@Pegasus, Jackson St, Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton WV6 0QQ

Tuesday 1st May 2018

doors open 6-45pm - bouncy castle, mehndi hand-painting, bar and stalls & music 

7pm Azaad Dhol Group

7:15pm Workers’ Day speakers
Geoff Ferres, Communist Party
Mohinder Farma, Indian Workers’ Association
Cnllr Greg Brackenridge, Fire Brigade Union

7:40pm One Love International reggae sound system
featuring singer Sunev Wilson

8pm free veggie curry meal from Indian Workers’ Association
singing of Internationale

8:20pm headline act

The Beat Goes Bang

featuring -
Everett Morton (The Beat)
Mickey Billingham (Dexys Midnight Runners/The Beat)
Neil Deathridge (The Beat/International Beat)


One Love International will play to end



The Beat Goes Bang performing at 8.20pm   http://www.thebeatgoesbang.com     https://en-gb.facebook.com/Beat-Goes-Bang-1387192461570273

Everett Morton the original drummer for The Beat has brought together some of Birmingham's most talented artists to reform as the Beat Goes Bang, bringing that classic sound and feeling back to the streets of Birmingham. you can become a fan at www.reverbnation.com/beatgoesbang

After performing with The Beat and releasing three albums in the early 80's which also included a string of singles such as the hit "Mirror in the bathroom". Now Everett has taken it a step further and introduced a brand new incarnation of that feeling and sound with the Beat Goes Bang, where the group are currently working not only on the old stuff but also bringing you some great new songs too.

featuring - Everett Morton (The Beat)
Mickey Billingham (Dexys Midnight Runners/The Beat)
Neil Deathridge (The Beat/International Beat)
Faisal Rashid    -    Jason Ensa    -    Colin Dyuken


Azaad Dhol Group  performing at 7pm   www.facebook.com/pg/Azaad-ArtsDhol-Group-187261758011068

ADG WTONThe group consists of students of various ages, from 7 to 21 years, who come from diverse backgrounds across Wolverhampton and Birmingham. Over the last 20 years hundreds of pupils have learnt from Harjit and some have moved on to play at semi-professional levels within the Indian Music Industry

first formed in 2002 with the aim of involving and teaching young musicians the various aspects of traditional Punjabi Folk Music, also known as 'Lok Geet'.

Harjit Singh, founder and director of Azaad Dhol Group, is Head of World Music for Services For Education and a long serving tutor at Wolverhampton Music Service. wton music serviceHe  has over 30 years of specialist experience in playing & teaching the Tabla, Dholak and Dhol.

Azaad Dhol Group was created following the  success of the Punjabi pop band 'Azaad' in the 80’s and 90’s. Harjit Singh, Jag Saini & Indi Bains founders of the Azaad Dhol Group, where professional percussionists for the acclaimed pop band. After the band retired Harjit & Jag decided to share their musical talent through teaching.



One Love International reggae sound system have been long time supporters of Wolverhampton May 1st events and will again be playing




 venue: Pegasus Banqueting Suite, Jackson Street,Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton WV6 0QQ


 free veggie curry for all - the Indian Workers Association prepares and serves over 200 free meals at the event



 Mrs P Patel of Bilston will be once again giving free mehndi from opening until the free food is served at 8.20pm


free supervised children's Disco bouncy castle from 6-45pm until 8-30pm




1st May stalls:

Morning Star - daily paper of the Left "I would encourage everybody to read it" - Jeremy Corbyn

UNITE the union 

WASPI - Women Against State Pension Inequality

Wolverhampton Amnesty group

Musicians' union

Fairytale face paints

Wolverhampton Palestine Solidarity Campaign

UNISON City of Wolverhampton 

Indian Workers Association

Wolverhampton SW Constituency Labour Party

Stand Up to Racism

Wolverhampton Communist Party

Stop the War Coalition





The first May Day event held in Wolverhampton was in 1892.