Himley music and comedy festival re-scheduled
Himley Hall’s Musicom festival will now take place in September due to recent changes in the government’s roadmap out of lockdown.
The super-popular festival which launched in 2019 was originally due to take place in July, but recent announcements have pushed the roadmap dates back by four weeks. Dudley Council took the decision to move it to late summer, to keep visitors safe and make the most of the light nights.
The new date for the event which celebrates the best of the Black Country is Sunday 12 September.
Black Country at Musicom Party in the Park, in association with Harry Jones Company will have live music from top tribute bands; Adele by Chloe, UB40 Labour of Love, The Killers Kollective, BRUNO - a tribute to Bruno Mars and Bootleg Abba.
A line up of top UK comedians will also be on stage, together with local bands. Other entertainment includes a huge funfair, real ale and street food, children’s activities including huge sandpit and garden games.
For the first time ever the event will include a stage presentation of Freedom of the Borough, focusing in particular on those people who have gone above and beyond in their communities during the pandemic.
Councillor Simon Phipps, cabinet member for regeneration and enterprise, said:
We are trying to continue with our events planned this summer at Himley Hall and it is unfortunate that the new roadmap guidelines have meant that we can’t hold Musicom in July as planned.
We have emailed all of the people who have bought tickets to date and offered to transfer them to the new date of 12 September or a full refund.
People can still make the most of entertainment at Himley, with the return of the drive-in cinema from next Thursday June 24. Like all of our events, it is safe to attend and audiences can be assured that all health and safety guidelines are in place.
Measures include a 5 metre square pitch for each car so people can stay tucked up in their vehicle or bring deckchairs and blankets to sit out of their car in the fresh air if they so wish.
Himley Hall drive-in cinema are still on sale for next week starting with kids films on Thursday June 24 and classic rom-coms on Friday June 25. The movies continue into the weekend with a cars-themed day on Saturday June 26 including both versions of The Italian Job and the cinema screenings conclude on Sunday June 27 showing two military films in tribute to what would have been Armed Forces Day.
For tickets to celebrate all things bostin’ about the Black Country or for the drive-in cinema www.himleyhallandpark.co.uk
Last July the council granted Freedom of the Borough to the NHS, public health, adult social care, children’s services, bereavement services and voluntary sector workers for their work in serving the people of Dudley borough during the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s the highest honour a council can give.
The presentation at Musicom is one of a series of events planned over the next 12 months where the council will be celebrating Freedom of the Borough given to our Covid heroes.
Musicom is sponsored by Harry Jones Company and Jewson.
The Drive-in cinema is sponsored by K2 Security, Jewson, Fieldings Auctioneers Ltd and Stone.