Project SoundLounge festival set to take the city by storm on 7th – 9th August

Birmingham’s only free youth-led music festival coming to city in August.

Hosted at Brindley Place, Digbeth Dining Club and Town Hall, Project SoundLounge is a free festival that celebrates our city’s sounds – created entirely by the city’s burgeoning talented young musicians.

Project SoundLounge FlyerLegendary Birmingham reggae group Friendly Fire Band make their Town Hall debut at the Project SoundLounge festival on Saturday August 8th, alongside local names such as Namiwa Jazz, Lobster, Malarkey, Beatfreeks poets and many more.

Festival performances include soul and jazz artists, Midnight Magpie and Lumi HD at Spotlight in Digbeth as part of Digbeth Dining Club, and experimental hip hop trio Ruane Maurice and Birmingham hip hop native Sic’nis play Brindley Place band stand on Friday August 7th.

An array of food stalls will be supplied by Digbeth Dining Club, offering their locally sourced street food on both Friday 7th and outside Town Hall on Saturday 8th.

Birmingham folk-indie favourites Midnight Bonfires headline Town Hall on Sunday 9th August, together with Midlands rock group Piston and singer songwriters He Is A Pegasus, Dan Wilks and Matt Tyrer.

Full line-up

Friday 7th August

Saturday 8th August

Sunday 9th August


Town Hall

Town Hall


Friendly Fire Band

Midnight Bonfires

Ruane Maurice





He Is A Pegasus

Digbeth Dining Club from 8pm



Matt Tyrer


Midnight Magpie

Namiwa Jazz

Dan Wilkins


Lumi HD



tomlin mystic and Lion artLive Arts Radio will be recording festival highlights and broadcasting them post-festival, allowing for moments to be re-lived by those who were there, and for those that missed out to catch up on the festival’s best bits.

Now in its third year, Project SoundLounge is a Town Hall Symphony Hall project which empowers 16-25 year olds to tailor a music festival that directly reflects Birmingham’s contemporary, diverse and burgeoning music scenes. The Project SoundLounge program enables young creatives to develop their skills in marketing/production/programming, booking artists and providing a platform for younger audiences to experience live music for free.

Reggae, ska, indie, rock, folk, poetry, hip hop, jazz and soul – Project SoundLounge is a diverse celebration of a culturally and musically diverse city. This is our city, and these are our sounds. Be a part of it.

Project SoundLounge is important because it shines the spotlight on grassroots and local music scenes by bringing artists to the forefront of a world class organisation like THSH.” – Joe Cook, Project SoundLounge Fellow.