Wildfire was formed by Lichfield Arts as a Youth Ensemble to play music as it should be played - with enthusiasm, energy and style! Created as part of the Lichfield Arts Folk Arts project, Wildfire started off as a one off workshop and was so inmensly popular that it quickly developed into a band in its own right with regular rehearsals and performances all over the country.
Since then, the band have gone from strength to strength - they have a demanding and varied repertoire and are performing across the country at a range of events such as Lichfield FUSE festival, Upton Folk festival the Acoustics fetsival of Britain, Dr. Johnson Tri-centenary celebrations and more! The group consists of over 20 members between the ages of 12 and 25, and offers a unique chance to play folk music in a contemporary way, learning to arrange, write, and perform.
Wildfire is bustling with great young talent and a fantastic sound - think raucous brass riffs against a lively tune on flutes and fiddles, grounded by funky percussion rhythms, a show not to be missed!