THE COUNTDOWN is on for the long-awaited star-studded Solihull Summer Fest to return to Tudor Grange Park after being postponed last year due to the pandemic.
The festival team are promising the event, being held on September 11 and 12, will be ‘the ultimate feel-good music festival’ and a weekend to remember after lockdown life.
The Voice judge, Olly Murs, will be headlining on the Saturday with his full 90-minute concert set.
His appearance follows a busy year in which he captained England in this year’s Soccer Aid.
Saturday will also feature the voice of Wet Wet Wet, Marti Pellow.
A Brit and Ivor Novello award-winning singer-songwriter who has had consistent chart-topping multi-Platinum albums and more than 25 chart hits.
Other artists appearing on the Main Stage on Saturday include Alexandra Burke, The Brand New Heavies, Louisa Johnson, Artful Dodger and The Blow Monkeys.
The voice of Spandau Ballet, Tony Hadley, will be headlining on the Sunday night.
Sunday features another outstanding line up with 80s favourites, Kim Wilde, ABC, Nik Kershaw and From The Jam who feature original The Jam bassist and backing vocalist, Bruce Foxton, plus a supporting DJ Set from Pat Sharp.
Over the weekend the second stage, hosted by Heritage Presents, will take audiences on a historic and educational journey through the world of dance music over the 1990’s with music from K-Klass, Allister Whitehead and Jim Shaft Ryan.
Ian Rogers, organiser, said: “After a very challenging 17 months for our industry our team are completely focused and passionate about delivering the best-ever Solihull Summer Fest.
“We are very excited to have secured Olly Murs to headline our Saturday and the support and response to our September line up has been nothing short of overwhelming. We are fully on course to sell out.”
“We are working closely with Public Health England and Solihull Borough Council and cannot wait to welcome everyone to a safe, fun, incredible weekend of much needed live music and entertainment.”
For more or to buy tickets, including VIP options, visit www.solihullsummerfest.co.uk.