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Lakeside Live is back at Walsall Arboretum!

Lakeside Live is back at Walsall Arboretum!
Published on 24 August 2021 Print

Walsall Council is pleased to announce the return of the popular live music event which drew an audience of over a thousand in 2019.

The free entry event featuring local bands and musicians playing a wide variety of genres including rock, pop, funk and RnB will take place in the bandstand on Sunday 29 August from 1.00pm to 5.30pm.

Councillor Oliver Butler, Portfolio Holder for Clean and Green said:

“It’s fantastic to see our beautiful bandstand back in use for events and where better to spend a relaxing bank holiday Sunday afternoon enjoying this free event than at the side of the Hatherton Lake in our premier park, which is now a UNESCO Global Geopark.

“Our Healthy Spaces team has worked hard to put together a programme which has something for everyone and I’m really pleased that we’re showcasing our local talent.

“There is plenty of fixed seating, but if people prefer to bring folding chairs or picnic blankets, they’re very welcome to do so.”

The event will be compered by Ian Henery, by day a solicitor and by night a popular Black Country poet and former Poet Laureate for Walsall. The event is presented by Adrian Shaw of Hunkypunk Promotions in association with Walsall Council.

Councillor Butler added:

“If you feel like having a day off from slaving over the Sunday roast, don’t forget that the café in the Visitor Centre will be open until 4pm, serving a range of food and drink.

“And of course all the usual Arboretum facilities like the play area and splash pad are on hand to make it a fun-filled family day out.”


Note to Editor

Image courtesy of Adrian Shaw: Lakeside Live 2019

Artists performing are:

Martian Social Club, Walsall’s best kept secret purveyors of finch themed funk and oddball cultsters, guaranteed to light up the afternoon with their unique blend of musical mischief.

Funk n Disorderly, a popular Walsall based Funk outfit playing upbeat summer tracks.

Soulful sounds are provided by Walsall born and bred Kiana back on the bandstand stage again accompanied by a truly fantastic guest guitarist!

Dinky, alternative indie band who have just released their latest album “Open Letters”, a compelling combination of infectious riffs and hook-filled melodies.

Indigo Fallz, Adrian Shaw’s own new band featuring gorgeous vocals and laid-back smooth alt-acoustic vibes.

Wolf Apple, from Wolverhampton, are another new band playing original songs which are both intriguing and unique. Their music is melodic and taut, ranging from 1960s folk rock to new wave and alternative.

Cori Bowen who is a prodigious young solo artist playing popular covers from 1960s soft rock to ‘noughties’ grunge.

There are free car parks at the Arboretum extension on Broadway North and The Crescent, and paid car parking sites are near to the town centre entrances to the park.

Toilet and baby-changing facilities are available in the Visitor Centre.