A NUMBER of bands will play in the city as part of a nationwide celebration of independent music venues.

Five bands will play at The Marrs Bar in Worcester on Sunday, February 4 at a show headlined by Worcester-raised trio Soeur.

They will be supported by Malvern's Nuns of the Tundra who had a successful 2017 - reaching the final of Firestone Battle of the Bands, an appearance that has earned the band an upcoming headline spot at the O2 Institute in Birmingham.

Worcester natives Navajo Ace, Evesham psychedelic rock 'n' roll duo As Mamas and Worcester's Esteban will also feature.

The concert has been organised by county promoters The Task in Hand and Surprise Attack.

On Thursday, February 1, Slap Mag and Mytacism Music will host Worcester blues-rock band HVMM, The Soviets, Oxford four piece Juniper Nights and Malvern based rock 'n' roll band Dead Dads Club at the Marrs Bar.

In its fifth year, Independent Music Week - which runs from January 29 to February 4 - shines a light on the people who run independent venues across the country.

It is funded by Arts Council England with support from BBC Music, The Brit Awards, The Musicians' Union and many others.

Tickets for the February 1 show are £5 in advance and £7 on the door.

Tickets for the February 4 show are £5 in advance and £7 on the door. They can be purchased online at wegottickets.com/event/427034.