ORGANISERS behind the first KEMP Hospice music festival say the event will be as environmentally friendly as possible.

The family-friendly festival, which celebrates the charity's 50th year, will be held at SHED Food & Drink in Crossway Green, near Stourport, on Sunday, August 18.

It will feature live performances from chart-topper Max George, formerly of The Wanted, 80s icons Fuzzbox, Sweet Female Attitude and local acts like The Institutions, Meg Shaw, Secret Cabaret, Chloe Mogg and Queen With Two Heads.

KEMPfest's organisers have also teamed up with Wyre Forest eco-champions The Pick-Up Artists, which will be hosting clothes recycling points on site.

The festival will also have eco-friendly toilets, sell drinks in environmentally-sound festival glasses, and use only local suppliers for staging and lighting to reduce its carbon footprint.

Volunteer co-organiser Rob Stride said: "We want to make this a great day for everyone.

"It’s KEMP’s golden anniversary so there will be great music, great family entertainment, great food, drink, and we want everyone coming along to respect the environment too.

"Our festival is set in a lovely rural location and we want to do everything we can to minimise the impact on our surroundings, which is why we are working with eco-friendly companies.

"We have teamed up local businesses Griff Communications and Ocean Events Limited who are sponsoring our commemorative festival glasses, and these have been specially produced by a company called Green Goblet who are passionate about creating sustainable products.

"Seeing Sir David Attenborough at this year’s Glastonbury festival and also watching his Blue Planet series inspires us to do whatever we can to make KEMPfest as green as we can.

"We need to look after our planet, and we hope everyone that comes along will do their bit too.

"It’s going to be a great day out for the whole family and we can’t wait to go gold and green this August."

Alongside the live music, there will also be a stand-up comedy tent, family activities such as rides and penalty shoot-outs with Kidderminster Harriers, a 'Teach Me Music' tent, festival retailers and a real ale tent.

The event will take place between 12pm and 10pm and tickets are on sale at