Festival Fun this Bank Holiday

Jul 30 2021 Explore

Now that restrictions have been lifted, and we can travel further than our front doors, people are beginning to look ahead to where’s best to spend their weekends, especially for the long awaited August Bank Holiday.

With festival season fast approaching, Worcestershire has some wonderful occasions coming up worth getting your wellies out for or your flip flops if the sun shines.

Welcome Back Weekend in Pershore

A two-day market will feature in Abbey Park on Saturday and Sunday during the August bank holiday weekend, alongside lots of activities and entertainment on Sunday including music, a fun fair, dog show, ferret racing, plus plenty fun things for the younger ones to do. Pershore Plum Plodders will also be going ahead with their traditional 10km run, finishing on the park on Sunday morning.

As well as all the park-based activities, there will be things to see and do in the town itself, including stalls in Plum Alley (Chapman Court) on Saturday, music and entertainment at The Angel via their Little Plum event (throughout the weekend), themed shop windows, a Plum Heritage Art exhibition at the Town Hall (running from 21st – 29th August) and the wonderful Art Trail by Pershore’s very own Mr Sce

The Saturday night also sees the return of the highly successful outdoor cinema with the public having a say on what film is shown.

Live Wyre Festival

Back with their second instalment, Live Wyre Festival Expanding to, not only three days filled with music, the festival is also going down the comedy route. Taking place August 20th, 21st and 22nd at the Button Oak Inn, Bewdley, this event is certainly the talk of the town. Created by Worcestershire based indie band La Vivas back in 2020, the first event sold out within a short amount of time.

Creating a line up with some of the finest artists of the UK, the musical line up consists of Mark Morriss (The Bluetones), Aziz Ibrahim (The Stone Roses, Ian Brown), Alex Ohm, Perry Manning, La Vivas, Sam Lambeth, Chloe Mogg (The 7 Arts Still Exist) and many more to be announced.

Worcester Festival

The Worcester Festival brings events, activities and fun to the city every August. The festival’s approach is to bring the community together with arts, music and lots more across the whole of the city, celebrating being together in wonderful Worcester!

This year’s Worcester Festival will be jam packed with over 700 events. There is a huge variety, from colouring competitions to sculpture trails, craft workshops to guided tours, Percy the Peacock to marching bands. Most of the events are free and family friendly.

The Festival runs from August 14 2021 to August 30 2021, ending on the bank holiday weekend.

Worcester Fake Festival

The Fake Festival circuit is once again calling into Worcester this summer, with 6 tribute bands bringing the festival feel into the heart of the city.

Professional touring acts in their own right, they provide the highlight of the day’s events and bring a true summer music festival experience with songs that everybody loves.

The main festival action takes place inside the Fake Festivals purpose built marquee so it creates an atmosphere everyone can access and will want to be part of. Be at the front, middle or at the back, wherever you are you will be warm and dry inside our giant marquee!

On the line up this year are Kings of Lyon, Space Cowboy (Jimiroquai), Duran, Bon Jovi Experience, Stereofonics, and Oasish.

Sunshine Festival

The four day family festival is held over the August Bank holiday weekend in the picturesque setting of Upton upon Severn, with a stunning backdrop of the Malvern Hills. Each and every year it welcomes musical and variety legends from across the musical spectrum and this year is no different.

Thursday sees the main stage opening for the first time with a double header of “From the Jam” and one of the greatest Festival Party bands ever – Bad Manners.

The Friday evening has a real 90’s theme, with legendary acts and Judge Jules topping the bill.

Saturday sees to one of Britain’s all time successful pop bands Wet, Wet, Wet headlining the stage.

On the last day, but by no means least, James Blunt, Tony Hadley, Nik Kershaw will entertain the crowds as the sun sets on this year’s festivities.

Apart from the music performing over the four stages, there is so much more to see and do for the whole family, including the giant inflatable land and the welcome return of The Happy Circus to entertain the kids.