Lichfield Arts Festivals
Every year Lichfield Arts organises several hugely popular festivals…
Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival – June 2018
Lichfield Arts are delighted to present the forth Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival for you to enjoy! With a wonderful range of Blues and Jazz featuring some of our wonderful regional musicians and bands. Be it blues or jazz there will be something to suit all tastes. From acoustic to strident blues to Big Band Jazz, Swing, Boogie–Woogie to full on Jazz all taking place in some fine venues and our excellent pubs and surrounded by the lovely city of Lichfield.
Blues fans can enjoy Stan Webb’s hard hitting blues, the young talent of Robert Jackson, the swampy blues and voice of Zoe Green and the skilful boogie-woogie of Emma Jonson. Sunday will see the return of local favourites Steve Ajao’s Blues Giants and The Shooters before we all relax to King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boys celebrating 30 years on the road.
Jazz fans can enjoy the wonderful saxophone/ flautist Theo Travis, powerful trombone of Annie Whitehead and the poetic lyrical voice of Sara Gillespie all supported by some of the UK’s top musicians.
Locally, following the launch of a successful jazz season, we bring you some of the outstanding musicians who have graduated from the Birmingham Conservatoire. So, come along for the whole weekend, a day or just a single concert. Simply relax and enjoy.
Lichfield Arts Fuse Festival returns Friday 13th to Sunday 15th July 2018
Lichfield Fuse festival was originally set up back in 2001 by Lichfield Arts with the aim of providing live music in a free setting that would be accessible to all.
Fuse has grown beyond its humble beginnings in a small tent near Stowe Pool into one of the largest free community events of its kind in Staffordshire. Now housed within Beacon Park, Fuse will be in its 17th year in 2018.
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.
Music at Fuse is spread across our two main marquees, Evolution and Momentum. Both will be buzzing with live music throughout the whole weekend. There will also be pop up and walk-around performances throughout the festival site.
Check back regularly as we update the programme with entertainment, activities and surprises!
Friday 19th October to Sunday 21th October 2017.
In the Autumn Lichfield Arts organises L2F, The Lichfield Festival of Folk and you can now take advantage of the L2F Early Bird Ticket Deal.
Sam Kelly is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning Bristol-based singer, song-writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. As a young child Sam spent many a night enraptured, listening to his Irish grandfather tell folk tales, sing folk songs, and play folk tunes on his melodeon. Having caught the bug, Sam has dedicated his life to rediscovering and renewing the sounds of his gaelic heritage, and creating exciting new music that transcends the boundaries of traditional and popular music. www.samkelly.org
Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. www.megsonmusic.co.uk
An amazing line-up already including…
The Mighty Doonans – Granny’s Attic – The Hut People
With many more to soon be announced!
Early Bird tickets available until 31st July 2018
Lichfield Autumn Beer Festival – Friday 14th September 2018 – Saturday 15th September 2018
This popular festival returns to the fantastic Guildhall rated by many as the best venue on the beer festival scene. Get rid of those post summer holiday blues and enjoy a fine selection real ales and ciders from local and regional breweries, with great music on each evening plus of course the famous pork pies and a choice of refreshments.
More Autumn Beer Festival details to follow closer to the time so make a note in your diary!