The Hoosiers, Chesney Hawkes and Dodgy are among the bands headlining App Fest this year.

The festival, which started life in a pub garden, is being held at a new venue near the Worcestershire border.

Returning for the first time since before the pandemic, the line-up also includes Cast, Toploader, Matt Cardle, Connie Talbot, Janet Devlin and the Wurzels.

A number of tribute acts are also playing the festival including Mercury Queen, the Bootleg Beatles and U2UK.

Having outgrown its original home of the Farmer’s Arms in Apperley, App Fest is now being held at Hillworth Farm, Longdon, a few miles south of Upton.

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“I am very passionate about this event and I have put so much love and dedication into this relaunch, which due to Covid and venue changes has been postponed for nearly three years,” said festival organiser Daniel Pardoe.

“The event is so much more to me than just another excuse for a party. 

“The heart of this event is all about family, community, bringing people together, making new friends and memories, and raising much-needed funds for various charities that in turn helps more people, more children, more families.

App Fest raising money for charities

“This year we are raising money for Winston's Wish, British Heart Foundation and Mental Health UK.”

According to the App Fest website, the new venue “has the land, scenery, amazing views and the opportunity to grow the event for many years to come and we feel it gives us all a very exciting future.”

The event is being held from Thursday, July 28 to Sunday, July 31. Weekend tickets are currently on sale at £80 for adults or £216 for a family. The prices go up after June 2 and again if you’re paying at the gate.

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Tickets are also available for the Thursday, when the festival gets underway at 5pm.

Another music festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

Lakefest, which is held in the grounds of Eastnor Castle, will host bands including UB40, Manic Street Preachers and Supergrass from August 11.

The festival will also feature a junior talent show, paddle-boarding, fairground rides and circus workshops.