Thank you to everyone who supported Fuse 2023!
Thanks for your support with Fuse 2023! Fuse will return in 2024 – Friday 12th- Sunday 14th July, Beacon Park
Our Performer applications remain open, you can submit an entry here – https://forms.gle/8Q3g5TsCGvsvE3NXA
Our Food Trader applications are currently open but be quick, as we are already close to capacity! You can submit an expression of interest here – https://forms.office.com/r/kmCD7w1TEk
We would love to hear from you if you are:
A local community group interested in being involved.
A local business interested in partnering with us.
And we’d love to hear from you if you are interested in sponsoring, supporting or advertising at Fuse 2024 so that we can keep it going into the future!
Drop us an email to [email protected]
Volunteering at Fuse
A huge thank you to all of our amazing volunteers, without which we couldn’t run fuse! Our incredible team worked so hard to help us run Fuse in challenging weather and we delivered!
Lichfield Arts is extremely grateful to all of #teamfuse for creating and running Fuse 2023, and making it such a special event.
Fuse frequently asked questions
Lichfield Arts are keen to ensure everyone has a great time at Fuse and we aim to make the event as inclusive, safe and enjoyable for all.
With so much to see and do at Fuse it is worth planning ahead to make the most of your time at Fuse.
Here is a handy list of the most commonly asked questions:
Friday: 7pm to 10pm
Saturday: 12pm to 10pm
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Unfortunately camping facilities for the public are not available at Fuse: overnight camping will only be available to stall holders and security staff.
Of course! We would love to see them being used again. We do have a new version this year at a cost of £1 that you can reuse throughout the festival and then take home with you – and of course bring back to Fuse next year. Cheers!
You are more than welcome to bring your own food and soft drinks to Fuse (no glass bottles please). We have our own bar for the sale of alcohol – we can’t allow alcohol to be brought on site due to licensing constraints. In any case, to keep Fuse free and sustainable all revenue raised at the bar goes straight back into covering the festival costs – without our bar revenue Fuse simply would not happen!
Yes. The ground is flat and entrance to tents is all on one level. There will be a raised platform at the back of the larger Evolution marquee for wheelchair users.
Getting to Fuse is easy and we look forward to welcoming you in August where the magic of the festival will leave you with great memories. By Car: Lichfield is less than 20 minutes from the M42/M6/M40 and a short distance from the A38/A5 There will be no parking on site but car parks are available across the city in particular Friary Car Park, WS13 6QE is a multi-story car park within a short walking distance. By Rail: Regular services run from London Euston to Lichfield Trent Valley and from Crewe to Lichfield Trent Valley. There is a regular service from Birmingham New Street to Lichfield City. By Bus: Regular services from Burton, Tamworth, Stafford and Cannock to Lichfield bus/rail interchange.
There are designated disabled car parking spaces in all three of Beacon Park’s car parks. These are on Greenhough Rd (WS13 7AW), Shaw Lane (WS13 7AG) and Bunkers Hill (the closest to the festival site – Lower Sandford St, Lichfield WS13 6RA). The entrances from these car parks are slightly sloped (around 5%).
We know your dogs are part of the family so well behaved dogs are welcome to Fuse. Dogs must always be kept under strict control and on short leads. Always clean up after your pets. Free poop bags are available from the stewards and there will be water bowls on the site. Owners will be responsible for any damage caused by their pets. If your pet does not have a friendly temperament, please don’t bring it!
No. Lichfield District Council prohibits the use of drones in its parks.
We aim to cut down on waste at Fuse and would appreciate festival goers taking their own rubbish back home with them. There will be black bins around the site which will be used for all waste – our skip provider will sort the recyclables from it. We have asked our food traders to be mindful of their plastics use and hope that this can be kept to a minimum.
What is Fuse? Fuse is YOUR event, a not-for-profit, vibrant and professional music and arts festival that is inclusive and accessible for all; bringing the best of live music, performance, accessible activities and visual arts together for you. This event is free to access, reserve your free ticket here.
Booking your ticket will enable us to continue the Fuse legacy, as we look to secure support and funding for the future. Fuse is a not-for-profit vibrant and professional music and arts festival.
Here at Lichfield Arts we ran the first Fuse Festival in Beacon Park back in 2001 with the aim of providing live music and other activities in a free setting that would be accessible to all, and over twenty years on the event has grown into a much loved summer delight that always brings the community together.
For a small local charity run almost exclusively by volunteers Fuse is a fantastic achievement, especially as Fuse is one of a number of events Lichfield Arts offers throughout the year.
Fuse has grown beyond its humble beginnings into one of the largest free community events of its kind in Staffordshire and the West Midlands. The Lichfield Arts team of volunteers continues to work hard spending hundreds of unpaid hours to provide our community with an exciting, vibrant opportunity for everyone to access a wide range of live music and the arts.
Lichfield Arts has worked hard to keep Fuse FREE to everyone, a proud achievement for a local charity run by volunteers. Despite the challenges of running a free community event on the scale of Fuse, we are excited yet again to offer a great line up of artists and activities throughout the weekend. The only trouble will be choosing which stage to choose!
Fuse Festival is driven by the belief that everyone should be able to experience and be inspired by high quality, impactful and inclusive arts regardless of socioeconomic background, postcode, age or ability.
Access, inclusion and sustainability are central to what we do. Fuse creates engaging experiences that inspire, change perspectives & build social connections for local audiences and participants. Fuse is also committed to supporting and developing the work of established and emerging national and local talent.
Fuse 2023 Headlines:
Fuse 2023 attracted 15,500 visitors from across Lichfield, Staffordshire and beyond.
41 Local (Lichfield and surrounding areas) community organisations involved.
12 Locally based food traders (within 20 mile radius).
13 out of 17 Locally based non food traders (within 20 mile radius).
All service providers within a 20 mile radius.
13 Lichfield City Centre businesses engaged.
8 Lichfield City Centre Venues engaged.
26 of 32 performance slots on Evolution and Momentum given to bands/artists based within a 25 mile radius. Multiple performance slots given to young or emerging local talent.
Multiple opportunities created for local performers as part of the Midlands Open Mic partnership. 8 Visual artists.