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Summerfest set to go ahead with a brilliant line-up of stars

Solihull Editorial 2nd Mar, 2021

SOLIHULL Summer Fest 2021 is set to go ahead and celebrate its fifth year at Tudor Grange Park on Saturday and Sunday July 24-25.

The announcement comes in the wake of the latest Government information on the roadmap out of lockdown.

Soul, R&B and disco legends Kool & The Gang promise a soulful high-energy and funky set as they headline the main stage on the Saturday night with party hits such as Celebration, Get Down On it, Ladies’ Night, Jungle Boogie, Fresh, Let’s Go Dancin (Ooh La, La, La) and Cherish.

They’ve earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten pop hits, 31 gold and platinum albums and sold more than 70million albums worldwide.

The first day of the popular music festival will also feature Shaggy, Shalamar, The Brand New Heavies, Snap! and The Blow Monkeys on the main stage.

Billy Ocean, one of Britain’s biggest-ever R&B recording stars, is headlining on the Sunday night.

The Trinidadian-English singer-songwriter has sold more than 30-million records worldwide, achieving number one chart spots in the UK, USA, Australia, Germany and Holland.

He won a Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for Caribbean Queen and in 1987 was nominated for the BRIT Award for Best British Male Artist.

Other hits include When The Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going, Love Really Hurts Without You, Suddenly and Red Light Spells Danger.

Sunday will also welcome 80s favourite Tony Hadley, Belinda Carlisle, Nik Kershaw and Bad Manners, plus supporting tribute artist Rod & The Facez featuring Garry Pease to the main stage.

Throughout the weekend, the second stage will be hosted by Heritage Presents with an historic and educational journey through the world of quality dance music from the golden US/UK era of the 1990s.

This will include an amazing line up of DJs including Shades of Rhythm, K-Klass, Allister Whitehead, Jim Shaft Ryan, Brandon Block, Phil Gifford, Andy Sax and many more Heritage resident DJs.

Organiser, Ian Rogers, said: “After the unprecedented, challenging times we have all faced during 2020, our team are even more focused on delivering the best-ever Solihull Summer Fest.

“We have rescheduled and confirmed an incredible line-up and ticket sales since confirming 2021 is happening have been overwhelming and 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.”

Tickets, including VIP and Premium options, are currently for sale at £41.80 for an adult early bird price and £111.30 for an early family pass.

An early bird weekend ticket costs from £61.48. For more information and options to buy online visit www.solihullsummerfest.co.uk

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