Spectacular all-new finale for Festival

Tue, 19/06/2012 - 13:31

The Lichfield Festival is calling on the people of Lichfield and beyond to join the celebrations as this year’s Festival comes to a close on Saturday 14 July, with a spectacular outdoor event for all the family.

No Fit State, one of Europe’s best contemporary circus companies, brings a whole new meaning to outdoor performance  with pyrotechnics, acrobatics and an iconic set by the designer of the opening ceremony for the Sydney Olympics        

Barricade, is a stunning new show of highly skilled aerial and acrobatic acts, comedy chases and a breathtaking fire show finale.

As the performance begins people are constructing defences to protect themselves from a storm. They hurry to bring tyres, ladders and other objects to build a barricade, a dramatic aerial playground that sets the scene for a dazzling display of circus skills.

As the wind is rising on Barricade, it becomes a show about bridging the gaps, overcoming the obstacles and dealing with the disturbances that prevent us from being together and obstruct us from achieving our goals.

The impressive set structure has been designed by Dan Potra, who worked on the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games Open and Closing Ceremonies, the Sidney 2000 Olympics Opening Ceremony, and the Liverpool 08 European Capital of Culture Opening Ceremonies.

Through world class circus spectacle, ensemble chaos, pyrotechnics and a brand new live score from the Immortal Orchestra, Barricade invokes a glorious spirit of resistance to empower its people to fight for freedom.

So, book your tickets now - £10 per person or £30 for a family ticket for four – at the Lichfield Garrick box office, telephone 01543 412121, or book online at www.lichfieldfestival.org

The park will close at 6pm and will open again from 7pm for picnics . Food, drinks and children’s entertainment will be available. Bring your own rugs or chairs and come dressed for the weather-no umbrellas or tents please as these will restrict the view. In the case of very heavy rain the event will run on Sunday 15 July – same details apply.

The 2012 Lichfield Festival runs from Wednesday 4 to Sunday 15 July and packs over 100 events in to those 12 days. The Festival Finale: NoFit State is presented in association with Lichfield District Council.


Information: 01543 306270  Festival Box office: 01543 412121   www.lichfieldfestival.org