MADE FESTIVAL – SAT 30TH JULY 2022
The West Midlands’ biggest and best music and arts festival returns on Saturday 30th July for a huge 8th edition with its biggest lineup to date and a new home at Dunstall Park in Wolverhampton. Getting there is easy – just a 16 minute train ride from Birmingham with return shuttle buses ready to go.
2022 sees more stages than ever before and artists already confirmed including AJ Tracey, Eats Everything, Andy C, Pa Salieu, Ms Banks, Bru-C, DJ EZ, Shy FX, Kings Of The Rollers, TQD, Prospa, Jaguar, and many more. As ever, MADE Festival delivers the big names while still supporting the brightest rising talents across UK rap and hip hop, drum & bass, house, disco, jungle, reggae and bass music, and is set to cement its reputation as a highlight of the UK summer festival calendar.
Saturday 30th July, Tickets from £55 – https://www.made-festival.co.uk/
PAIRC 26TH – 28TH AUGUST 2022
Páirc Festival is all set to bring the biggest names and best talent from Birmingham and Ireland to the outdoor grounds of the former Stadium Club, the New Irish Centre in Kings Heath. Imelda May joins Páirc Festival hot off her Made To Love tour, alongside fellow Irish
legends Hothouse Flowers, Beoga who co-wrote Ed Sheeran’s hit Galway Girl, Damien Dempsey and Hermitage Green taking to the stage, and The Father Teds and Lampa
heading up Birmingham’s offering to the bill.
As well as one of Birmingham’s biggest musical exports and Britpop legends Ocean Colour Scene, who headline the Friday launch event. Joined by Birmingham’s hotly tipped for success four-piece indie band The Clause. Sunday will round off celebrations with Finbar Furey and Nathan Carter headlining, joined by Irish icons The Sharon Shannon Trio, The Dublin Legends and The Kilkennys, alongside homegrown talent and Birmingham Irish bands On The Sesh and Bang On The Ear.
Attendees can also enjoy Páirc’s street food village, Irish Dance School, market stalls
celebrating local makers and traditional Irish produce, plus outdoor bars and beer tents!
26th-28th August 2022, Adult Weekend Tickets from £67 – https://paircfestival.com/
SOLIHULL SUMMER FEST – 23RD & 24TH JULY
The Solihull Summer Fest team are very proud of what is clearly their biggest line up to date promising “the ultimate feel-good music festival”. The award-winning R&B singer-songwriter, Billy Ocean, is joining the incredible Sunday line-up at this year’s Solihull Summer Fest. In addition to Billy Ocean, the show on Sunday 24 July, features Belinda Carlisle, Kool & The Gang, Bad Manners, The Real Thing and Dr & The Medics.
Saturday 23rd July 2022 will see Shaggy, Sister Sledge. Boyzlife, Shalamar, Lemar and back by popular demand, Artful Dodger returning to the main stage. Tickets, including VIP options, are currently for sale.
Saturday 23rd July & Sunday 24th July 2022, Adult Weekend tickets from £77 – https://www.solihullsummerfest.co.uk/tickets/
WIRELESS FESTIVAL 8TH – 10TH JULY
Europe’s biggest celebration of contemporary black music returns to
Birmingham, bigger and better than ever in 2022, from Friday 08 July – Saturday 10 July. Taking place at a brand-new site outdoors at the National Exhibition Centre for a full festival experience, with brilliant transport links and no wellies in sight.
Huge headliners Dave, Cardi B (UK exclusive) and J. Cole (UK exclusive) are confirmed to appear and were revealed this morning in a hilarious video from UK cultural icons and media personalities Chunkz, Yung Filly, Harry Pinero, Yung Filly, Nella Rose and Tiffany Calver.
July 8th to July 10th 2022, Adult Weekend tickets from £245 – https://birmingham.wirelessfestival.co.uk/tickets/#tickets-multi-day
MOSTLY JAZZ FESTIVAL 8TH – 10TH JULY
Birmingham’s Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival returns this July with another incredible line-up of world-class artists and the hottest new talent. The festival kicks off in style on Friday 8 July 2022 as Midlands’ Two-Tone heroes The Specials headline the main stage, with their blend of ska, reggae and punk rock.
They’ll be joined by Nightmares On Wax, taking to the decks on the Leftfoot Takeover Stage, as well as hip-hop turntablist DJ Yoda and Manchester soul project Children of Zeus, while up-and-coming artists Coops and Maya Delilah prove the future is very much in safe hands. Completing the opening day’s bill are Tom Ford, Rosie Frater-Taylor, Hemai, Leftfoot DJs, and Juliet Echo and Selextorhood.
8th – 10th July, Adult Weekend tickets available from £135 – https://mostlyjazz.co.uk/tickets/
MOSELEY FOLK – 2ND – 4TH SEPTEMBER
Celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2021, Moseley Folk and Arts Festival is one of the best-loved and most anticipated music and arts festivals in the region, attracting an enthusiastic and loyal audience of music fans and families to the picturesque suburban oasis of Moseley Pool and Park, Birmingham.
Running from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 September 2022 at Moseley Park and Pool, the annual event will see appearances from Jethro Tull, Dr. John Cooper Clarke, The Coral, Midlake, poet Simon Armitage, and Vashti Bunyan.
2nd – 4th September, Adult Weekend Tickets from £145 – https://www.moseleyfolk.co.uk/tickets/
SIMMER DOWN FESTIVAL – 17TH JULY
Simmer Down is one of the largest and most diverse festivals in Birmingham. Headlining the Launch event are Jamaica’s legendary ska and reggae pioneers The Skatalites. It will be headlined by ASWAD plus one of funk and disco’s preeminent bands, HEATWAVE alongside an array of local artists, musicians, and DJs If you love roots reggae and its fantastic history this one’s for you.
Situated in the beautiful surroundings of Handsworth Park, it is a free family fun-day festival, which celebrates Birmingham’s rich cultural diversity by paying tribute to the centrality of reggae and other musical genres that have contributed to Birmingham as an international city of culture.
Sunday 17th July, Adult tickets from £11 – https://www.facebook.com/simmerdownfestival/
SUPERSONIC FESTIVAL – 8TH – 10TH JULY
Returning after their spectacular sell-out 2019 edition, the “mother of all British underground festivals”. [The Quietus] is back! Supersonic Festival are delighted to bring you their complete line-up in advance of their return on 8-10th July 2022 with a new location on the outskirts of Digbeth in Birmingham. Initial Line up announced including guest curators Jerusalem in my Heart & Decolonise Fest, plus performances from Richard Dawson & Circle, The Bug feat. Flowdan, Old Man Gloom, AA Williams, Thou, June of 44, No Home and more.
Since 2003, Supersonic have been hosting superior weekends for adventurous and curious audiences, bringing together live performances by some of the world’s most extraordinary artists and audience participation to create a one-of-a-kind festival – in order to celebrate the best in creativity that the underground has to offer.
8-10th July 2022, A limited number of day tickets are now from £30, available via www.supersonicfestival.com.