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Music festival in funding crisis

Organisers behind a free music festival in Worcestershire say it will go ahead despite losing their sponsor.

The three-day Upton Blues Festival will take place in mid-July, but organisers warned the funding "crisis" may have a serious impact on this year's event.

Its regular sponsor Worcester Bosch had reluctantly pulled out because of the current economic climate, the organising committee said.

Louise Orr, of the committee, is appealing for a new sponsor.

She said: "We have got a small amount of money left, so we will be putting on a festival, but it probably, in all likelihood, won't be near the format that it has been in previous years.

"That is unless we can find a new sponsor."

The previous sponsorship money funded the main stage and many of the bands, she said.

The festival, which attracts thousands of people, was also hit by difficulty in 2007 when it was washed out during the summer floods.

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