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Black Country acts given chance to shine in the sun at Musicom

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Local bands and artists will get the chance to shine at this summer's Black Country Musicom Festival.

The huge outdoor extravaganza will take place at Himley Hall and Park on Black Country Day – Sunday July 14th – with performances from Oasis, Little Mix, Spice Girls and Queen tribute bands.

But there will also be a distinctly local flavour to the day’s musical entertainment.

Gornal band The Empty Can – who wrote the Black Country Anthem – will perform on the main stage. And they will be joined by a select crop of the Black Country’s best up and coming talent, including singer songwriters Jess Silk and Alex Ohm and ukulele player Joe James Thomas, from Sedgley.


Jess Silk, Alex Ohm and James Stevens, who will all be performing at this summer's Black Country Musicom Festival at Himley


The festival runs from 12 noon to 7pm and there will also be a comedy tent as well as loads of things to do for kids including a funfair, face painting, virtual reality and gaming zones and much more.

Alan Lunt, Strategic Director for Place and Deputy Chief Executive, said:

The Black Country Musicom promises to be a fantastic event and we hope the sun will be shining and that thousands come along for a great family day out.
We felt it was important, with the festival being on Black Country Day, that it had a strong local flavour and so we’re delighted to be giving some great Black Country acts the opportunity to perform on the big stage.”

The main sponsor for the event is builders merchant Jewson, along with brewers Blind Monkey, building contractors Jessup Brothers, builders CE Bunch & Co Ltd and Whittakers Ltd.

Early bird tickets offering savings of up to 40 per cent are available for the festival until the end of May. They cost £9 for adults, and £5 for children aged five to 15, with youngsters under five getting in for free.

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