The annual CoCoMad festival takes place in Cotteridge Park this Saturday July 4th, starting at 12 noon with a carnival procession.
The ‘local, quirky & weird’ festival will have live music, food and plenty of fun for all the family. Run entirely by volunteers, the festival is now in its 19th year.
This year festival-goers will get a chance to immerse themselves in the delights of big top circus entertainment. Kings Heath-based circus group, CircusMASH, will have acrobats and aerialists and performances will take place between 1-5pm. There will be circus workshops giving participants a chance to try a host of the best-loved circus tricks.
CoCoMad will also see the first outing for a Camera Obscura built by local artists Pete Ashton and Jenny Duffin.
Music at the festival this year includes:
The backbone of The Authors and the fury of Concrete Dog have joined together for a project that could take them more places than the No.11 bus!
From a love for hip-hop, punk, dub, reggae, roots, dancehall and ska the Lobster sound system was born.
Birmingham Opera Company
World-class international artists bring opera to life in unpredictable places.
“They have taken the sadness and despondency out of a winter a sky and painted it with euphoria, pop joviality and young bliss”.
Tower of Song
Created from a derelict building in Kings Norton, the Tower of Song is an artist led venue.. real live music all ages all styles ..all welcome…
Souled Out 2 Funk
Do you like music? That sweet soul music? If you answered “yes” then you’ll love Souled Out 2 Funk.
The Dollcanoes are a superbaddd grrrlband making choons that’ll make you wanna bust and pop all over the shop! Owwwww!!!
Bethan and the Morgans
A brave folk/country/pop sound from the Black Country that will keep your foot tapping and remind you there’s more to Midlands than you thought.
The festival started after the park was saved from being developed on in 1997 and now attracts about 5000 people. Organisers ask that people use public transport (Bournville train station or 11/45/47 bus) or come by foot or on bike. There is ample free and secure bike parking.
More details can be found at the Cotteridge Park website: cotteridgepark.org.uk