TOP musicians from Malvern and beyond will be converging on the town on Saturday for the 2019 West Fest.

And with the weather forecast currently pointing at temperatures of up to 28C for the weekend, organisers are hoping for a good turnout of music fans at the village's playing field for the event.

Headlining on the main stage this year are Kings of the Quarter Mile, a Worcestershire playing rootsy Americana with a dash of blues and Southern rock, in the style of Tom Petty, Steve Earle and Little Feat.

They will be preceded by sets from Skewwhiff, Flames, Flood for the Famine and the Truck Stop Trixies.

Opening proceedings on the tent stage are West Malvern's own Yaya Logic, followed by acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter Carrie Martin, Henderson Hooper, the Ray Mytton Band, Raggedstone, who are inspired by the ancient landscape of the Malvern Hills, Electric Cake Salad and a DJ set.

And the Dakin Diversity Stage will once again be hosting an eclectic range of local talents, including sets from West Malvern Voices, Lucy and Ben, Ballet Malvern, the Roses Theatre Choir, William Joseph and Ship O’ Fools, among others.

And West Fest would not be complete without the ever-popular silent disco.

When not listening to the music, festivalgoers can refresh themselves with a range of world cuisine, with Cambodian curry, Middle Eastern, Mexican and Mediterranean flavours on offer, as well as burgers, ice cream and Colwall Rotary's sausage sizzle, plus a well-stocked bar serving locally-produced beers and ciders.

Activities for children include a bouncy castle, inflatable slide and the ever-popular Malvern Hillbillies BMX track.

Stalls showcasing local businesses and crafts will also be there, and all the proceeds from the event will be used to support various worthy causes in West Malvern and beyond.

Causes to have benefitted from West fest in the past have included Malvern Sea Cadets, Colwall Rotary, Heartstart Malvern, Mathon Tennis Club, 7th Malvern Scouts, The Cube and St James Primary School.