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Live Music in Birmingham

Live Music Birmingham August 2017

Live Music Birmingham August 2017

Our Brumbeat live music guide for Birmingham offers more original and alternative nightlife, gigs, parties and music listings than anywhere else online. We work with local promoters and venues each month to ensure you won’t be missing out on the very best this city has offer. Recommended: For our pick of the best gigs in Brum this month, check out our playlist below (auto-play or skip [Read More...]

What’s on News

Independent Birmingham Festival at Aston Hall

Independent Birmingham Festival at Aston Hall

After the storming success of our inaugural (sold out) Independent Birmingham Festival, we’ve decided that you folks deserve another great event in your lives. On Sunday 17… Read more »

Help Mr Jerk’s Reggae and Jamaican Cookout celebrate first birthday

Help Mr Jerk’s Reggae and Jamaican Cookout celebrate first birthday

Mr Jerk’s Reggae and Jamaican Foodie event is celebrating its first birthday. Join the party for a all-dayer on Bank Holiday Monday 28 August from 1200-2230 at… Read more »

National Burger Day at Buffalo & Rye and The Rose Villa Tavern

National Burger Day at Buffalo & Rye and The Rose Villa Tavern

National Burger Day is the prefect excuse to try new flavours whist indulging in everyone’s favourite food, the humble burger! Join the teams at Buffalo & Rye or The Rose… Read more »

All Years Leaving Festival at Hare and Hounds

All Years Leaving Festival at Hare and Hounds

Now in its jubilant fifth year, All Years Leaving Festival returns this Autumn with its most eclectic line up yet which should establish it as one of… Read more »

Get Set For An Indian Summer This August

Get Set For An Indian Summer This August

The Electric Cinema, award-winning bartender Robert Wood, Paul John Whisky and The Birmingham Whisky Club have teamed up to turn up the heat in Birmingham this August…. Read more »

Acoustic and Indie Night in support of Macmillan

Acoustic and Indie Night in support of Macmillan

Eventcover Promotions are proud to present an acoustic and Indie night in support of Macmillan. We’re offering good music a friendly atmosphere and the opportunity to support… Read more »

Charity starts in The Old Crown, Digbeth

Charity starts in The Old Crown, Digbeth

The Old Crown in Digbeth turns 649 years old and to celebrate it’s raising money for St. Basils by holding a raffle giving away birthday presents from… Read more »

Satisfaction Guaranteed for Rolling Stones Fans at King’s Heath Festival on 24 September

Satisfaction Guaranteed for Rolling Stones Fans at King’s Heath Festival on 24 September

Rolling Stones fans are being urged to Come On down to Fletchers Bar on King’s Heath’s York Road on Sunday 24 September where Satisfaction is guaranteed as… Read more »

Savour the New Afternoon Tea at The Lost & Found Birmingham

Savour the New Afternoon Tea at The Lost & Found Birmingham

Afternoon Tea Week startes on 14th August and Victorian hideaway The Lost & Found Birmingham launches its new Afternoon Tea and Gentleman’s Tea menus, perfect for a daytime get-together and holding court with… Read more »

Fierce Festival Full Line Up for 2017

Fierce Festival Full Line Up for 2017

HELD ACROSS BIRMINGHAM, FIERCE WILL PRESENT A PROGRAMME OF LIVE ART, THEATRE, DANCE AND MUSIC FROM 16 – 22 OCTOBER THE FIRST FESTIVAL UNDER THE ARTISTIC DIRECTION… Read more »

Food & Drink News

Independent Birmingham Festival at Aston Hall

Independent Birmingham Festival at Aston Hall

After the storming success of our inaugural (sold out) Independent Birmingham Festival, we’ve decided that you folks deserve another great event in your lives. On Sunday 17… Read more »

Help Mr Jerk’s Reggae and Jamaican Cookout celebrate first birthday

Help Mr Jerk’s Reggae and Jamaican Cookout celebrate first birthday

Mr Jerk’s Reggae and Jamaican Foodie event is celebrating its first birthday. Join the party for a all-dayer on Bank Holiday Monday 28 August from 1200-2230 at… Read more »

National Burger Day at Buffalo & Rye and The Rose Villa Tavern

National Burger Day at Buffalo & Rye and The Rose Villa Tavern

National Burger Day is the prefect excuse to try new flavours whist indulging in everyone’s favourite food, the humble burger! Join the teams at Buffalo & Rye or The Rose… Read more »

Canal House Opens its Doors for Business!

Canal House Opens its Doors for Business!

Calling all lovers of ale – The Canal House doors are officially open for business in the former James Brindley pub, within Gas Street Basin. Capturing the… Read more »

Get Set For An Indian Summer This August

Get Set For An Indian Summer This August

The Electric Cinema, award-winning bartender Robert Wood, Paul John Whisky and The Birmingham Whisky Club have teamed up to turn up the heat in Birmingham this August…. Read more »

Charity starts in The Old Crown, Digbeth

Charity starts in The Old Crown, Digbeth

The Old Crown in Digbeth turns 649 years old and to celebrate it’s raising money for St. Basils by holding a raffle giving away birthday presents from… Read more »

Savour the New Afternoon Tea at The Lost & Found Birmingham

Savour the New Afternoon Tea at The Lost & Found Birmingham

Afternoon Tea Week startes on 14th August and Victorian hideaway The Lost & Found Birmingham launches its new Afternoon Tea and Gentleman’s Tea menus, perfect for a daytime get-together and holding court with… Read more »

Marco Pierre White Christmas in July review

Marco Pierre White Christmas in July review

If you’re a ‘Brummie’ like me, you’ll know that Marco Pierre White and his Steakhouse Bar and Grill on Level 25 of The Cube really is the… Read more »

Summer Offers at Bitters N Twisted Venues

Summer Offers at Bitters N Twisted Venues

Bodega Birmingham – Kids Eat Free Why not take the kids straight to South America without the cost of a plane ticket? This Summer, kids can enjoy… Read more »

Discover the Secrets of Gin in Nicholsons GinFest2017

Discover the Secrets of Gin in Nicholsons GinFest2017

Attention gin fanatics! This summer, Nicholson’s 78 pubs across the UK – including the Bacchus Bar, The Old Comtemptibles, The Shakespeare Inn and The Shakespeare in Birmingham… Read more »

Food & Drink Reviews

Marco Pierre White Christmas in July review

Marco Pierre White Christmas in July review

If you’re a ‘Brummie’ like me, you’ll know that Marco Pierre White and his Steakhouse Bar and Grill on Level 25 of The Cube really is the… Read more »

Pho Vietnamese Street Food review

Pho Vietnamese Street Food review

Pho is a small chain of Vietnamese street food restaurants. The brand has been serving up its authentic fare in the UK for over a decade. The… Read more »

Byron Hamburgers Miami Slice review

Byron Hamburgers Miami Slice review

Byron Hamburgers appeared on Birmingham’s New Street and in no time at all, the restaurant seems to have established itself, as a busy diner for those into… Read more »

Haig Club Bar review by Mazzy Snape

Haig Club Bar review by Mazzy Snape

Haig Club Bar is a brand new whisky bar set on the 25th floor of The Cube, just to the side of Marco Pierre White’s. It’s setting… Read more »

Trying out the new summer menu at Marmalade

Trying out the new summer menu at Marmalade

For those who don’t know this already, Marmalade is one of the many jewels in the ever-growing Bitters N Twisted crown. Sharing similarities in the food and… Read more »

Gaucho’s Electro Brunch review

Gaucho’s Electro Brunch review

Argentinian inspired Gaucho, is already a success in London, Manchester, Leeds, Dubai, Hong Kong and Buenos Aires. In Birmingham, however, it is the new kid on the… Read more »

Best of Brum

From Brumbeat with Love – Birmingham’s Best New Bands

From Brumbeat with Love – Birmingham’s Best New Bands

The music scene in Birmingham is undeniably eclectic and full of brilliant talent and creativity. From award-winning DJs to old school family bands, we have it all…. Read more »

The Five Best Cinemas in Birmingham by Victoria Roberts

The Five Best Cinemas in Birmingham by Victoria Roberts

Although it may come as a surprise to some, Birmingham has a selection of fantastic cinemas that are easy to get to and hard to leave. Are… Read more »

Top 10 sights in Birmingham by Isabelle Jones

Top 10 sights in Birmingham by Isabelle Jones

Everyone claims that, as the second largest city in the UK, Birmingham is a key spot to visit if you’re travelling around the country. And as a… Read more »

The Best Independent Clothes Shops in Birmingham

The Best Independent Clothes Shops in Birmingham

Birmingham has many large shopping centres which attract the usual high street clothing brands. Such stores can be found across the UK in most towns and cities,… Read more »

Best cafés and coffee shops in Birmingham

Best cafés and coffee shops in Birmingham

Frosty mornings, numb fingertips and a murderous-caffeine deficiency all call for a steaming haven in a cardboard coffee cup. Now, I’m a student so I relate to… Read more »

The Best Beer Gardens in Birmingham

The Best Beer Gardens in Birmingham

British summers can be unpredictable at the best of times but all the more reason to know the best sun traps and where to dart when the… Read more »

Features

10th Midlands Fashion Awards Finalists Announced

10th Midlands Fashion Awards Finalists Announced

Celebrating its 10th year the annual Midlands Fashion Awards (MFA), in association with Style Birmingham Magazine, continues to provide a much-needed platform for the diverse and exciting Midlands… Read more »