Lichfield Fuse Festival

The Music

Live music at Fuse is spread across our two main music marquees, Evolution and Momentum. Both will be buzzing with live music throughout the weekend from the following acts. Check out our At A Glance page for the detailed day by day schedule!

Friday 12th July

The Lagan

The Lagan deliver beer-soaked London Irish folk punk: a rough blend of hard-hitting street punk and melodic dance-til-you-drop folk.

Y!KES

Noise from Birmingham! Y!KES deliver a blend of high energy new age pop rock full of gusto.

Martian Social Club

Cuddly cultsters Martian Social Club bring their eclectic blend of psychedelic prog-funk to Fuse.

Lichfield Arts Introducing

Friday night sees young people taking over our Momentum marquee to perform and run their own mini-festival.

Saturday 13th July

Agbeko

Agbeko are an amazing afro-rock-funk-psych spectacular from Manchester. The band draws inspiration from the golden age of 1970's Nigerian, Ghanaian and Ethiopian dancefloors and delivers it through the filter of 11 young twenty-somethings who grew up on rock, funk and raucous-leaning jazz.

The Long Game

The Long Game, previously called Skaciety, will blow you away with their fast, energetic ska/punk, playing songs from their recent album ‘Overstaying Our Welcome’.

The Hustle

The Hustle are a 5-piece high energy party band playing the best of soul, RnB, disco and funk who believe in rich bass lines, smooth grooves and powerhouse vocals.

MeMe Detroit

Sitting somewhere between sleazy grit rock grunge and power indie, Birmingham-based band MeMe Detroit ooze sultry guitar driven hooks with a head turning vocal to make the sharpest of hairs stand on end.

Amelia Harrison

Amelia Harrison is a 17 year old singer and guitarist who has played since she was 9 years old. Her first live performance was at Fuse several years ago, and she has since progressed to become a hugely accomplished songwriter and performer.

Citylightz

Receiving comparisons to everyone from The Streets to Arctic Monkeys, Wolverhampton five-piece Citylightz hit you with original songs that deliver huge pop hooks, indie rock rhythms and classic lyrical storytelling.

Wildfire Folk

Wildfire Folk is a show-stopping ensemble of young musicians that delivers folk music as you've never heard it before!

Lichfield Gospel Choir

Lichfield Gospel Choir is a vibrant and joyful community choir with over 100 members. Under the musical direction of Themba Mvula their repertoire embraces African, gospel and soulful music, both traditional and modern.

Interference Dance Company

Interference Dance is a small scale dance company from Leicester, interested in exploring sociopolitical themes through contemporary dance. Come and see them perform an improvised piece in our Evolution marquee at Fuse!

DJ Thumpa

Thumpa, hailing from Lichfield, is a busy hardcore and old skool DJ who has played all over the world and in every corner of the UK. Regularly DJ’ing at massive hardcore parties throughout the country including Wesfest (the biggest indoor rave in the UK) and countless others.

The Lonely Mister Punch

Fuse is excited to team up with the Lichfield Festival to bring you a steampunk ceilidh delivered by the amazing Lonely Mister Punch!

Emily Rose Galvin

As the currently appointed Staffordshire Poet Laureate, Emily Rose Galvin is delighted to be hosting a poetry session within our Momentum marquee, showcasing the spellbinding poetry talent that the Midlands has to offer.

Rob Taylor And The Bad Decisions

Lichfieldian troubadour Rob Taylor and his band deliver an original take on classic hits from the 50’s right up to current day.

Havana Dance Salsa

Come and wiggle your hips to the Latin rhythms with Alison, Salsa teacher from Havana Dance, in a one hour free workshop.

Grecian Bee Hummers

Hybrid-skiffle funsters The Grecian Hummers were established to perform for the Lichfield Player's production of One Man Two Guvnors, and subsequently decided to continue to play music together. They combine modern instruments and ideas with skiffle touches (including a vintage washboard!) and guest vocals from a 3 piece a capella group to create a unique, vibrant sound.

Learn To Lie

Formed in Dec 2017, Learn to Lie are a 4 piece alt-rock band prominent in the West Midlands music scene. Complex rhythms and clean vocals harmonise over powerful grooves and percussion.

Sunday 14th July

The Bethlehem Casuals

Manchester-based seven piece Bethlehem Casuals are self-styled purveyors of Afro-Cuba Tropical-Kraut. The band combines a world of influence, heavy grooves and tribal drum circles...

Letisha Gordon

RnB/soul singer Letisha Gordon is proud of her Birmingham roots and hopes to show you can achieve your goals no matter your background. Her debut single ‘Hood Boy’ was premiered on BBC 1Xtra, and she is currently creating her debut EP #Brownistrending working with producers such as Rymez (Stefflon Don, Wizkid, Sean Paul, Future) and XVR Blck.

Ned Dylan

Ned Dylan is a 17 year old artist, songwriter, journalist and radio host – he even interviewed Patti Smith when he was just 11! Ned will be showcasing his explosive and unique live band which fuses electronica with live instrumentation

A Different Thread

British/American duo A Different Thread brings together two unexpected collaborators: Robert Jackson from Staffordshire and Alicia Best from North Carolina, USA.

Blast Off

Blast Off is Lichfield’s funkiest community jazz band, led by Nick Dewhurst. Originally set up as a one-off project for Fuse 2014, it proved so popular that it has carried on to this day.

Punch The Sky

Punch The Sky are a World-Rock Party band with a wild stage show. They have made it their mission to get audiences jumping, singing and dancing across the UK.

Global Reggae Band

Global Reggae is a 7-piece reggae band from Birmingham. The band was formed in 2009 by Trevor Greaves aka Bajiman, using the members’ collective experience and knowledge to create a hybrid sound of roots and culture, lovers rock, dance hall, Motown and a sprinkling of R&B to ensure they appeal to any reggae fan.

The Bleeding Hearts

The Bleeding Hearts is a punk folk rock band with a bucketful of anger, emotion, big tunes and lots to say. They combine big guitars with powerful rhythms and three part harmonies sung with raw passion.

Sohan Kailey

Bhangra and Bollywood dance entertainment and audience participatory workshops, for all ages.