Tuesday 1st May 2012 will be the 18th annual event - to be held at Pegasus WV6 0QQ
2011 17th annual event - Attila the Stockbroker, Transit Trix breakers and Fargo performed at this free entry event
Cheryl Pidgeon Midlands TUC Secretary, Mr Khalsa Indian Workers Association and Nick Kelleher WB&DTUC spoke great turnout with over 300 came along
http://youtu.be/wTCxmUt5apA speeches (poor sound on first one only)
WOLVERHAMPTON's 17th Workers’ Day free festival will be held again in the function room of the Pegasus Pub in Whitmore Reans WV6 0QQ, the diverse area we annually hold the event.
SUNDAY 1st May 2011
6.30pm stalls, mehndi, bouncy castle, bar.
7.20pm ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER, "Whether he`s ranting a poem or bashing out a song, there’s something magnificent about Attila in full flight" (Ian McMillan, BBC Radio 4). Poet in residence at Brighton & Hove Albion, Attila Headlines the Cabaret stage at Glastonbury festival every year; listen to some of his music
Sharp-tongued, high energy, social surrealist rebel poet and songwriter. His themes are topical, his words hard-hitting, his politics unashamedly radical, but Attila will make you roar with laughter as well as seethe with anger...
Inspired by the spirit and `Do It Yourself` ethos of punk rock, and above all by The Clash and their overtly radical, political stance, he started as a punk bass player in 1977 and took the name Attila the Stockbroker in 1980, blagging spots for his poems and songs in between bands at punk gigs. He quickly got a couple of John Peel radio sessions, a deal with London independent record label Cherry Red Records and before very long was on the front cover of Melody Maker...and he hasn`t looked back since! 30 years on the road this year.
Attila the Stockbroker
8.30pm interval and free vegetarian Asian and Caribbean buffets.
8.50pm Transit Trix B-Boy & B-Girl breakers back by popular request after storming the last few Workers' Day festivals
Where did the name come from? Back in summer 2005 the core members at the time were trying to think of a name that represented the different styles, culture and arts that where in the dance crew, but also needed to express a positive movement. So the name transitional trix was shortened to transit trix. Transitional meaning the act of passing from one state or place to the next. We are a crew that never stands still but always moves forward to reaching our goals. We look forward to the future development and preservation of the arts and culture of Hip Hop.
9.15pm Fargo is a Midlands band performing classic and modern rock from AC/DC to The Beatles and everything in between.
Fargo was formed in early 2009 by drummer Pete Scrivins and bassist NeilSimpkin both of whom had played together in other bands and over the years developed a tight rhythm section. Both musicians were determined to take their time and 'get it right,' so it was almost twelve months before they found the line-up of talented musicians they were looking for. Band members are from across the Midlands and between them have performed with tribute, jazz, rock, function, covers and original acts, and have appeared across the UK in venues ranging from 1000 seat auditoria to pubs and clubs.
Click HERE to see details of our previous years' events