I can think of some Bearwood residents who would like to give this a try…
Yes there's a real ale festival, yes there's the Strongest Man competition, yes there's the skatepark events…and yes, there's loads of great music too!
But there's also a fantastic number of things for younger children to make it a bank holiday to remember!!
The full line-up and timings for May Day has now been released, with timings for the main stage, the bandstand and the skate park competitions….
Big congratulations to the Bardsley family where both mother and son won prizes at the 2014 Warley Woods Easter Egg Roll. A fine morning, a couple of hundred people out enjoying themselves in the sunshine on the meadow.
Via Enjoy Bearwood… we are told that the top of the bill on the main stage on Mayday in Lightwoods Park are a band who recorded one of the biggest hits ever to come out of Birmingham.
Musical Youth's 'Pass the Dutchie' (which as we all know was errm, a cooking pot!) sold over 4 million copies worldwide and the band will be strutting their stuff to close the show from around 5.25pm.
So, that's 10 acts on the main stage, a fun fair, a real ale (and cider) festival, a children's entertainment park, craft stalls, Sandwell's Strongest Man, community stalls, a tremendous set of events (plus music) on the skatepark, a variety of music on the bandstand, food stalls galore, and much much more!
Six hours of fabulous fun, and what's more, it's free!
The Enjoy Bearwood Facebook page has announced one of the major acts on the main music stage in Lightwoods Park will be one of the founder member's of Dexy's Midnight Runners…Pete Williams!
And hey… the headline act is still to be announced!!!
Keep your eyes on Enjoy Bearwood where they are promising to reveal the full line up shortly.
Enville Ales who partnered with the Friends of Lightwoods Park for last year’s beer festival on Mayday will be back in the park this year working in conjunction with Black Country Ales, the owners of the new bar in Bearwood.
Friends Group Chair, Richard Marshall, said, “As soon as we decided to go with the beer festival again this year we had no hesitation in getting back in touch with Enville Ales. They were heroic last year, supplying not only their own special beer, but also providing a range of cask ales from other local breweries.
Jerry Hedges, director of Enville Breweries told the Bearwood Blog, “We are delighted to be back this year, after the terrific success we enjoyed working with Richard and the Friends Group last year. Both ourselves and Black Country will be brewing an ale especially for the festival after the popularity of last year’s Lightwoods Ale. We are also bringing along a couple of ciders, and some red and white wine too.”
This year, although the ‘bar area’ will be adults only (and a challenge 25 policy applied) there will also be a family area where people can take their drink through to so that people who want to drink and sit with the children will still be able to do so.
Also on site again this year will be the Enville Beer Bus where volunteers will be able to take a break during the day.
Did we mention…we are still looking for volunteers?