Returning for its sixteenth year, Fuse Festival has become one of the largest free community events in the Midlands.
Festival Co-Director Natasha Hettihewa-Young said “The aim of Fuse is to provide an inclusive family festival experience that offers lots of fun opportunities for everyone to engage with music and arts. It’s free and ticketless so come and join us!”
This year’s festival promises to be better than ever before with a diverse celebration of music spread across two main stages.
Both will be buzzing with live music throughout the whole weekend. Full listings and details can be found on the website fuselichfield.org.uk as well as in the free printed programmes that have been widely distributed across the City.
Further copies can be picked up from Donegal House in Lichfield and will be available on the gate across the weekend.
Festival Co-Director Cathy Fellows said, “There are so many musical highlights on this year’s programme - there really is something for everyone! From musical comedy to Jazz and Funk, from pop to rock ‘n’ roll, from hip hop to Bhangra, we have it covered.”
As well as an extensive music programme, Fuse offers a range of free and inclusive activities and workshops too.
Straight from the fields of Glastonbury comes Panic Circus who return after being so well received at last year’s event. Head clown, Professor Panic and his team will be running circus skills workshops including plate spinning, unicycle riding and tight rope walking as well as offering a range of storytelling, clown and puppet performances for the kids.
Families can also join in with the range of activities offered by Junk Orchestra who will be hosting the Recycled Rave, junk instrument building and the Fuse Sound Garden. For full listings and times please see the website.
Other free activities, workshops and demonstrations include breakdancing, urban art, boat building and even blacksmithing!
New for the 2017 Festival will be the addition to the bar menu of the Fuse Festival Ale. This ale has been brewed in partnership with the team at Brewhouse & Kitchen Lichfield and promises to be a citrus and fruity refreshing drink.
Chair of Lichfield Arts, Jeff Fowler said “The team have worked really hard to put together a festival that offers such an extensive and quality programme. Our festival goers can enjoy catching some exciting music and family activities, can do some shopping in our Fuse festival market, grab something nice to eat from our food traders or grab a drink at our Fuse bar.
We really hope the people of Lichfield come out to enjoy and support this great community event. “
For more information and event timings visit http://fuselichfield.org.uk/ and follow @LichfieldFuse on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for regular updates, as well as the Events Page on The Best of Lichfield. #LichfieldFuse.
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