NEW for Bewdley Festival's 30th Anniversary Year, tickets are to go on sale as and when acts are secured.

Tickets for the shows in October will also be available online for the first time.

Tickets for the first two show announcements go on sale tomorrow (Thursday, May 4).

Opening night - Friday, October 6 - sees Roger McGough returning 30 years after his appearance at the first Bewdley Festival for Mersey Sound's 50th Anniversary.

He will appear alongside LiTTLe MACHiNe in a show featuring a selection of vintage, classic and surprising poems set to music. And for a finale, be prepared to join in with a rousing version of Lily the Pink. This show is for people aged 14 and over.

While, Friday, October 13, sees a visit to Bewdley by Tom Robinson as part of a short and exclusive 2-4-6-8 Motorway 40th Anniversary Tour featuring the classic four-piece band line-up of Tom Robinson on bass and lead vocals, with Andy Treacey on drums, Adam Phillips on electric guitar and vocals, and keyboard virtuoso Jim Simmons.

Tickets for both shows go on sale tomorrow (Thursday, May 4) and cost £20 each.

For the first time, they are available to buy by visiting

In addition, some tickets will be available from Bewdley's Tourist Information Centre.

Meanwhile, the 'Thirty for 30' initiative to present 30 events in the Festival's 30th year continues on Tuesday (May 9), at 10.30am, with an Exhibition on Screen "journey" to the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, for an appreciation of the works of Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

Tickets are £8 and are available online or from St George's Hall.