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As with everything else, Worcester Music Festival has been unable to go ahead for the last two years due to the pandemic. Today they are thrilled to announce that it will return for 2022, taking place 16th – 18th of September.

The festival is an annual charity event hosted in venues across Worcester which welcomes thousands of visitors who every year flock to the city to enjoy incredible artists while supporting the local community.

Worcester Community Trust is this year’s chosen cause. The charity manages six community hubs, providing support to the local communities within the city by enhancing skills, increasing confidence, and bringing people together.

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This is the weekend where the City’s music scene comes alive at once and Local promoters will be given charge of a night in one of the 20 plus venues located in the city centre, handpicking a line-up from the artists applying from all over the Country and beyond, drawing large crowds of both music fans and passers-by.

Throughout the weekend, the festival will host around 250 performances, which now includes comedy, spoken word, art and interactive workshops aimed at the whole family. Visitors come from across the UK and even further afield from the likes of Italy, Australia, and USA in past years.

Festival director Anthony Robbins said:

“Over the past two years, our volunteers, artists, venues and gig-goers have sorely missed the festival, so we are thrilled to be finally returning.

“We can’t wait to bring the festival back to the city where we won’t just be supporting the incredible cause of Worcester Community Trust, but the music scene as a whole, where many have been unable to play due to the pandemic.

He continued:

“Every year, we love listening to the vast array of artists who apply and love discovering the talent thriving in our local music scene and beyond. We really do encourage all artists to put themselves forwards for consideration.”

To date, the festival has supported 18 charities, raising over £60,000. In 2019, the festival donated £5,216.38 to the Worcester Foodbank, helping members of the local community access vital food and resources whilst in emergency.

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