It’s bostin'! Giant flag unfurled for Black Country Day

By Megan Archer | Dudley | Entertainment | Published:

It’s bost all the records for the biggest ever Black Country flag.

Himley Hall staff Lisa Holmes & Tracey Childs with the biggest ever Black Country flag, on show at this weekend’s Musicom Festival

This 40ft by 26ft monster has been laid out on the lawns at Himley Hall ahead of an open-air festival there this Sunday to mark Black Country Day.

The Black Country Musicom Festival takes place from noon to 7pm at Himley and main event sponsors Jewson unfurled the huge flag as part of the build-up to the event.

The Musicom is being held for the first time this year and is part of the Black Country Festival, a month-long celebration of all things bostin’ in the borough and beyond.

It will feature performances by Oasis tribute band Oasish alongside other tribute acts to bands including Little Mix, the Spice Girls and Queen as well as local artists from Bhangra dancers to steel drummers.

A comedy tent features Black Country lad Darren Harriott – as seen on Live At The Apollo and Mock The Week – plus a special mystery guest on the day.

A dedicated teenage area will have DJs, gaming tournaments, virtual reality, glitter artists and a chill out area, while there will also be football and other sporting activities.

There will be real ale and street food available to buy, with demonstrations of traditional Black Country crafts including canal art and glass blowing.

Council leader Patrick Harley said: “This year is the sixth Black Country Festival and we want to make it bigger and better than ever before.

"There is no better way to symbolise this than by creating the biggest ever Black Country flag, which for many has become the emblem of the festival.”

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
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