Countdown starts to Black Country Festival 2016

The countdown to this year’s Black Country Festival has started as thousands of people get ready to enjoy activities across the region.


With less than a month to go before the huge month-long festival throughout July, Dudley Council is gearing up for the borough’s part in the region wide festival which will see events taking place across all the major towns and includes Black Country Day on July 14.

The Festival includes Halesowen Carnival on July 2, Stourbridge Carnival on July 3, the Great Black Country Road Run in Halesowen on July 3 and a beer festival at Brierley Hill Civic Hall on July 29-31.

There will also be activities in Dudley Town Centre on July 16.

James Stevens, chairman of the Black Country Festival organising committee, said:

“This festival continues to grow bigger and better every year with thousands of people coming out to show why they love the Black Country so much. There are events taking place across the region and many more in the pipeline as we begin the countdown to the biggest festival in the region.

“We’ve made sure there is something for everyone, so there really is no reason not to come out and enjoy yourselves.”

The festival is now in its third year and sparks a wave of pride across the Black Country. It honours the history of the Black Country while celebrating the future.

Councillor Pete Lowe, leader of Dudley Council, said:

“We have a long and proud history in the borough and we know how to celebrate that. I am delighted to see the community coming together to celebrate their proud heritage, something that we have been working towards as a community council.”

For more information on events Black Country Festival events taking place throughout July visit or check out our local events page on Black Country Radio and tune in for the latest updates!!


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