We have some amazing acts attending the carnival this year, performing from two stage areas in the town – our main stage in Load Street and our “family fun” zone over at Sabrina Drive. Below are the acts that are confirmed to perform on our stages, they can’t wait to see you all!

This page will be updated regularly with new acts as they are confirmed, so please check it regularly to see who has been added to the list. If you wish to perform for the visitors to the carnival, please complete the stage act form on our homepage.

The Fair Weather Riders

The Fair Weather Riders are a midlands based quartet that blend together a myriad of influences from rock, blues, Americana and country music to create their own unique sound. With soaring slide guitar riffs, powerful lead vocals, driving baselines and energetic drums The Fair Weather Riders have hit the ground running notching up nearly 50 gigs in their debut year, captivating audiences all around the West Midlands and showing no signs of slowing down.

retsecroW(s)

Formed in July 2022 after playing together and clicking; retsecroW(s) played their first gig at a festival in Bewdley, Worcestershire in September 2022. After gigging all over Worcestershire, the band entered Worcester Competitive Arts Festival and won gold for their original song (Grief Of Me) in 2023. More gigs and a radio appearance followed (BBC Hereford and Worcester) and they continued to write original songs together.

Mary’s Lye

Mary’s Lye is an original alt rock band based in the West Midlands. Formed in February 2023, they are a three-piece group whose influences vary from 60s/70s rock and blues to 90s grunge. All that said, they like to believe they make their own sound: raw, passionate, and honest – with a bit of frustration thrown in. They have built up a small following through (very) regular local gigs and festivals through 2023 and, in December 2023, have recorded their first EP.

Alexander Helmore

Milky

Alex, more commonly known as “Milky” by friends (and some family) has been playing acoustic cover songs from all genres and era’s over the last couple of years. “Acoustic Milky” had his first unplanned performance one spontaneous night during St. Patricks week in a local pub with the help of a “persuasive” friend. Since then he’s loved playing around the locality, sampling Guiness and continuing with the ethos of just doing it for the love of it! Alex loves the versatility of acoustic music and finds It so refreshing to see live music more and more now, especially here in Bewbados!

Joe James Thomas

Joe James Thomas from the Black Country is a 24 year old Rock N Roll, Rhythm N Blues and Country music singer who focuses on the guitar and piano, who featured on “The Piano” – Channel 4 in 2023. He has also performed at a lot of 1940’s events like The Severn Valley Railway, The Black Country Living Museum and many more as a tribute to George Formby. He’s also been part of the long running theatre show A Black Country Night Out and has been recently involved in Bewdley Town Criers productions.

Bliss Gate Dog Training

Bliss Gate Dog Training are a local dog training club that has been in the area for 14 years. Their team comprises of dogs and owners of all ages, who put heel work patterns to music to try to show what everyone can achieve with their pet dogs. They focus on walking comfortably together, stays, socialisation and coming when called. They are a close pack that is immensely proud of our dogs and what we have achieved together.

Bewdley Concert Band

Bewdley Concert Band

Bewdley Concert Band was formed by Valerie Blount and Ian Worton. The very first rehearsal took place on 2nd October 2010 at Bewdley Primary School. Valerie was then leader of music at the school and felt that there was a need for a community band in Bewdley. Ian was an experienced Musical Director and saw this as an opportunity to establish a wind band in the area. Their extensive ground work advertising and encouraging local musicians to come along ensured that the band was a success from the start.