Saturday 9th july – Line up 12 noon-10pm
With the two main stages offering fabulous performances throughout the day, and the arena alive with poetry, magic, dance, arts and crafts and live performances, there are loads of opportunities to take part along the way. Let your imagination run wild!
12.30pm – Lichfield Gospel Choir
Lichfield Gospel Choir is a captivating, joyful and colourful choir with over 100 members and a repertoire which embraces African, gospel and soulful music.
12.30pm – Dinky
Dinky are an inventive alternative indie band based in the Midlands who have spent many
years on the live circuit playing shows throughout the UK and Ireland, including pre-performance shows for artists ranging from Ed Sheeran to Placebo!
1.40pm – Wildfire Folk
Wildfire Folk was formed by Lichfield Arts as a Youth Ensemble to play high-energy folk music as it should be played – with enthusiasm, energy and style. Think juicy riffs, mind-blowing percussive rhythms and a lively tune section!
1.10pm – Chris Elliott & Caitlin Jones
Described by Bright Young Folk as “experienced storytellers” who bring “timeless quality” to their music, Chris and Caitlin perform a mix of traditional and self-penned ballads about place, identity, old and new., with intricate vocal harmonies.
2.35pm – The Pagans SOH
We welcome to Fuse The Pagans, Shepherds of Humanity, a four piece band hailing from the Black Country who fuse elements of hip-hop, funk, punk, ska, metal, jazz and reggae to create a truly original vibe.
1.50pm Brains For Breakfast
Local musician Andy Webster’s project will be performing as a duo at Fuse to bring you uplifting, catchy, sing-a-long, badass tunes that have
evolved over the last decade to define Brains For Breakfast’s signature acoustic / indie sound.
3.40pm – Alex Ohm
Midlands-based songsmith Alex Ohm’s alternative, cinematic symphonies reflect the range of influences that inspire his work and come together to create his band’s unique and award-winning sound.
2.35pm – Dirty Vertebrae
Dirty Vertebrae are a rap/ska/grunge collective from North-West England whose socially aware and positively charged music is an infusion of hip-hop beats and rock riffs.
4.50pm – Those Fine Strangers
Those Fine Stranger will be bringing explosive ska, punk and reggae vibes from Coventry, the hometown of bands such as The Specials, The Primitives and The Selecter.
3.20pm Say Less
Say Less emerged from Birmingham onto the music scene in 2021, bringing with them a distinct sound that has captured the hearts of post-punk fans and beyond. The result is a supernova sound whose shockwaves you cannot help
7.15pm – The Clause
The Clause are a four-piece from Birmingham who bring together the swagger of the 60s, the rolling groove of the 80s and the riotous verve and attitude of the 90s. The band effortlessly combine huge hooks with gritty verses, indie sensibilities and rhythm and blues groove and melodies to create an altogether different beast.
5.05pm – Giant & The Georges
Giant and the Georges is formed of two brothers (the Georges)
and a relatively tall man (the Giant). Originally an acoustic trio, the band met their fourth member and thus, discovered electricity! Zingy
hook lines, tangy riffs and vocal harmonies sweeter than honey!
8.50pm – The Bar-Steward Sons of
We had to bring back the award winning, undisputed kings of parody and Fuse Festival favourites The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican! Put on yer finest knitted gladrags, style your barnet, put on your dancing shoes and bring your finest singing voices, as we cordially invite you to witness the Greatest Show On Earth (in tank-tops)!
6.05pm – Not Quite Dead Yet
A rowdy bunch of middle aged lads and gals, playing ukeleles, guitars, banjos, drums and bass, having a blast at Fuse for the first time.
7.05pm – Thee Deadtime Philharmonic
As Mick Jones of The Clash said, Thee Deadtime Philharmonic are a great working class band, documenting the times we live in. Based in the ex-mining town of Swadlincote, South Derbyshire, Deadtime continue to receive
outstanding reviews for their high octane, raw, emotive live shows.
All day – Mark Fraser Storytelling
Mark Fraser, The Storyteller, returns with his original stories and traditional tales. Castles, Dragons, Wizards, Fairies and Cuckoos will feature in his tent amongst many other characters. Come and be part of a story. Also appearing will be Jacob Cracker (decd) teller of weird and odd stories. Come by the tent in the evening if you dare. Suitable for all bar the scaredy pants.
All afternoon – Once
Join the cast of Once
as they take an acoustic tour of Fuse Festival, performing songs from the musical as well as Irish folk favourites, and be sure to ask the cast about the show and their variety of performances and inclusivity pledges.
Once tells the unforgettable story of two disenfranchised artists, drawn together by their shared love of music and will be performed at The Hub at St Mary’s over the summer.