A THREE-DAY music and food festival to celebrate the King’s Coronation is coming to Redditch.

The festival will feature a range of food and drink traders from around the world, arts and crafts, live entertainment.

Running from Friday, May 5 until Sunday, May 7, activities in the town centre will include live performances on stage throughout the weekend with a special appearance by the D Day Darlings on the Saturday.

Redditch will be joining in the Coronation Big Lunch on Sunday, May 7 bringing communities across the country together to celebrate so people are asked to bring a blanket and enjoy the day with neighbours, family and friends.

BID manager, Muj Rahman, said: “We are incredibly excited to announce and host this event, it is a fantastic opportunity to bring together the Redditch community and be part of the celebrations.

“Everyone is invited to come and join in the party, celebrate our Monarchy and the diversity of our town.

“Food and drink are so central to the way that we celebrate special occasions or to the way that we socialise with others, so it is wonderful to be able to offer Redditch locals the space to come together, socialise and just soak up the festive atmosphere.

“With lots of family entertainment planned for the weekend, it is a great way of celebrating how multicultural our local community is, reflecting our vibrant town and all that it has to offer.”

The event will be open for visitors from 10am to 6pm Friday to Sunday and will take place in the town centre around St-Stephens Church and hosted in partnership with the market events experts RR Events.