Our cover star for our August issues is national sweetheart and household name, Alesha Dixon, set to perform at this year's Solihull Summer Fest on Saturday 25 August!

An accomplished singer, songwriter and dancer, Alesha started her musical career at just 19 years old as part of the R&B/garage girl group, Mis-teeq. Alongside friends Sabrina Washington, Su-Elise Nash and Zena McNally, Alesha rose to fame achieving seven UK Top 10 singles and releasing two popular albums. After reaching success in the US with their single ‘Scandalous’, the members of Mis-teeq eventually parted ways to pursue solo careers. 

Alesha’s hugely triumphant second solo album, ‘The Alesha Show’, was released in 2008 and featured hit singles ‘The Boy Does Nothing’, ‘Do You Know The Way It Feels’ and Brit Award-nominated ‘Breathe Slow’, raising the singer’s career to new heights. The album followed Alesha’s champion title as the winner of Strictly Come Dancing (2007), showcasing further her incredible dancing abilities and likeable character to the nation. Alesha secured her place on the judging panel of the popular show following her win; a position she held for many years before breaking into the UK talent show scene. 

Alesha was also hired as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent, a move that allowed her to share her musical expertise and offer guidance to hopeful candidates. Her impressive portfolio includes several television hosting positions, as well as a vast repertoire of popular songs both from her solo career and time with Mis-teeq.

Fans can expect to hear some of her greatest hits over the bank holiday weekend in what will undoubtedly be an incredible live performance, with songs guaranteed to have crowds singing along. Expect a mixture of up-beat dance-pop tracks from Alesha’s fantastic solo albums alongside a few soulful R&B tunes from her days as part of a successful girl band. 

This year’s Solihull Summer Fest is set to be the biggest and best yet. Now in its third year, thousands are expected to descend on Tudor Grange Park over the August Bank Holiday weekend for what is it fast becoming one of the most popular music events of summer. 

Read our exclusive interview with Kim of Sister Sledge HERE.

With more than 10 hours of live music each day, the Saturday line-up includes Sister Sledge, 10cc - who had 11 Top Ten UK singles including ‘Dreadlock Holiday’ and ‘I'm Not In Love’, Blue who sold 40 million singles worldwide, Rak-Su winners of X Factor, singer and Britain’s Got Talent judge, Alesha Dixon and Birmingham’s very own Roland Gift from the Fine Young Cannibals. They’ll be supported by well-known tribute acts The Ed Sheeran Experience and Robert Lamberti as George Michael. 

Sunday provides an exclusive opportunity to see Busted performing their only confirmed gig for 2018. The line-up also features Razorlight, who topped the singles chart with ‘America’, Lightning Seeds, SKA bands, The Beat feat Ranking Roger and The Dualers. There’s also a very special treat from the legendary Sugar Hill Gang, whose club classic ‘Rapper's Delight’, is credited for introducing hip hop music to a wider audience.

See our exclusive interview with Blue's Antony Costa HERE.

Gates open from 11am until 10pm. In addition to the music there will be fun fair rides, a food village full of street vendors and a huge variety of bars, including Real Ale and Prosecco. 

Exclusive VIP tickets are available and include entry in to the VIP area and garden, a VIP and cocktail bar, luxury toilets and Gold Circle access to the front of the stage. 

Festival Manager, Sarah Elliott, said: “Come along and experience all the fun and excitement of a festival on your doorstep! It’s fantastic to think we are now in our third year and are becoming such a popular fixture in the local and wider music festival entertainment scene. We always try to ensure that there is something for everyone to enjoy – and this is promising to be our biggest and best Solihull Summer Fest yet!”

For more information visit the Solihull Summer Fest website or pop into the Touchwood store. 

For Alesha Dixon booking enquiries please contact MN2S. 


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