Busted, Daughtry, antique fairs and more: What's on this weekend in the Midlands and Shropshire

With metal shows, comedy gigs, antique fairs and more - there's lots on this weekend in the Midlands and Shropshire...

Busted, Daughtry, antique fairs and more: What's on this weekend in the Midlands and Shropshire

Busted will play the Genting Arena this weekend


Hay Fever - Theatre on the Steps, Bridgnorth

Theatre on the Steps
Hay Fever will play at Theatre on the Steps

Noel Coward's comedy show Hay Fever hits Theatre on the Steps this weekend.

The show follows the narrative of retired actress Judith Bliss and her kooky family. They host a dinner party over one weekend, each inviting one guest, and hilarity ensues as they seem to be shocked by their unconventional behaviour.

The cast includes the likes of Judi Bowker and Harry Meacher to bring Hay Fever to life.

Tickets are priced at £12 with concessions at £10. The show begins at 7.30pm.

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The Upbeat Beatles - The Place @ Oakengates Theatre, Telford

The Upbeat Beatles
See the Upbeat Beatles play all your favourite hit singles this weekend

If you missed them back in the 60s, watch The Beatles come to life with The Upbeat Beatles at The Place in Oakengates Theatre.

The group play all their hit singles which has earned them acclaim from the likes of yhe Jordanian Royal Family and Hollywood film actor Michael Douglas.

Tickets are priced at £17.50 with concessions at £16.50. The show begin at 7.30pm

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Mark Steel - The Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford

Mark Steel at the Theatre Severn
Mark Steel will trace his roots in his show at the Gatehouse Theatre

Political powerhouse Mark Steel brings his new comedy show Who Do I Think I Am? to the Stafford Gatehouse.

The show is an autobiographical account of his search for his birth family after the birth of his child, following his adoption at a young age.

Steel has appeared on the likes of Have I Got News For You? and his own BBC 4 radio show Mark Steel's In Town.

Tickets are priced at £15. The show begins at 8pm.

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Metal 2 The Masses - The Civic Halls, Wolverhampton

Metal 2 The Masses comes to Wolverhampton Civic Halls
One band on the stage will win a slot on the infamous Bloodstock festival line-up, right in the Midlands at Metal 2 The Masses.

In the past, the gig has showcased the likes of Evile and Bloodshot Dawn who have gone on to headline worldwide tours.

This instalment features the likes of Husk, Slaughter Horse, Pilla, Ronin, A Born Disaster and special guests XVII 

Tickets are priced at £6.60 with doors opening at 7.00pm

Busted - The Genting Arena, Birmingham
Busted Tour
Busted are back! You can see them this weekend at the Genting Arena in Birmingham
They're returned from the ashes not the year 3000, and are coming to The Genting Arena in Birmingham. That's right - Busted are back! With their full, original line-up.

For the first time in twelve years you will be able to see the trio perform smash hits such as Crashed the Wedding, What I Go To School For, Air Hostess and many more.

Tickets start from £42.89. Doors open at 6.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

Cajun Country
The traditional Cajun Country Revival show comes to Shrewsbury
Cajun Country Revival - The Wightman Theatre, Shrewsbury

Cajun legends Joel Savoy and Jesse Lege bring their Cajun Country Revival roadshow to the Shrewsbury along with Nadine Landry and Sammy Lind of Foghorn Stringband fame.

As well as a night of live music, you can also take part in an optional dance class before the show to learn everything from traditional two-steps to swing and waltzes.

Tickets are £12 advance and £14 on the door. The optional dance class begins at 7.45pm with the show beginning at 8.30pm. Doors are at 7.30pm.

The British Sugarcraft Guild International Exhibition - The International Centre, Telford
British Sugarcraft
The British Sugarcraft Guild celebrate 35 years of their association this year
The British Sugarcraft Guild bring their eighth international exhibition to the International Centre in Telford to celebrate their 35th anniversary.

The show will feature competitions, display areas, workshops interactive sessions and more for novices and experts alike.

Adult tickets are priced at £12 and children at £6. The exhibition runs from 9.30am until 5.30pm.

Diljit Dosanjh - Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
Diljit Dosanjh
Punjabi legend Diljit Dosanjh comes to the Barclaycard Arena
Indian Punjabi singer and actor Diljit Dosanjh brings his mind-blowing live performance to the Barclaycard Arena this weekend.

Since his debut tour in the UK in 2014, Dosanjh has become recognised as one of the leading music artists in the Punjabi music industry and is currently the biggest Punjabi movie star in the world.

His show will combine some of his greatest hits alongside an array of lighting and sound displays for audiences to enjoy.

Tickets start from £40 with doors opening at 6.00pm for a 7.30pm start.

Stone Broken - The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
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Walsall rock band Stone Broken are set to play Wolverhampton's Slade Rooms this weekend
Walsall rock band Stone Broken are playing the Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton, with support from Perfect Crimes, Bigfoot and SKAM.

Their debut album All In Time is out now, following their nomination for Best New Band at the Planet Rock Awards 2016.

Tickets are priced at £6.60. Doors open at 7.00pm.

Daughtry - O2 Academy, Birmingham
Daughtry's tour, celebrating their first greatest hits album, comes to Birmingham
Rock band Daughtry bring their UK tour to Birmingham in support of their first greatest hits album.

The group has sold over 8.2 million albums worldwide and sold out concerts around the globe.

The album features songs such as Its Not Over, Home and Feels Like Tonight as well as brand new song Torches which will be featured in their live show.

Tickets are priced at £25.31 with doors opening at 7.00pm.


Sunday Handmade Market - High Street, Bridgnorth
bridgnorth high street
Bridgnorth High Street will play host to the Sunday Handmade Market
Sunday Handmade Market features a range of arts and crafts, vintage wares and artisan goods.

You can enjoy a day jam-packed with artists, crafters, designers, makers, bakers, growers and vintage collectors as well as experts to discuss your own creative passions with.

This is a free event that runs from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Baby Strange + White - The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
Baby Strange
Baby Strange team up with White for a raucous tour, hitting the Sunflower Lounge in Birmimngham
Party band White team-up with raucous punk mob Baby Strange for an eight date race across the UK - featuring a stop in Birmingham.

Since emerging with debut release Pure Evil in 2013, Baby Strange have toured with the likes of Palma Violets, Swim Deep and Slaves, as well as playing festival shows at Radio 1’s Big Weekend and Brighton’s Great Escape Festival.

Tickets are priced at £8 with the show starting at 7.30pm.

Dominic Kirwan - The Place @ Oakengates Theatre, Telford
Dominic Kirwan and Mary Duff
Dominic Kirwan will hit the stage in Telford with son, Barry Kirwan
Dominc Kirwan and his talented son Barry Kirwan will hit the stage together at The Place @ Oakengates Theatre.

Dominic says ‘Barry has been a professional musician for a number of years now, and is planning to launch his own band and show later in the year, but for now, I am delighted to be able to introduce him to my audiences across the UK and Ireland'.

Tickets are priced at £18.50 with the show starting at 7.30pm

Charlie Puth - The O2 Institute, Birmingham
Charlie Puth
Following his success with Wiz Khalifa and Meghan Trainoir, Charlie Puth's headline tour will come to Birmingham
With number one singles under his belt with the likes of Wiz Khalifa and Meghan Trainor, singer-songwriter Charlie Puth will embark on a headline tour making a stop at the O2 Institute in Birmingham.

Puth has recently been nominated for Best New Artist at the 2016 Billboard Music awards as well as his hit single See You Again being nominated for a Kids Choice Award.

Tickets are priced at £16 with doors opening at 7.00pm

Romesh Ranganathan - The Artrix, Birmingham
Funnyman Romesh Ranganathan(CORR)
Ahead of his hit new TV show debut, Romesh Ranganathan's new live performance will come to the Artrix
Comedian Romesh Ranganathan brings his hit new show Irrational to the Artix in Birmingham.

Ranganathan has been featured on the likes of Live At The Apollo, Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week and more.

This Autumn sees the release of his very own comedy show Asian Provocateur which follows Ranganathan and his mother tracing his Sri Lankan roots.

Tickets are priced at £14 or £12 for students and over sixties. The show starts at 8.00pm

By Becci Stanley

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