Festivals

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 »

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 »