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Black Country Day 2018 - IN PICTURES and VIDEO

By Megan Archer | Dudley entertainment | Published:

It was an absolutely bostin' Black Country Day as festivals, carnivals and celebrations of all types kicked off across the region.

Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Alan Taylor, at Dudley Fun Day

Saturday saw locals old and young celebrate everything that makes the Black Country such an excellent place to live and work.

Festivities have been running since the start of the month, but with July 14 officially being Black Country Day, a whole host of events had been organised for the occasion.

Dudley Black Country Day events - IN PICTURES:

A few of the highlights included the Black Country Festival in Dudley, the OH Festival at Old Hill, Donchez Dacres performing at Wordsley Carnival and the Wolverhampton Fiesta.

The Black Country Festival brought Dudley town centre to life with live music, food stalls, children's entertainment, and the famous coffin race.

WATCH: Dudley coffin race

Dudley coffin race for Black Country Day 2018

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Chairman Dave Brownhill said it had been a brilliant occasion: "This is the sixth Black Country Day and the fifth Black Country Festival. The beauty of this year is that the festival has spread wider across the Black Country.

"There are more events than ever before and I'm absolutely delighted to see that.

"It's great to see how the community has really embraced the Black Country."

Wolverhampton Fiesta - IN PICTURES:

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Other events on the day included Wolverhampton Fiesta in West Park, where locals enjoyed monster truck displays, fairground rides, and live bands.

Festivities also ran through the day in Wednesbury, with brass band performances and talks from local poets and book authors, while the OH Festival at Old Hill saw hundreds of people enjoy singing and dancing in the summer weather.

Britain's Got Talent star Donchez Dacres even made an appearance at both Black Country Festival and Wordsley Carnival, delighting fans with a performance of his hit tune Wiggle Wine.

He said: "It's an honour to be here, on Black Country Day. For the local people to embrace me in this way is just a fantastic feeling."

OH Festival - IN PICTURES:

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
Deputy Chief Reporter - @MeganA_Star

Deputy Chief Reporter with the Express & Star. Give me a call on 01902 319363 or email megan.archer@expressandstar.co.uk.

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