Enjoy Wolverhampton Live!

JUNE 2ND

Queen Square

Looking for FREE family entertainment and live music then find it in Queen Square Wolverhampton on Saturday 2nd June.

Enjoy Wolverhampton Live!

The stage is set and Enjoy Wolverhampton Live! is coming back to the City Centre on Saturday 2nd June. Now in its 3rd year, Enjoy Wolverhampton Live and Signal 107 bring you the biggest FREE live music event in the City’s calendar.

Entertainment is guaranteed for music fans of all ages. Come and see Matt CardleAndy Bennett from 90’s legends Ocean Colour Scene, Owen Paul and the fabulous Sweet Female Attitude featuring Leanne, play live on an outdoor stage to a packed audience in Queen Square.

The day-long event, organised by the Wolverhampton BID and funded by City Centre businesses, will give revellers an evening outdoor concert to remember from 6pm until 10pm. The entertainment will kick off with Sweet Female Attitude featuring Leanne, followed by a true musical icon – Owen Paul. Things will no doubt get cranked up when Andy Bennett from Ocean Colour Scene treats us to some of the biggest tracks of the bands phenomenal success. The final act of the evening will see Matt Cardle grace the stage and the audience with his hits in what will be a crowd pleasing headline act.

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The Performers

Matt Cardle

Andy Bennett from Ocean Colour Scene

Owen Paul

Sweet Female Attitude Ft. Leanne

Katy Ashworth - CBeebies

Dicky Dodd

Signal107 - Dicky Dodd

The biggest free event in Wolverhampton this summer.

Free Family Fun 12 midday till 3pm
With performances from Katy Ashworth Star of Cbeebies, Puppet shows from Russ Brown – the winner of TV’s ‘The Slammer’ and lots more free family fun through the afternoon with Doctor Doolally, Signal 107 and free face painting – there is something for all the family to enjoy.

Live Music in Queen Square 6pm till 10pm
Now in its 3rd year Enjoy Wolverhampton Live and Signal 107 bring you the biggest FREE live music event in the city’s calendar. Starting off the evening with Brit Award nominee Sweet Female Attitude Featuring Leanne Brown bringing you the hit single ‘Flowers’.

Owen Paul, singer, producer and co-writer of the 1986 UK and European summer hit ‘My Favourite Waste Of Time’ performs many, many more unforgettable 80’s hits during his set

Andy Bennett, best known for his work with Ocean Colour Scene, released his solo debut single Hole in the Road in October 2015, followed in May 2016 by the single Drift Away. In November 2016, Bennett released his first album, thinkin’, drinkin’, singin’, featuring a back catalogue of songs which he has been working on over time which was met with positive response – garnering a four stars out of five review from PlanetMosh, as well as a 5 stars rating from Flick of the Finger.

Matt Cardle headlines for the evening. His breath-taking four-octave vocal range will deliver an amazing arrangement of hit singles including When We Collide, Run For Your Life, Loving You and the beautiful The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. Matt released his fourth album ‘Time To Be Alive’ on Sony Music on April 27th

More details of the event will follow – for further announcements, please keep up to date on event details on Facebook at Enjoy Wolverhampton.

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The Event is free to attend.
Please Drink Responsibly

Brought to you by Wolverhampton BID – funded directly by City Centre businesses.

Enjoy Wolverhampton Live! will be the third successive free annual summer event to be held in Queen Square. Building on the massive success of the last two years which attracted thousands to a family fun day with Cbeebies Swashbucklers Cook and Line, and an Evening music concert featuring Lucy Spraggan, Kevin Simm, The Hoosiers and Toploader. BID Director Cherry Shine is confident that people are starting to remember this as a date that definitely needs to be in the calendar. Cherry said: “The last two years have surpassed our expectations in every way. The spectators and families were fantastic and the whole city centre was vibrant and excited to see a host of famous singers and TV personalities perform in a great outdoor setting. We have high hopes that this year Enjoy Wolverhampton Live will bring the same buzz, excitement and draw the crowds into supporting the City Centre economy.”

Spectators will be able to take advantage of those City businesses servicing the crowds with refreshing drinks from the tents and food stalls. As the fun in Queen Square ends at 10pm, there will be further chance to enjoy more of the cities evening entertainment with a wide selection of bars and restaurants still open.

Getting to Enjoy Wolverhampton Live

The event is being held in the heart of our city centre in Queen Square (WV1 1TQ) – Please bear with us whilst we perform random bag searches within the arena and at entry and exit points.

Access into the Event – there are 3 entrances/exits into and out of the event:

  • Dudley Street
  • Lichfield Street
  • Exchange Street

 

Visiting Wolverhampton City Centre

By Car

Visiting the city by car is easy from whatever direction…..

Signposted from M54 junctions 1, 2 and 3 and from the M6 junction 10.

  • J1 of the M54 via the A460
  • J2 of the M54 via the A449 (Stafford Road)
  • J3 of the M54 via the A41
  • Via the A449 Penn Road
  • Via the A4123 Birmingham New Road
  • Via the A454 Bridgnorth Road

All roads lead to the city centre ring road where car parks are clearly signposted.

Parking

Parking is available across the city centre and with the city being so walkable you are never far from anywhere in Wolverhampton. Click this link to the council’s car parks (Please note that the Civic Centre Car Park can be accessed by Wulfruna Street Only WV1 1RD) http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/article/1721/City-centre-car-parks

Civic Centre car park is open until 11pm for the event – access is via Wulfruna Street ONLY WV1 1RQ

NCP Wulfrun Centre is open till 11pm for the event (WV13BA (Garrick Street)

Prebook your parking on the NCP Wulfrun Centre car park at www.ncp.co.uk/parking-solutions/cities/wolverhampton

Pedestrian access to the Wulfrun Centre car park is next to Argos on Cleveland Street.

Disabled Parking is available at:

Civic Centre Car Park (WV1 1RD) – Access via Wulfruna Street only – easy access to the event via Exchange Street (car park open till 11pm for the event)
Wulfrun Centre NCP Car Park ( WV1 3BA) Access to the event from Wulfrun Centre and Dudley Street – Car park open till 10:30pm for the event – following the event (after 7pm on return to the car park disabled access to the car park will be via Garrick street -where assistance will be available.
Blue Badge Holders – please utilise on street parking at Wulfruna Street – enter the event at Lichfield Street or Exchange Street
Please Note: Due to road closures in place for a safe event- Parking Bays at Exchange Street, Cheapside and North Street will not be in use.

Overnight Parking

Overnight Parking is available at all NCP Wolverhampton sites at

  • NCP Pipers Row (WV1 3LA)
  • NCP Summer Row (Temple Street, WV2 4AU)
  • NCP Fryer Street (WV1 1HT)
  • NCP Church Street (WV2 4LW)

Or alternatively at the Council’s Faulkland Street car park, Faulkland Crescent, Wolverhampton, WV1 1JN

By Bus

Bus Services

The event is a short walk from Wolverhampton Bus Station via Queen Street and Dudley Street or Lichfield Street to the event in Queen Square.

A number of bus services are diverted due to road closures in place for the event. 

NX services 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 62, 255 and 256 where they will be diverted using the Ring Road with most services stopping on Stafford Street.

 

By Tram

All trams will be arriving at Wolverhampton St Georges. The event is a 3 minute walk from the tram stop via Dudley Street to Queen Square.

By Train

A 4 minute walk from Wolverhampton Train station via Lichfield Street or Queen Street and Dudley Street.

Cycling

Cyclists will be able to access Darlington St to pass through the city centre and to access parking in and around the Civic. Cycle parking will be restricted in the event space and alternative cycle parking locations are shown on the Wolverhampton Cycle Map

Getting Home

Taxis

Taxis (Black Cabs) are located at Taxi Ranks on Victoria Street (WV 1 3NP) (Close to House of Fraser) and Market Street (WV1 3AG) by Number One Pizza)

Late Night Safe Haven (WV1 3NP)

For a friendly and welcoming place to book a taxi, wait for a friend, get a soft drink or a pair of flip flops to make sure you have a great night out visit the Late Night Safe Haven on the corner of Victoria Street (opposite House of Fraser) open from 11pm till 4am for after the Enjoy Wolverhampton Live event and on payday weekends throughout the year.

  • Is this really a free event?
    Yes! No booking is required to attend. It's completely free and has been funded by the Wolverhampton BID Company and City Centre businesses.
  • Will there be Alcohol served at the event?
    There will be drinks tents close by, operated by some of our licensed city centre venues, serving alcohol and soft drinks. If you are bringing your own drinks, you must decant into plastic bottles or plastic glasses/cups. Anyone seen will with glass bottles will be asked to dispose of them. To make this event the best it can be, please drink responsibly and do NOT drink and drive. There are many transport options available out of the city centre.
  • What time does it start?
    For families the daytime entertainment will start at 12 and finish at 4pm. For the evening entertainment the fun will start at 6pm and finish at 10pm.
  • The event is outdoors, can I bring my own chairs?
    For the daytime children's entertainment, there will be a family friendly area in view of the stage that will have limited seating. For the evening entertainment, it will be very much a vibrant and active outdoor concert with many people, so it's recommended that you don't bring your own seating. But do bring your dancing shoes!
  • What if I become unwell during the event?
    In the event of anyone feeling unwell, there will be a medical centre onsite on Exchange Street/Cheapside.
  • Will there be any toilet/baby change facilities?
    Yes
  • Where can we eat?
    You can eat at a wide variety of restaurants in the city centre. Why not arrive early and enjoy a meal before the fun starts?

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