WYRE FOREST musicians are set to rock the Tenbury Musical Festival in the aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

Rhythm and blues artist Mike Sanchez, who moved to Bewdley with his family when he was 11, will be headlining the festival with his band on June 17.

The singer, pianist and songwriter has toured Europe and supported rock legend Eric Clapton with his old band the ‘Big Town Playboys’.

Arcadia Roots are another band performing on the main stage, they are based in Bewdley and are a five piece ‘earthy’ dance band that combine world, reggae and rock music to create a unique sound.

Their live performances often include guests such as tribal dancers and percussionists joining the stage along with hypnotic light shows.

The first Tenbury Music Festival was held two years ago and was organised by a couple of music lovers who wanted to combine a music festival with raising funds for worthy causes.

Last year they donated £3,000 to the Teenage Cancer Trust and are expecting about 1,000 visitors this year.

This year the festival has a long list of artists that will be performing over two separate stages, the main stage and an acoustic stage where more relaxing and gentler music will be played.

There is a rain marquee, plenty of food stalls, beer tents, fresh coffee stalls and a cocktail bar which will serve drinks out the back of an old surfing VW.

The festival is running from 12 noon to 12 midnight and ticket prices range from £10 to £25.

For more information visit www.tenburymusicfestival.co.uk.