This year, Wolverhampton Fiesta will welcome a famous face to West Park, with performances by singing sensation Jason Jones. Since appearing on The Voice earlier this year, Jason has gained celebrity status in the region, proving that the West Midlands has got talent. Jason will appear on the Wolverhampton Fiesta stage on both Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July, performing twice each day.
Jason was picked to part of Will.i.am’s team on ITV’s much-loved talent show, The Voice UK, earlier this year and made it through to the semi-final stages. His blind audition, which now has over 2 million views on YouTube, set him firmly in the sights of all the judges, with all four of them turning their chairs to bid to have him on their team.
Speaking about his upcoming appearance, Jason commented:
“I’m so looking forward to performing at this year’s Wolverhampton Fiesta for what is sure to be a jam-packed weekend. Performing in the Midlands is always extra special for me, and Wolverhampton Fiesta will be even more so, as I remember attending the City Show when I was younger. I can’t wait to join in the fun once more, this time as part of the line-up!”
Organised by Harry Jones Company, Wolverhampton Fiesta is making its return to the city for the second time. Last year, the event welcomed over 15,000 people to West Park and this number is set to grow for 2017.
Not only will the two-day event bring Jason Jones to the stage, but the organisers promise a range of entertainment, including giant and mini monster truck shows, quad bikes and a classic car collection. Other acts taking to the big stage include the show-stopping Stannage stunt team and tribute act, Beeyonce. In addition to fire breathers, stilt walkers, and Chinese Dragon dancers, there will be fun for all the family, including a moving T-Rex Dinosaur, puppet shows, and Punch & Judy performances.
The action will all be complemented by a giant fun fair by the Harry Jones Company, which is one of the Black Country’s oldest fairground families, having provided fairground entertainment in the Black Country for more than a century.
Harry Jones, whose great grandfather started the business back in 1893, said:
“Last year’s Wolverhampton Fiesta was such a success that we knew we had to do it again, but even bigger and better. I’m delighted that Jason will be joining us and I know that the city will welcome him back with open arms. We hope that as many people as possible will join us for the weekend and that we can create a real party atmosphere in the heart of the city.”
Wolverhampton Fiesta will take place at West Park from 12pm until 8pm on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July. In addition to the entertainment, there will also be licensed bars, food courts and trade stalls.
Entry is £3 for adults and £2 for children (additional charges apply for rides and stalls).