ORGANISERS of Wordsley Festival are hoping the crowds will turn out in force for the annual family fun-day which takes place this Saturday (June 14).

The event, which will run from midday to 5pm in King George V Park, Lawnswood Road, Wordsley, will feature a bumper crop of entertainment for all ages and interests.

Dudley's new Mayor - councillor Margaret Aston - will kick things off at noon and an action-packed afternoon of activities will follow.

International BMX stunt team Savage Skills will be among the performers looking to wow festival-goers, as will the Pedmore Panthers Dance Troupe.

The event will also feature displays by K9 Quackers Sheepdog and Duck Display, the 2488 (Kingswinford) Squadron Cadet Band, African drummers, hospital radio DJs, and Fizzog Theatre Group will be bringing a touch of chaos and comedy to the proceedings.

The Black Country's very own Empty Can Band, who have put the Black Country on the map with their song I Vow To Thee Black Country ,will also be entertaining the crowds.

There will also be refreshments, charity and trade stalls and all the fun of the fair from the Thomas Jones fairground - which will also be offering free rides for the disabled from 7pm to 8.30pm on the Thursday before festival day.

Admission to the event is £2 for adults and £1 for children. Car parking will be available off Lawnswood Road for £1.

Anyone with queries about the event can contact festival chairman Mick Davies on 07582 306200 or email