THOUSANDS of people are expected to turn out at Himley Park this Sunday as Musicom returns to celebrate all things Black Country.

The event returns on September 12 with a host of music and comedy acts taking to the stage, along with a tribute to NHS and frontline care staff in the borough.

It comes as last year's event was cancelled due to the pandemic and was expected to take place in July this year during the Black Country Festival before organisers took the decision to push it back to September 12.

Top tribute acts to artists including UB40, Abba, Adele, Bruno Mars and The Killers will take to the main stage, supported by local singers and bands.

Over in the comedy tent, a selection of hand-picked stand-ups from the comedy circuit including stars from Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights will perform alongside Black Country comedic talent.

Revellers can also expect a funfair, food and drink stalls.

The day will also feature a tribute to NHS and frontline care staff, who have been honoured for their crucial role fighting coronavirus with the freedom of the borough.

The Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Anne Millward, is set pay tribute to the care heroes and a number are expected to attend on the day,

Councillor Anne Millward, the Mayor of Dudley, said: "The Black Country Festival was effectively wiped out again this year due to the pandemic, but we were determined that people of the borough should still have their day to celebrate who they are and where they are from.

"I would urge people to get their early bird tickets now if they haven’t already – there really will be something for everyone and it promises to be a great family fun day out.

"I look forward to seeing lots of people there singing, dancing, laughing and celebrating being Black Country and bostin’."

Tickets at an early bird price are still available to book online at the Himley Park website and and will increase for people wanting to pay on the gate.