IN between the Food and Drink Festival, and the Music and Arts Festival, The Old Cock Inn in Droitwich is playing host to Friar Fest, an celebration of culture and music being organised outside the Friar Street pub.

The pub held a 300 year birthday celebration on the street back in 2012, and the Friar Fest is an attempt by the pub’s landlords Stuart Wilcox and Graham Leonard to return to that carnival atmosphere while the entire town is in the middle of a festival.

From noon to 8pm there are plans for the street to burst into life an colour, with a main stage featuring 13 live acts including choirs, acoustic musicians, country and jazz performers, theatre, dance, Latin blues music, belly dancing, samba music, and rock, reggae and ska music, before the action moves inside the Old Cock Inn until 11pm.

There will also be hot food on offer including burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork, and Indian and Caribbean cuisine, as well as an outside bar for revellers, and teas, coffees and ice creams for the more sedate.

A spokesman from the pub said: “Friar Fest 2014 will bring a unique diverse edge to Droitwich offering something for everyone and the boys from the Old Cock Inn are hoping if successful this year to grow the festival each year.”