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Music festival set to strike a chord in Halesowen on Sunday
4:15pm Thursday 6th September 2012 in News
AN open-air charity rock gig at Halesowen ’s rugby club on Sunday will feature a host of tribute artistes to raise money for Help for Heroes.
The free Wassellstock music festival at Old Halesonians RFC, Wassell Grove, will include performances by Dizzy Lizzy, the UK’s number one Thin Lizzy tribute, Eric Clapped Out, Non Dr Feelgood, Elvish Presley and the Naked Beatles.
There will also be original songs from new Wallheath band Grace the Skies and Halesowen’s own legendary 80s singer/songwriter Andy Lloyd will make a rare appearance with his band The Bloomsbury Set.
Event organiser Chris Hertbert said: "It is a tremendous line up of bands and artistes who are all playing free of charge.
“If we get the weather, it will be a fantastic event and a great way to end an amazing Olympic and Jubilee year and also help raise money for a very good cause in Help for Heroes - another chance to wave our Union Jacks.
“Bring a blanket and perhaps a picnic, but hopefully not an umbrella."
Former Birmingham poet laureate, people’s poet and comedian SPOZ will host the festival which will run from 1pm until late.
There is a licenced bar at the venue and admission is free, although there will be a small charge for car parking.