ORGANISERS of Pershore’s River Festival are getting into gear for the launch of next year’s festival.

The festival is held at the Riverside Youth Centre and King George’s Field. It’s a day of fun for all ages and a celebration of the River Avon at Pershore. The 2018 event will be on Saturday July 14.

Chairman of the festival committee, Liz Tucker said: “We are holding an Open Meeting on October 17 at 7.30pm in the Town Hall to get the engines running.

"We’d love to see some new faces, so if you enjoyed the Festival this year and would like to get involved please come to the meeting.

"There are so many ways to be involved and there’s a job for everyone.”