Friday 8th July 2022 – line up 7-10pm

Our opening evening of Fuse will be spectacular! We start as we mean to go on with two stages of music and live performance that will deliver non-stop entertainment. Don’t forget that Fuse isn’t just about being an audience member!  The Fuse arena provides plenty of opportunity to take part and enjoy engaging with the arts and our community. 

7.20pm – Plastic Fiction

Plastic Fiction were one of the stars of last year’s Lichfield Arts Introducing programme that culminated in a performance in the Momentum Marquee at Fuse 2021. We are now delighted to offer them the opening slot in our main Evolution Marquee!

7.15pm – Momentum Introducing

Lichfield Arts Introducing is an ideal way for young performers to showcase there talents and be involved in the running of their own gig! We provide an exciting platform for young musicians to perform to a live audience and demonstrate their musicianship in a professional setting.

All evening – Flotsam The Fool Circus Skills

Try plate spinning, diablo, juggling, unicycle riding, hula hoops and poi sticks with Amber and Doug! And look out for them in the evening on their site walkabout on stilts in their illuminated outfits! All weekend.

7.55pm – The Vonics

Formed in 2018, The Vonics are a fantastic vibrant five piece power pop/rock band from the heart of the West Midlands.  Their original songs have been described as “when Primal Scream meets Slade” and “a nod to the halcyon days of nineties Brit Pop”.

All evening – Sport Active Lichfield

Sporting challenges and opportunities to try activities that you might never have done before. Beat the goalie, archery, boxfit and more!

8.30pm – Homecoming

Your friendly neighbourhood four peice pop punk band, born from a love of Disney covers and not taking life too seriously, who will make you want to dance, sing and jump!

All evening – The Bubble and Games Man

Simon Smolenskis offers giant bubbles and fantastic handmade wooden games specially designed for children with special needs.

9.15pm – Blue Nation

Euphoric three-piece Blue Nation have exploded on to the scene since winning the Introducing Stage at the Great British Rock & Blues Festival. They deliver riff-based melodic blues rock from a reservoir of influences, including The Beatles, Cream, Zeppelin, 90s brit pop and Rival Sons to create their own memorable sound.

All evening – Damon Conlan Magic

Ever-popular Fuse regular, offering close-up magic at its finest! Damon Conlan will be perfoming astounding tricks to amaze and entertain. Catch him around the arena all weekend.

All evening – Fun Club Hub

The award-winning youth activity providers with their ‘Chill & Chat’ Zone – music, arts and crafts, clothes swap shop, tattoos, face glitter and mocktails!

7.30pm – Kamala Rugeley Tribal Dance

Fat Chance Belly Dance (FCBD) is a modern style of improvisational belly dance, a fusion form inspired by folkloric dances of the Middle East, North Africa, Spain and India and includes the use of swords! Watch this unique display and take the chance to learn a few moves at the end!

8.30pm – Ben of the Green

Musical Comedy! A pyschonautical voyager of the end times , a digeridoo dangler and otherworldly performer who casts the audience in ever deepening realms of unfathomable mystery, who hoops like a harlequin, juggles like a mime addled pixie and plays comically bewitching ballads.