Once spring sets in, Birmingham booms into life, offering a variety of music festivals. These festivals celebrate various art-forms, including music, food, dance, and visual art, all hosted at different exciting venues. Music lovers are spoilt for decisions when it comes to which music festivals to attend. Here are music festivals you should look out for in Birmingham.
Every year hundreds of music lovers flock to Birmingham during the end of August. The festival is usually staged at two venues on the same last weekend every year making it easy for patrons to attend these festivals from different parts. If you love headline artists like Pink! And Jay-Z then this is the festival you should turn up at. They have seen the likes of Jonas Blue, The Vamps, George Ezra, Clean Bandit, and the likes. The tickets are on sale a few months before the actual event and are usually priced at over $200 for the camping tickets.
Midland Forest Live
Well, this festival is not a music festival per se, but more of a live concert with several musicians taking an active part. If you like an outdoor concert with a series of artists who would show up to perform, then this one is for you. This festival is one without the party but more of the music for hardcore music lovers. The price of tickets depends on the artist you wish to see live. The woodland location of the festival is merely spectacular, for the lack of better work. Expect to see artists like Tom Jones or Rick Astley perform at these shows.
Beyond The Tracks Rock Festival
Rock festivals have died over the years around the world with everyone moving toward electronic music. However, this rock music festival is an attempt to revive the once thriving genre. The first ever rock show that runs over three days happens at Birmingham The success of the show has encouraged the organizers to continue every year too. While you might not see any of the rock legends at this festival, it’s a place for you to explore the newer rock Gods that are shaking the music industry. The tickets are also moderately priced.
Mostly Jazz, Funk, and Soul
That niche group of people who love jazz and soul finds that they have to shop around to see artists of their choice these days. This music festival is for that niche group of people. Every year there are hundreds of people who come from all over the UK and around the world to enjoy this festival and watch who is who in the Jazz industry. The festival usually runs over three days, and the prices of the tickets are specified by the day.
Bands on The Beacon
This festival is described as being one of the unique festivals that occur every year. The innovative festival takes place in the West Midlands and showcases over 30 live artists at the venue. Some of the big names like Cosmics, The Life and The Dead Sea Skulls perform at this festival. Good news for families is that this festival is kid-friendly and facilities are available if you want to take your children along too.