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Announcing the Line-up and Venues for the 2023 Malvern Rocks Music Festival – 28th – 30th July

After a seven year hiatus, Malvern Rocks Music Festival is back for its highly anticipated 2023 event. Spanning three days, this exhilarating multi-venue festival will take place from July 28th to July 30th. With a line-up boasting over 70 outstanding bands and performers, attendees can expect a diverse range of musical experiences across eight venues in Malvern.

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Malvern Rocks 2023

The festival’s vibrant venues include Bar Limon, Bellevue Island, Malvern Lounge, The Morgan, The New Inn, the Newtown Club, The Red Lion in Malvern, and The Red Lion in Stifford’s Bridge. Each location will host a dynamic array of performances, ensuring that festival-goers have an immersive and memorable experience.

The lineup showcases an impressive mix of talent, featuring solo acoustic artists, full bands, and a wide range of genres to cater to every musical taste. From funk to folk, Gypsy jazz to punk, Malvern Rocks has curated a lineup that reflects the rich musical history and exceptional local talent of Malvern. Moreover, the festival also welcomes artists from beyond its borders, such as Biskee Brisht from the Isle of Man and Malvern’s newest resident, Paurosi, who hails from Zimbabwe.

Kicking off on Friday night, Midlands-based festival favorites Cantaloop will deliver an electrifying performance at the Newtown Club. Meanwhile, at The Red Lion, music enthusiasts can catch The Oohz, known for their original blend of blues noir and dystopian chic—complete with coconuts! Throughout the weekend, the remaining venues will be buzzing with an eclectic mix of acts, including the soulful melodies of the Kitchen Island Band, the captivating sounds of Linkwells, the enchanting performance of Polly Edwards, the infectious energy of The Hill’s Angels, the raw talent of Nothin’ but Dust, the mesmerizing tunes of Hennesea, the captivating sounds of Topaz, the harmonious melodies of The Arboretum, and many more incredible artists.

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With its remarkable lineup and vibrant atmosphere, Malvern Rocks Music Festival promises to be a captivating showcase of both local and international talent. Whether you’re a devoted fan of Malvern’s music scene or an avid music lover seeking an unforgettable experience, this festival is sure to deliver three days of pure musical bliss. Jem Vipond the festival’s musical director said We’ve tried to get a cross-section of musical styles with the hope that everyone will find something they like. If funk is your thing, we’ve got it, if you like punk we’ve got it or if you like listening to solo acoustic performers on a sunny afternoon, we’ve got that too”.

The festival is part funded from the sale of merchandise which is available from the website shop. T-shirts, badges and wristbands all help to pay for the performers and crew over the weekend of the festival. There will also be QR codes prominently displayed in each of the venues so that visitors are able to use their smart phones to support the festival. It’s the first time that is the organisers of the festival have undertaken to pay the performers. In previous years, the festival operated in a charity support model with the performers playing for free.

Festival director Ralph Tittley said The organisers ask that visitors to Malvern Rocks who enjoy the music, give generously to support the festival through the sale of merchandise or through virtual entrance fees, using QR codes. With the support of our audience, we can make sure the festival thrives, and that Malvern becomes the destination for music”.

  • The festival will be held rain or shine
  • Camping / campervan parking is available at The Red Lion, Stifford’s Bridge and at Newland Meadows Campsite
  • The festival is family friendly
  • Malvern Rocks is supported by Malvern Hills District Council

For further details see the Malvern Rocks website.

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