THE SECOND Wassellstock in Halesowen is being held next month and organisers promise it will be bigger and better than last year.

There will be eight live bands performing at Old Halesonians Rugby Club as part of the festival on Sunday, September 8.

Mary Stevens Hospice in Stourbridge is the festival’s chosen charity and as well as the music there will be face painting, refreshments, a bar and bouncy castles.

Event manager Chris Herbett said: “The first Wassellstock was a wonderful day and we are building on what we learnt last year to make this event bigger and better.

“We are hoping Wassellstock will get bigger every year because we have the perfect venue at Wassell Grove and some great people involved.”

Mark Moran, who is the band co-ordinator, said: “We have got a great mix of bands including top tribute bands to Oasis, Crowded House and Elvis as well as singer songwriter Dan Greenaway, local legends Goats Don’t Shave and Kidderminster’s Got the T-Shirt.

He added: “The potential for Wassellstock is immense, for years I've always wondered why something like this never took place in Halesowen or Hagley and now I'm proud to be involved in something that will hopefully become an annual event.

“Who knows, next year we'll be booking One Direction and Led Zeppelin.”

Wassellstock is on Sunday, September 8, at Old Halesonians Rugby Club, Wassell Grove, from noon until 8pm and entrance is £5 for adults and free for children.