Lichfield Arts Festivals
Fuse 2020 had to be cancelled because of Covid-19 restrictions, and we are determined to give the community something to smile about by delivering an excellent Fuse Festival in 2021.
Fuse 2021, which is due to take place from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th July 2021, will once again based in Beacon Park, Lichfield. We aim to make Fuse 2021 the best yet! It will include live music concerts, outreach projects, dance and other attractions.
Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival
It seems only yesterday that the idea of a blues and jazz festival was suggested back in 1990 and now over 30 years and at least 300 bands later we still offer blues and jazz fans a varied programme of top class national musicians and excellent regional bands in our delightful cathedral city.
Jazz fans can enjoy music from traditional, gypsy jazz to swing plus funk and big band and more. Blues fans can enjoy rocky, good time, soulful and acoustic blues plus more. Main venues for the festival are Lichfield Guildhall and the Cathedral Hotel.
Come for the whole weekend, a day or a single concert. Simply relax and enjoy!
Lichfield Arts ran the first Fuse Festival in Beacon Park back in 2001 with the aim of providing live music and activities in a free setting that would be accessible to all.
Fuse has grown beyond its humble beginnings into one of the largest free community events of its kind in Staffordshire and the West Midlands, attracting around 18,000 visitors in 2019.
Although so much has changed, the core values and objective remain the same – the Lichfield Arts Fuse team continues to work hard to provide an opportunity for everyone to access a wide variety of live music and the arts. Despite funding pressures, Fuse remains a free entry event, something the team remain immensely proud of.
We look forward to seeing you at Fuse 2021!
L2F – The Lichfield Festival of Folk
L2F, The Lichfield Festival of Folk, is now established as one of the highlights on the folk music calendar. Lichfield Arts are proud to offer this autumnal feast of the very best in folk. acoustic music and dance.
The 2019 Festival was enthusiastically reviewed by The Living Tradition, who commented that “the word is obviously out that L2F is a ‘must’ if you want to grab a late season piece of magic before the nights really start drawing in.”
The Festival presents both nationally acclaimed performers as well as local and emerging talent.
There is much more on offer too over the weekend: Dancing in the City, The Arts and Heritage Procession, the L2F Art Competition and the Lichfield Arts Songwriting Competition. Add to this the L2F Studio, Wildfire Music Café and the Folk Jam and you have the makings of a great weekend of entertainment in the beautiful cathedral city of Lichfield.
More details, including the final line-up and ticketing arrangements, will appear in 2021, and in the lead up to the Festival itself there will be The Folk Train, the L2F Ceilidh and Quiz, and Lichfield Arts L2F concerts at the Guildhall. Keep a lookout for updates and follow us on Facebook. We look forward to welcoming you in October 2021.