Brumbeat Xmas and New Year Gig Guide 2019

Our Birmingham live music & DJ guide for December, Christmas and NYE 2019, offers original and alternative nightlife, gigs, parties and music listings. 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. *Scroll down for full listings by date.

Regular Weekly Events..

The city’s finest disco, soul, eclectic DJs at Digbeth Dining Club every Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sunday with the ever diverse Nigh Owl round the corner. The Victoria and Island Bar host a wide variety of funk, soul, disco and indie DJs every weekend with occasional live  gigs upstairs at the Vic (check out Tikki Thurs at Island). The Sun on The Hill offers the best in indie DJs on weekends. The Actress & Bishop provides live acoustic and gig nights throughout the month with late entry! The Stable hosts a variety of DJs and live music throughout the month with Bourne & Co hosting Damian (UK Vibe/Barefoot In The Head) every Saturday – also catch Damian every Friday at The Plough, Harborne.

A range of regular monthly DJ and jazz nights nights take place at 1000 Trades. Not forgetting the best in balearic, house, disco and soul Saturday evenings and CollectiveSoulshakeLoose Joints on Fridays at the Lord ClifdenThe Ruin, Digbeth is home to some of the city’s finest disco, funk and vintage house DJs every weekend. You can find soulful & funky live jazz at The Spotted Dog, Digbeth every Tuesday. Digbrew also hosts some top DJs and live music most weekends as does Digbeth Works. For the best in blues check out Henry’s Blues every Tuesday at Bull’s Head Brum.

Recommended Music Events December 2019

Sun 1 Dec 19

Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
The Magic Gang Alldayer w/ Happyness, Dry Cleaning & More @ The Castle & Falcon

Mon 2 Dec 19

Neighbourhd #30 (Christmas Party!!) @ The Night Owl
Fickle Friends / Single Ruin / Real Cool @ The Castle & Falcon

Tue 3 Dec 19

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Henry’s Blueshouse every Tuesday live blues @ The Bull’s Head Brum

Wed 4 Dec 19

Keeping real music alive uk subs xmas party @ The Castle & Falcon
Sumo Cyco, As Sirens Fall & Suburban @ Mama Roux

Thu 5 Dec 19

Kaleidoscope #18 – Bad Girlfriend / The Butters Aliens / Kaila W (free entry) @ The Night Owl
BIMM Birmingham End of Term Gig @ The Castle & Falcon
Applebum / Birmingham / Christmas Get Down @ Lab 11
Laurence Jones Band · Birmingham @ Actress and Bishop
Caleb Hawley and Phoebe Katis @ Hare & Hounds
The Space / Luna Orchid / Headwired / The Mood @ The Sunflower Lounge
Dead Waxin’ – Thursday at DWD with Killer Wave & Jim Drummond @ Dead Wax

Fri 6 Dec 19

Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Live Music @ The Gentleman & Scholar Bar
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Friday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Loose Joints DJs playing the best in soul, funk, disco, house and balearic @ The Lord Clifden
Barefoot In The Head soul, latin, jazz, disco & boogie @ The Plough Harborne
The Cureheads (Cure tribute) + Siouxsie tribute at Come Together @ The Night Owl
Skinny Lister / Nick Parker @ The Castle & Falcon
Rob Taylor @ The Bull’s Head, Brum
Cirque Du Soul : Birmingham // Winter Special Ft. David Rodigan @ The Mill Digbeth
Afta-Bass part 2 with TS7 @ Lab 11
1985 Music @ Lab 11
Stable Sessions: 4oz of Groove @ The Stable
ETD (House Classics) – 6th Birthday & Xmas Special @ Hare & Hounds
Queen Night @ Hare & Hounds
Paul Clarvis, Liam Noble Duo & Orquestra Mahatma @ 1000 Trades
SAER / Black Knight Satellite @ Cuban Embassy
Dig Brew Illuminations @ Digbrew
Digwood Sessions no3 Rodgers and Brush @ Digwood
Dead Waxin’ – Friday at DWD w/ I Dig Your Wig, Wax Truths & more @ Dead Wax

Sat 7 Dec 19

Various DJs @ The Plough Harborne
TLC – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Damian playing soul, funk, latin, disco & boogie @ Bourne & Co
Various DJs @ The Plough Harborne
Tom Mason playing hip-hop, soul, covers and remixes @ The Ruin
The Night Owl Soul and Funk Brunch @ The Night Owl
40 years of London Calling by The Clash with Take the Fifth live @ The Night Owl
Dig? Soul and Retro Club Night @ The Night Owl
Switch club night @ The Castle & Falcon
Moho: Garage Xmas Party @ Mama Roux
The Weird Science Office Party @ The Mill
Levels – The Christmas Party @ Lab 11
The Acid Experiment 4th Birthday MASC World Exclusive @ Lab 11
Stable Sessions: Miloe/Craig Ward B2B Gary Ward @ The Stable
Hot Club de Swing with Electric Swing Circus @ Hare & Hounds
Come As You Are * Early 90s Alt Rock Party @ 1000 Trades
The Jack Fletcher Band / Crest Glider / Smokin Eskimo @ The Sunflower Lounge
Dead Waxin’ – Saturday at DWD with Weird Wax, Dizcoh & more @ Dead Wax

Sun 8 Dec 19

Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Peaky Blonder Duo @ The Bull’s Head, Brum
Skid Row, The Quireboys, Crashdïet & Matt Mitchell @ The Mill
AFTA DARK After Party @ Lab 11
FORJ live @ Café Artum
Beer Blues Sunday ft The Catwalk Villains @ Actress and Bishop
The Telescopes with The Devil and Saint Joseph + Superdrone @ Hare & Hounds

Mon 9 Dec 19

BINGO LINGO – Birmingham – Christmas Special @ The Mill
Barney Artist + Kofi Stone @ Hare & Hounds

Tue 10 Dec 19

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Henry’s Blueshouse every Tuesday live blues @ The Bull’s Head Brum
Christmas Big Band @ The Spotted Dog
Torche @ Mama Roux
Hot Snakes + Rattle @ Hare & Hounds

Wed 11 Dec 19

SoulJam / Return of the Disco @ Lab 11
Hiss Golden Messenger + Olivia Chaney @ Hare & Hounds
The Chats @ O2 Institute
Sophielou presents; SoulSearch LIVE @ The Sunflower Lounge

Thu 12 Dec 19

Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Live Music @ The Gentleman & Scholar Bar
James Reidy Presents – Wonderland @ The Castle & Falcon
Solve Along A Murder She Wrote @ Mama Roux
TEKTU. Presents: A Miracle on Trent St. @ Lab 11
Stable Sessions: DJ Jus Neil @ The Stable
The Utopia Strong / Matters @ Hare & Hounds
WU-LU @ Dead Wax

Fri 13 Dec 19

Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Friday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
The Collective DJs playing the best in soul, funk, disco, house and balearic @ The Lord Clifden
Barefoot In The Head soul, latin, jazz, disco & boogie @ The Plough Harborne
Sensateria with The DC Spectres @ The Night Owl
Kyle Falconer @ The Castle & Falcon
Metz Jnr @ The Bull’s Head, Brum
Voyage presents: Global Selects DDC Takeover @ Digbeth Dining Club
Heritage and Desert Island Discs @ Hare & Hounds
Tekno Disco & Friends: End of Term Finale @ Hare & Hounds
Downtempo Disco @ 1000 Trades

Sat 14 Dec 19

Various DJs @ The Plough Harborne
TLC – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
Saturday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Damian playing soul, funk, latin, disco & boogie @ Bourne & Co
Various DJs @ The Plough Harborne
Richie Rundle playing beats, edits, remixes and other interesting stuff @ The Ruin
The Night Owl’s Disco Brunch @ The Night Owl
Stride (live indie rock n’ roll) @ The Night Owl
All Back to Bez’s – the Official Happy Mondays Afterparty @ The Night Owl
Electric Cake Salad / Yur Mum @ The Castle & Falcon
Switch club night @ The Castle & Falcon
The Renaissance Art Exhibition @ The Mill
Anjunabeats Birmingham @ The Mill
VOCAL – The Christmas Party @ Lab 11
GAWI XMAS PARTY @ Hare & Hounds
Love Is The Message with Morais Vibes & Sam Redmore @ Dark Horse Moseley
Vetiver / Treetop Flyers @ Cuban Embassy
Harry Daniels / Echo Gecco / Black Bear Kiss / Selina Fever @ The Sunflower Lounge
Christmas Caroloke @ The Engine Room
Indie Break Up Party @ Digbeth Works

Sun 15 Dec 19

Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
The Busker-Tears @ The Bull’s Head, Brum
Shite Raffle – Christmas special! @ Actress and Bishop
Brum Radio Christmas Party and Homeless Fundraiser @ The Warehouse Cafe

Mon 16 Dec 19

Billy Botnai and the Moosh Moops @ The Woodle Wormble
Jam Jah Mondays – Ft. Junior Roy (Fr) & Murray Man til 2am @ Dark Horse Moseley

Tue 17 Dec 19

Jazz night. Free Entry 8pm @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth
Henry’s Blueshouse every Tuesday live blues @ The Bull’s Head Brum
Sounds Familiar’s Christmas Party @ Mama Roux

Wed 18 Dec 19

The BMA BIG Christmas Party @ Mama Roux
Swim Deep & JAWS w/ The Rhythm Method, Wolf Alice DJ set & More @ The Mill
Slag Mag Issue 3 Launch & Christmas Party w Pretty Grim & more @ Hare & Hounds
Hannah Johnson & The Broken Hearts – Christmas Special! @ Hare & Hounds
Amy Louise Ellis / Brandon Rivers / Emily Sambrook + more @ Cuban Embassy

Thu 19 Dec 19

Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Live Music @ The Gentleman & Scholar Bar
The Night Owl Free Karaoke & Christmas Party @ The Night Owl
Stable Sessions: DJ Matt James @ The Stable
Heavy Beat “Christmas” House Party #4 @ Hare & Hounds
The New Consistent’s Christmas Party @ The Sunflower Lounge

Fri 20 Dec 19

Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Friday DJs playing indie and alternative rock @ The Sun on The Hill
The Collective DJs playing the best in soul, funk, disco, house and balearic @ The Lord Clifden
Barefoot In The Head soul, latin, jazz, disco & boogie @ The Plough Harborne
A-Z of the 80’s with Paul Finn and Michael McGhee @ The Ruin
The Night Owl’s Christmas Brunch! @ The Night Owl
Le Freak – Soul Train Special! @ The Night Owl
Swampmeat Family Band Xmas Party @ The Castle & Falcon
Dead Pixels : DMC Takeover – Frank Miller Theme
Method 2nd Birthday w/ Youandewan @ The Mill
Stable Sessions: DJ Jus Neil @ The Stable
Yuletide Strut @ Hare & Hounds
Hooker Club x Voyage presents: Cinthie [Extended Set] @ Hare & Hounds
Blue Dot Radio @ 1000 Trades
Rob Taylor Live! @ Digbeth Works

Sat 21 Dec 19

Various DJs @ The Plough Harborne
TLC – disco, house, funk, balearic, cosmic, classics. Resident djs every week, 7pm – late @ The Lord Clifden
Endless Summer with Flamingo Flame (Live Acoustic Set) @ Cafe Artum
Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
Damian playing soul, funk, latin, disco & boogie @ Bourne & Co
Various DJs @ The Plough Harborne
Small Fakers (Live Small Faces tribute) @ The Night Owl
Dig? Soul and Retro Club Night @ The Night Owl
Switch club night @ The Castle & Falcon
AbNL w/ Jasper James (Extended Set) @ The Mill
Foliée: Mason Collective, Reme, Ben Hemsley [Christmas Break-Up] @ The Mill
Stable Sessions: Call Me Unique @ The Stable
Lost Society: Xmas Party, Robert Nickson & Sam Mitcham @ Hare & Hounds
Heritage And Tin Tins Christmas Party @ Hare & Hounds
Grafton Ash / Matt Bedford / Redwood @ The Sunflower Lounge
The Little Easy Band / Blue Nation / Sleep Patterns + more @ The Flapper

Sun 22 Dec 19

Digbeth Dining Club + Cafe Colette + DJs from 5.30pm @ Spotlight!
A Christmas Gift For You with JudyD @ The Night Owl
Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club @ The Mill @ The Mill
Shakedown ft Candid – Christmas Special @ Actress and Bishop

Mon 23 Dec 19

Matt Taylor Benefit Gig with Havana A Go Go + more @ The Night Owl
This Is Tmrw Xmas Party with Black Mekon, The Cosmics, Outlander @ Hare & Hounds
Christmas Panto 2019 – Snow White @ Hare & Hounds

Tue 24 Dec 19

The Nitecrawlers – Henry’s Blueshouse Christmas Special! @ The Bull’s Head, Brum
Christmas Eve Hott Date (free party) @ Hare & Hounds

Thu 26 Dec 19

Boxing Day After Party @ The Castle & Falcon
Rum Runner Reunion Part 2 @ The Mill
Afta Dark pres. Solardo – Boxing Day Showcase @ Lab 11
Back to the old school: Boxing Night @ Hare & Hounds

Sat 28 Dec 19

The Specialz: Ultimate Tribute to The Specials & Fun Boy 3 @ The Night Owl
Dig? Soul and Retro Club Night @ The Night Owl
BRUM PUNX XMAS BASH @ The Castle & Falcon
12 Hours of TRMNL – 2019 Closing Party @ Lab 11
Keg//Birmingham @ Café Artum
Stable Sessions: Paul Griff @ The Stable
NU:GROOVE – WINTER PARTY @ Hare & Hounds

Sun 29 Dec 19

The Night Owl New Year’s Eve Shindig! @ The Night Owl
Fursty Records 2nd Birthday @ Lab 11
Wild Combinations ‘Xmas’ special @ Hare & Hounds

Tue 31 Dec 19

New Year’s Eve at The Castle and Falcon @ The Castle & Falcon
Tipitina – Henry’s Blueshouse NYE @ The Bull’s Head, Brum
New Years Eve @ Digbeth Dining Club
Magic Door – Cosmic Glitterball NYE @ Lab 11
Planet V @ Lab 11
New Years Eve Party! @ Actress and Bishop
New Year’s Eve Carnival @ Hare & Hounds
NewHam: A Night of Incredible 80s @ 1000 Trades
NYE feat. Peaky Blinders cast members @ The Victoria
Moho NYE ’19: The Comeback @ The Old Crown
NYE – Beach Party @ Island Bar
The Night Owl’s NYE Shindig @ The Night Owl
NYE Party with Morais Vibes & Mikey Stuart @ The Highfield
The Plough NYE Disco @ Plough Harborne
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