What’s On Midlands Award Winners
Lichfield Festival is celebrating after being crowned Best Midlands Music Festival in the 2018 What’s On Readers’ Awards. The Festival is one of the region’s leading cultural organisations, attracting 40,000 visitors annually with its celebration of music, theatre, dance, comedy, visual arts, family events and much more. It was also named runner-up in the Best Festival in Staffordshire category. Collecting the awards, Francesca Richards, the Festival’s Executive Director, said, “this is a fantastic accolade for Lichfield Festival and we’re thrilled to have had so much support from our audiences and stakeholders.” This year’s Festival runs from 4-14 July, with Strictly Come Dancing stars Neil & Katya Jones, comedians Tom Allen and Mark Steel, restaurant critic and jazz pianist Jay Rayner, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and BBC National Orchestra of Wales among many highlights.