One of the country’s leading large scale contemporary circus shows has been announced for Wolverhampton’s City Show – adding to the two-day event’s new festival vibe.
NoFit State Circus, which combines live music and dance with traditional circus skills is part of a packed line-up that also features the two-day Wolvestock Country Music and camping festival.
Over the last five years NoFit State Circus has visited 15 different countries, played to audiences of more than 250,000, has been critically acclaimed and won numerous prestigious international arts awards.
Event organisers say the latest booking for the show together with the two-day music festival and camping adds a new festival twist to the popular family event.
And for the first time in its history Wolverhampton City Show, on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July, is being held at Wolverhampton Racecourse rather than West Park.
This year the show gets going for Wolvestock Country Music and line dancing fans on Friday July 10 when gates open for caravan and tent pitches, which have been selling fast.
Country music bands already announced to play include The Diablos, Dee D and the James Gang, the West Coast Eagles, Lauren Oaks Band, The Ann Duggan Band and Shot Gun Annie. Soloists include Donna Wylde, Dee D. James, Amy Morgan, Emma Swindells, Nigel Slater as well as the Wolvestock Dance Team and guests.
Lots of food outlets, bars and trade stalls are booked for the city show as well as family favourites Big Pete Monster Truck and the Bolddog Lings Motorcycle display team who will wow crowds in the main arena. Wolf FM is also there with a stage, large screen and lots of local live dance and music acts.
And debuting this year are new crowd-pleasers stunt quad biker The Kangeroo Kid, performing horses The Stampede Stunt Company and the David Seamark Sheepdog Display.
Other attractions include a funfair, puppet shows, City of Wolverhampton Woodturners, Wolverhampton & District Model Engineering Society – Miniature Steam Railway, a BMX Track and the Black Country Fuchsia Society.
Councillor John Reynolds, cabinet member for Economy, said: “We’ve got one of the broadest line-ups of family entertainment I think the show has ever seen. Combining it with Wolvestock and performances from NoFit State Circus gives it a bit more of a festival feel. We are hoping for big crowds this year at the racecourse which has better parking and facilities for visitors.”
Weekend caravan pitches for Wolvestock are bookable by phone only through Midland Box Office on 0870 320 7000 at £25 per vehicle. The £25 weekend pass includes free entrance for two people to the City Show. Caravaners who arrive on Friday 10 July will be treated to an evening of line-dancing with instructors and DJs from 6-9pm.
Gates open on both days at 11am, with arena shows starting at 11.30am. The show finishes at 6pm both days. Ticket prices are £5 adults, £4 children and free for under-twos. Car parking is £3 per car per day, to be paid on the day.