Friday, 25 July 2014

Festivals in Birmingham this Summer: Fusion Festival

The summer is in full swing, and while you may or may not have made plans outside of work already, there’s still plenty of time to organise something a little fun and exciting to help you make the most out of the coming months. Festivals are a great opportunity to let go of the stress and truly enjoy yourself, and while the Queen of the festivals, Glastonbury, has been and gone for another year, there’s still plenty more in store. Take the Fusion Festival, for example, held in Cofton Park between the 30th and 31st of August.

Over two nights, Cofton Park will be home to a range of chart-topping artists, including Dizzee Rascal, The Wanted and Jessie J. Located less than half an hour outside of the city centre, you could easily book into the Travelodge in Birmingham for the full weekend, to give yourself the best chance of appreciating what the festival has in store without worrying about having to head all the way back home between the days.

The Fusion Festival is held in support of The Prince’s Trust, and, with over 60,000 people expected to attend over the two days, anyone who needs their fix of live pop music will be able to enjoy it amidst thousands of other likeminded people. Priced at £39 a day, or £70 for the two days, the festival won’t break the bank either – it isn’t a full-on camping weekend; instead, it’s an opportunity to incorporate some of your favourite music into a weekend in Birmingham, giving you the chance to enjoy as much, or as little, as the festival as you like, without having to pitch a tent in the middle of a muddy field.

The Main Stage on Saturday has a cracking line-up, including The Vamps, Ella Henderson, Luke Friend (of X Factor fame) and Dizzee Rascal. The Saturday will be headlined by US rapper, Pitbull, while the Sunday’s line-up includes The Wanted, Pixie Lott, Lawson and Jessie J, who tops the bill and closes the festival on a high note.

Rather than staying locally, head back into Birmingham once the music is over for a chance to enjoy some of what the city has to offer. Perhaps you only fancy the Saturday line up, or the Sunday one; rather than travelling to Birmingham for the single day, incorporate the festival into a mini-break and enjoy what Birmingham has in store – the shopping, the nightlife, the attractions – there’s so much for you to see and do. Top it off with the Fusion Festival and you have yourself a well-rounded, fun-filled weekend that you can remember for a long time to come!

You can pick up your tickets for Fusion online; there are 30,000 tickets allocated for each day and there are still some available. With a fairground and plenty of other activities in store as well, Fusion isn’t just about the music but about the experience as a whole. Plus, with £5 from each ticket being donated to The Prince’s Trust, your weekend of partying is for a good cause, too!

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