A POPULAR Worcester festival has snapped up a group of talented teens after they wowed bystanders while busking in Worcester high street.

Luke Simons of Woo Fest launched a public appeal on Facebook to find the fourpiece after a friend said she was ‘stopped in her tracks’ when she heard them performing near the Hotel Chocolat shop on Sunday afternoon (November 21).

After an “amazing” response which saw more than 60 people share his post, Mr Simons found the band, named Split Second, and quickly tied them down to a spot on the bill of next year's Woo Fest.

He said: "We always love finding new bands and musicians and have been recognised for our grassroots work at the UK Festival Awards.

"We have so many friends of Woo Fest and they almost act as scouts, it's great.

"We were very excited to hear about the amazing young band on the high street on Sunday.

"So after a plea on Facebook, we are thrilled to have found them and even more so that they have agreed to play at next summer's Woo Fest, which will be our biggest festival yet after a couple of years of not being able to go ahead with a physical festival.

"As ever we'll be raising money for St Richard's Hospice with every ticket purchase."

Split Second is made up by 14 and 15-year-olds Hannah Bowen, Jack Barnett, Darcy Dines and Levi Husbands, who are all at school in Worcester and Bromsgrove.

People flocked to social media to heap praise on the gifted quartet after seeing them perform on Sunday.

A video taken by an onlooker and sent into Worcester News shows the band delivering a breath-taking rendition of Valerie by The Zutons.

If you didn’t manage to catch them last weekend, they’ll be returning to play in Worcester on Saturday, December 4 in Cathedral Square for the Christmas Fayre.

Woo Fest will also be holding their own Christmas event on Saturday, December 18, with £10 from every ticket sale going directly to St Richard’s Hospice.

The event will be held at The Marrs Bar, Worcester, with doors opening from 7.30pm until late.

Headliners include Echo Gecco, Chimp on a Bike, Chewie and Drifta.