A TALENTED Wyre Forest band could be performing at the legendary Glastonbury Festival after impressing founder Michael Eavis.

Arcadia Roots, who hail from Bewdley and Kidderminster, won a host of new fans when they performed at the festival after show party at Pilton Working Men’s Club on Saturday (July 22).

But the biggest praise came from Mr Eavis who joined the band on stage and announced: “What a great band they are”.

This successful show has put Arcadia Roots – made up of lead vocalist and percussionist Dave Small, bassist Joshua Terry and guitarists Danny Gauden and Tom Callinswood - in line for a potential appearance at the full Glastonbury Festival when it returns.

It is another boost for the band who have also been selected to appear on the BBC Stage at this year’s Lakefest in Ledbury, on the same bill as the likes of The Charlatans, Alabama 3 and Aswad.

Emmy nominated sound engineer Ian Hatton, who also hails from Wyre Forest, has also been flown in from New York to work with them on their new album.

The band have lined up more live shows closer to home before the end of the year including performances at The Bewdley Hotel in Bewdley, Worleys at The Swan in Stourport, Katie Fitzgeralds in Stourbridge, the New Hampton Inn in Wolverhampton and an appearance at The Morgan Stanley Festival in Redditch.