CULT indie bands and music fans will descend on Kidderminster this weekend to celebrate a legendary venue at a plaque unveiling. 

The Market Tavern will be getting its own blue heritage plaque on Saturday (March 19), a pub that saw acts such as Radiohead, Catatonia and Robert Plant take to its stage in the 90s.

The plaque will be located at the flats at Ray Mercer Way, off Comberton Hill, where the venue stood before demolition, with residents invited to attend.

It will be unveiled by singer Jim Bob of indie group Carter USM, who played at the venue in its heyday, at around 3.45pm.

A concert, which is now completely sold out, is being held at new Kidderminster venue 45 Live in the evening.

It will feature performances from Stourbridge group Fretblanket and Redditch pop-punk band Funbug, who have both reunited for the event having previously performed at the iconic Market Tavern. 

The former music venue, which was demolished and turned into flats, secured the heritage blue plaque after rock fans raised hundreds of pounds in a few hours as part of a crowdfunding appeal, set up by past promoter Mark Badgeman.

He said: “If people want to see the plaque being unveiled people are very welcome to come along. But the rest of it – unlucky.

“We are completely sold out – it’s the first sold-out gig at 45 Live.

“I just can’t wait.”

Mr Badgeman feels like he's "handing down the baton" to a new generation of music fans, who he hopes will support 45 Live in the same way he supported the Market Tavern 30 years ago.

The event will also be filmed and made into a future documentary about the Market Tavern Plaque Day.