Sunday 10th JULY – line up 11am-6pm
Lots of incredible music and extraordinary performances will leave you wishing you could be in two places at once! It’s not just our two main stages that will feature non stop entertainment. The Fuse arena will be alive with magic, dance, arts & crafts, live performances and loads of opportunities to take part along the way. Participation is mandatory!
12.00pm to 5.00pm – Day of Dance
This year we’re collaborating with
The Lichfield Festival, as part of their 40th Anniversary celebrations!
12pm: Dhandiya/ kolattam folk dance with Priya Sundar
1pm: Street dance with Nicci of Fusion Dance School
2pm: African dance with Lola Adodo of New Dance Scopes
2.45pm – 3.15pm: Schools performances
3.15pm: Tap workshop with Rebecca Jayne – tap shoes not necessary!
4pm: Hip Hop with Phil from HelloHipHop
No booking or tickets required, just turn up!
12.30pm – Liberty Jamboree
The Liberty Jamboree charity for young people with learning and physical barriers is excited to present the Shine And Sign choir, using alternative communication to perform songs using Makaton, along with Only Robots, a band of young men with physical and learning barriers playing alternative rock and well known anthems.
1.25pm – Amelia Harrison
Amelia Harrison is a 20 year old singer and guitarist who has played from the age of 9 years old. Her first live performance was at Fuse many years ago, and she has since progressed to become a hugely accomplished songwriter and performer. Amelia plays a wide range of songs from old to new folk and rock, with a diversity encompassing everything from Bert Jansch/ Nick Drake to Jimi Hendrix/Led Zeppelin. She is currently recording her first EP.
12- 5.00pm – 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.
2.25pm – Lucas D And The Groove Ghetto
Flamboyant acid jazz outfit featuring virtuoso musicians and amazing female vocals playing eclectic tunes from the 60s and 70s right up to contemporary jazz funk. This amazing group, whose CV covers a wealth of musical styles and seasoned collaborations, promises to wow listeners with a special experience of raw talented performances.
3.35pm – The Equators
Real deal ska and reggae pioneers The Equators have reformed and are ready to hit the road again, 41 years since the release in 1981 of their classic album Hot! on Stiff Records, with the same raw energy that that earned them cult status in the two tone era inspiring bands like the Beat and The Untouchables.
4.55pm – The Allergies
BBC 6 Music favourites The Allergies, to whom making funky music is a must, will be bringing their amazing breaks, funky basslines, horns and dancefloor grooves to Beacon Park to bring Fuse 22 to a triumphant close.
All day – Mark Fraser Storytelling
Mark Fraser, The Storyteller, presents 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. Suitable for all ages.