Andrew Marston looks at Malvern's WestFest and Glastonbury
Unsigned, undiscovered and under-the-radar music from Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
• Hearing from Emily Eavis on how to play at Glastonbury.
• Lewis Capaldi is on following his surprise set on the BBC Introducing stage.
• We're also at WestFest, taking place in Malvern this weekend.
• Why Redditch is on the lookout for the next John Bonham.
• Previewing next weekend’s El Dorado at Eastnor Castle, with Kool & The Gang in Ledbury!
Appearing at our next recording session
Appearing at WestFest
In the Gig Guide
Appearing at Glastonbury
In the Gig Guide
29 June: West Fest, Malvern
The festival is a non-profit organisation, with the proceeds distributed to organisations within the local community.
Glastonbury has now expanded to be one of the most famous festivals in the world with 175,000 people there last year across 100 stages.
1971 saw the first incarnation of the Pyramid Stage - a 1/10th replica of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Performers, that year, included David Bowie and Fairport Convention.
Emily Eavis is the godmother of festivals and is responsible for booking acts like Jay-Z, Kanye West, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Beyonce and many, many more.
Glastonbury and BBC Introducing have worked together to create one of the most sought-after stages at the festivals for new artists.
But who are the stars of the future? We find out in this week's BBC Introducing Musicians' Masterclass.
5 - 7 July: El Dorado @ Eastnor Castle nr Ledbury
2019 sees another mammoth line up with headliners Kool And The Gang bringing the party as well as other big names including Andy C, Shy FX and many more!
Lewis Capaldi on the BBC Music Introducing stage @ Glastonbury
Yesterday, he went back to where it all started - by playing a secret surprise set on the BBC Music Introducing stage at Glastonbury.
Capaldi has now played four sold-out back-to-back tours, and in his first 10 months of touring sold 60,000 headline tickets.
Young Drummer of the Year
The Palace Drum Clinic, which runs monthly events with internationally renowned artists, are encouraging young, enthusiastic drummers to apply.
The PDC Young Drummer Competition is open to anyone aged 11 to 16-years-old or 17 to 21-years-old with three prizes up for grabs; one for each age group as well as an overall winner.
Anyone interested in taking part must apply at PalaceDrumClinic.com before July 1. Entry costs £10.
Shortlisted drummers will go on to compete at the final on September 21.
BBC Music Introducing in Malvern
Since 2005 we’ve broadcast around 1,500 sessions, helping to showcase some of our area’s most talented musicians.
We’ve handpicked some of our favourite acts to join us on stage at the Malvern Cube on Sunday, 14 July from 7.30pm.
These artists didn’t even know they were being considered – and we hope this inspires people to keep sending in their music, because we really do listen to everything.
Admission is free.