Enjoy Wolverhampton Live!

JUNE 1ST

Queen Square

The stage is set and Enjoy Wolverhampton Live! is back in the City Centre – Saturday 1st June.

Enjoy Wolverhampton Live!

Wolverhampton’s biggest FREE festival is back! On Saturday 1st June Enjoy Wolverhampton Live! will be in Queens Square for an ALL day festival suitable for all ages. Brought to you by Wolverhampton Business Improvement District the 4th year of this great event promises to be its biggest and best yet – and it is FREE!

It’s an event of two halves with free family fun and entertainment on stage from 10am till 5.30pm followed by our Live Music Concert from 6pm till 10pm.

Family Fun is guaranteed on Signal 107’s Sound Stage from 10am with the Signal 107 roadshow team, face painting and much more. CBeebies star Andy Day is on stage between 1pm & 4pm along with A Million Dreams (The Greatest Showman tribute act AND the Snowflake Sisters – something for all the family to enjoy!

The evening is packed with live music from 6pm till 10pm. Come and see four times Brit Award Winners, Scouting For Girls, A DJ set from Clint Boon (Ex Inspiral Carpets) and Molly Scott, from The X Factor UK 2018 all playing live in Queen Square, hosted by everyone’s favourite, Dicky Dodd from Signal 107.

The day-long event, organised and funded by the Wolverhampton’s Business Improvement District (BID) will give families, friends and visitors to the city a FREE day full of fun and live music.

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The Performers

Scouting For Girls

DJ Clint Boon from Inspiral Carpets

Molly Scott

Andy Day, Cbeebies

A Million Dreams

The Snowflake Sisters

Danni Griffiths - Signal 107

Dicky Dodd

Dicky Dodd - Signal 107

The biggest free event in Wolverhampton this summer.

ANDY DAY: CBeebies Mega-Star

The very popular CBeebies presenter has always had a passion for Children’s TV. In 2009 He was nominated for a ‘Bafta’ in the ‘Best Presenter’ category.

Andy went on to host his own show ‘Andy’s Wild Adventures’ for CBeebies, made by the Natural History Unit in Bristol. After great success and the programme being nominated for a BAFTA, ‘Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures’ was made Andy has performed many live shows with his best pal and comedy partner Mike including, ‘Andy and Mikes Big Box bananas’ and ‘Andy and Mikes Tick Tock Time Machine’ which were sell-out shows at Edinburgh festival and then toured up and down the UK.

He has also performed in many pantomimes such as ‘Dandini’ in Cinderella, ‘Ugly Sister’ in Cinderella, ‘Smee’ in Peter pan, ‘Captain Crabstick’ in ‘Dick Whittington’ and at the ‘Sheffield Lyceum’.

Molly Scott

Molly wowed the X-Factor judges at her Wembley Arena audition by singing James Brown’s it’s A Man’s World. Following her successful audition, she also gained a seat during the Six Chair Challenge after Simon chose to give her a seat. When the time to perform at the Judges’ Houses arrived, Molly was shaking having been introduced to the all-star audience at Simon’s house. She chose to sing Korean boyband BTS’ Fake Love in English which sealed the deal and got her through to the live shows.

 

Clint Boon,
Born in 1959 is an English musician, DJ and radio presenter. Boon originally rose to fame as the keyboard player (and sometimes vocalist) of Inspiral CarpetsBorn in Oldham, Lancashire, Boon joined the Inspiral Carpets in 1986 after previously playing in a band called The Mill. After the Inspiral Carpets split in 1995, Boon went on to form The Clint Boon Experience releasing two albums under this name – The Compact Guide to Pop Music and Space Travel (1999), and Life in Transition (2000) Clint Boon started his new drive time radio show, #ThatsGoodInnit at XS Manchester in March 2017.

 

Scouting for Girls
Headlining our evening are the four times Brit Award Winners, Scouting for Girls are an English pop rock band. Their name is a play on the title of the 1908 Scouting handbook Scouting for Boys. The band consists of childhood friends from London, Roy Stride on piano and lead guitar/vocals, Greg Churchouse on bass guitar and Peter Ellard on percussion with hit tracks like She’s’ So Lovely. Elvis Ain’t Dead, Heartbeat and This Ain’t a Love Song, this act is not to be missed.

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The Event is free to attend.
Please Drink Responsibly

This free event is brought to you by Wolverhampton BID – funded by City Centre businesses.

 

Enjoy Wolverhampton Live! will be the fourth successive free annual summer event to be held in Queen Square. Building on the massive success of the last three years which attracted thousands to a family fun day with CBeebies Katy Ashworth, and an evening music concert featuring Owen Paul. Andy Bennett from “Ocean Colour Scene” and a headline act performance from the one and only Matt Cardle.

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 three 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 in to support the City Centre economy.”

City businesses will be serving refreshing food and drink from a variety of stalls. As the fun in Queen Square ends at 10pm, don’t end the night there, continue the night in any of Wolverhampton’s vibrant pubs, bars and clubs.

Getting to Enjoy Wolverhampton Live

The event is 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.

For the evening Live Music Concert, access into and out of the Event is restricted to 3 locations:

  • Dudley Street
  • Lichfield Street
  • Exchange Street

 

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 for the event is available across the city centre and with the city being so walkable you are never far from anywhere in Wolverhampton.

(Please note that the Civic Centre Car Park can be accessed by Wulfruna Street Only (WV1 1RD) on the day of the Event (and is only open until 8pm – visitors staying for the live music concert are advised to park at alternative locations)

NCP Wulfrun Centre is staying open till 11pm for the event (WV1 3BA, Garrick Street). Pedestrian access to the Wulfrun Centre car park is next to the former Argos store on Cleveland Street.

Mander Centre Car Park is staying open till 11pm for the event (WV1 3PR (Bell Street) Pedestrian access to the Mander Centre car park is off Bell Street.

Civic Centre Car Park is ONLY open until 8pm. Access is via Wulfruna Street ONLY WV1 1RQ

For information on the Councils City Centre Parking click here

Disabled Parking is available at:

Wulfrun Centre NCP Car Park ( WV1 3BA) Access to the event from Wulfrun Centre and Dudley Street – Car park open till 11pm for the event – after 7pm on return to the car park disabled access will be via Garrick street -where assistance will be available.

Blue Badge Holders – please utilise on street parking at Wulfruna Street, Princess Street, Market 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.

Civic Centre Car Park (WV1 1RD) – Access via Wulfruna Street only – easy access to the event via Exchange Street (car park ONLY open till 8pm for the event)

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. Main attractions are free and have been funded by city centre businesses through Enjoy Wolverhampton Business Improvement District (BID) Company.
  • Will there be Alcohol served at the event?
    Drinks will be available at a number of drink stalls in Queen Square. You are also welcome to visit any of the pubs in the event area where drinks are permitted within the event area and will be served in plastic cups. Please do not bring alcohol to the event as it will need to be decanted into plastic cups at the event entry point. Bringing excessive amounts of alcohol might lead to you not being permitted into the event.
  • What time does it start?
    The event starts at 10am with family fun, music and entertainment until 5:30pm. The live music concert the follows from 6pm until 10pm
  • The event is outdoors, can I bring my own chairs?
    For the daytime family entertainment on the main stage a deck chair seating area is provided (for performances between 1pm and 4pm). Queen Square is a natural auditorium and the layout means no chairs are needed for a great view of the stage.
  • What if I become unwell during the event?
    First aid provision I available throughout the day. Visit the first aid point in Queen Square or the medical centre on Cheapside near the Piazza where further assistance can be provided, or speak to event staff.
  • Will there be any toilet/baby change facilities?
    City centre toilets and baby change facilities will be available throughout the day. Facilities are available at the Info stop on the corner of Queen Square / Victoria Street until 5pm. Additional event toilets and baby change are provided on Exchange Street for the duration of the event.
  • Where can we eat?
    There will be a couple of food stalls provided in Queen Square especially for the event but being located in the heart of the city centre please take advantage of the full range of eateries, cafes, restaurants in the city centre.

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