AS the downpours continue - hospice bosses have confirmed they have postponed their big charity festival which was due to take place at Himley Hall this weekend.

SummerFest 2019, featuring performances by a host of chart stars, was set to take place this Sunday (June 16) but it will now be rescheduled for July as the extreme weather is forecast to continue into next week.

Hospice chiefs, along with Dudley Council and venue management at Himley Hall, say they took the difficult decision to postpone the event as a yellow-weather warning of rainfall meant the ground at the park would be unusable.

Artists including Scouting For Girls and Becky Hill were due to headline the festival which raises funds for Mary Stevens Hospice each year and they have agreed to return later in the summer to ensure the event can still go ahead in support of the Hagley Road charity.

The event - which is being run in partnership with Signal 107 and Sadler’s Brewery - will now go ahead on Sunday July 28.

Supporters who have pre-booked tickets will still be able to use them at the rescheduled event or can get a full refund by contacting the hospice fundraising department on 01384 377 778 or emailing

More information and tickets can be found at

Laura Amy, SummerFest event organiser at the hospice, said: “Obviously this has been such a difficult reality to come to terms with and we would just like to start by thanking every single partner of this event who has rallied and done everything they can to ensure we can put this event on later in the summer.

"We commit to creating incredible memories for our supporters which also make our care possible for families when they need us the most and we are so grateful for the understanding we have had from our supporters in being forced to reschedule this event.

"It goes without saying that it's not been an easy decision to make, however we can ensure everyone involved that this event will happen and we hope to see thousands of families there with us on the day having the time of their lives."