Organisers of this year's Wolverhampton and Black Country Show are on the hunt for talented musicians and performers to take to the stage and wow the crowds during the 2 day extravaganza.

They want to hear from musicians keen to play the show's acoustic stage, organised by staff from Wolverhampton Civic Halls.

Adam Lavender, who promotes the city's Battle of the Bands, wants bands and singer songwriters who have acoustic sets and are keen to showcase their music to get in touch with him by emailing

And dancers, singers and entertainers have got the chance to appear on the Signal 107 Sound Stage, which will have its own dedicated field featuring a variety of live entertainment including performances by schools and choirs. Acts interested in performing on the Signal 107 Sound Stage should visit Type=links;Linkid=3781;Title=Signal 107;Target=_blank;.

Councillor Elias Mattu, Wolverhampton City Council Cabinet Member for Leisure and Communities, said: "We want to showcase the diverse range of musical and creative talent in Wolverhampton and the Black Country.

"We are putting up an acoustic stage to give a festival feel to the Wolverhampton and Black Country Show which this year has lots of new attractions including the Signal 107 Sound Stage and screen. We want local bands and solo artists to use the stages to showcase their abilities."

As well as the 2 performance stages the Wolverhampton and Black Country Show, which takes place on Saturday and Sunday, 12 and 13 July, 2014, will feature the Banks's Beer Festival, serving 16 real ales is also on tap throughout the weekend.

Other attractions include old favourites the Monster Trucks, Gerrard Naprous and the Devil's Horsemen, Bolddog Lings Free Style Motorcross Team and Elaine Hill's sheepdog display, while there will also be a miniature steam railway, fairground rides and a variety of stalls.

Meanwhile, West Park will also be hosting the BBC's prestigious World War One at Home tour over the same weekend.

Actor Larry Lamb will be at the Briefing Room on Saturday, with One Show reporter Lucy Siegle taking up the reins on the Sunday. They'll be presenting a series of enlightening talks with expert contributors covering a whole host of First World War topics, including record producer and rail buff Pete Waterman who will talk about the history of the railways during the conflict.

As well as live broadcasts from BBC WM the World War One at Home event will include hands on activities, performances and interactive sessions for all ages.

Entry to the Wolverhampton and Black Country Show is just £3 for adults and £2 for children aged 2 to 16. Entry to the BBC World War One at Home tour is free.

  • released: Thursday 3 July, 2014