Here’s our take on the coolest original live music and DJ nights in Birmingham this December, including the best Christmas and NYE parties for 2022.
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The Night Owl
9th December – Reggae Christmas Party with The Reggulites (Live)
10th December – The Backbone Slips & Jackie (live)
16th December – Groove Line (funk and soul night)
16th December – The Dirt Road Band (members of Dr. Feelgood, The Specials, The Selecter, The Beat)
28th December – Back of the Bar Christmas Party: The Pines, La Dharma, Quentin Francis & The Novus (DJ)
29th December – THE ATLANTIC PLAYERS / HUGH BLACKWOOD’S 50TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
31st December – Dig? NYE Party with Bedrock Bullets (live) & The Night Owl DJs
22nd December – Call Me Unique Christmas Party
31st December – LE FREAK’S NYE SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
3rd December – Café Artum Presents: MARK E
10th December – The Soul Shack Takeover with Colin Curtis
17th December – An Evening with Psykhomantus
31st December – Adam Shelton, Jayson Wynters, Christy Lakeman & D’Cleo
Hockley Social Club
31st December – Big Fish Little Fish BIRMINGHAM NYE ‘Fancy Pants’ Family Rave
31st December – New Years Eve Party. Ft The Unique Experience + House Band, DJs Fantastic 45s + Echo Juliet.
13th December – Applebum Christmas Carnival
29th December – TRMNL 2022 Closing Party! ft Richy Ahmed
31st December – Magic Door Neon Jungle NYE Party
Expect to be transported to a weird and wonky forest illuminated by mind bend neon & UV lights. Also as usual, expect a a fully kitted out complement of Magic Door crew including DJ’s, Crafty Girls, G.o.D, The Devil + a truck load of glitter, UV paint, Magic Beans and of course, a real Magic Door!
12th December – Jam Jah Mondays 1@ Nortons
15th December – Friendly Fire Band It’s a Brum Ting Xmas Show @ Hare & Hounds
19th December – Jam Jah Mondays @ Dark Horse
Hare & Hounds
2nd December – Lobster Shack / Paper Buoys / Mintakaa Collective
2nd December – Double Barrel – Christmas Reggae Party
6th December – Jesca Hoop
6th December – Part Chimp
8th December – Supersonic Xmas Party: MC Yallah & Debmaster + Blue Ruth
10th December – Desert Island Discs meets Heritage – Christmas Lounge Session
16th December – Tropical Soundclash
17th December – Johnny Foreigner Homecoming Show + Special Guests!
19t December – Cage Park
23rd December – Leftfoot End of Year Party!
24th December – Young Culture Band
24th December – H&H Christmas Eve Party
26th December – Chime – Boxing Day Special
27th December – Heritage & Tin Tins Experience Xmas Party
27th December – Love Sensation – Celebrating 5 Decades of Disco!
29th December – The Heritage Lounge Sessions Molly Lou, Rob J, Ollie Humpidge, Alex Hammond, FREE ENTRY!
30th December – Break Thru – Fabio & Grooverider – History Set
31st December – NEW YEARS EVE AT THE HARE AND HOUNDS
ROOM 1: COMMON PEOPLE. 90S // 00’S INDIE ALL NIGHT LONG
ROOM 2: BEATAMAX 80S // ALTERNATIVE // ELECTRONICA // POWER POP ALL NIGHT LONG
SALOON: DOUBLE BARREL. REGGAE // SKA // ROCKSTEADY ALL NIGHT LONG
2nd December – Catapult Club presents Man Made Hell, Bad Face, Trick of the light, Blue Theory, Thrashead
9th December – Catapult Club Presents The Carousels, Echo Theory, Embers, Shortwave, Tarmak
9th December – BADBADNOTGOOD
16th December – Catapult Club Presents The Mars Lounge, Honey I Shot The President, Green Street Café, Supersonic Fuzz Gun, Lili Bea
17th December – The Twang, Jaws, Overpass, The Effenenaar, Pastel
18th December – The Twang, Corella, Lottery Winners, The Effenenaar, Steve Cradock (Ocean Colour Scene) DJ Set, Pastel
The Mill Digbeth
3rd December – the BIGGEST 90s Xmas Indoor Dance Festival
- K KLASS
- LIVIN JOY
- URBAN COOKIE COLLECTIVE
- JOE HUNT
- DJ SS
- TRUDOS SOUND
16th December – Mono present the spectacular French electronic music trio Oden & Fatzo.
31st December – A WEIRD & WONDERFUL NYE 2022
Birmingham’s biggest NYE party for Bass Music lovers is back! Join The Mill to get Weird & Wonderful and see off 2022 in style! 2022 line up featuring Hazard & Harry Shotta, Break & Fox, Danny Byrd B2B Mozey AC13, Special Guest Gardna (Live), Bryan Gee, Kenny Ken, Frenetic, MC Moose + many more!
Utilita Arena Birmingham
1st December – PETE TONG PRESENTS IBIZA CLASSICS The Essential Orchestra + Phill Gifford from Wobble
7th December – THE CURE
18th December – UB40
The Castle & Falcon
3rd December – CUD
31st December – Castle & Falcon New Year’s Eve Party DJs till late
3rd December – Cay Celeb + friends
8th December – Lulla HF headlines
17th December – THE RAINBOW XMAS PARTY FEAT. 4 OZ OF GROOVE AND GUEST DJS – FEVA, LUKE FORWARD + GUY CARLOS
23rd December – SUM CELLAR VS LIQUESCENT ‘FELIZ NAVIDUBS’
31st December – Moschino Hoe, Versace Hottie: NEW YEAR’S EVE Disco
31st December – New Year’s Eve with The AC30’s
17th December – Baudelaire
9th December – Masters of the Oldskool presents LTJ Bukem, Ruthless MC, Shock C, Magika, Mistress Mo, Tim Ryan, Midland Breakz, Diverse, Raw, H2Flo & Hashtrix. A night of Oldskool, DNB & Jungle!
23rd December – Fairytale of The Pogues – The Rapparees
17th December – All day WINTER PARTY
Featuring: DJ Greg (Eclectic Sessions) 2-5pm chill out to classic house to via soul, funk and broken beats. DJ Stapes (1000 Trades) 5-7pm disco for the people. Matt Cottom (Pitch Control) 7-8.30pm from lazy downtempo and easy grooves to the slower pitched-down side of house. Moa Bay (1000 Trades) 8.30-10pm deep and meaningful house to soothe yo’ soul. DJ Nige (Disco Sucks) 10pm-11.30pm Stroud vintage botherer cuing up disco-tinged deep house old and new. Tim Wilderspin (DiY, Paper Recordings, Essa) free party hero and celebrated producer playing deep and jacking 90s grooves, all on proper records 11.30pm-2am.
31st December – 1000 Trades Presents NewHam: An Night of Incredible 80s (NYE)
3rd December – Ben Drummond
7th December – Open mic night in association with BIMM
10th December – Christy Lakeman
11th December – Jazz at The Ruin, 2-6pm, Xmas special
17th December – Dean Smith
31st December – Mama Roux’s NYE Party ‘The Promised Land’
Expect stadium confetti cannons, cabaret performances, house music vocalists, percussionists, bongo players, fire breathers, saxophone players, multi-skilled performers, DJ’s, 3 rooms of music, even bigger production and some very special guests. Think loose, high-energy dancing and mischief until the early hours, all with a sound track of strictly feel good house and disco music.
Actress and Bishop
18th December – The DeadShots: Wild, 21st century Rockabilly
31st December – The Actress BIG NYE party!
Say Goodbye to 2022 and Hello 2023 at The Actress! DJ Lou Woodley until the later time of 03:30 PLUS Joelle Bee on Bongo drums! For fans of Actress classics, indie, alt, 80’s, mod, ska, disco, big beat & more.
The Future Sound Project:
6th Dec. ALISHA FEAT. SKYE MORRISSEY, HARRIET LEE & ANOTHER SOFT DECEMBER
13th Dec. 13 METRES + VIENNA, FALLOUT & THEA WATSON
15th Dec. THE RESOLUTIONS + PRIME BOYZ, THE ASTRAS & THE SHORE
22nd Dec. NERVE + UNIT16, TUESDAYS & LOXZ
3rd December – The Moho Christmas Party. RnB, Hip Hop, Grime etc
23rd December – THE CLAUSE AFTERPARTY
31st December – CLOUD NINE VS DISCO PUSSY: NYE PARTY!
Milk St Xmas Market, Digbeth
17th December – Vibe Tribe Xmas Special – Hosted by Milk St Xmas Market
Vibe Tribe is BACK. Hosted by Milk St Xmas Market, Vibe Tribe will have its own stage and will show some of Birmingham’s most talented artists and bands.
- SHAWN GAMBOWL WALSH AND THE PLAGIARISTS
- ANNE MARIE ALLEN
- VICKI MCWINYERS
- SEAN DUGGAN
- THE PAGANS
- NZ WRIGHT
- NOT SOUP
- VIBE TRIBE ARTISTS
10am-7pm is the Milk St Xmas Market, jam packed with vintage clothing, street food, wine tasting, arts and crafts stalls, and so much more! The Vibe Tribe family is bringing you live music from bands, artists, and buskers.
7pm-LATE will be the Vibe Tribe after party. Featured DJ’s playing everything from garage, hip-hop, reggae, drum and bass, jungle and bashment. FREE ENTRY.
The Tunnel Club
3rd December – Tempas Birthday Bash
10th December – Run Come x Rumble in The Jungle
Bringing you a night of the best Jungle, Drum and Bass, Ragga, Dancehall and Reggae across 2 Rooms.
26th December – Cha Vibes vs Brumtown Noughties vinyl only
31st December – Celebrate NYE with Raveology & Jungle Gathering
- Mrs MAGOO
- Ray Keith
- Dj SS
- Simon bassline smith
- Mistress Mo
- Filthy habits
- Starz n deeza
- RAGGA twins
Typhoo Tea Factory
New Years Leave Party
As a result of the recent announcement from the BBC about the redevelopment of the old Typhoo Tea Factory the team behind Suki10c are having a proper underground rave to say farewell to Tea Works.
Line-up as follows…
- TOTAL RECALL
- 4AM KRU (live)
- MISTRESS MO
- BOOGIE DAVE
Expect a full Martin Audio analogue sound rig, Heated Marquee – Firebreathers – Street Food – Fireworks, Free merchandise giveaway from Redeye Clothing.
Bass Music, Breaks, Drum n Bass, Jungle, Old Skool
British Oak, Stirchley
31st December – NYE: Bowie Glam Disco Killerwave DJ’s
Stir Stores, Stirchley
16th December – Disques Vérité with Ben Drummond
The Highfield, Edgbaston
31st December – Morais Vibes NYE Party (you can also catch Morais 10th Dec in Stourbridge alongside Paul Foster).
Dark Horse, Moseley
16th December – Are You Experienced? The No1 Jimi Hendrix Tribute
Digbeth Dining Club
31st December New Years Eve Party at Herbert’s Yard
There’s plenty more out there each week, with regular live music and DJs at The Actress & Bishop, The Night Owl, Hare & Hounds, Sunflower Lounge, Scruffy Murphys, Subside, Deadwax, Fletchers Bar, Rock N’ Roll Brewhouse, Gunmaker’s Arms and Nortons. There’s live jazz and eclectic DJs every weekend at 1000 Trades. Spotted Dog (Jazz Hockley Social Club, Cafe Artum, Sun On The Hill, Snobs and Lab 11 have DJs each weekend. The Anchor has live acoustic music Sundays with The Ruin offering up DJs every weekend.