Come along to the Black Country Musicom Festival and celebrate all the best of the Black Country on 14th July, our national day. Experience the diverse communities within the Black Country in a welcoming environment with a party atmosphere. Set up by Dudley Council, this is a celebration of everything that makes the Black Country great!
There will be live music throughout the day from 12.00 – 19.00 with some of the UK’s top tribute bands, as well as local band performances. Local performers include The Empty Can, who wrote the Black Country Anthem, Jess Silk, Alex Ohm, and ukulele player Joe James Thomas.
Alan Lunt, Dudley Council’s strategic director for place said, ‘We felt it was important, with the festival being on Black Country Day, that it had a strong local flavour and so we are delighted to be giving some great Black Country acts the opportunity to perform on the big stage.’
Alongside the music areas, there will be comedy shows throughout the day with the UK’s top comedians showing off their skills and making you laugh until you cry. There will be a mix of family-friendly comedy shows and some just for grown-ups.
For those that prefer a more sedate festival, there will be a chill-out space, a henna artist, and arts and crafts activities. There will also be glass blowing, theatre, and art exhibitions.
For those that prefer high-octane fun, there is a climbing wall, gaming area, street entertainers, and lots of sporting activities. If you are someone that likes to learn a new skill go along to some of the workshops. You can learn beat-boxing, street dance, and even circus skills!
While you are dancing and singing there will be a whole host of food and drink stalls with street food from around the world to give you sustenance. There will be traditional food stalls celebrating all the food and drink in the Black Country, including a real ale tent!
Young children are also provided for with a sandpit, garden games, meet and greets with favourite characters, face painting, and the chance to meet a whole host of animals.
For kids and adults of all ages there will be a funfair set up, ensuring you can just keep going and going until you drop!
Tickets are £12 for adults (16+), and £8 for young people aged between 5 and 15. Children under 5 go free!
The event is open to all ages, but there will be age restrictions on certain comedy sets and bars will be operating Challenge 25 policy.
There is a car park for £3 cash payable on the day. However, there is no guarantee of a parking space with a ticket.