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Line-up of bands unveiled for Lichfield’s free Fuse music festival

The full line up for the 2013 Fuse festival has been unveiled.

Organisers Lichfield Arts are hoping for another strong turnout for the free event in Beacon Park.

Almost Easy

Almost Easy

Reggae, folk, pop and rock are among the musical styles on offer at this year’s event.

Dean James will have the honour of kicking things off on the main stage when he performs on the opening night (July 12).

He’ll be followed by The Valvolines and country stars Knoxville Highway.

The Saturday (July 13) main stage bill is equally impressive, with junior battle of the bands winners Almost Easy opening proceedings.

Local favourites Wildfire Folk will be next up before Coventry songwriter Kristy Gallacher takes to the stage.

The Offbeat

The Offbeat

Strid, Bleeding Hearts and Peter Parker’s Rock n Roll Club are next up on the Saturday, before The Offbeat’s unique blend of roots, indie, folk and pop is served up at 7.15pm.

The evening rounds off with performances by Fred Zeppelin and the Global Reggae Band.

Jazz and Blues will be the order of the day for Fuse’s Sunday sessions, with performances from the likes of Funktional, the Walsall Jazz Orchestra, Steve Ajao Blues Giants and Welsh outfit Wonderbrass. There’s also the best in local talents on offer on other stages at the event with The Tom Woodman Band, meberob and Ain’t No Disco all lined up to appear over the course of the weekend.

For more information and full details of the performers, visit the Fuse festival website.

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