Countdown to Solihull festivals

Tudor Grange ready to party.

The highly anticipated Solihull Summer Fest returns to Tudor Grange Park this weekend with a galaxy of talent ready to entertain the crowds.

With 6,000 tickets already sold, an excited Ian Rogers (Summer Fest founder and organiser), said “We have the most focused and committed team and we are working around the clock to ensure this is the BEST Summer Fest ever. If you’ve not been before please make sure you come along and support this great local independent event! It will be the best thing you do all year I promise!

The afternoon kicks off with DJ Joe Hunt, bringing his infectious energy to open the Main Stage at 12.30pm on Saturday 22nd July.

Now in it’s seventh year, Summer Fest promises an unforgettable weekend with joint headliners, Lisa Stansfield and Sophie Ellis-Bextor performing on Saturday 22nd July. Multi award-winning Lisa Stansfield has sold more than 20 million records worldwide, while singer-songwriter, Sophie Ellis-Bextor is renowned for her disco-pop party anthems.

Eighties legends, The Human League, will be headlining the main stage on Sunday performing all their greatest hits and will be joined by Boney M with Maizie and the band on Sunday 23rd July. The incredible line up will also feature Blue, Artful Dodger, Pixie Lott, Odyssey and a live DJ set from Spandau Ballet heart-throb, Martin Kemp.

The festival is renowned for its feel-atmosphere and the music provides the perfect backdrop to enjoy the huge variety of food and drink on offer with friends and family. Guests will love the Pimms Bus and wide selection of street food and bars.

Tickets are available to suit all budgets, with a standard adult ticket costing £55 (plus booking fee), family and VIP options and private cabanas.

Summer Fest founder and organiser, Ian Rogers said: “We are delighted to be brining such huge talent to Solihull this July – every year the festival gets bigger and better. The performances are obviously outstanding, but what people talk about the most is the Summer Fest atmosphere which is electric.”

On the run up to the main event there will be two other events on the Summer Fest site – open air cinema showing Grease! followed by live band and street food on Thursday 20th July.

On Friday 21st July The Secret Symphony Orchestra will be performing Ibiza Proms in the Park – an incredible journey of Ibiza’s most iconic anthems.

The event will also be supporting the NSPCC. Ian Rogers said: “I am delighted to have the NSPCC represented at this year’s Solihull Summerfest. We’re a close community in Solihull and the tragic deaths of Arthur Labinjo Hughes and Alfie Steele in the Midlands in recent years really shocked us all.

“We felt passionate about the need to do something and wanted to help prevent this from happening in our community again. Together with the NSPCC, we want to do our bit to support children and families in Solihull and across the West Midlands.”

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