IMAGINED ISLE 2017
Fri 12 – Sun 14 May
Imagined Isle is BACK and better than ever! Featuring a specially curated line-up of nationally and internationally renowned artists, alongside profiling local and emerging talents, Imagined Isle celebrates the unique voices and sounds of folk, set against the iconic backdrop of Birmingham’s historic Town Hall. Enjoy the all-folk extravaganza on Friday’s Urban Folk Night, the plethora of blazing tunes from Rabscallion at a Family Ceilidh, the brilliant Fairport Convention and the compelling Jon Boden.
Imagined Isle 2017 – WEEKEND TICKET
For those who love folk fun and would like to join us for the whole festival, we’re offering weekend tickets for just £58! (inc. per ticket commission).
RUSSELL BRAND – RE:BIRTH – NEW DATE
Thu 8 March 2018, 8pm
Due to popular demand we’re announcing a second date for Russell’s new show – Re:Birth. Make sure you’ve got your ticket before it’s too late!
GLADYS KNIGHT PLUS SUPPORT
Sun 2 July, 7:30pm
The Empress Of Soul, Gladys Knight and seven-time Grammy Award winning icon will be performing all her classic hits: Midnight Train To Georgia, Help Me Make It Through The Night, Licence To Kill, The Way We Were, Baby Don’t Change Your Mind and You’re The Best Thing, plus tracks from her latest album Where My Heart Belongs.
IAN HUNTER & THE RANT BAND
Sun 25 June, 8pm
Ian Hunter is widely revered as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most compelling performers, as well as one of its most articulate songwriters. We all know him as author of such immortal anthems as All The Way From Memphis, Once Bitten, Twice Shy and Cleveland Rocks and the voice of such landmark albums as All The Young Dudes, Mott, Ian Hunter and You’re Never Alone With A Schizophrenic.
THE SPOOKY MEN’S CHORALE
Fri 14 July, 7:30pm
The Spooky Men’s Chorale are the gift that keeps on giving. As thunderous as a herd of wildebeest, as sly as a wagonload of Spike Milligans and as sonorous as a cloister of monks. You can’t miss them performing immense Georgian anthems, tender arrangements of traditional and contemporary classics, and their own uniquely entertaining songs and choreography.
JOHN MAYALL IN CONCERT SUPPORTED BY THE BUDDY WHITTINGTON BAND
Sat 21 October, 8pm
For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title, ‘The Godfather of British Blues’. Special guest and long term collaborator, Texan guitarist Buddy Whittington makes a welcome return with The Buddy Whittington Band.
SUPERSONIC FESTIVAL PRESENTS ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF
Fri 16 June, 7pm
The launch of this year’s Supersonic Festival takes place at Town Hall, Birmingham, and will be led by the formidable fingertips of Anna Von Hausswolff, seated at the historic organ. Anna will fuse tradition with guitar driven band and live electronics. A gothic tour de force!
JACK JONES 80TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION TOUR
Fri, 2 February 2018, 7:30pm
Described by Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett as the ‘Numero Uno’, now, at 80, Jack Jones is proving yet again just what took him to the top. He has 60 albums to his credit, two Grammies and another five nominations, an Emmy, and other awards too numerous to mention. Join Jack and celebrate his 80th Birthday!