Jewson create biggest ever Black Country flag

The biggest ever Black Country flag has been laid out on the lawns at Himley Hall as the countdown begins to a huge outdoor music and comedy festival next week in the park grounds.

The first ever Black Country Musicom Festival takes place on Black Country Day, Sunday 14th July, from 12 noon to 7pm at Himley.

Main event sponsors, Jewson, were at Himley last week to lay out a 40ft by 26ft flag on the lawn outside the hall, which will be in place during festival day.

The Musicom is part of the Black Country Festival, a month-long celebration of all things bostin’ in the borough and beyond.

It will feature performances by leading Oasis, Little Mix, Spice Girls and Queen tribute bands, as well as local bands and singers. A comedy tent features Black Country lad Darren Harriott – as seen on Live At The Apollo and Mock The Week – plus a special mystery guest and the cream of the UK circuit.

There will be plenty for the kids to do, with a funfair and dedicated areas, as well as food, drink and craft stalls and a pop-up bar. Councillor Patrick Harley, leader of the council, said:

“This year is the sixth Black Country Festival and we want to make it bigger and better than ever before.

“There is no better way to symbolise this than by creating the biggest ever Black Country flag, which for many has become the emblem of the festival.

“We’re also putting on the Musicom for the first time, which promises to be a fantastic fun-filled event for the whole family in the sunshine with music, comedy and all sorts to do for the kids.

“We would urge Black Country folk from the borough and beyond to turn out and support it, to enjoy a great day out celebrating who we are and where we’re from.”

For a full list of events on during the Black Country Festival, go to our events guide.


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