Lichfield Arts Festivals
Every year Lichfield Arts organises several hugely popular festivals with the Blues & Jazz festival in June, Fuse in Beacon Park in July and L2F – The Lichfield Festival of Folk in October. We also run two beer festivals in the Guildhall each year so there really is something for everyone.
Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival 2019
Back again for it’s fifth year the festival will offer blues and jazz fans a varied programme of top class national musicians and our excellent regional bands in our delightful Cathedral City.
Jazz fans can enjoy music, from New Orleans, gypsy jazz to swing plus funk, guitar jazz, to the award-winning Alison Rayner Quintet and the mind-blowing jazz rock of the awesome Soft Machine.
Blues fans can enjoy the popular and distinctive blues of the Climax Blues Band, the emerging young talent of Robert Jackson, the boogie woogie of Steve ‘Big Man ‘Clayton and the hard hitting Chris Bevington Organisation. Sunday will see good time blues by The Escape Committee and local favourites The Sleaze Bros.
Main venues for the festival will be Lichfield Guildhall and the Cathedral Hotel. So come along for the whole weekend, a day or a single concert. Simply relax and enjoy!
For more details and full lineup please visit www.lichfield-jazz.co.uk
Planning is now well underway for Fuse 2019, which will take place in Lichfield’s Beacon Park from 12th to 14th July 2019. Fuse is one of the largest free family festivals in the Midlands and last year attracted over 18,000 visitors. We are currently in the process of creating another fabulous Fuse for 2019 and look forward to announcing more news as we get closer to the event!
L2F The Lichfield Festival of Folk
L2F is always a special time – great music, great dance, great fun! But this year Friday 18 October is extra special as we give you the rare opportunity to see the one and only Home Service in reunion, and featuring none other than John Tams and John Kirkpatrick! Don’t miss a rare opportunity to experience the very best of the old as Lichfield Arts in co-production with Lichfield Garrick give you the new Home Service!
Of course L2F doesn’t stop there and on Saturday 19th through to Sunday 20th October we give you a veritable smorgasbord of great music and acts, including: The Lucy Ward Band; Rachael McShane and the Cartographers; Anthony John Clarke; Bella, Polly and the Magpies; Merry Hell; as well as Keith Donnelly; Dan McKinnon; Hestor Christie and Chris Edwards; Ranagri; Belzebub; Sam and the Watlings; Steve Bonham and the Long Road; Lost Notes and Wildfire Folk.
With the L2F Song Writing Competition returning in 2019, the Arts and Heritage Procession from Cathedral Close, dancing in the city centre with host of Morris sides and Mummers, the L2F Ceilidh and the traditional L2F Quiz in the Duke of York, L2F 2019 will be our best yet!
Tickets for this years L2F are already on sale so don’t miss out on our early bird offer for full festival tickets.
Lichfield Arts Autumn Beer Festival
An exciting range of real ales will be available at the festival in the historic Guildhall including many from local and regional breweries plus a fine selection of traditional ciders, and perrys plus the Lichfield Arts’ regular bar, and the (in)famous Pork Pies. Something to tickle everyone’s taste buds. With live music and a great atmosphere,