A BIG weekend of live music and entertainment is coming to Himley this summer to celebrate the Black Country Festival.

The Black Country Weekender will take place in the grounds of the stately home on Saturday July 16 and Sunday July 17.

On Saturday The Garage House Orchestra will present Ibiza Proms with dance anthems, classic hits and contemporary tracks from 3pm to 9pm, and guests including DJ Stuart Ojelay.

The Sunday will see the return of the Black Country Musicom from midday to 8pm.

Headline acts will include Eurovision winners Bucks Fizz, 80s pop duo Go West and Roland Gift from the Fine Young Cannibals.

Tributes to Elvis, Take That, Bon Jovi and George Michael will also be on the main stage, with more acts to be confirmed.

And there will be the usual comedy tent, local bands, a funfair, real ale and street food, and plenty of games and activities for youngsters.

Tickets are on sale via the Himley Hall website.

Kevin O’Keefe, chief executive at Dudley Council, said: "I’m hugely excited to announce this event, which without doubt will be the biggest and most ambitious we have ever put on for the Black Country Festival.

"It will give us all a chance after a difficult couple of years to come together and let our hair down in the beautiful setting of Himley, celebrating who we are and where we come from."

Early bird tickets for Ibiza Proms cost £25 for adults and £10 for children aged five to 17, with limited VIP tickets available for £75.

Early bird tickets for the Musicom cost £12 for adults and £6 for children, with limited VIP tickets available for £75.

Under-fives get in free on both days.

Early bird tickets for both days start at £35 for adults and £14 for children.