Thousands of people flock to Halesowen Carnival to kick off the Black Country Festival

Carnavaliers defying the waltzers

The carnival at Highfields Park was packed despite the intermittent rain and held the day’s mark a huge success.

Halesowen North councilor Stuart Henley, who helped organize the carnival, said: “What a fantastic day for Halesowen. Both fields at Highfields Park were packed during the day, I’m so glad the weather didn’t repelled anyone.

“The numbers we got were awesome, people loved weatherman Des Coleman and his band Rat Pack and his boy band Here At Last.”

The Black Country Festival is a celebration of all of Black Country and now takes place throughout July with carnivals, fun days, concerts and events.

Mad Dominic entertained visitors to the Halesowen Carnival

Councilor Henley said: “We are still throwing the Black Country Festival which has become a massive event now and we are happy to be part of it.”

Plans are already underway for next year’s carnival.

Councilor Henley said: “This year has taken a lot of planning but it’s been worth seeing everyone back together, the past two years have been tough for so many people so it’s been great to see everyone s have fun.

“Our sponsors, Smart and Secure, Anytime Fitness and Grays Motors have been brilliant and we are now looking for sponsors for next year’s carnival. We are having it on July 1, 2023 and it will be bigger and better than ever.”

DUDLEY COPYRIGHT MNA MEDIA TIM THURSFIELD 02/07/22.Halesowen Carnival..James Hunt and Amblecote Councilor Kamran Razzaq become heroes for the day..

He added: “I would also like to thank Halesowen BID for all their help, they are doing an amazing job and I hope the companies will vote to allow them to continue to improve Halesowen.”

Stourbridge Fun Day, Coventry Street, is being held today in Coventry Street and everyone is invited.

The Black Country Weekender will take place on Saturday and Sunday July 17 at Himley Hall.

Halesowen Carnival at Highfields Park

Saturday will see a 20-piece orchestra and guest DJs and singers bring a slice of Ibiza to the Black Country, with a Proms In The Park event from 3pm to 9pm.

And on Sunday, 80s stars Go West, The Fizz and Roland Gift of the Fine Young Cannibals will be joined by a number of great tributes and comedians for Musicom 2022.

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