BLACK Country artists and performers will have a chance to shine at this summer's debut Black Country Musicom Festival.

The first of it's kind event takes place at Himley Hall and Park on Black Country Day, Sunday July 14, and will see local talent perform alongside tribute bands for Oasis, Little Mix, Spice Girls and Queen.

Flying the red, white and black flag for the Black Country will be Gornal band The Empty Can, famed for writing the The Black Country Anthem.

They will take to the main stage, where they will be joined by singer songwriters Jess Silk and Alex Ohm and ukulele player Joe James Thomas, from Sedgley.

Alan Lunt, Strategic Director for Place and Deputy Chief Executive, said: "The Black Country Musicom promises to be a fantastic event and we hope the sun will be shining and that thousands come along for a great family day out.

"We felt it was important, with the festival being on Black Country Day, that it had a strong local flavour and so we’re delighted to be giving some great Black Country acts the opportunity to perform on the big stage.”

The festival runs from 12 noon to 7pm and includes a comedy tent, funfair, face painting, virtual reality and gaming zones.

Tickets are on sale now at the Himley Hall website.