Festivals

BOXSTOCK – The UK Cigar Box Guitar Festival 2023

In today’s economic climate, there’s pressure on everybody’s finances, and many music-makers have gone back to the old-time approach of making their own entertainment, and making their… Read more »

Goldie, Fat Freddy’s Drop + more set for Brum’s Mostly Jazz 2023

Fat Freddy’s Drop, Goldie and Jungle DJ Set announced. Friday 7 to Sunday 9 July 2023, Birmingham. Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival has revealed the first… Read more »

Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema Life of Brian + more!

Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema Life of Brian + more!

Independent Stourbridge pop-up, Friendly Neighbourhood Cinema presents Monty Python’s anarchic, religious satire LIFE OF BRIAN screening inside of Stourbridge’s beautiful St Thomas’ Church on Sat 17th December,… Read more »

Live music and more at the We Are Birmingham ’22 Finale

This year is the 20th Anniversary of Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham. To mark the occasion, we launched a year long program called We Are Birmingham 2022. The programme… Read more »

First acts for MOSELEY FOLK 2023 Wilco, Squeeze + more

Birmingham’s ever-popular Moseley Folk and Arts Festival returns for its 17th edition from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 September 2023. Adored for its forward-thinking yet accessible programming,… Read more »

Brumbeat – Best Music Events in Birmingham Christmas & NYE 2022!

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. We search… Read more »

Beauty into Beast Monsters Season at The Electric Birmingham

Modern & Classic Horror at The Electric Birmingham,Screening as Part of the BFI’s In Dreams are Monsters SeasonThe Electric, Station Street, BirminghamSunday 13th November – Sunday 4th… Read more »

The Flapper launches ‘Shop Small’ community project with new winter market

The Flapper launches ‘Shop Small’ community project with new winter market

A festive market is coming to The Flapper at the end of this month, as part of a campaign to encourage people to ‘shop small’ this Christmas… Read more »

Luna Springs Announces Winter Events Schedule

Luna Springs Announces Winter Events Schedule

The Digbeth-based party venue Luna Springs will be hosting a wild Christmas season, with an entertainment line-up including a Mariah vs Buble brunch, Massaoke Christmas and a… Read more »

The Christmas Feast at The Bond Company, Fazeley Street, Digbeth

The Christmas Feast at The Bond Company, Fazeley Street, Digbeth

We are finishing 2022 off with a bang, returning to a beloved venue, for our final event of the year…  THE CHRISTMAS FEAST  So you better wrap… Read more »

Halloween 2022 at The Night Owl

Halloween 2022 at The Night Owl

Stranger Things, Tarantino Parties and more – everyone knows The Night Owl knows how to do Halloween right! This year is no different! We’re celebrating with four… Read more »

Luna Springs to host Brum’s biggest World Cup Fan Zone

Digbeth-based party venue Luna Springs is set to show all games from this year’s World Cup from 21st November – 18th December. Kicking off with England v… Read more »

Luna Springs to host Digbeth Dining Club this autumn!

Luna Springs is set to host the city’s street food stalwarts for four weekends across October and November Digbeth-based party venue Luna Springs is set to host… Read more »

Square Eyes TV Festival 2022

Oscar nominee Sir David Hare, DI Ray showrunner Maya Sondhi and reclusive horror author Garth Marenghi are just three of the names taking in part in the… Read more »

Winter Funland Returns to Birmingham NEC this Christmas

Winter Funland Returns to Birmingham NEC this Christmas

The Christmas extravaganza, that is Winter Funland, is returning to the Midlands for a second year, to bring joy and magic to the festive season. Winter Funland,… Read more »

Digbeth Oktoberfest is back for 2022!

We’re back for our seventh year running and expect it to be bigger and better than ever before. Our Seasonal Markets team collaborate with The Old Crown… Read more »

Fierce Festival 2022 – 11th to 16th October 2022

Fierce, the Birmingham biennial festival of international performance, has today announced the programme for 2022 – it marks the biggest programme ever for Fierce, celebrating the Festival’s… Read more »

Luna Springs to host Digbeth Dining Club across four weekends this October and November

Luna Springs to host Digbeth Dining Club across four weekends this October and November

Digbeth-based party venue Luna Springs is set to host Digbeth Dining Club across four weekends this October and November, on 14th & 15th October, 21st & 22nd… Read more »

Beer Central Festival 2022 review by Wallis Brown

Beer Central Festival 2022 review by Wallis Brown

Beer Central Festival, an event filled with more types of beer than I thought possible. Along with cheerful crowds of enthusiasts and those who just want to… Read more »

High-Vis Street Art & Culture Festival returns to Digbeth for its fifth year on 24th September

High-Vis Festival is making its return to Digbeth for its fifth year on 24th September. The open-air event will take place at Digbeth’s Tea Works, just a… Read more »

It’s Stein Time – Oktoberfest Arrives at Albert’s Schloss Brum

Albert’s Schloss Birmingham will host two weeks of raucous celebrations to coincide with the original Bavarian festival from 17th September to 3rd October. Across the two weeks,… Read more »

Digbeth Oktoberfest is back!

We’re back for our seventh year running and expect it to be bigger and better than ever before. Our Seasonal Markets team collaborate with The Old Crown… Read more »

Moseley Folk & Arts Festival Review 2022 by Ken Byng

Having lived just a stone’s throw from Moseley for over 20 years now, I am embarrassed to say it took me a good 10 years to find… Read more »

Moseley Folk 2022 – festival report & photos!

Moseley Folk 2022 – festival report & photos!

Birmingham’s Moseley Folk and Arts Festival 2022 concluded on Sunday night (4 September) after a weekend of outstanding performances and unexpected surprises, including a marriage proposal, a belated wedding party, and a sudden announcement from Supergrass…. Read more »

Brumbeat – Best Music Events in Birmingham September 2022!

Here’s our take on the best live music and DJ nights in Birmingham this September 2022. Moseley Folk & Arts Festival 2022 Ft Supergrass, Kurt Vile, Seasick… Read more »

Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award 2022 Shortlist

The West Midlands’ biggest comedy prize is set to return this autumn after a two yearhiatus. The Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award recognises the very best new and emerging comedy talent from… Read more »

Moseley Folk and Arts Festival 2022 this weekend!

Friday 2 to Sunday 4 September 2022, Moseley Park, Birmingham Jethro Tull The Coral John Cooper Clarke Midlake Simon Armitage More big names have been added to… Read more »

Luna Springs set to host Birmingham’s biggest Oktoberfest 2022!

Digbeth-based party venue Luna Springs is set to host ‘Birmingham’s biggest Oktoberfest’ this year. The event is due to run for three consecutive weeks from 16th September… Read more »

Beer Central Festival Birmingham 16th & 17th September 2022 at Typhoo Wharf

Beer Central Festival Birmingham 16th & 17th September 2022 at Typhoo Wharf

Festival goers will also be able to enjoy food from Andrew Sheridan, Andy Low N Slow and a special menu from Live Fire Cooking served around fire pits…. Read more »

The Old Crown’s 654th Birthday

The Old Crown’s 654th Birthday

Brum’s oldest pub, The Old Crown, is getting ready to host its 654th birthday this September, with an events programme that’s bigger and better than ever before…. Read more »

Pairc Festival brings talent from Brum & Ireland to New Irish Centre, 26th-28th August 2022

Pairc Festival brings talent from Brum & Ireland to New Irish Centre, 26th-28th August 2022

Páirc Festival is set to bring the biggest names and best talent from Birmingham and Ireland to the outdoor grounds of the former Stadium Club, the New… Read more »

Oktoberfest by The Old Crown & Seasonal Markets 2022

Oktoberfest by The Old Crown & Seasonal Markets 2022

We’re back for our seventh year running and expect it to be bigger and better than ever before. Our Seasonal Markets team collaborate with The Old Crown… Read more »

Owlstock is back! Birmingham’s best Woodstock-inspired festival returns

Owlstock is back! Birmingham’s best Woodstock-inspired festival returns

Owlstock, Birmingham’s beloved Woodstock-inspired festival, returns to The Night Owl on Sunday 28th August. With live performances from tribute acts and local artists, DJs spinning the best… Read more »

LIFEST Bank Holiday Sunday – 28th August

LIFEST Bank Holiday Sunday – 28th August from 15:00. 36 Ludgate Hill, B1 1JY Situated in Jewellery Quarter, 10 minute walk from City Centre, 5 minute walk… Read more »

This Is Tmrw brings Future Days music fest to Brum this October 2022

Curated by Birmingham alternative music promoters This Is Tmrw, Future Days festival celebrates some of the finest alternative, punk and experimental music in the U.K., with this… Read more »

Beer Central Festival’s Full Beer Line Up Announced

Beer Central Festival’s Full Beer Line Up Announced

Beer Central Festival will be returning to Birmingham for its third year on 16th and 17th September 2022. Tickets are now on sale for the event, which… Read more »

Brumbeat – Best Live Music Events in Birmingham this August!

Here’s our take on the best live music and DJ nights in Birmingham this August. From warehouse raves, to Irish festivals, Birmingham is a city of sound!… Read more »

Moseley Food Fest Launches this August at The Village

Moseley Food Fest Launches this August at The Village

Moseley Village gastropub and finalist for Best Gastropub in Birmingham, The Village, on Alcester Road, has teamed up with street food legends, Eat Street Repeat, to put… Read more »

Westside BID Presents Commonman Games. Free Sports and Fun For All In Birmingham This Summer

Westside BID Presents Commonman Games. Free Sports and Fun For All In Birmingham This Summer

A fun series of sports events that anyone can take part in free of charge has been arranged in Birmingham to celebrate the city holding the Commonwealth… Read more »

Arts and families are centre stage at Moseley Folk

Arts and families are centre stage at Moseley Folk

Leading comedians, poets and authors head to Birmingham festival, including Ivo Graham, Carl Chinn, and Flo and Joan. Also visiting are John Cooper Clarke, Simon Armitage and… Read more »

Freedom Brewery Freedom Sessions stage at Big Feastival supports local music talent

Freedom Brewery Freedom Sessions stage at Big Feastival supports local music talent

Staffordshire-based Freedom Brewery is set to host the first ever ‘Freedom Sessions’ stage at this year’s Big Feastival. Helping to amplify and support local talent, the popular… Read more »

Pop-up Pairc festival shop with Ocean Colour Scene exhibition & more to open in Moseley!

Pairc Festival Pop-Up Shop A pop-up festival ticket shop and free entertainment hub is opening in Moseley at 10am on Friday 15th July 2022. The shop is… Read more »

Ray Richardson brings Soul Weekender Art Exhibition to Digbeth

Otherwise known as the Scorcese of the art world, Ray Richardson is an oil painter who adapts the renaissance style with a mod and soul influence. On… Read more »

New campaign for Birmingham with 16 days to go until the Commonwealth Games!?

New campaign for Birmingham with 16 days to go until the Commonwealth Games!?

Tourism campaign aims to change visitors’ perceptions of West Midlands in run-up to exhilarating summer. A new campaign which aims to attract domestic leisure visitors in the… Read more »

That was Mostly Jazz Festival 2022! – Photos of The Specials + more

That was Mostly Jazz Festival 2022! – Photos of The Specials + more

Popular Birmingham music festival hits the right note with appearances from The Specials, De la Soul and Lady Blackbird and more. Birmingham’s Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival concluded… Read more »

Selfridges joins Fierce’s Healing Gardens of Bab to curate in-store performances for customers

Selfridges Birmingham has teamed up with Fierce, Birmingham’s internationally acclaimed bi-annual festival of new international theatre, performance and experiences, to curate an events programme and in-store art… Read more »

Brumbeat – Best Live Music Events in Birmingham this July!

Here’s our take on the best live music and DJ nights in Birmingham this July. From festivals of funk to desert island disco castaways.. Brum is rockin’!… Read more »

New festival comes to Birmingham | Hot Sauce Society

Hot Sauce Society lands in Birmingham next month, bringing their inaugural Midlands festival to Digbeth’s iconic Custard Factory. The event will see over 25 independent hot sauce… Read more »

Burger Fest is back for 2022!

Slingin’ Burgers your way on the 16th July 2022 at Aston Hall in Birmingham. Get ready to wrap your mouth around some of the most exciting and… Read more »

Birmingham, Sandwell & Westside Jazz Festival Programme Launch

Birmingham, Sandwell & Westside Jazz Festival Programme Launch

COME TO THE LAUNCH OF THE JAZZ FESTIVAL PROGRAMME AT HENRY’S BLUESHOUSE AT VELVET MUSIC ROOMS THIS TUESDAY 21st JUNE AT 7PM BE THE FIRST TO PICK… Read more »