It’s International Women’s Day – and a tribute to the original purveyors of “girl power” is coming to Himley this summer.
Wannabe – one of the country’s leading Spice Girl tribute acts – will be one of the star turns at the huge open air Black Country Musicom on Sunday July 14. Early bird tickets, just £9 for adults and £5 for children aged 5-15, are currently on sale.
A number of tribute bands will take to the main open air stage and blast out classic tunes including Oasish, the UK’s official number one Oasis tribute band. Little Mix, The Spice Girls and Queen will also be represented, while a 1980s tribute party band will perform. They will be joined by a number of local bands including steel drummers and bhangra artists.
As well as the music, there will be a comedy tent featuring a selection of top UK circuit comics.
Meanwhile, for youngsters, there will be a fun fair and a whole host of children’s activities. They will include sandpits, garden games, balloon modelling, face painting and animal encounters.
A dedicated teenage area will have DJs, gaming tournaments, virtual reality, glitter artists and a chill out area, while there will also be football and other sporting activities.
There will be real ale and street food available to buy, with demonstrations of traditional Black Country crafts including canal art and glass blowing.
The Black Country Musicom will run from 12 noon to 7pm.
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.
Tickets are £9 for adults aged 16+, £5 for children aged five to 15 and free for under fives. The prices do not include booking fees. Car parking is £3 cash payable on the day.
To book, or for further information, go to www.himleyhallandpark.org.uk/bcmc