Wolverhampton Racecourse boss David Roberts has urged people to back the City of Wolverhampton Show and make it a real winner.

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For the first time in the show's history it is moving to the Dunstall racecourse to allow more jaw dropping acts, more entertainment and more people to enjoy the 2 day extravaganza on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July.

This year 3 main arena acts form part of the packed line up, which also includes the 2 day Wolvestock country music festival.

"This will be the biggest non racing event we've held at the racecourse since its refurbishment back in 1993 and we are hoping for more than 20,000 visitors over the weekend," said David.

"What's great about the move here is that we have so much scope for expanding the City of Wolverhampton Show, the infrastructure is all here and because of the nature of a racecourse spectators won't miss out on seeing all the exciting action taking place in the main arena.

"I am really excited about opening our course to visitors old and new; all we need now is for the good weather to last to enable people to have a great day out in their own city and make the event a real winner."

The whole of the racecourse site will be open to visitors with scores of stalls and food outlets along the Grandstand concourse and access over the track to the centre of the racecourse and the main arena.

Family favourites Big Pete Monster Truck and the Bolddog Lings Motorcycle display team will wow crowds in the main arena and debuting this year are new crowd pleasers including stunt quad biker The Kangaroo Kid, performing horses The Stampede Stunt Company and the David Seamark Sheepdog Display.

One of the country's leading large scale contemporary circus shows also joins the show for the first time. NofitState Circus is internationally acclaimed and combines live music and dance with traditional circus skills.

Other attractions include a funfair, puppet shows, City of Wolverhampton Woodturners, Wolverhampton and District Model Engineering Society's miniature steam railway, a BMX track and the Black Country Fuchsia Society.

Country music bands already announced to play Wolvestock include The Diablos, Dee D and the James Gang, the West Coast Eagles, Lauren Oaks Band, The Ann Duggan Band and Shot Gun Annie.  Soloists include Donna Wylde, Amy Morgan, Emma Swindells and Nigel Slater as well as the Wolvestock Dance Team and guests.

Councillor John Reynolds, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Economy, said: "We want people to back this show and make it a success for the city, it is a great family day out with a lot on offer."

Gates open on both days at 11am, with arena shows starting at 11.30am. The show finishes at 6pm both days. Ticket prices are £5 for adults, £4 for children and free for under 2s. Car parking is £3 per car per day, to be paid on the day.

  • released: Friday 3 July, 2015