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In tune for a big festival

ONCE again the borough’s young musicians will be playing to a packed Town Hall, for the National Rock and Pop Festival.

ONCE again the borough’s young musicians will be playing to a packed Town Hall, for the National Rock and Pop Festival.

Organised by Solihull Music Service, the event is now in its tenth year, with six shows taking place later this month.

The cream of local bands will line-up alongside groups from as far afield as Norwich, Leeds and the Isle of Wight.

By the end of the festival, some 500 artists will have taken to the stage.

Councillor Norman Davies, cabinet member for children and young people, said that some of the musicians had never performed in front of a live audience before.

“It is definitely going to be an exciting few days for performers and audiences alike,” he said.

“I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the festival over the last ten years and I am sure it will continue to grow in the next ten.”

It’s been a busy couple of months for Solihull Music Service - who recently performed in Cholet, France and were at Solihull Arts Complex last week.

Among the local bands performing at the Rock and Pop Festival are Soul Matters - the same group who made a splash on the other side of the English Channel.

This month’s festival is on from July 17-20. The evening shows will kick off at 7pm, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday - starting at 1pm.

Tickets are available on 0121 743 2483 or on the door. If you’d like to know more about the music service go to www.solihull.gov.uk/musicservice.

 

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