THE countdown is on for the star-studded weekend charity music festival – Summer Fest – which will bring musical magic to Tudor Grange Park this weekend.
The event, running from noon until 10pm on Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28, will see music, arts and culinary delights take over the park in true festival style.
And we have a pair of VIP weekend passes to give away thanks to the generosity of the organisers.
And all of the profits from what promises to be a massively successful and hopefully first of many festival will be handed to the Help Harry Help Others charity (www.hhho.org.uk) set up in honour of borough youngster Harry Moseley who lost his brave battle with cancer in 2011.
Help Harry Help Others is unique in its efforts to not only help find a cure for Brain Cancer but also in helping children and their families who are affected by any cancer, and the people who support them.
Around 1,550 children are diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK, a quarter of them with brain tumours.
The charity’s ultimate mission is to find a cure, but until then they want to make a difference wherever they can.
It has three mottos for helping children suffering: Help Cope, Help Care and Help Cure.
UB40 are to conclude their European summer festival tour by headlining the festival.
Other acts confirmed for the weekend include Scouting for Girls, Heather Small (M People), Lucy Spraggan, The Hoosiers, The Voice winner Kevin Simm, 5ive, The Neales and The Wonder Stuff.
There will also be many other original acts and a number of tribute artists and bands including Robbie Williams, Queen and Elvis Presley.
Saturday is focused on mainstream commercial acts and tribute bands including headline artistes while Sunday will be a day of Indie/Rock’n’Roll/Acoustic music with local bands/Indie tribute acts and named headline artistes.
Harry’s mum, Georgina Moseley said: “Thanks to everyone for supporting this event, I am just in awe of everyone involved.”
UB40 band spokesman said: “We are looking forward to headlining the Saturday night of the first Solihull Summer Fest. We’ll be bringing the party home to conclude our European tour and summer festival season.”
The festival will have two bars, a Prosecco garden, a cocktail bar (provided by The Beech House) and a great range of catering vendors to include: burgers, paella, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Indian and street food.
There will also be fair ground rides, mascots, face painting, live animals from The Jungle Ranger and much more.
VIP tickets are also available for the High Line Resorts World VIP Marquee.
For more information and to purchase tickets online: www.solihullsummerfest.co.uk and: www.facebook.com/The-Solihull-Summer-Fest-95781245.
One day entry is £30 per adult, £30 for under 15s and free for under 4s while a family pass (two adults and two children) is £90.
Weekend tickets are £50 per adult, £35 per under 15 and a family pass is available for £150.
VIP adult passes are available at £100 per adult per day.
* To be in with a chance of winning the fabulous pair of weekend VIP passes just answer the following simple question:
Q: Which charity is Summer Fest raising money for?
E-mail your answer, with your name, address and telephone numbers to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for entries is 12noon on Friday (August 26). The winner will be contacted shortly after the deadline.