Saturday 14th August – Line up so far

With the two main stages offering great musical performances throughout the day, our main headliner on Saturday evening is the mighty Kissmet, back by popular demand after their storming performance in 2017. They are a superb bhangra rock fusion band offering a roller coaster ride of positive energy! The arena will also be alive with poetry, magic, circus skills, dance, arts and crafts, live performances and loads of opportunities to take part along the way. Let your imagination run wild!

kissmet

Kissmet has taken Bhangra music and fused it with Western rock music from the likes of Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and Cream. The result is a pulsating, exciting rollercoaster ride of positive energy from the West to the East and back again. A Kissmet performance always gets an incredible reaction, and the vibe and atmosphere are like nothing you will have experienced elsewhere!

silent disco

Of course…. no party would be complete without a DJ! You can be sure that whatever vibe you are looking for, the silent disco will be a fabulous way to lose yourself in the music – whilst giving onlookers a good laugh!

All the equipment is cleaned and fully checked before each use and offers excellent sound quality.


fusion dance

The fantastic Fusion Dance groups will open the festivities on Saturday. Look out for their dance workshops throughout the day too.

Thomas atlas

Thomas Atlas has played some of the most prestigious venues in the UK including local venues such as such as Birmingham Town Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall,  electrifying audiences with his unique style of guitar playing that fuses roaring blues solos over funk-laden arrangements!

translucent

Translucent’s unique crossover style melds influences from drum & bass, rock and metal. London/Jamaican/Scottish vocalist Yvonne delivers unique soul and classical vocals, accompanied by the guitar of Italian born Halgha, live scratching and remixing by DJ John G Paul and synths from Andy Tillott.

All day – nurture network

Lichfield Arts is delighted to be working in collaboration with the Nurture Network again. They will be running outreach activites leading up to Fuse, and then family activites throughout the weekend, in the Nurture space.

RudeSix

Charged with youthful energy, Coventry-based RudeSix possess an explosive and effervescent sound with feisty female vocals from Liv dancing over edgy and infectious ska and reggae rhythms. Think of 2-Tone brought bang up to date with a brilliant mix of original songs and reinterpreted covers. Bring your dancing shoes!

Maxwell avenue

Maxwell Avenue are a young pop punk band who have already graced some of the Midlands’ most prestigious venues. Expect to hear original songs influenced by the likes of Green Day, Blink 182, The Who and McFly off their upcoming first studio album ‘Hypercolour Youth’.

all day – flotsam the fool

Circus workshops for families, teaching skills such as juggling, diabolo, poi, flowerstick and load more!  

Plus they will do fun stilt walkabouts around the site which even glow in the dark once the evening draws in! Flotsam The Fool are not to be missed. 

5 hills out

5 Hills Out are a 5-piece folk-punk band armed with passionate lyrics and a fascinating mix of instruments including accordion, saxophone and mandola. Their captivating performances take inspiration from the heritage of folk and the energy of punk, with influences from the likes of The Levellers, X-Ray Spex, Richard Thompson, Stiff Little Fingers, New Model Army and Gogol Bordello.

BRUCE NCUBE DRUMMING WORKshop

Join in this fun and educational session as Bruce Ncube teaches you some of the skills required to play African drums in an informative and relaxed atmosphere!

all day –
THE bubble and games man

We all love bubbles! Simon’s fun bubbles will have kids captivated and his home-made wooden games provide a real challenge! Look out for Simon in the Arena.

black bear kiss

Black Bear Kiss are a high energy 5-piece indie rock band from the West Midlands that creatively infuse musical styles from grunge to funk to deliver a unique sound of groove-driven guitar riffs and anthemic choruses.Priding themselves on high energy performances, Black Bear Kiss draw from influences that include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kasabian, Oasis, The BlackKeys and Foo Fighters.

BABY SING ‘N’ JAM

This interactive and vibrant performance is the perfect blend of pop music and well-known children’s songs along with fun visuals and high energy activities to keep your little ones entertained. Led by professional singer Kelly Percival with support from her live band, let Baby Sing ‘n’ Jam introduce your baby to the wonderfully dynamic world of music.

all day – damon conlan magic

Combining sleight of hand and comedy, resident Fuse magician Damon Conlan – Jocular Prestidigitator – will be roaming across the arena to bring memorable, mirthful and miraculous close-up magic. With a fun, engaging and approachable style, Damon is always popular at Fuse. Make sure you catch him if you can…!

tbc

Artist to be announced shortly – we cant wait to confirm our full line up!

tbc
MEL WARDLE WOODEND -poetry

The Staffordshire Poet Laureate invites you to join in a poetry session on Saturday afternoon and listen to poets of all styles and ages, including her own pieces.

Artist to be announced shortly – we cant wait to confirm our full line up!

Timings and artists are subject to potential changes. We do our best to ensure the accuracy of our information, however with the changing nature of the Covid situation we may need to make amendments to our line up and/or timings.

Saturday 14th August – Line up so far

With the two main stages offering great musical performances throughout the day, our main headliner on Saturday evening is the mighty Kissmet, back by popular demand after their storming performance in 2017. They are a superb bhangra rock fusion band offering a roller coaster ride of positive energy! The arena will also be alive with poetry, magic, circus skills, dance, arts and crafts, live performances and loads of opportunities to take part along the way. Let your imagination run wild!

kissmet

Kissmet has taken Bhangra music and fused it with Western rock music from the likes of Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and Cream. The result is a pulsating, exciting rollercoaster ride of positive energy from the West to the East and back again. A Kissmet performance always gets an incredible reaction, and the vibe and atmosphere are like nothing you will have experienced elsewhere!

Thomas atlas

Thomas Atlas has played some of the most prestigious venues in the UK including local venues such as such as Birmingham Town Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall,  electrifying audiences with his unique style of guitar playing that fuses roaring blues solos over funk-laden arrangements!

silent disco

Of course…. no party would be complete without a DJ! You can be sure that whatever vibe you are looking for, the silent disco will be a fabulous way to lose yourself in the music – whilst giving onlookers a good laugh!

All the equipment is cleaned and fully checked before each use and offers excellent sound quality.


BRUCE NCUBE DRUMMING WORKshop

Join in this fun and educational session as Bruce Ncube teaches you some of the skills required to play African drums in an informative and relaxed atmosphere!

BABY SING ‘N’ JAM

This interactive and vibrant performance is the perfect blend of pop music and well-known children’s songs along with fun visuals and high energy activities to keep your little ones entertained. Led by professional singer Kelly Percival with support from her live band, let Baby Sing ‘n’ Jam introduce your baby to the wonderfully dynamic world of music.

fusion dance

The fantastic Fusion Dance groups will open the festivities on Saturday. Look out for their dance workshops throughout the day too.

All day – nurture network

Lichfield Arts is delighted to be working in collaboration with the Nurture Network again. They will be running outreach activites leading up to Fuse, and then family activites throughout the weekend, in the Nurture space.

all day – flotsom the fool

Circus workshops for families, teaching skills such as juggling, diabolo, poi, flowerstick and load more!  

Plus they will do fun stilt walkabouts around the site which even glow in the dark once the evening draws in! Not to be missed. 

all day –
THE bubble and games man

We all love bubbles! Simon’s fun bubbles will have kids captivated and his home-made wooden games provide a real challenge! Look out for Simon in the Arena.

MEL WARDLE WOODEND -poetry

The Staffordshire Poet Laureate invites you to join in a poetry session on Saturday afternoon and listen to poets of all styles and ages, including her own pieces.

Timings and artists are subject to potential changes. We do our best to ensure the accuracy of our information, however with the changing nature of the Covid situation we may need to make amendments to our line up and/or timings.