BILLY Ocean, Kool and The Gang and the Artful Dodger have been named to appear at this year’s Solihull Summer Fest.
The star-studded music festival is set to return to Tudor Grange Park on July 23 and 24.
Now in its sixth year, thousands are expected to turn out for what is being dubbed one of the most popular music events of the summer by organisers.
Billy Ocean will be headed to the stage on the Sunday (July 24) alongside Belinda Carlisle, Kool and The Gang, Bad Manners, The Real Thing and Dr and The Medics.
Billy, the Trinidadian-English musician won a Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run), and in 1987 was nominated for the BRIT Award for Best British Male Artist. His other hits include When The Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going, Love Really Hurts Without You, Suddenly and Red Light Spells Danger.
On the Saturday audiences will see Shaggy, Sister Sledge. Boyzlife, Shalamar, Lemar and the Artful Dodger returning to the main stage.
Throughout the weekend, the Second Stage will be hosted by The Soul Selection featuring the finest 70s and 80s Soul and Funk Anthems.
The Soul Selection stage is headlined on the Saturday by Kenny Thomas and on Sunday by Trevor Nelson.
Organiser, Ian Rogers, said: “After a very challenging couple of years, event life is in a much more positive situation and our team are completely focused and passionate about delivering the best-ever Solihull Summer Fest.
“There are some huge names in our line up and I truly hope the Solihull borough support this increasingly popular festival on their doorstep.”
Tickets, including VIP options, are available online at www.solihullsummerfest.co.uk.