Chart-topper Jessie J and American R&B superstar Ne-Yo are to headline Birmingham’s biggest pop festival, it has been announced.
They lead a star-studded bill of 20 acts who will play the Fusion Festival in Cofton Park, Longbridge, on Saturday August 31 and Sunday September 1.
Among the other big names are top-rated JLS, The Wanted, The Saturdays, McFly and Conor Maynard.
X Factor favourite Amelia Lily, rapper Wretch 32 and chart stars James Arthur and Union J are also taking part.
And there are other big names still to be announced, including another British chart-topper and a glamorous pop diva rarely out of the headlines.
Promoters plan a Saturday schedule which includes Jessie J, JLS, McFly, Wiley, Union J and Amelia Lily.
While Sunday’s line-up comprises Ne-Yo, The Wanted, The Saturdays, Wretch 32, Conor Maynard and James Arthur.
Speculation online that Example and Rita Ora could be added to the bill in coming weeks could not be confirmed but big names are promised.
“It’s going to the biggest pop show Birmingham has staged since Bill Clinton came for the G8 summit,” said an insider.
“Getting such big name acts from both sides of the Atlantic is a real coup for the city. All they need now is good weather.”
Proceeds from each ticket, which are priced from £35 a day or £60 for the weekend, will support The Prince’s Trust.
The Trust is a youth charity which helps change young people’s lives, offering practical and financial support, developing workplace skills such as confidence and motivation, and working with 13 to 30-year-olds who need help most.
Tickets go on sale from 9am on Friday, April 12, at ticketmaster and the www.ticketfactory.com.