FRIENDS of Cotteridge park will again be holding their free, fun and family-friendly festival CoCoMAD on Saturday 7th July from Midday. As always it should be an exciting day full of local entertainment and participation. Here’s what’s happening throughout the day:
The famous CoCoMAD carnival procession, will start at 12pm from Rowheath road, but if you’re really in the CoCoMAD spirit, why not get your trolley floats ready and join in with the procession? If you wish to join in meet at the Friends’ Meeting House on Watford road.
Got kids? Head to the bouncy castle for hours of fun, or visit the stalls to see what’s on offer. There’s plenty of greenery to keep the little ones entertained!
The best thing about CoCoMAD? It won’t pull on your purse strings, as entry is completely free. However, the volunteers who work tirelessly to arrange the event appreciate donations to cover the cost of the event. Just £2 per person pays for CoCoMAD. With music provided by a range of talented musicians on the main stage, there’s no excuse to miss it.
Terrapin station – 12:30
Into old school blues and rock ‘n’ roll? You won’t want to miss this.
Cotteridge School Choir – 13:30
Cotteridge school pupils take the main stage.
So Vocal – 14:00
The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s community choir are performing as part of Birmingham City Council’s Arts champions scheme. They won’t allow a passive crowd, you’ll be singing along with their catchy songs before you know it.
Electric Swing Circus – 15:00
Mixing 20’s swing music with contemporary electro beats, you’d be mad to miss this 6 piece band with a unique fusion of music genres and a whole lot of fun.
Dinky – 16:20
Birmingham’s own indie rock band will be hitting the stage with their infectious tunes which will have everyone dancing.
Carlo Mahalo – 17:20
This brilliant Ukulele band from Birmingham has a set full of original material and fun covers to sing along to.
Tempting Rosie -18:20
Tempting Rose are an exciting ska band from Birmingham. Taking influences from Dub step, reggae and pop there music provides something for everyone!
Acoustic tent – 13:00 – 19:00
Want to join in the music? No worries, just head to the CoCoMAD acoustic tent which is located on the map near to the skate park, and you could be performing in the open mic showcase!
Cotteridge Park (Map) is a short walk from Bournville Train station and a slightly longer walk from the No. 45/47 bus route. If you’re coming along then the organisers would prefer that you use public transport as there is very little parking on nearby roads.