Balsall Common Festival announce Saturday timetable

Balsall Common Festival’s Fete & Party in the Park is set to rock and roll once again this Saturday (24 September) with timetable as follows:

Saturday 24 September 2016

The Simon Burt Stage

Jarzino appear in association with Nailcote Hall

Carl Hemming returns for his 5th successive year as event MC for the Main Stage:

12:30 – 12:55 – Love Disco

13:00 – 13:15 – Pop Chorus Solihull

13:25 – 14:15 – Balsall Finds the Voice Semi Finals

14:20 – 14:40 – DMS (Heart of England Music Academy)

14:45 – 15:10 – Block Fit with Chico and Positive Fitness

15:15 – 15:35 – Crescendo

15:40 – 16:15 – Balsall Finds the Voice Finals

16:20 – 16:30 – Balsall Finds the Voice Presentations with The Mayor followed by the Balsall Business Club Awards

16:35  – 16:55 – Love Disco

16:55 – 17:00 – Balsall Finds the Voice Winner’s Performance

17:05 – 17:15 – Ellis Gallagher

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Ellis Gallagher won Balsall’s Got the Voice in 2015

17:20 – 17:35 – Stuart Yeadon

17:45 – 18:05 – Paris Georgia

18:15 – 18:30 – Sam Ostler

18:40 – 19:10 – Riscas

19:20 – 19:40 – Esther Turner

19:45 – 21:00 – Jarzino in Association with Nailcote Hall

Note: All acts and timings have been confirmed but are also subject to change.



Avion Music Tent

Balsall Common Festival’s Technical Services Partners at Avion TSL sponsor the music tent devoted to acoustic performances, with line-up as follows:

Look out for Crescendo in the Avion Music Tent
Look out for Crescendo in the Avion Music Tent

13:15 – 13:35 – Giocoso Saxophone Quartet

13:45 – 14:05 – Crescendo

14:10 – 14:30 – Ellis Gallagher

14:35 – 14:55 – Giocoso Saxophone Quartet

15:05 – 15:35 – Paris Georgia

15:35 – 15:55 – Stuart Yeadon

16:10 – 16:30 – William Watson

16:40 – 16:50 – Esther Turner

17:00 – 17:20 – Just the Four of Us

Note: All acts and timings confirmed but subject to change.


Unity Automotive Arena

The Main Arena is sponsored by the car dealership opposite Berkswell railway station:

13:00 – 13:15 – Music

13:15 – 13:45 – Community Dog Show (Part 1)

13:55 – 14:20 – Animated Dance

14:35 – 14:55 – The Night Project Theatre

15:10 – 15:40 – Krav Maga Central – street self defence

15:50 – 16:15 – Community Dog Show (Part 2)

16:30 – 16:45 – Egg Throwing

Notice: All acts and timings confirmed but subject to change.



Roaming theatrical entertainment operates throughout the day courtesy of Fabularium, sponsored by The Bugle magazine.


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The Lant being used for cricket
Premier Division Cricket being played at The Lant

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