Festivals

A weekend of reggae at The Night Owl!

A weekend of reggae at The Night Owl!

On Sunday 12th September, The Reggae Cookout will be returning to The Night Owl! And with special guest, the legendary Rhoda Dakar. DJ and lead singer of… Read more »

Owlstock is back at The Night Owl this bank holiday Sunday!

Owlstock is back at The Night Owl this bank holiday Sunday!

The Night Owl are getting ready to welcome all Night Owls to one of their biggest events of the year… A day of peace and music paying… Read more »

Little But Live in Moseley Park, Returns to Celebrate Creativity and Connection

Little But Live in Moseley Park, Returns to Celebrate Creativity and Connection

Birmingham-based company Paperback Theatre are returning to Moseley Park, Birmingham, with their exciting and varied outdoor festival, Little But LIVE! in Moseley Park, to safely bring together… Read more »

Owlstock is back at The Night Owl!

After such a wonderful celebration of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock back in 2019, we’re really pleased to be bringing Owlstock back to The Night Owl this… Read more »

The Seventh Wave Festival of Electronic Music Number Ten

Members of Gary Numan’s ‘Tubeway Army’ (Dramatis) return to the live arena! Tenth Electronic Music Festival comes to Birmingham and once again it includes an all-day free… Read more »

Birmingham Heritage Week Returns Revealing The City’s Hidden Stories and Historical Secrets

The #BHeritageWeek programme is now available atbirminghamheritageweek.co.uk Hundreds of Birmingham’s buildings and spaces, many of which are usually closed to the public, will be opening their doors… Read more »

The Migrant Festival 19 – 22 August 2021

Ikon presents the third annual Migrant Festival. A four day programme mixing visual art, music, film and performance, it celebrates the contribution made by refugees and migrants to… Read more »

Birmingham Comedy Festival returns Friday 1 to Sunday 10 October 2021

After a year online, Birmingham Comedy Festival is back in the room for 2021. Running from Friday 1 to Sunday 10 October 2021, the popular arts festival… Read more »

Opening this year’s BDF Conference is ‘The Creative City’ a new exhibition of colourful work celebrating Birmingham

Opening this Summer’s postponed Birmingham Design Festival is a new and exciting exhibition launching on Monday 16th August, titled ‘The Creative City’. Aligning with this years theme… Read more »

Announcing BE FESTIVAL Summer 2021 Programme

Last year theatres across the world closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in the UK, uncertainty remains around the easing of restrictions. Consequently, BE FESTIVAL has… Read more »

This Is My City festival to take place on June 12th to 13th

This Is My City festival to take place on June 12th to 13th

The annual festival celebrating the diverse communities of Birmingham, ‘This Is My City’, will take place on June 12th – 13th and this year will welcome a… Read more »

6 Summer Festivals in Birmingham not to miss in 2021!

6 Summer Festivals in Birmingham not to miss in 2021!

Birmingham festival goers have had a tough 2020, with most festivals cancelled or taken place online virtually due to the pandemic, but 2021, brings hope with large… Read more »

Flatpack Festival 21-31 May 2021

“The festival that defines the word eclectic” – Sight and Sound Flatpack kicks off a four-month season of events on 21 May with a full-to-bursting programme of… Read more »

May 2021 at The Old Crown Digbeth

May 2021 at The Old Crown Digbeth

The Old Crown Bank Holiday – SOLD OUT 1st May – 2nd May 2021 What’s on? Saturday – 01st May – Live music from Heavy Beat Brass… Read more »

Craft beer festival, Beer Central, is returning on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd July at The Mill in Digbeth.

Craft beer festival, Beer Central, is returning to bring the best in beer, food and music to Birmingham for the second time. The festival, which was cancelled… Read more »

Restorative Rituals: Connecting Through Light

Highbury Orchard Community is very pleased to announce its successful funding application to The National Lottery Community Fund for the project, Restorative Rituals, connecting through light! This is… Read more »

Bigfoot craft beer music festival headlined by Primal Scream and Hot Chip Megamix

THE UK’S FIRST CRAFT BEER MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES HEADLINERS PRIMAL SCREAM AND HOT CHIP MEGAMIX FAT WHITE FAMILY, MARIBOU STATE (DJ), BAXTER DURY, GERD JANSON & MORE… Read more »

Screen and Film School to open in Birmingham and partners with Birmingham Film Festival

The long-established Screen and Film School is opening a new state-of-the-art campus in Birmingham next September 2021. Screen and Film School is sponsoring Birmingham Film Festival 2020,… Read more »

Birmingham, Sandwell and Westside Jazz Festival 2020

A chaotic few weeks – months even – for the Birmingham, Sandwell and Westside Jazz Festival suddenly got a lot worse in the last 48 hours before… Read more »

Watch Foka Wolf’s interview for Birmingham Comedy Festival

Street artist Foka Wolf has been revealed as the latest addition to Birmingham Comedy Festival 2020. Responding to the current pandemic, the long-running festival has shifted its… Read more »

New Socially Distanced Outdoor Festival, Little But Live in Moseley Park

Birmingham-based company, Paperback Theatre are holding an exciting and varied outdoor festival, Little But LIVE! In Moseley Parkto safely bring together Moseley residents and the wider Birmingham… Read more »

Digbeth Dining Club Take-Over Digbeth Arena August Bank Holiday 2020 review

Digbeth Dining Club Take-Over Digbeth Arena August Bank Holiday 2020 review

Last August Bank Holiday, myself and three guests made a bee-line for the Digbeth Dining Club take-over of Digbeth Arena. Digbeth Dining Club started out life in… Read more »

CitySocializer invites Birmingham locals to Afternoon at the Races virtual Zoom event

CitySocializer invites Birmingham locals to Afternoon at the Races virtual Zoom event

Afternoon at the Races hosted on Zoom on the site CitySocializer, and just £3 to attend, is perfect for those of us who aren’t ready to go outside… Read more »

Suki10c Presents The Virtual Festival

Suki10c Presents The Virtual Festival

Over the course of 8th, 9th and 10th May Birmingham venue Suki10c has pulled together more than 80 performing artists to livestream a total of 11 rooms in… Read more »

COVID-19 Prompts Stay At Home Theatre Festival May 2020

A theatre festival that was forced to postpone its annual event due to the Covid-19 pandemic has decided to go ahead and create a digital ‘stay at… Read more »

Flatpack 2020: the Home Entertainment edition, 1-17 May

Like many other events, Flatpack Festival were last month forced to cancel their fourteenth edition scheduled for May. However, their acclaimed and BAFTA-qualifying short film competition will… Read more »

Brumbeat Gig Guide March 2020

Our Birmingham live music & DJ guide for March 2020, offers original and alternative nightlife, gigs, parties and music listings. We work with local promoters and venues each month… Read more »

Supersonic Festival 2020: first line-up announcement!

Building on the success of last year’s sell-out edition, Supersonic Festival organisers, Capsule continue their voyage of discovery – now twenty years strong – celebrating heaviness in a variety of forms, and ever… Read more »

The Old Crown celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a week of festivities in it’s Guinness Village

The Old Crown celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a week of festivities in it’s Guinness Village

Birmingham’s Oldest Pub is bringing its St. Patrick’s Festivities back the fourth year for 2020 with a whole host of events, as part of #DigbethStPats. Situated on… Read more »

The Birmingham St. Patrick’s Festival and Parade Organising Committee Confirm the Parade will go ahead this year

The Birmingham St. Patrick’s Festival and Parade organising team are thrilled to confirm the parade will take place Sunday 15th March thanks to investment from local construction… Read more »

Digbeth First Friday 6 December 4pm until late

This December, get out and about, discover something new and enjoy the fantastic independent culture Digbeth has to offer! On offer this month: Anchor Gallery Collective: Meet… Read more »

Tangerine Dream to play Birmingham – almost!!!

Tangerine Dream to play Birmingham – almost!!!

Ninth Electronic Music Festival comes to Birmingham and once again it includes an all-day free electronic music event featuring talks, demonstrations, interactive sessions, synth manufacturer attendance, a… Read more »

True Reverie Christmas Carnival comes to town with a unique retail experience

True Reverie, a new lifestyle brand from Wolverhampton, that creates clothing and art which tells the story of its followers, will be hosting a Christmas Carnival, for… Read more »

The fourth annual Birmingham Film Festival 1st – 10th November

BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL IN ASSOCIATION WITH TREVOR BEATTIE FILMS RETURNS FOR ITS FOURTH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF SCREENINGS  The fourth annual Birmingham Film Festival, an international festival of screenings,… Read more »

BASS Festival is back for October 2019

BASS Festival is back for October 2019 and this year, we’re shining a spotlight on THE FUTURE. Now in its 13th year, BASS Festival has teamed up… Read more »

Fierce has announced the full programme for its 2019 festival

Fierce has announced the full programme for its 2019 festival

The UK’s leading biennial festival of live art, Fierce has announced the full programme for its 2019 festival, the second edition under Artistic Director Aaron Wright. From… Read more »

Return of the App, Overhear Partners Birmingham Literature Festival

Return of the App, Overhear Partners Birmingham Literature Festival

Overhear is delighted to announce a partnership with Birmingham Literature Festival, running across the city from 3rd to 13th October. Newly commissioned poems and prose will be… Read more »

Birmingham’s Oldest Pub to celebrate 651st Birthday

Birmingham’s Oldest Pub to celebrate 651st Birthday

Birmingham’s oldest pub is getting ready to celebrate turning 651 years old. The Old Crown, established in 1368, was the only building left standing after the Battle… Read more »

Birmingham Heritage Week 12-22 September 2019

The start of a city-wide celebration of over 200 events showcasing Birmingham’s fascinating history, people and places is drawing closer, with one week to go until Birmingham… Read more »

Kings Heath Street Festival

Sunday – 8th September – Midday – 8PMYork Road, Kings Heath, B14 7SR https://www.facebook.com/events/655212344918609/ Join us for the unmissable Kings Heath Street Festival! An end-of summer bonanza… Read more »

Brumbeat Gig Guide September 2019

Our Birmingham live music & DJ guide for September 2019, offers original and alternative nightlife, gigs, parties and music listings. We work with local promoters and venues each month to… Read more »

Return to Nature festival

A free day out for the whole family, this exciting new micro-festival, situated in beautiful ancient woodland, will include an environmental arts trail of immersive installations, live… Read more »

Digbeth  Dining Club to host first street party in over 3 years

Digbeth Dining Club to host first street party in over 3 years

For the first time in over 3 years, one of the UK’s most popular street food destinations, Digbeth Dining Club, are bringing back their famous street closure… Read more »

The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival ft Primal Scream and Mike Skinner

AEG Presents and Steven Knight Present, in association with Caryn Mandabach Productions and Endemol Shine Group Digbeth, Central Birmingham September 14th & 15th , 2019 An incredible, official… Read more »

Independent music festival Sonic Gun Weekender returns to The Castle and Falcon

Independent music festival Sonic Gun Weekender returns to The Castle and Falcon

Birmingham’s independent and intimate live music venue The Castle and Falcon is proud to host the Sonic Gun Weekender on Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17…. Read more »

Eighth electronic music festival includes rare performances by Fiat Lux and Ultramarine

Eighth electronic music festival includes rare performances by Fiat Lux and Ultramarine

Ultramarine Friday 08 November 2019 and Fiat Lux Saturday 09 November 2019. Sunday 10 November 2019 will be a FREE event at The Blue Orange Theatre from 12.00 noon until 10.00… Read more »

Beer Central Festival Review

Beer Central Festival Review

The first weekend in July saw the Beer Central Festival roll into Digbeth and I was invited to attend and check out the show, and what a… Read more »

Flatpack’s Beware The Moon Screenings Return to Dudley Castle This August

Flatpack’s Beware The Moon Screenings Return to Dudley Castle This August

Dudley Zoological Gardens are again teaming up with Flatpack Projects to present the cinema spectacular BEWARE THE MOON. Dudley Castle will once again be transformed into a vast… Read more »

Dig Brew Gets All Pumped Up for Brum Beer Week

Birmingham’s award-winning Dig Brew brewery will help to keep fans of cycling and opera on the edge of their seats during Birmingham Beer Week. The annual event,… Read more »

Digbeth soul and retro club announces first ever festival

Digbeth soul and retro club announces first ever festival

Birmingham’s award winning soul and retro nightclub The Night Owl is hosting its first ever festival this summer, themed around the famous Woodstock festival. The American music… Read more »