A CITY band back together for the first time in seven years are one of the main draws for this year’s Worcester Music Festival.

Evilwitch will take to the stage on the final day of the three-day festival which sees more than 250 acts performing across dozens of venues between Friday and Sunday.

This year there is also more than a touch of controversy with self-styled ‘2-bit punk’ band Killdren appearing in their first ever Worcester gig having been banned from Glastonbury.

Festival director Anthony Robbins clarified that Killdren were banned for satirically crying ‘kill a Tory,’ but added: “we do not advocate violence towards any person or political party, of course.”

Launched in 2008, the festival is a major community effort, with plenty of people volunteering their time to support the city’s music scene, with thousands attending each year.

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Over the years it has also raised tens of thousands of pounds for different charities, with this year’s chosen charity, as voted for by the festival’s committee from charities who submitted applications, the Worcester Foodbank.

Mr Robbins said: “With music workshops for all ages, as well as live performances in over 20 Worcester City venues, there’s sure to be something for everyone over the weekend, spanning all genres, ages and cultures.”

Performer Nigel Clark from ‘Dodgy’ added: “It’s a chance to spend the weekend exploring a wide range of music, while taking in the many splendours of the city.”

See worcestermusicfestival.co.uk for the full list of performers, activities and venues.