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Archiimp Pop Up joins Worcester Music Festival at The Hopmarket

Archiimp will be presenting a special pop up gallery on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September at the Hopmarket (more information to follow).

The pop up is in recent addition to the Worcester Music Festival‘s existing program of activities taking place at the Hopmarket over the Festival weekend, which include a number of music themed arts and crafts run by Spare Room Arts, all in aid of Worcestershire Association of Carers.

The pop up gallery is very much focused on the discerning adult art buyer, where as the Spare Room Arts (located in the courtyard) is designed for all ages.

Music Festival Workshops at the Hopmarket will change throughout the day so there is always something new to create!

11-12:30: super kites!
11-12:30: music festival masks
12:30- 2:00: music themed puppets to go in the theatre of endless possibilities
12:30 – 2:00: music festival flags
2:00- 4:30: musical instruments

11-12:30: make your own band badges
11-12:30: music festival flags
12:30-2:00: music themed puppets
12:30-2:00: music festival flags
2:00-4-30: musical instruments

The Worcester Music Festival itself: 

The Festival

Worcester Music Festival – a metropolitan festival supporting emerging artists and raising money for charity – returns for the eleventh consecutive year from
September 14-16, 2018.

The festival takes place in more than 20 venues in Worcester City Centre, hosting around 250 bands over 3 days as well as a number of workshops.

A non-profit making event, it is run by an enthusiastic team of volunteers who all give their time for free to support live music, encourage new audiences to visit new venues and help to make live music accessible to more people.

With live music across the city, from pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafes to historic buildings, record shops, on the streets and even in breweries, the festival is absolutely FREE to attend. Our team of promoters put on hundreds of gigs, showcasing some of the best, new and emerging artists in the UK.

The festival also delivers free music-related workshops for the whole community. Adults and children can take part in everything from drum clinics and Q&As with industry experts to learning an instrument or singing in a pop choir. Amateur photographers of any age or experience can also enter the annual photography competition.

Almost £50,000 has been raised for charity by the festival in its eleven year history and the 2018 charity is Worcestershire Association of Carers.

The Music

There is a thriving live music scene in Worcester, which is why the festival was born in the first place. It attracts new audiences and gives music lovers the opportunity to discover new talent. Showcasing every genre imaginable – from rock, indie, metal, punk, psychedelic, pop and DJs to folk, jazz, blues, reggae, hip hop, country and acoustic acts – the festival has evolved to become a beacon for some of the best new and underground acts from across the UK.

Bands that have played our festival include Peace, God Damn, Das Sexy Clap, Jon Gomm, Xova, Virgil and the Accelerators, Jason Bowld, This Wicked Tongue, Nigel Clark, Guthrie Govan, The Stiff Joints, No Cars and many, many more.

With almost 1,000 bands and artists applying for a slot at each festival (around 200 slots are available over the three days), the 2018 line-up promises to be even better than ever and organisers are looking forward to showcasing a host of exciting, new acts.

The Charity

Since it began in 2008, festival-goers have generously donated almost £50,000 to 16 local charities.

The 2018 Festival will fundraise for Worcestershire Association of Carers. Wristbands and other merchandise will be available, along with collection buckets in every venue. Also, a team of fancy dress-clad charity collectors will roam the venues over the weekend with collection buckets. Every gig is free entry but audiences will be asked to dig deep to donate to this worthy cause.

The Fans

Tempted to check the festival out? Here’s what our fans say…

“Worcester Music Festival is live music by the people, for the people. With incredible line-ups and amazing events in venues scattered around this historic city, it should be in every music festival-goer’s diary.”
– Jon Gomm

“If you want to live, eat and breathe all kinds of music over a single weekend, Worcester Music Festival is for you. It’s a one-of-a-kind festival experience, an incredible ecosphere of live music.”
– Jason Bowld (Pitchshifter, PWEI, Killing Joke, Axewound, Bill Bailey)

“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 musical creativity, while taking in the many splendours of the city.”
– Nigel Clark (Dodgy)

Get Organised

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For more information of the Worcester Music Festival Events and Activities please follow these links: 

Worcester Music Festival Website or WFM Hopmarket Events

The Worcester Music Festival is run by volunteers to promote the local music scene on one weekend a year. All money raised from fund raising during the Worcester Music Festival weekend goes to local charity.


Spare Room ArtsFor more information of the Spare Room Arts please follow this link:

Spare Room Arts Website

Spare Room Arts will once again bring some glitter and sparkle to the festival! A packed session of music-themed arts and crafts activities.


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For more information of the Worcester shire Association of Careers please follow this link: 

Worcestershire Association of Carers Website

Worcestershire Association of Carers offers both practical and emotional support for carers, who are working with a wide variety of disabled individuals, and aims to identify carers whilst raising awareness of their responsibilities within the wider community. This support can help combat isolation and ensure the carers needs are met alongside the needs of those they are caring for. The charity helpline educates carers about financial entitlements, respite opportunities, understanding the needs of the person they are caring for and so much more.

Established in 1997, the charity recognises the importance, value and significance of the thousands of unpaid adults carers all over the county. At some point during their lifetime, 3 in 5 people will work as an unpaid carer and the charity seeks to acknowledge the magnitude of the work of adult unpaid carers, offering them support to meet their needs and giving them a voice to allow them to influence the policy making and service planning that affects their lives.

Carol Cumino, CEO of Worcestershire Association of Carers acknowledges the “important and uplifting” effect that music can have on individuals and its ability to enhance wellbeing. The charity will use some of the money raised by WMF to organise a carer choir to harness those effects.

Worcester Music Festival is proud to support such an incredibly worthwhile cause and hopes that you will dig deep into your pockets when you see our fundraisers, or purchase a charity wristband to show your support.


Key Sponsors of the Worcester Music Festival are:

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