Festivals

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 »

Top Ten Activities Families Can Enjoy at The Big Bang Fair Unlocked this June!

As The Big Bang Fair prepares to come to Birmingham’s NEC on Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 June, organisers have released a sneak peak of the top… Read more »

Diversity and the city The Creative Universe & The Old Rep to Showcase Black-led theatre during the Birmingham 2022 Festival

One of Birmingham’s leading black theatre organisations, The Creative Universe, has been selected to present artistic experiences across the UK’s second city this summer, as part of… Read more »

Best Music Festivals coming to Birmingham this Summer

Best Music Festivals coming to Birmingham this Summer

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… Read more »

Brumbeat Live Music & DJ Guide June 2022

Welcome to our what’s on in Birmingham live music gig guide and DJ events listings for June 2022! If you are looking for a live music guide,… Read more »

Canal Square Market launching in June ahead of Commonwealth Games

A new community-focused market designed to bring neighbours together after the pandemic is launching next month. The first Canal Square Market will be held in June, with… Read more »

Dig Brew Co planning Jubilee weekend with a difference

Dig Brew Co planning Jubilee weekend with a difference

Birmingham’s Dig Brew Co brewery is remaining faithful to its ethos and quirkiness with its plans for the Platinum Jubilee weekend (June 1-4). The brewery on River… Read more »

Jubilee Weekend at The Old Crown

The Old Crown is living up to its name with a fantastic Jubilee weekend party this June bank holiday with a cracking lineup of live acts and… Read more »

BE FESTIVAL 3-11 June – Announce full programme!

BE FESTIVAL: Birmingham European Festival of Performing Arts exists to challenge and turn the notion of theatre upside down, crossing borders, creative disciplines and blurring boundaries between… Read more »

Commonwealth Cultures Celebrated This Summer at the Annual This Is My City Festival

Forming part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Cultural festival as part of the build up to the Birmingham 2022 games, the annual This Is My City festival,… Read more »

Key to the City – Opening Weekend Experience

For 6 weeks from 28 May anyone will be able to award the Key to the City to whomever they want, for whatever reason they want. Key… Read more »

Flatpack ft Joe Lycett & Shaun Keaveny at the Town Hall review

Flatpack ft Joe Lycett & Shaun Keaveny at the Town Hall review

I had been eagerly awaiting comedian Joe Lycett at the Town Hall for the opening of The Flatpack Festival and was delighted at how laid back and… Read more »

Pairc Festival 2022 is coming to Kings Heath this August Bank Holiday (26th-28th) with Imelda May, Finbar Furey, Nathan Carter headlining

Páirc Festival 2022 is coming to Kings Heath in Birmingham this August Bank Holiday (26th-28th) with Imelda May, Finbar Furey, Nathan Carter headlining. Páirc Festival is all… Read more »

The Durham Ox in Shrewley will host a FREE Jubilee Party on Thursday 2nd June!

The Durham Ox in Shrewley will host a FREE Jubilee Party on Thursday 2nd June!

On Thursday 2nd June, The Durham Ox in Warwick will be celebrating the Jubilee Weekend with a big Jubilee Party in collaboration with award winning street food… Read more »

Brumbeat Live Music & DJ Guide May 2022

Welcome to our live music gig guide and DJ events listings in Birmingham for May 2022! If you are looking for a live music guide, this is… Read more »

Pairc Festival 2022 confirm Imelda May as headline act of Saturday

Organisers are pleased to reveal the full lineup of Páirc Festival 2022 and confirm Imelda May as headline act of Saturday at Páirc Festival, taking place this… Read more »

Live Music/Events @ The Rainbow May/June 2022

MAY: SUN 1 – BACKYARD BBQ BASH www.baha-vegan.co.uk WED 4 – MIDGE+GRETEL HANLYN+ROBERT CRAIG OULTON 7-11pm THURS 5 – MADI SASKIA + MAHALIA 8pm-1am FRI 6 –… Read more »

Power Folk returns! Brum’s CFE are back for 25th Anniversary

It’s no exaggeration to call the Conservatoire Folk Ensemble the UK’s biggest folk band. With a stage-challenging 50 members in its touring line-up, and nearly twice that… Read more »

Once-in-a-decade Brass Banding Festival Visits UK

The very best brass bands from across Europe will be visiting the UK later this month, for what’s deemed to be the biggest event in the global… Read more »

New festival comes to Birmingham – Hot Sauce Society!

New festival comes to Birmingham – Hot Sauce Society!

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

Birmingham Design Festival 2022

Birmingham Design Festival returns for 2022, taking place from 9th – 11th June across the city. Celebrating the theme of ‘freedom’, the Festival includes three days of… Read more »

Flatpack Festival programme is announced – Tues 17 May to Sun 22 May 2022

Comedy as therapy, cocktails and chemistry, the One Bum Cinema club and a beach party: Flatpack Festival’s programme dishes up a series of unexpected experiences  Tickets are… Read more »

Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival Friday 8 to Sunday 10 July 2022

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… Read more »

Moseley Folk Festival 2022 ft Jethro Tull, The Coral, John Cooper Clarke, Midlake,Vashti Bunyan, Supergrass, Kurt Vile, The Weather Station and Bess Atwell!

Friday 2 to Sunday 4 September 2022Moseley Park, Birmingham – FULL LINE-UPANNOUNCED –Jethro Tull • The CoralJohn Cooper Clarke • MidlakeSimon Armitage More big names have been added to the line-up of Birmingham’s… Read more »

Biggest ever events line-up revealed for Birmingham wine weekend 2022

Birmingham Wine Weekend (BWW) is returning to the city this year brimming with events and unique experiences for wine-lovers. From dinner with a world-renowned Master Sommelier and… Read more »

Brumbeat Live Music & DJ Guide March 2022

With bars and clubs now getting back to some kind of normality with music events, we are reverting to our original format of full live music in… Read more »

Dig Brew Co to hold Midlands’ first dark beer festival

Birmingham’s Dig Brew Co brewery is to celebrate its export success and the launch of a new taproom by holding the Midlands’ first-ever dark and sour beer… Read more »

St. Patrick’s celebrations return to Digbeth with a host of events at The Old Crown

St. Patrick’s celebrations return to Digbeth with a host of events at The Old Crown

The Old Crown will be bringing their St. Patrick’s festival #DigbethStPats back to Birmingham this March for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic, forcing the celebrations… Read more »

Flatpack Festival returns this May with premiere of new short by Joe Lycett

Based in Digbeth, Flatpack Festival is known for its eclectic and surprising programming of live performances alongside archive, shorts and feature films. This year they return with… Read more »

Celebrating LGBT+ History Month at MAC

ExhibitionEpiphania Visuals: When Speech is Forced Down, Art Must SpeakSat 5 February – Sun 3 April 2022 | Opening times as building | Free | Arena Gallery Epiphania… Read more »

Brumbeat DJ & Live Music Guide Feb 2022

February 2022 brings a fantastic selection of live new music and DJ events to Birmingham. See below for our picks of the best music events in Birmingham… Read more »

BE Festival 15-18 February 2022

BE FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR A WINTER SEASON AT THE BIRMINGHAM REP, 15-18 FEBRUARY BE FESTIVAL, Birmingham’s festival celebrating the best of European theatre, returns to the Birmingham… Read more »

Independent Venue Week announces 2022 schedule inc. Wet Leg, IDLES, Yard Act, Nova Twins, Years & Years, Dele Sosimi, + more

INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK 2022MONDAY 31 JANUARY – SUNDAY 6 FEBRUARY SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED  OVER 200 INDEPENDENT UK VENUESACROSS 93 VILLAGES, TOWNS, & CITIESOVER 485 EVENTS–466 PERFORMANCES  |  11… Read more »

Christmas Bazaar in aid of Sifa Fireside Sunday 19th December

It’s party time at our CHRISTMAS BAZAAR!On Sunday 19th December 11am-6pm we are hosting some of our favourite Brummie Independent Businesses for Christmas shopping, wine (mulled), food & PARTY TIME at… Read more »

London or Birmingham, which is best for Christmas Cheer?

London and Birmingham, the capital city of England obviously being London and Brum, the second city and an hour and a half between them both by train…. Read more »

A free Winter Garden is coming to The Old Crown in Digbeth this December

A free Winter Garden is coming to The Old Crown in Digbeth this December

The team at Birmingham’s oldest pub, The Old Crown are ready to get you into the festive spirit with their Winter beer gardens this December, open for… Read more »

Brumbeat Xmas & NYE Live Music & DJ Guide 2021

Birmingham’s most extensive alternative monthly gig guide. Our Birmingham live music & DJ guide for December 2021, offers original and alternative nightlife, gigs, parties and music listings. We work… Read more »

Independent Venue Week 2022 announces partnership w/ So Young

Independent Venue Week and So Young team up to bring you three of the buzziest new bands from the UK underground scene in deep tan, DEADLETTER and… Read more »

7 days of Halloween at Actress and Bishop

7 days of Halloween at Actress and Bishop

36 Ludgate Hill, B1 1JY. Situated in Jewellery Quarter, 10 minute walk from City Centre, 5 minute walk from Snow Hill Station. This spooky season, The Actress… Read more »

Luna Springs brings Christmas spectacular to Digbeth with series of festive activities and entertainment

LUNA SPRINGS TO BRING CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR TO DIGBETH THIS WINTER A 20m x 10m ice rink will be installed at the Luna Springs site on Lower Trinity… Read more »

Birmingham Comedy Festival 2021 officially opened this weekend with a series of packed shows across the city

The long-running arts festival, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary, reported sell-outs from Russell Brand (Symphony Hall), and social media star Max Fosh (at The Glee… Read more »

Luna Springs brings Christmas spectacular to Digbeth with series of festive activities and ice rink!

Luna Springs brings Christmas spectacular to Digbeth with series of festive activities and ice rink!

A 20m x 10m ice rink will be installed at the Luna Springs site on Lower Trinity Street Festive entertainment schedule will take in a Santa Jazz… Read more »

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 »