ORGANISERS are hoping the sun will shine on this year's Wordsley Festival.

The event will be held in King George V Park in Bells Lane on Saturday June 16 from 11am to 5pm.

Attractions at the fun day will include Tom and Tilly’s World of Tom Foolery and the Mighty Smith Show featuring former Mr Universe finalist (1995) and UK’s strongest man winner (1992, 1997 and 1998) Mighty Smith, who plans to give £1,000 to anyone able to perform all feats of strength featured in his act.

There will also be a host of stalls, facepainting, vintage cars, quad bikes, Thomas Jones Fun Fair, Zumba event, dance demonstrations and live music at the event.

Among the acts performing in the main arena will be Wordsley’s Got Talent winner Lucy Passey, and runners up - Black Country Rebels and Ian Cochrane, plus rappers - Big In Disguise who were given a wildcard to appear at the event.

Pedmore Panthers dance group, Estrella Dance Academy and singers Nigel Passey and Chloe Smith also feature in the line-up of performers.

Admission to the festival is £2 for adults and £1 for children. Car parking will be available on the park at a cost of £1 per car.

The festival commitee is also offering free fun fair rides in the park on Thursday June 14, from 7pm to 8.30pm, for people with disabilities or special educational needs.

And ahead of the main event, Wordsley Fun Run and Zumbathon takes place this Sunday (June 10). The fun run starts at 11am (entrants must register at 10.30am) and the Zumba event starts at 12.30pm (entrants should register by 11am).

To find out more about any of the festival events or to register for the disability night contact the festival committee on 07582 306200 or email