BEWDLEY'S own music festival is celebrating its seventh consecutive year in June.

Hopfest Family Music Festival will take place on Friday, June 16, and Saturday, June 17, at Hopley's Camping Site, in Cleobury Road.

The family orientated event has grown year on year and now has four stages featuring live music, spoken word performances, workshops and children's activities from midday to midnight on the Saturday and live music in the main marquee from 6pm to midnight on the Friday evening.

The festival has a fancy dress theme every year - with this year being the swinging sixties.

Peter Barnett, one of the organisers, said: "Last year's theme was "Out of this World" and people showed great innovation with their alien costumes.

"This year, with 2017 marking the 50th anniversary the Summer of Love, the release of Sgt. Pepper and other notable musical landmarks, the theme had to be "The Sixties - the Summer of Love Revisited" and we anticipate a lot of fun with this, and we are asking all of the acts to include a sixties song in their set."

He added: "The concept of Hopfest from the first incarnation in 2011 has been to showcase the remarkable wealth of talent that exists in the local area and to provide opportunities for young musicians to perform on the same stages as the more established acts.

"Last year, through Bewdley Youth Festival we had over 80 young people from Wyre Forest and across Worcestershire performing at the festival as solo artists, members of bands or as part of the world drumming orchestra that was assembled with the Bewdley School and Sixth Form Centre.

"This year will be no exception and our line-up includes tremendous acts such as Sunjay, Arcadia Roots, the Humdrum Express, the return of the Mothership and a special Beatles feature - the Magical History Tour.

"And, we are looking forward to a special collaboration between the local jazz group Matahari and the Bewdley School featuring some very talented young musicians and singers with some spine tingling music."

The food area will include local cooking from Sticky Figs, the Hop Pole and Loco Lobo Tex Mex.

Activities for children include Helter Skelter with circus workshops and their famous Bubbleology, creative sessions with Clik Clik Collective and art and readings in the Chill Out tent, organised by Betti Moretti.

To buy tickets - which are cheaper in advance - can be bought online by visiting or by visiting the camp site reception.

The Friday night is free to ticket holders or £5 per person if you are only attending that event.