive sway or two and bask in the indie soundwaves of this enthralling four-piece. (Sunday 17th, Monroes Cellar Bar, Mytacism Music)
Having only been together for just under a year, Rivas have already been through quite the sonic journey. Working hard to find the sound that is right for them, they now believe they have found it and we have to say, we’re behind it. Heavy riffs and their own unique twist, be sure to check this dynamic duo out. (Friday 15th September, Monroes Cellar Bar, No Poetry Promotions)
For more information on the Festival and its lineup, please visit here.