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!

12.00pm – BFAB

Join BFAB in the Centrum tent as we open Fuse! Children and adults with learning, sensory, physical and hidden disabilities will welcome everyone in with their catchy and fun dance routines!

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. 

12.00pm – Sport Active Lichfield

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

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.

1-5.00pm – Support Staffs Volunteer Hub

 Volunteering is fun and rewarding! Support Staffordshire will be encouraging volunteering and letting you know how you can be involved.

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.

1.15pm – Fusion Dance

Popular Fuse regulars, the Fusion Dance group will be showing off its latest amazing routines.

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 but ride!

2-6:30pm – Midlands Open Mic

Pre-booked sessions in our Centrum Marquee run by Julie Tickle, a well-respected open mic organiser. A fantastic array of performers of all styles, ages and genres.

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!

All day – Flotsam The Fool Circus Skills

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

8.50pm – The Bar-Steward Sons of
Val Doonican

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.

All day -The Bubble and Games Man

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

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 – 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.

8.00pm – DJ Thumpa

Fuse Festival favourite and Lichfield’s very own Chapel of Chaos DJ  Thumpa makes a very welcome return to the decks in 2022!

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 day – 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!

All day – Nurture Community CIC

Family-friendly zone, offering a range of inclusive activities for children aged 0-18 yrs, thanks to the support of local businesses. Book in for activities via their website.

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.