Jessie J, Ne-Yo, JLS, The Wanted, McFly, The Saturdays and James Arthur are among the first names to be confirmed for this summer’s brand new Fusion Festival, in support of The Prince's Trust and in association with Capital FM.
The event will take place on August 31 and September 1.
Joining them are Union J, Wiley, Amelia Lily, Wretch 32, Conor Maynard with many more to be announced. Birmingham’s iconic Cofton Park will play host to the ultimate summer pop party with 60,000 people and some of the biggest acts from both sides of the pond coming together for a huge weekend of pop at its very best.
Chart topper Jessie J will headline Saturday night’s poptastic proceedings alongside platinum-selling boy band JLS and It’s All About You crooners McFly. British rapper Wiley, Union J and songstress Amelia Lily will also be taking to the stage as part of an incredible mix of artists to play the festival.
Sunday will see American R&B star Ne-Yo bring the noise to Cofton Park, where he’ll be joined by chart heartthrobs The Wanted and uber glam The Saturdays, fresh from gaining their first UK Number One with What About Us. Wretch 32, Conor Maynard and this year’s X Factor winner James Arthur are also on the bill, with many more acts to be announced across the weekend.
Expect spectacular live performances, massive chart smash hits plus all the fun of the festival fair with a full fairground and many other interactive events.
Fusion Festival is proud to support The Prince’s Trust, with £5 from each ticket sale donated to the charity to help change young lives across the UK.
The current line-up for the Fusion Festival was announced on the Capital Breakfast Show with Dan and Katy at 8.15am on Monday 8th April. More acts will be announced in the coming weeks.
Programme Controller at Capital FM Paul Gerrard said: “This is going to be the biggest event Birmingham has seen in years. The whole team here at Capital can’t wait to see some of the world’s biggest stars rock up to Brum, it’s going to be an incredible summer and Capital will be right there for every moment.”
Festival spokesman, Mike Owen of Go Big said:
“We felt the time was right for a brand new music festival for the UK’s 2nd city and we are so excited to be working with such a fantastic organisation as The Prince’s Trust and with Birmingham’s Number One hit music station, Capital FM. We’ve got a brilliant line-up this year and this is only the beginning for Fusion Festival.”
Paul Brown, Marketing and Communications Director The Prince’s Trust said: "We’re delighted that this stellar line-up of acts will be helping to support the work of The Prince’s Trust.
“Every year we work with thousands of disadvantaged young people to get their lives on track. Thanks to Fusion Festival, we will be able to ensure that more young people look forward to a brighter future.”
The Prince’s Trust has helped more than 700,000 young people since 1976 and supports 100 more each day.
Tickets are on sale at 9.00am, on Friday 12th April and are priced at:
• £35 per day – general admission
• £60 weekend – general admission ticket
• £50 – per day Golden Circle Ticket
• £95 weekend Golden Circle Ticket
Tickets are available online at www.thefusionfestival.co.uk and also from ticket partners Ticketmaster, The Ticket Factory and Seetickets.