The award-winning R&B singer-songwriter, Billy Ocean, is joining the incredible Sunday line-up at this year’s Solihull Summer Fest. Dubbed the biggest black recording star that Britain has ever produced, Billy has sold more than 30 million records worldwide, achieving number one spot on pop charts in the UK, USA, Australia, Germany and Holland. 


The Trinidadian-English musician won a Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run), and in 1987 was nominated for the BRIT Award for Best British Male Artist. His other hits include ‘When The Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going’, ‘Love Really Hurts Without You’, ‘Suddenly’ and ‘Red Light Spells Danger’.

In addition to Billy Ocean, the show on Sunday 24 July, features Belinda Carlisle, Kool & The Gang, Bad Manners, The Real Thing and Dr & The Medics. Saturday 23rd July 2022 will see Shaggy, Sister Sledge. Boyzlife, Shalamar, Lemar and back by popular demand, Artful Dodger returning to the main stage. 

The Solihull Summer Fest team are very proud of what is clearly their biggest line up to date are promising “the ultimate feel-good music festival”. Throughout the weekend, the Second Stage will be hosted by The Soul Selection featuring the finest 70s & 80s Soul & Funk Anthems.

The Soul Selection stage is headlined on the Saturday by Kenny Thomas and on Sunday by Trevor Nelson.

Organiser, Ian Rogers, said: “After a very challenging couple of years, event life is in a much more positive situation and our team are completely focused and passionate about delivering the best-ever Solihull Summer Fest. There are some huge names in our line up and I truly hope the Solihull borough support this increasingly popular festival on their doorstep."