The sounds of Adele, Coldplay and Justin Bieber will fill the air at Walsall Arboretum on Tuesday 21st June (International Music Day) as Walsall College Music students host their first ever live music festival. The FREE event kicks off at 12noon at the park’s bandstand and will see a range of college bands perform a mix of original tracks and cover songs to entertain the crowds. There will be music styles to suit different tastes from pop to RnB and rock to ska, with headlining acts including, The 2, In Stone and L&M.

Festival goers can also enjoy barbecue food provided by the college’s Littleton Restaurant as they dance away to the live music. International Music Day takes place every year on the 21st June, mid-summer solstice, with free events to celebrate the universal language of music in over 120 countries and 700 cities around the world. Head of Curriculum for Music at Walsall College, David Turner, said: “Students are very passionate about marking International Music Day this year and are putting in extra rehearsals before this event.

“The talents of our students is again very impressive this year and we are delighted they have been given this opportunity, with support from the council, to showcase their performance abilities to the public. “The festival coincides with the end of GCSE and A-level exams, so it will be a great way for students across the borough to celebrate and enjoy some fantastic music from local up and coming artists.”

The event has been organised in partnership with Walsall Council and pupils from Hydesville Tower School in Walsall will also be staging a short performance. No tickets are required for this event but to claim a voucher which entitles you to receive money off food at the festival, please visit