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Welcome to Tividale Parks Black Country Festival 2018

On Saturday July 7th 2018, Friends of Tividale Park invites you to our Gala event 2018; Tividale Park Black Country Festival!  We have musicians and bands, three dance groups performances through out the day on our main stage and a chance to see the Hrafn Vaeringi Viking re-enactment group in action.

The park has a history of Gala events and we  are bringing it back to celebrate the parks 90th year since it opened in 1927. The event is volunteer organised for the community.


Come along to see local Viking re-enactment group Hrafn Vaeringi put on displays of eastern bridge fighting and combat demo's.

See performances from the Incredible Bhangra Smash Up , JJ Dance and Illusion Dance Collective and Kickstarts dance. See below for videos from Hrafn Vaeringi and Bhangra Smash Up

SHAPE Your Talent 2018 winner Bethany Anniemae

Family entertainment also includes Bouncy Castles, Bumper Balls, Face Painting, Circus Skills, Magic Shows, Lets Play from Groundwork.

Food and drink is available from a selection of vendors including gourmey burger / hot dog vans, Victorian jacket potato stalls, non alcoholic mock-cocktail stalls, Slush Dadi drinks stall.

Trade and Charity Stalls we have over 20 stalls from a wide variety of vendors and community groups. These include; Air Scouts, ASH, Avon Cosmetics, Bee
Keeper Association, Bluebells and Daisychains, British Heart Foundation, Friends of Tividale Park, Groundwork West Midlands- Let's Play, Heath Sandwell, St Johns Church Preservation Group, Langley Appliances, Love Henna, Midcounties Co-op, Moonlight 71 Vintage, Oldbury Community Team, Pielectronics Glass Blowing demonstration, Ravens Rescue, Sally's Bottles n Bobs, Sandwell Crime Prevention, Tipton Toddlers Day Nursery, West Midlands Fire Service, Woodland Trust… more to be announced.


Langley Appliances will be holding a trade event where anyone can win a BRAND NEW WASHING MACHINE.  2nd prize is a £50 pound discount voucher to be used at any time off any appliance. 3rd prize is a £25 pound discount voucher to be used at anytime off any appliance.

Raffle Tickets are just £1 per strip (5 tickets for a £1) and are available to buy online (PayPal Tel 07790427448 for details) and at the event.

Acts on the main stage include

The amazing Bhangra Smash Up,  Black County Radio's Billy Spakemon, Black Country Gaz, Mel and Him, Freeway, special guest SHAPE Your Talent 2018 winner Bethany Anniemae. We will be showcasing the talent of the Black Country in our talent spotlight sponsored by Langley Appliances Limited.

Trading at our event

Application close on 29th June. If you have contacted us and not confirmed then get in contact ASAP. For Terms and Conditions see Our Ts & Cs Page.

Sponsorship / Support

If you are interested in sponsoring any aspect of our event  – get in touch for details.

Hrafn Vaeringi are an early medieval re-enactment group who portray 11th to 12th century members of the Varangian guard.

Hrafn Vaeringi are setting up camp in Tividale Park where you can witness combat demos and learn about what it was like to be a Varangian using the fighting styles of Glima, Eastern and Huscarl.

Hrafn Vaeringi are currently recruiting Combatants and Non-Combatants. Practice sessions are Causeway Green Methodist Church, Penncricket Lane, Oldbury. Come meet Hrafn Vaeringi at our event and find out more.

The Video Shown is part of is a training weekend that Hrafn Vaeringi took part in December 2017

Friends of Tividale Park welcome Bhangra Smash Up to Tividale Park.

Great musicians performing great live music! This Birmingham based band have performed at the National Bhangra Festival as well as a number of local events.

See their Facebook page for more information.

NEW! 03/05/2018 Birds Eye view of Tividale Park

A member of the West Midlands Drone Club kindly flew over Tividale Park and produced a video which can be found on You Tube. Click here to watch video