19th Sep, 2020

Woo Fest has big names lined up

Rob George 1st Jul, 2020

AN AWARD-winning county music festival, taking place virtually this summer because of social distancing measures, has secured new big-name acts including Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Grant Nicholas, from Feeder, and Toyah Willcox.

Woo Fest, which will be streamed live to homes and gardens around Worcestershire and beyond on Saturday (July 4), will feature a mix of live and pre-recorded sets and will be hosted by Richard ‘Hursty’ Hurst. Previously confirmed performers include Nigel Clark from Dodgy, Andy Bennett, formerly of Ocean Colour Scene, Nick Parker and a host of Woo Fest regulars.

The family-friendly festival, which donates every penny to St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester, was set up in 2015 by Luke Simons and his sister, Ria, in memory of their dad John. Last year Woo Fest was named Best Small Festival at the UK Festival Awards in London.

Since its inception, Woo Fest has raised more than £57,000 for St Richard’s Hospice, which cares for patients and their loved ones facing serious progressive illnesses.

Visit https://virtualwoofest.drpg.events between 3pm and 10.30pm on Saturday for more.

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