Arts

Culture Feast

Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham

Culture Feast A menu of contemporary arts. Sample the best in Birmingham’s contemporary scene with access to seven theatre, dance, music, film and art events all for £30 total. It’s a truly unique experience – each evening you’ll be greeted by a member of the team who will welcome you to the event and afterwards you’ll get to let it all sink in in a post-event audience exchange, where you can chat to fellow Culture Feast visitors about what you’ve experienced (much like a “book group” for the contemporary arts). The events i

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Rie Nakajima

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Rie Nakajima is one of the most experimental artists working in the UK. Fusing sculpture and sound, her artistic practice is open to chance and the influence of others, raising important questions about the definition of art. Nakajima makes pieces often in direct response to architectural space, using a combination of kinetic devices, musical instruments and found objects. Ikon’s exhibition consists entirely of new work and includes a number of performances in collaboration with other artists. https://ikon-gallery.org

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Miss Black and Beautiful

mac Birmingham, Birmingham

MAC and Autograph ABP are proud to present the first major solo exhibition of photographs by the late Raphael Albert – cultural promoter, entrepreneur and photographer. For more than three decades from the late 1960s, Albert organised and documented numerous black British beauty pageants and other cultural events, while creating a portfolio of photographs of aspiring models in his home studio. His long and successful career as a promoter and chronicler of pageants included the establishment of Miss Black and Beautiful, Miss West Indies in G

Nightlife

ACES Marbella 2018 - The Afterparty

Mirage, Marbella

After The Party There's THE Afterparty! At Marbella's No1 Voted Nightclub - Mirage; ACES Takes Plaza Beach Into The Night...

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ACES Marbella 2018

Plaza Beach, Marbella

ACES is the brainchild of two former Marbella residents and promoters who know all about the Puerto Banus way of doing things! Their success hasn't gone unnoticed & have regular collaborations with Premium venues at home and abroad. Their weekly Saturday night is incredibly in it's 8th year at The Bowery Club Nottingham. They have collated the finest team of DJ’ing talent on offer that will have you dancing all day and well into the night… Returning again to Plaza Beach for their fifth summer of parties; we assure you these events are n

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From a Small Island

mac Birmingham, Birmingham

Award-winning photographer, Andrew Jackson has been commissioned to create a new series of work exploring identity, migration, memory and family. Following a visit to Jamaica in 2017, he investigates the identities of Jamaican Diaspora since the post-war migration to Britain, and the lives of second and third generation migrants born here. 'No one on that ship...thought we'd be leaving home forever, but when my father hugged me on the dockside, for some reason, I knew I'd never see him again as I had never seen him cry before. I still see my f

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A Matter of Life and Death Festival

Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham

In May 2018, our award-winning festival A Matter of Life and Death will return to Birmingham. Presented in association with a wide range of artists and venues across the city, the festival features a wide range of arts and culture events encouraging conversations about death and dying. http://brumyodo.org.uk/

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Et in Arcadia Ego

Ort Gallery, Birmingham

Artist Charlotte Jarvis has collaborated with Prof. Hans Clevers and Dr Jarno Drost at the Hubrecht Institute to grow her own tumour. The tumour is gut cancer that is genetically ‘Charlotte’ – grown from her own cells in the lab and exhibited in installation. The project aims to examine mortality and create a dialogue with and about cancer. The exhibition is made up of ‘sets’ in which the artist literally waits to meet and eventually confronts her tumour, but also a symbolic space in which the project can be discussed, dissected, co

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Blender School

Vivid Projects, Birmingham

Blender is a popular free and open source 3D modelling program used by professionals and amateurs for 2D/3D animation, making assets for games, video editing, motion graphics, compositing and more. Blender school will be a three-part workshop series, led by Antonio Roberts, that will act as an introduction to the software and its features. In these workshops you will be introduced to basic concepts of animation and navigating 3D space, eventually progressing to more advanced concepts and techniques such as particle generators, sculpting and co

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CHOREOMATCH

Vivid Projects, Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM DANCE NETWORK IN ASSOCIATION WITH VIVID LIVE CHOREOMATCH 21 MAY – 9 JUNE 2018 During May and June, Birmingham Dance Network in collaboration with Vivid Live will be in residence with their ChoreoMatch project, creating a space for dancers, choreographers and artists to experiment with an untested idea and meet new collaborators. This year, as part of Birmingham International Dance Festival 2018, the ChoreoMatch participants will present at Introducing… devised in situ at Vivid Projects for the first time, utilising the unique g

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Outchea X Bar Crawl

Truth Club - Tunnel Club, Birmingham

Let's get Wild and Wavy, OutcheaX is the bar crawl to end all bar crawls. We're doing things bigger and better this year introducing a brand new bar and loads of fun and exciting attractions to make this year one of the most unforgettable experiences EVER. The Ultimate barcrawl experience is back and your in for a surprise as we live up one of the most anticipated events in the student calendar. Grab your tshirts now and get ready, the countdown has begun.

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Barfest X Outchea

Starworks Warehouse, Wolverhampton

Get ready for the most explosive event of the decade! For the first time in the 5 year history of both brands; Barfest and Outchea come together to provide the ultimate urban raving experience. Do not be shocked when we say this is by far one of the most anticipated link ups in the student scene. 4,000 ravers, 2 super brands, 1 superclub, 1 night The experience which promises to be one of the most memorable occasions in your life...... we're Outchea at Barfest!!!

Food, Drink & Network

Digbeth Dining Club 24.05 - 26.05

Spotlight, Birmingham

Birmingham’s Original Street Food Event Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday 4pm - 11pm Spotlight, Digbeth This weeks’ traders: THURSDAY: Sonora Tacos / Urban Cheesecake / Baked In Brick FRIDAY: Sonora Tacos / Urban Cheesecake / Baked In Brick / Street Souvlaki / Grill Brazil / Habanero / Savanna Grill / Dim Sum Su / Dick's Smokehouse / Flying Cows SATURDAY: Sonora Tacos / Urban Cheesecake / Low n Slow / Street Souvlaki / Dim Sum Su / Leave It To Esmies / Middle Feast / Grill Brazil

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CIROCFEST

Truth Nightclub, Birmingham

FREE SHOTS OF CIROC Date - 25th MAY 2018 Truth Nightclub 51 St George St, Birmingham, B19 3QU Attractions on the night FREE SHOTS CIROC Confetti Canons Full Video Coverage Ciroc Slushie Candy Floss Ciroc Infused Cupcakes Free Sweets Cirocfest Goodie Bags Government ID required: Passport/Drivers licence/ PASS Card (18+) TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR GENERAL TICKET PURCHASES: 1. This ticket entitles the ticket holder to a single entrance  2. It is advised to arrive at 22:00 to avoid queuing times. 3. On arrival to the club bring your tick

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We Are FSTVL 2018

Upminster, Upminster

We Are FSTVL 2018 We Are FSTVL is one of the UK's premier dance music festivals, showcasing a top-tier lineup of house, techno, drum and bass and more mainstream dance on its self-proclaimed Airfield Dreams on the border of London. Joined by some of dance music's best promoters, such as UKF, Hospitality, Circo Loco, Paradise and Used & Abused, the weekender has played host to more shining lights than we can name since its inception in 2013. The last edition included sets from Jamie Jones, Ricardo Villalobos and Carl Cox, as well as a live per

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BBC Music Presents The Biggest Weekend 2018

War Memorial Park, Coventry

BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend will see music come together on the BBC like never before across TV, radio and online! With over 175,000 tickets available to the public, it is a one-off music festival which promises to bring the nation together for a massive celebration of live music. BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend will take place on four sites, in four nations, across four days. Belfast, Coventry, Perth and Swansea are the four UK cities that will host the event on the May bank holiday weekend from Friday 25th until Monday 28th May 2018. Ther

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All Points East 2018

Victoria Park, London

All Points East is a brand new ten day event in East London's beautiful Victoria Park encompassing a three day music festival, community focused programme of midweek entertainment and three huge APE Presents headline shows. www.allpointseastfestival.com

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Magic Door

Lab 11, Birmingham

Magic Door is not a metaphor, there is real Magic Door This is not a sex party Making underground dance music fun since 2012

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Solid. Grooves

Boxxed, Birmingham

25.05.18 Solid. Grooves teams up with The Portal to bring the groovers to Birmingham as part of #Solid6 UK tour Line up: Green Velvet Dennis Cruz PAWSA Eddy M Paradox City Roth$tein Craig & Grant Gordon Ryan Reidy Brum are you ready?

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Resonate Presents

The Courtyard, Birmingham

We're back again with another Electro showcase on the Friday of May bank holiday. We've invited none other than Radioactive Man down to do do a live set for us in The Courtyard... 'Keith Tenniswood (better known as Radioactive Man and to most perhaps best as one half of Two Lone Swordsmen with Andrew Weatherall) is one of those cult status DJ’s – skirting the vanguards of rave culture serving as the UK’s figurehead of Drexcyian born electro. Speak to many a contemporary and they cite R_man as one of their major influences and a producer

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Hospitality at Leamington | Assembly

Leamington Assembly, Leamington Spa

The world leading events brand is coming to Leamington! With shows across the globe across 3 continents and now throwing their own festivals in the UK and abroad; it's with great excitement we can bring you a party like no other. Show-stopping DJs, an unparalleled atmosphere with vibes by the barrel, what more could you want. --------------------- 18+ Leamington Assembly The Assembly, Spencer St, Leamington Spa CV31 3NF Doors: 22:30 - 04:00 LINE-UP Camo & Krooked Dj Marky Etherwood S.P.Y SpectraSoul Hugh Hardie Hosted By: Inja, LowQui Mc, D

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DNB Collective X Time Is Now

Amusement 13, Birmingham

We're linking back up with Drum & Bass heavyweight Turno to bring you another huge show with his brand Time Is Now. After the massive party at our last show together, we thought it was only right to bring a second installment back to Birmingham! Expect huge sound systems, a special line up, top class production & the best music! ------------------------------------------------------ ROOM 1: DNB COLLECTIVE X TIME IS NOW • TURNO W/ P MONEY & DREPS • KINGS OF THE ROLLERS W/ INJA • LOGAN D W/ HARRY SHOTTA • ANNIX B2B SUB ZERO W/ EKSMAN •

Food, Drink & Network

Elegante Life The Launch in association with NOIR

Grosvenor Casino Birmingham, Birmingham

Elegante Life The Launch in association with NOIR Starts at Grosvenor casino 7pm Nuvo After Party from 10pm Drink on Arrival 3 Course meal Gaming Tuition Even Bets Gaming Chip Slots Voucher Nuvo Afterparty Supa D Fluer KBsides Continental GT DJ VIP DJ Conz

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Brum Social Media Cafe

Kanteen Digbeth, Birmingham

Love Social Media? Or just want to know more? Come along to the friendly & informal Birmingham Social Media Cafe! Head on down to Digbeth and join the friendly Birmingham Social Media Cafe (BSMC) with Clive Reeves PR for their next meet up of 2018. On Friday 25th May the meetup makes its debut at the fabulous Kanteen so come and buy yourself a coffee, enjoy one of the delicious brunch options, grab a chair and bring your relaxed networking game. The BSMC is a free informal meetup in central Birmingham for those interested in social media, ho

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#169BBQWolves

Lounge 107 Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton

169 x HQM Entertainments Presents fun and entertainment in the sun with fantastic professional BBQ event in Wolverhampton. The venue is a licensed venue - there will be a bar - to purchase alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages etc. And Please remember to bring your government ID. Plus the taste of Delicious BBQ food from both Africa and Caribbean menu. Attractions - games area (pool and foosball tables), limited shisha which can be pre-ordered, indoor and outdoor sitting space, and more TBA. There will also be DJs on the day playing Old

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Birmingham Pride 2018

Birmingham Gay Village, Birmingham

Birmingham Pride is taking place on Friday 26 & Saturday 27 May 2018 Birmingham Pride is a weekend long LGBT festival held annually in the Gay Village on Hurst Street. It is uniquely the largest LGBT two day festival in the UK - and features a Carnival Parade through the city centre, plus the Main Pride Festival Site features the Nightingale Main Stage, dance arena, cabaret marquee, funfair, community village green, central market street, and the friendliest street party. http://www.birminghampride.com

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Brum's Big Fat Pizza Festival 2018

Leveldigbeth, Birmingham

The Biggest Big Fat Pizza Festival Returns To Birmingham! It’s tasty and topped with juicy double cheese combinations; it can only mean one thing! Brum’s Big Fat Pizza Festival is back! Making your cheesiest dreams come true pizza fans, pay attention! Taste and Liquor’s Big Fat Pizza Festival is the largest, most important pizza festival in the country. It’s a whole festival dedicated to Margherita’s, to Meat Feast’s, Hot and Spicy to Chocolate Nuttela Marshmallow Pizzas, we love ‘em all. Deep filled or thin and crispy, there’

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Gerd Janson, Alexander Nut & Byron The Aquarius

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

SATURDAY 26TH MAY Hare & Hounds Kings Heath 2 ROOM TAKE OVER Leftfoot & Shadow City PRESENT... ROOM 1 Gerd Janson (Running Back) Shadow City Soundsystem Leftfoot DJs ROOM 2 (Hosted by MoodFix) Alexander Nut (Eglo Records) Byron The Aquarius Leftfoot DJs MoodFix DJs Gerd Janson needs little introduction, apart from the fact he is probably your favourite DJs, favourite DJ. The Running Back head honcho & Robert Johnson resident has been serving the tastiest house and disco cuts for the past few years, and has grown to become one of the most

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Dippy on Tour

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham

The Natural History Museum’s famous Diplodocus, known as Dippy, is taking a road trip to Birmingham from 26th May - 9th September 2018. The British icon is on a mission to inspire five million natural history adventures, encouraging families to explore nature on their doorstep. Dippy on Tour will be a free ticketed event. Advanced booking is strongly advised as this will be a very popular exhibition. Dippy, has delighted visitors since he arrived in London in 1905. The Natural History Museum in partnership with the Garfield Weston Foundatio

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Moseley Arts Market

Moseley Park, Birmingham

Moseley is one of Birmingham's artistic hotbeds, home to many creative people. The Arts Market is a showcase for local talent and the best from further abroad. Held alongside the monthly Farmers' Market (on the final Saturday of the month) you'll find a range of original artworks, traditional and contemporary crafts, and handmade jewellery from professional and semi professional Designer/Makers who will be pleased to talk to you about their work or discuss bespoke commissions. Everything sold at Moseley Arts Market must be produced by the stall

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Pride Weekend Takeover

Amusement 13, Birmingham

Pride takeover at Amusement 13, Free entry with a pride wristband all weekend. Saturday 12pm - 5am Sunday 12pm - 5am Dj's playing over the two days, - Amo - Andre Amour - Canista - Clinton Shawe - Dean Curtis - Dr love - Dj Felix - Guy - JackBlack - Jade Marie & Ash Turner - Jamie sippitts - Jay Devour - Lisa Sharred - Lukey t - Matthew Dobbs - Michael Felton - Ric James - Ste Jenko - Tom Brown - Tiny Dee - Tomola Pearson - Vibe Guys >> Sat Night << 9pm - 5am Tunnel Vision takeover bringing there groovers to the decks with a full venu

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The Hip-Hop Colour Festival 2018

Leveldigbeth, Birmingham

UK’s 1st Hip Hop Colour Festival Launches in Birmingham! Throw your colour in the air like you just don’t care for the UK’s first Hip Hop Colour Festival! Brought to you by Multi-Award Winning Shaanti - an essential part of the city's music scene since the 1999 - in association with street-food alternative event pioneers Taste and Liquor. The Hip Hop Colour Festival is an annual event that showcases the positivity of Hip-Hop culture at Level Digbeth, a converted Cash and Carry in Digbeth. The festival promises to be like no other, wi

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PENDA

Dig Brew Co, Birmingham

BUNNY CAM THE DARRS ELLIOTT GUEST

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Maidenhead Food & Fitness Festival

Maidenhead, Maidenhead

Enjoy Maidenhead invites the whole family to the inaugural Maidenhead Food & Fitness Festival to celebrate health and wellbeing across the town centre in 2018. A healthy lifestyle, balancing great food and fitness and the most comprehensive town centre regeneration plan Maidenhead has ever seen has inspired this two day event. Held across two days between the hours of 10:00am and 17:00pm the Maidenhead Food & Fitness Festival will be spread throughout the Town Centre, Kidwells Park and the Town Moor. We will accommodate a variety of food,

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INSIDE Food

Maidenhead Amphitheatre, Maidenhead

The definitive Food discussion, presented directly Chefs, Food experts and personalities.

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Warwick Food Festival

Warwick Town Centre, Warwick

Warwick Food Festival will return for it's fourth year on Sunday 27th May 2018, 10AM - 6PM to celebrate the diverse food and drink from across Warwick District and beyond. The Festival will feature a mouth-watering line up of over 60 food & drink traders, live entertainment and kids activities along with Local Chefs who will showcase the very best of the town’s culinary offer on the Live Cookery Theatre. Warwick's Food & Drink Festival is a celebration of the town’s fantastic restaurants, bars, and cafes, as well as some of the finest reg

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MOKO Presents... The Big Bear Project Sunset Spray Afterparty

Newscafe, Marbella

The First of its Kind. MOKO Presents... The Big Bear Project Sunset Spray After Party Hosted by Rogan Oconnor (MTV, EOTB) Food powered by Nao Sponsored by ACES Couture We take over the rooftop of the Marbella hotspot ‘Newscafe’ for an sunset spray afterparty full of antics canapés, cocktails & absolute mischief... Food & Canapés provided by @naopoolclub Clothing giveaways by @acescouture. It’s time to bring a new edge to Marbella. 7pm - late TABLE PACKAGES: €400 pack: 0.70cl goose&0.70cl moet Entrance for 4 €650 pack:

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Crane

CRANE, Birmingham

CRANE: PATRICK TOPPING ALAN FITZPATRICK JOSH WINK ELLIOT ADAMSON B2B ALEX VIRGO ANDY STYLER +MORE TBA SUN 27TH MAY DAYTIME PARTY 13.00_00.00_GMT www.therainbowvenues.co.uk

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GLAS presents Peace & Love Party

Lab 11, Birmingham

Big up all the GLAS easter Ravers!! That was a serious party yet again, the whole venue was popping all day / night long! Shout outs to TODDLA T, Sam Divine, DOORLY, Cause & Affect UK & all our residents! We are back on Bank Holiday Sunday 27th May with the massive Peace & Love Party!! Lineup and details coming soon. www.GLASparty.com

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Hidden Agenda

Hawker Yard, Birmingham

Off the back of our huge Birmingham launch show at Amusement 13 we will be back May 27th this time bringing the irie ness to Hawker Yard! Hawker Yard is Birmingham’s only cargotecture concept bar, streetfood and event venue. Inspired by the ruin bars of Budapest and the Hawker Centres of South East Asia and built on disused, brownfield land from upcycled materials. This truly unique, eclectic and inspiring venue has hosted hip hop legend KRS One, Mr Jangles’ New Year Rave and many other top class events. Food will be available on the nig

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Dutty Wine n' Dine

Digbeth Dining Club, Birmingham

Digbeth Dining Club & Only Jerkin' team up for a Sunday day-time party! Think reggae, rum, fried chicken and dancehall vibes all day long!

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NO MERCI | May Bank Holiday 27.05.18

Omeara, London

We are back. 100% confirmed ready to deal with the May Bank Holiday in true no merci fashion. All details for this night are being confirmed and we will not fail to deliver. Purchase a ticket to guarantee entry.

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The Rbar Courtyard Party Part 2

R/Bar, Leicester

After a sell out opening party on the 6th of may , we will be back bringing the house on the 27th Doors open at 2pm

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Avenger's Movie Marathon

The Mockingbird Bar and Theatre, Birmingham

Assemble your friends... The Mockingbird present a movie challenge worthy of Earth's Mightiest Heroes! The Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen proudly (and perhaps insanely) present The Avengers MARATHON! Over two action-packed days, the Digbeth cinema here at the Custard Factory will screen NINE movies back-to-back from across the whole Marvel film universe! The marathon will also lead into a screening of the new Avengers: Infinity War so if you really have the stamina, you could get extra tickets and go for the perfect ten! **Sunday 27th May** 11

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MOKO Summer Party

Bambu, Birmingham

MOKO Summer Party 11pm - 4am DJs Reckless DJ Curtis Meredith DJ Melstarr ADB Hosted by LUSH and I AM PR This ticket does not guarantee entry. Security maintain the right to carry out full searching upon entry. Tickets are non refundable & only permits entry to the ticket purchaser.

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OKO Jerk Brunch Bank Holiday Special

Nuvo Bar Birmingham, Birmingham

OKO Jerk Brunch Bank Holiday Special Nuvo Birmingham 3pm - 11pm Hosted by Zeeks Chow DJs Courtney Shaw DJ VIP Cherryboii Chris K Zeeks Chow OKO BRUNCH is back but this time we are adding a little TWIST!!!!! You best believe we have a whole lot in store this time around, OKO Brunch is daytime dining, drinking & dancing party and is not one to be missed. The Brunch will see the Debut of DJ ZEEKS CHOW one of Birmingham’s newest and soon to be hottest DJs. In support will also be an array of Top DJ’s in Courtney Shaw, Chris K, DJ VIP & D

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KoOKyLoCo Glitter Brunch Party at M Victoria Street

M Victoria Street, London

FOR 6 WEEKS ONLY, KOOKYLOCO & SHINE SHACK WILL BE TAKING OVER THE AWARD-WINNING M VICTORIA STREET, BRINGING YOU THE ULTIMATE GLITTER BRUNCH PARTY! FREE-FLOW PROSECCO & COCKTAILS FOR THE FIRST HOUR AND A HALF PLUS FREE GLITTER & GEM MAKEUP ON ARRIVAL. If it's your birthday, WhatsApp us after buying your tickets, so that we can make it special for you: 07742840152 Prepare to be fully immersed in exciting, crazy & entertaining performances during the brunch while feasting on a 5-star, 4-course meal. This is your chance to experience the opulen

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INSIDE Fitness

Maidenhead Amphitheatre, Maidenhead

The definitive Fitness discussion, presented directly Chefs, Food experts and personalities.

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Slam Dunk Festival: Midlands 2018

NEC Birmingham, Marston Green

#SDF18 IS HERE! http://slamdunkmusic.com/ Since starting in 2006 our all-day festival has grown into a rite of passage for lovers of pop-punk and rock music alike. With 8 stages of bands and thousands of like-minded festival goers Slam Dunk Festival is now a key date in the summer festival calendar, be part of it!

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Primavera Sound 2018

PARC DEL FÒRUM, Barcelona

For more than sixteen years now Primavera Sound has been consistently offering successful musical events. The Barcelona-based music promotion company has, since its modest beginnings, developed a strong commitment to music so that spectators from different generations can enjoy the experience of live music to the full. This is clearly reflected in the innovative quality of its events, that exude coherence, eclecticism and the love of risk taking and are characterised by its unmistakeable artistic line strongly influenced by rock, pop and the mo

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Triple Cooked

Boxxed, Birmingham

Birmingham! We’re back baby! After our huge SELL-OUT in February, we return with our incredible Summer Jamboree tour! This is our final event of the academic year, as we transform each space into a mix of bright lights, summer vibes & engaging artists! We cannot wait to celebrate the end of your exams! Expect creative spaces of live art, unique decor, live music + Disco, House and other genres. triplecooked.co.uk

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Earth Garden 2018

Ta'Qali National Park, Attard

EARTH GARDEN FESTIVAL is an annual outdoor Non-Mainstream Music Festival held on the beautiful, sunny and affordable island of Malta right in the centre of the Mediterranean sea. The Festival features 5 different music stages namely: Roots Stage, Enchanted Forest, Electronic Sphere, Strawberry Hill and a very well organized live Jamming Area. Retaining the green footprint & eclectic music styles, it features over 100 acts from all over the World and the music styles played at the festival vary from World Music, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Ska, Dub, Reg

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TEKTU

Lab 11, Birmingham

Whoever went to last year’s summer party knows we like to see the year off in style and this year will be no different. Birmingham, we’re taking you on a journey! TEKTU Presents: The Vacation Expect three fully themed rooms with by far the MADDEST production we’ve ever done and the use of outdoor space to enhance those sweet summer vibes T xo

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Field Day 2018

Brockwell Park, London

We’re thrilled to announce the line-up for Field Day 2018 in Brockwell Park on Friday 2 & Saturday 3 June! In her only UK performance of 2018, Erykah Badu is set to headline the Friday. The Barn, which launched at Field Day last year will make a welcome return on the Saturday. Big enough to rival the main stage, the hanger-like construction with state of the art sound and incredible lighting will play host to performances from Four Tet (live), Nils Frahm, Floating Points and more. Also joining us for our first venture to Brockwell Park, the

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Rock Am Ring 2018

Nürburgring, Nürburg

The line-up has been revealed for 2018’s Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park festivals. The twin festival take place concurrently in Nürburgring and Nuremberg, Germany. 2018’s events will run from June 1-3. It has been announced that 2018’s edition of the rock-leaning festivals will be headlined by Foo Fighters, Thirty Seconds To Mars and Gorillaz. They will be joined on the bill by Marilyn Manson, Avenged Sevenfold, Rise Against, Stone Sour, Good Charlotte, Jimmy Eat World, Bullet For My Vallentine, A Perfect Circle, Enter Shikari, Asking

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Applebum

Lab 11, Birmingham

For our biggest & final shakedown of the year we celebrate from day till early morn' transforming LAB11 into a Day & Night Block Party from 6pm-4am! We celebrate the birthplace of Hip-Hop & take you on a journey through art, music & culture of a movement that helped shape generations! Our biggest event to date kicks off at 6pm, spread across an incredible outdoor Applebum stage & 3 rooms of the finest beats. We throw it down with summer time heat & only good vibes for our final event of the year! ★ WHAT TO EXPECT ★ Outdoor Stage 3 Rooms o

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Off The Cuff Launch

The Courtyard, Birmingham

From the curators of TEKTU and Resonate. Off The Cuff is a brand focusing on House, Techno & Disco in intimate venues. With our love for House, Techno and Disco in mind, we're bringing you the likes of Jasper James for our launch event on Friday the 1st of June. This is a very LIMITED cap event. Picking the Friday of the final blowout weekend in Birmingham after exams are finished, Jasper and our residents are set to tear up what is going to be a very wild one in The Courtyard! 'Emerging from his roots as a leading tastemaker in Glasgow’

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Birmingham International Dance Festival

Victoria Square, Birmingham

Birmingham International Dance Festival (BIDF) is an award-winning biennial festival presenting a vibrant programme of international dance in venues and public spaces across Birmingham; creates distinctive new work; builds audiences; and engages communities in stimulating participatory activity. Since its beginnings in 2008, BIDF has played a vital role in putting dance centre stage in Birmingham and has become a powerful cultural asset for the city. BIDF 2018 will capitalise on the success of past editions. With a refreshed and refocused visio

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Chicken Nugget Festival

Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM - We are on the hunt for the KING & QUEEN of the Nuggets! The Nug Life’s taking The Chicken Nugget Festival on a UK Tour of 15 Major UK Cities for quite possibly the WORLDS LARGEST Nugget celebration! What to expect? - 1000s of FREE Chicken Nuggets (We’re anticipating close to 200,000 across the 15 Cities!) - Deliveries of Fresh Nuggets Every 15 Minutes ALL NIGHT! - #NugLife On Stage Eating Contest - Who will take home our Nugget encrusted crown? - Giant Floating Nuggets - Nugget Themed Photobooth - Live DJs playing Party Anthe

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Outdoor Summer Special

Monastery Digbeth, Birmingham

Reflect is back for our final big event of the year and we are going out with a bang with our usual array of multiple genres: DISCO & HOUSE // BASS & BASSLINE // UK FUNKY & GARAGE & GRIME // JUNGLE & DRUM AND BASS We have an amazing all day outdoor summer party for up to 1000 of you to attend with an outdoor arena we like to call ‘The Viaduct’, the Disco Taxi and a special secret indoor room ‘The Lost Room’, all full of music and decorations to end the year. We will also be seeing the return of TC4 to reflect and second time lucky

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Carnival Magnifico 2018

Boxxed, Birmingham

Due to overwhelming demand we are looking at some options to make the capacity of this show bigger - we will have news very soon on this! So please sign up for the Carnival Magnifico Waiting List to be first in line to get tickets when more become available carnivalmagnifico.com Carnival Magnifico 2018 Saturday 2nd June Boxxed Complex 2pm - 2am After losing our beloved Arena home for our annual summer Carnival Magnifico spectacular it looked like we might have to give up this year’s event! However, we have decided to keep the party going a

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We Love Green 2018

Plaine de la Belle Etoile, Paris

The spirit of We Love Green Every year, We Love Green invites wild and exciting artists who draw the music of our time. An eclectic program that crosses the bridges between indie and electro. A French scene does not lack lights (Christine & The Queens, Camille) and a window on the new pop rock guard. But above all, a great desire for diversity in all forms of hip-hop: from the first festival of PNL to the coronation of Action Bronson, and incredible performances of the new jewels Anderson .Paak or Damso. The music programming flourishes on tw

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ValeFest 2018

The Vale, University of Birmingham, Kidderminster

Europe's largest student-run charity festival is back for it's 14th year, and this year, it's JUNGLE THEMED! Last year we raised over £40,000 for mental health charities RSVP and BasicNeeds and this year we're hoping to raise even more for homelessness charities SifaFireside and ShelterBox! If you're interested in the work they do, check out their websites here: http://www.sifafireside.co.uk/ and https://www.shelterbox.org/. This year we're bringing bigger and better bands to the Vale (including acts playing at some of the biggest festivals

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02.31 pres

Lab 11, Birmingham

02.31 PRESENTS SUMMER BREAK FESTIVAL Lets Kick start Summer with this HUGE inner city festival !!! June 2nd at Lab 11 taking over 5 rooms of music !!! www.lab11.co.uk

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Cream Classics

Leveldigbeth, Birmingham

Cream Classics Is Back and we have chosen one of the rawest spaces in Birmingham a disused cash and carry in the heart of Birmingham - Get Ready this is a game changer Judge Jules Seb fontaine Brandon Block John Kelly Rue Jay George Kafetzis Mike Catherall http://cream.co.uk/

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Portal

Lab 11, Birmingham

On Sunday 3rd June we throw our annual Summer Showcase. We're celebrating the start of the summer ▲ 4 Rooms of Music ▲ Full 'Surreal Summer' Decor Venue Transformation ▲ Actors ▲ Food Vendors Full Lineup & more info to be announced

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KoOKyLoCo Glitter Brunch Party at M Victoria Street

M Victoria Street, London

FOR 6 WEEKS ONLY, KOOKYLOCO & SHINE SHACK WILL BE TAKING OVER THE AWARD-WINNING M VICTORIA STREET, BRINGING YOU THE ULTIMATE GLITTER BRUNCH PARTY! FREE-FLOW PROSECCO & COCKTAILS FOR THE FIRST HOUR AND A HALF PLUS FREE GLITTER & GEM MAKEUP ON ARRIVAL. If it's your birthday, WhatsApp us after buying your tickets, so that we can make it special for you: 07742840152 Prepare to be fully immersed in exciting, crazy & entertaining performances during the brunch while feasting on a 5-star, 4-course meal. This is your chance to experience the opulen

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Sunset on the Terrace

Lab 11, Birmingham

We’re back at it again with everyone's favourite knees up of the year, Sunset on the Terrace! As your final term draws to a close there’s no better way to welcome the summer than by two stepping into the night to the eclectic sounds of Dutch debonair Young Marco. Brought to you by the creative minds behind Shadow City and Leftfoot, Sunset on the Terrace sells out every single year. Join us on LAB11's outdoor terrace for an all day party with incredible music and cocktails. ---- Young Marco In previous years we have welcomed the likes of

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Disko Haus V: Sunset Sessions

Amusement 13, Birmingham

Disko Haus is back for our summer special and we're pulling out all the stops for this one! Disko Haus V - Sunset Sessions will feature two rooms of music brought to you by Big Miz, Tommy Vercetti, our residents and Birmingham's best upcoming student DJs. We will have DJs both inside and outside, so you can enjoy the sunset AND the music. We are transforming Amusement 13 into a summer paradise where you can truly let loose. With support from Jasper James, Denis Sulta and many more heavyweight DJs, the Dixon Avenue Basement Jams poster boy ha

Music

ILUVLIVE & MEISTAR Present Fusion - networking for the next generation of the music business!

Zigfrid Von Underbelly, London

Fusion is back! After the huge success in 2017, the UK’s homegrown live music night ILUVLIVE has teamed up with MEISTAR MUSIC to bring you the second Fusion of 2018, a networking event for the next generation of the music business. Organized with the aim to assemble aspiring young creatives, students and entry-level professionals from all fields of the music industry. The event is designed to connect ambitious creatives as well as enjoy live music from some great UK talent. Whether you’re an artist looking for a producer, perhaps a produce

Music

Toddla T Steezy Wonderland Pool Parties

Ibiza Rocks, Sant Antoni de Portmany

From Notting Hill to Ibiza, the carnival continues this summer as we bring you 4 brand new Steezey Wonderland Pool Parties curated by Producer, Radio 1 DJ and carnival legend Toddla T. What is Steezey Wonderland you ask? It is more than just a party, it’s a celebration and a lifestyle. Think the brightest boldest colours, Caribbean fused decor and party-goers shaking, skanking, dutty-whining and twerking to the sounds of dancehall, bashment, grime, garage, D&B, House and the best island sounds. So get ready to whine to the hottest music, bl

Arts

Osman Yousefzada

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

This will be the first solo exhibition by Birmingham-born fashion designer Osman Yousefzada. A firm fixture at London Fashion Week, Osman is the go to designer for a host of celebrities and high-profile women from the worlds of art, film, design, entertainment and commerce. His style combines haute couture techniques and fabrics with modern perception of what women need today along with strong social commentary. Ikon’s galleries will be transformed by an installation that displays Osman’s own creations with assemblages of ‘metamorphosed

Music

Download Festival 2018

Donington Park, Castle Donington

Download Festival is the home of rock and metal and takes place on the sacred grounds of Donington Park, which has been associated with rock since the 80's. The festival attracts icons of to its main stage, plus some of the best and hottest new acts in the world. AC/DC, KISS, Metallica, Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, Rage Against The Machine, Slipknot, Linkin Park and many more have all headlined its main stage. http://www.downloadfestival.co.uk

Nightlife

Summer Of Love

Lab 11, Birmingham

This June a new chapter begins. We're taking it back to the 60s & 70s the era of peace & love! Expect - Day and Night party - Full Venue Decor - Campervan Photo Booth - Hippie shades - Flower garlands - Facepaints - Glitter + more Peace x www.lab11.co.uk

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Birmingham Coffee Festival 2018

Custard Factory, Birmingham

Sipping, Shopping & Networking. ​ Coffee is the perfect way to bring people together. From independent coffee houses and specialty roasters, to companies that are expanding across the UK, we love to celebrate the gift that is the coffee bean. And our great news is that we want to share this tasty gift with you. Wake your senses and get involved – we can't wait to meet you. ​ These three days (including a Friday trade day) will bring together the top 40 independent coffee shops and coffee culture experiences from the local area and beyond

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Parklife 2018

Heaton Park, Prestwich

Parklife is officially coming... Weekend and Day tickets are on sale now! Join us in Heaton Park this 9–10th June, with The xx, Liam Gallagher, N.E.R.D, Skepta and many more! https://parklife.uk.com

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VOCAL Rooftop & Loft Party

TWENTY2, Birmingham

It's BACK... We return to the infamous Twenty2 Rooftop and Loft for another unforgettable party!! Funky feel good house and disco over 2 floors. FULL LINE UP TBA Very strict capacity*** https://www.facebook.com/vocalpeopleuk/ #vocalpeople

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The Rice Festival 2018

Leveldigbeth, Birmingham

Mark your calendars and come celebrate the beloved grain at the first Annual UK Rice Festival launches in Birmingham. Welcome to the UKs first Rice Festival 2018. White, Brown, Sticky or Wild there's nothing more delicious then a large bowl of rice. In our minds rice often ends up being an afterthought. A side dish or a cheeky takeout. But here's the thing — really good rice can totally handle the spotlight. In fact, it wants to be front and center, filling your plate with all kinds of deliciousness. Let the rice have what it wants, alrea

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Rum in Brum 2018

The Prince of Wales Moseley, Birmingham

Rum in Brum is back! 2018 heralds our fourth year running Birmingham’s ORIGINAL rum festival and we’re going bigger and better than ever before! Spread across two days for a second time, we’re bringing even more of the world’s finest rums, their ambassadors, more mouth-watering street food, live music, entertainment & much more! Tickets cost £25. For that you get... * Entry to the festival (obviously!) * A free welcome cocktail on arrival * Free open access to a range of FREE tasters, masterclasses & entertainment * Access to bespok

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World Gin Day Cruise

Brindley Place, Birmingham

World Gin Day created by Birmingham’s Neil Houston in 2009 from a blog called yetanothergin and 2 months after the UKs first modern dedicated gin bar launched again in Birmingham called ‘The Jekyll & Hyde’ by The Gintleman we go back to its routes with a celebration of 5 Gins and Tonics from around the World from the luxurious converted barge ‘Away2Dine’ Taking in a genteel 2 hour cruise along the historic Birmingham & Worcester canal passing the cities only dedicated Distillery, a craft gin bar plus landmarks Brindley Place, The Ba

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PALM

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

THIS IS TMRW PRESENTS SUN JUNE 10TH HARE AND HOUNDS 2 Palm + SPECIAL GUESTS TBA PALM - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaWtA9e-2XM Palm plays rock music backwards. Eve Alpert and Kasra Kurt’s guitars occupy themselves most often with the pace-keeping work typical of a rhythm section. Meanwhile, Gerasimos Livitsanos’ bass and Hugo Stanley’s drums perform commentary and reportage from their deeply embedded positions at the front. The band is firmly attached to the physicality of rock, but not as much its tone; their instruments tend t

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KoOKyLoCo Glitter Brunch Party at M Victoria Street

M Victoria Street, London

FOR 6 WEEKS ONLY, KOOKYLOCO & SHINE SHACK WILL BE TAKING OVER THE AWARD-WINNING M VICTORIA STREET, BRINGING YOU THE ULTIMATE GLITTER BRUNCH PARTY! FREE-FLOW PROSECCO & COCKTAILS FOR THE FIRST HOUR AND A HALF PLUS FREE GLITTER & GEM MAKEUP ON ARRIVAL. If it's your birthday, WhatsApp us after buying your tickets, so that we can make it special for you: 07742840152 Prepare to be fully immersed in exciting, crazy & entertaining performances during the brunch while feasting on a 5-star, 4-course meal. This is your chance to experience the opulen

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Unspeakable Summer Sesh

Spotlight, Birmingham

Following the energy of our last two nights with MOHO we're setting up Summer camp to kick off our new residency with Spotlight We're pulling out the robo shades and turning the sun's energy into electric soul this time around with The Unspeakable SUMMER SESH Inspired by the Eclectic Soul/Future Beats movement Pioneered by Brands such as Soulection and Future Beats Records, Unspeakable brings a party like none other in Birmingham with the best of Hip-Hop, R&B, Trap, Garage, Grime, Dancehall & the hardest flips to your favourite music from th

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KoOKyLoCo Glitter Brunch Party at M Victoria Street

M Victoria Street, London

FOR 6 WEEKS ONLY, KOOKYLOCO & SHINE SHACK WILL BE TAKING OVER THE AWARD-WINNING M VICTORIA STREET, BRINGING YOU THE ULTIMATE GLITTER BRUNCH PARTY! FREE-FLOW PROSECCO & COCKTAILS FOR THE FIRST HOUR AND A HALF PLUS FREE GLITTER & GEM MAKEUP ON ARRIVAL. If it's your birthday, WhatsApp us after buying your tickets, so that we can make it special for you: 07742840152 Prepare to be fully immersed in exciting, crazy & entertaining performances during the brunch while feasting on a 5-star, 4-course meal. This is your chance to experience the opulen

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Tenerife Escape (7 Days)

Tenerife, Adeje

Tenerife Escape is the brand new holiday experience celebrating urban music culture in one of the most renowned island in the Canaries. We’re bringing a full end experience featuring Boat Parties, Beach Club Nights, Mountain Excursions, Water Park Experiences and much more. Join our line-up of the most current names in UK Radio, the hottest urban talent currently making their name on the scene and fresh appearances and surprises to complete your experience. Be part of the new go-to summer getaway for urban music lovers as we escape to Tener

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Tenerife Escape (5 Days)

Tenerife, Arona

Tenerife Escape is the brand new holiday experience celebrating urban music culture in one of the most renowned island in the Canaries. We’re bringing a full end experience featuring Boat Parties, Beach Club Nights, Mountain Excursions, Water Park Experiences and much more. Join our line-up of the most current names in UK Radio, the hottest urban talent currently making their name on the scene and fresh appearances and surprises to complete your experience. Be part of the new go-to summer getaway for urban music lovers as we escape to Tener

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TE Boat Parties

Tenerife, Adeje

Tenerife Escape is the brand new holiday experience celebrating urban music culture in one of the most renowned island in the Canaries. We’re bringing a full end experience featuring Boat Parties, Beach Club Nights, Mountain Excursions, Water Park Experiences and much more. Join our line-up of the most current names in UK Radio, the hottest urban talent currently making their name on the scene and fresh appearances and surprises to complete your experience. Be part of the new go-to summer getaway for urban music lovers as we escape to Tener

Arts

Francis Alÿs

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Ikon’s exhibition by Mexico-based artist Francis Alÿs reflects on the notion of turbulence itself, from simple instability to chaos, from a meteorological phenomenon to a geopolitical context, from a simple knot in the hair to an ascending spiral. Knots represent links and bonds, as well as resistance and binding. Tornado (2000-10), a 30-35 min’ video sees the artist chasing “dust devils” and attempting to enter their eye with a camera in hand. Alÿs films their windless core, a monochrome of dust that literally abstracts him from the

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Isle of Wight Festival 2018

Seaclose Park, Newport

It’s widely known that The Isle of Wight Festival is the first major festival in the UK summer calendar every year. But the Festival’s heritage reaches back over an extraordinary 45 years, is incredibly rich and varied and some facts are better known than others. Here, we share some of our favourites with you … The Isle of Wight Festival began with a series of Festivals between 1968 and 1970, widely acknowledged as Europe’s equivalent of Woodstock. In 1970, a line up over 5 days included (amongst others) Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Do

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Supersonic Festival 2018

Digbeth, Birmingham

“Supersonic reasserts itself as the best European festival for new music” The Quietus Starting as a one-day event in Birmingham in 2003, Supersonic Festival, curated and produced by Capsule , is now an internationally renowned experimental music and arts festival. Occupying an exalted position at the heart of Brimingham’s cultural life, as well as attracting an international audience, after a year hiatus Supersonic Festival returned in 2017 bigger and bolder than ever before, reasserting itself as ‘the best European festival for new mu

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TRMNL Terrace Sessions

Lab 11, Birmingham

Soul Clap return for their annual summer party / terrace takeover. Full lineup coming soon. Sat 23rd June 8pm-4am lab11.co.uk

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Pizza & Prosecco Festival Birmingham Returns

Boxxed, Birmingham

Welcome to the Pizza & Prosecco Festival The ultimate food pair party is coming to your city after a sold out 2017 tour across the UK. Get your slice of fun while you sip on bubbles to a singalong sound track that's cheesier than your pizza topping. Each ticket includes: entry & entertainment, a free Aperol Spritz, a prosecco bible and a slice of rustic pizza to get your taste buds going. Entertainment Singalong Classics DJ's Live singers and performers Bubbles 20 Types of Prosecco Prosecco Cocktails A free spritz upon entry from

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Club Fierce: Dance Amnesty

Quantum Exhibition Centre, Birmingham

CLUB FIERCE: DANCE AMNESTY SAT 23 JUNE, 10PM UNTIL LATE Quantum Exhibition Centre £5 in advance, £8 on the door Age 18+ Club Fierce is back to close Birmingham's International Dance Festival, the award-winning biennial festival, with an unmissable party. For BIDF, we’re harbouring some of the world’s Fiercest dance outlaws to whom no move is illegal. Away from the law, these mavericks will pull any shapes they like, and you’re invited to join them. Expect performance, live music and DJs.

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KoOKyLoCo Glitter Brunch Party at M Victoria Street

M Victoria Street, London

FOR 6 WEEKS ONLY, KOOKYLOCO & SHINE SHACK WILL BE TAKING OVER THE AWARD-WINNING M VICTORIA STREET, BRINGING YOU THE ULTIMATE GLITTER BRUNCH PARTY! FREE-FLOW PROSECCO & COCKTAILS FOR THE FIRST HOUR AND A HALF PLUS FREE GLITTER & GEM MAKEUP ON ARRIVAL. If it's your birthday, WhatsApp us after buying your tickets, so that we can make it special for you: 07742840152 Prepare to be fully immersed in exciting, crazy & entertaining performances during the brunch while feasting on a 5-star, 4-course meal. This is your chance to experience the opulen

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BIFF: Bird Of Dusk

mac Birmingham, Birmingham

Birmingham Indian Film Festival returns, showcasing a new and exciting selection of cutting-edge independent films that are guaranteed to entertain and offer fascinating insights into a billion South Asian lives. A fearless, elegant and poetic insight into the career and private life of the late and legendary director Rituparno Ghosh. Sangeeta Datta’s film invites reflections by some of Indian cinema’s finest actors and filmmakers who recall Ghosh’s impact on their lives. These are montaged with Ghosh’s films and his interviews, depict

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TRNSMT Festival 2018

Glasgow Green, Glasgow

REPEAT TRANSMISSION. After an incredible first year at Glasgow Green, we are excited to announce that TRNSMT Festival will return to Glasgow Green on 6-8 July 2018. Stay tuned for more information. http://trnsmtfest.com

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Dark Horse Presents

Dark Horse Moseley, Birmingham

Birmingham based Hoopla Blue are live at Dark Horse Presents on Friday the 29th of June. Their AA-side single “Breasts/Bread”, released via independent label FOMA was lauded by the likes of Clash Magazine, Q Magazine, BBC Radio 6 Music, Fused Magazine, BBC Music Introducing and named “ones to watch” by John Kenndy of Radio X. They have shared the stage with the likes of The Flaming Lips, Algiers, Public Service Broadcasting, Let's Eat Grandma, Kite Base, Lowly, Mothers, Blaenavon and Dutch Uncles to highlight a few. Doors open at 9pm

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Roskilde Festival 2018

Roskilde, Roskilde

Roskilde Festival is the largest North European culture and music festival and has existed since 1971. We are a non-profit organisation consisting of about 50 full-time employees and thousands of volunteers. www.roskilde-festival.dk

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Awakenings Festival 2018

Heining, Amsterdam

Awakenings Festival is one of the most well known electronic events in Europe and the largest outdoor techno festival in the world. With 80.000 visitors in a weekend Awakenings Festival is the highlight of Europe’s techno music calendar. Techno pioneers such as Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Nina Kraviz, Loco Dice, Ben Klock, Len Faki, Jamie Jones, Joris Voorn, Joseph Capriati and Sven Väth, are playing records alongside Awakenings Festival 2018 debutantes like Honey Dijon, Peggy Gou, I hate models, Konstantin, Silent Servent and Palmbomen II (live

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The Juicy Dumpling Festival

Leveldigbeth, Birmingham

Big, fat, steamed or fried Taste and Liquor brings together the best dumplings the UK can find. It may be a pocket filled with dough but everyone has their favourite. Be it sweet, savory, stewed or boiled join us for the UK’s first international dumpling festival. The Juicy Dumpling Festival celebrates these fat balls of mouth-watering deliciousness at Level in Digbeth. Taste and Liquor's Juicy Dumpling Festival (TM2018) www.tasteandliquor.com

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The Acid Experiment

Lab 11, Birmingham

THE ACID EXPERIMENT BRINGS THE SUMMER OF LOVE INTO 2018 Being the 30th anniversary of the infamous summer of love, we are going back to our roots this year, aiming to rekindle the free party spirit of 88/89, with residents new and old alongside a few secret special guests & massive production across the whole of lab to give you a hedonistic acid house utopia under those infamous arches! As we enter our 3rd year of parties our mission stays the same, using the very best light & sound production available, alongside a core team of residents wh

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Birmingham Rum Festival 2018

The Cuban Embassy, Birmingham

We're back... It's been nearly 3 years since Birmingham Rum Festival began, inviting you to take a fresh look at rum. Join us this summer to celebrate! Discover the flavours and stories behind a whole host of amazing rum brands and bottles. We'll have dozens of awesome new rums for you to try and taste, with a chance to meet the experts and distillers face to face as you try their creations. Sip your way through a new menu of Signature Cocktails, eat exotic street food and party to live Latin, Reggaeton, Salsa and Reggae music. AND we

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Moseley Arts Market

Moseley Park, Birmingham

Moseley is one of Birmingham's artistic hotbeds, home to many creative people. The Arts Market is a showcase for local talent and the best from further abroad. Held alongside the monthly Farmers' Market (on the final Saturday of the month) you'll find a range of original artworks, traditional and contemporary crafts, and handmade jewellery from professional and semi professional Designer/Makers who will be pleased to talk to you about their work or discuss bespoke commissions. Everything sold at Moseley Arts Market must be produced by the stall

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Community Festival 2018

Finsbury Park, London

A one day festival, celebrating the best in new music, London. communityfestival.london

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KoOKyLoCo Glitter Brunch Party at M Victoria Street

M Victoria Street, London

FOR 6 WEEKS ONLY, KOOKYLOCO & SHINE SHACK WILL BE TAKING OVER THE AWARD-WINNING M VICTORIA STREET, BRINGING YOU THE ULTIMATE GLITTER BRUNCH PARTY! FREE-FLOW PROSECCO & COCKTAILS FOR THE FIRST HOUR AND A HALF PLUS FREE GLITTER & GEM MAKEUP ON ARRIVAL. If it's your birthday, WhatsApp us after buying your tickets, so that we can make it special for you: 07742840152 Prepare to be fully immersed in exciting, crazy & entertaining performances during the brunch while feasting on a 5-star, 4-course meal. This is your chance to experience the opulen

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Stormzy presents #Merky Festival 2018

Ibiza Rocks, Sant Antoni de Portmany

After teaming up with UK grime kingpin and hottest live act on the planet Stormzy last summer to make history with our debut all-day #MERKY Festival, there was no question we had to bring him back to the home of the pool party to shut things down all over again. But this time we wanted to take things to another level… We can exclusively reveal #MERKY Festival is not only back this July but moving to TWO huge all-day events curated by the wicked skengman himself. We’re talking multiple stages, daytime poolside sets, secret room parties and

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Vladimír Kokolia

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

This will be the first UK exhibition of work by Vladimír Kokolia, the renowned Czech artist who established himself on the international circuit at Documenta 9, 1992. A combination of new and recent paintings, the show exemplifies an intensely experimental attitude that distils abstraction from everyday experience. Kokolia is very alive to the possibility of epiphanies, seemingly unremarkable events that give rise to a kind of weaving of wonder. “I usually paint some snapshot, some distinctly illuminated scene I glimpse somewhere, even per

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Balaton Sound 2018

Lake Balaton, Zamárdi

Balaton Sound takes place in this small village called Zamardi which during summer time is a popular place to stay at Lake Balaton, in the winter time there is basically nothing. Once a year when the festival arrives thousands of people come to the viallage to celebrate and dance to electronical music from DJs all over the world. The Balaton Sound is a festival with house music only and became very popular over the years, not only for people from Lake Balaton or Budapest but from all over Europe party animals are coming to celebrate right next

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Noisily Festival of Music & Arts 2018

Coney Woods, Leicester

Amongst the rolling hills of Leicestershire at the heart of rural England, Noisily Festival calls The Coney Woods home. Whilst rooted in the electronic music scenes, Noisily is a holistic environment which feeds the mind, body and soul. It’s a celebration of psychedelic culture, built on the values of friendship, love, passion, nature and community. Across the festival you’ll find a carefully curated lineup of visual and interactive art, craftspeople, healers, and of course the very best music representing the breadth and depth of the Elect

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Rock Werchter 2018

Haachtsesteenweg, Werchter

Four days, four stages, with the greatest headliners, young pups, fierce rockers, stunning singer-songwriters, new discoveries and the biggest beats. Rock Werchter determinedly programmes across all genres. Belgium's largest summer festival takes place from Thursday 5 July to Sunday 8 July 2018. The conditions are both exceptional and optimal. Rock Werchter is a unique experience. A world-class line-up? Yes. Delicious food and drink? Check. Technology and production: top-class. Comfort? Superb. Tents that match the best concert halls: on site.

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Birmingham Bull Run 2018

The Victoria Pub, Birmingham

Back by popular demand, it's Bull Run 10! Socialise and network with top professionals in a relaxed and friendly pub atmosphere. We’re raising money for amazing causes right in here in Brum, so the event is completely guilt-free! Guaranteed to be an epic night out. Each 'runner' will recieve a free drink in each lively venue, as well as enjoy delicious food at our final stop as part of your ticket price. Don your favourite football gear and don't forget a flag - World Cup is the theme for 2018, you'll receive a complimentary t-shirt

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Timber 2018

The National Forest, Swadlincote

Welcome to Timber. An extraordinary new camping festival exploring the transformative impact of forests. Celebrating woodland culture in all its forms, join us for an intoxicating experience where music, art, philosophy and sustainability weave together into an unforgettable, exhilarating weekend. Artists, musicians, scientists and thinkers from across the world will dive into the poetry of nature, explore what forests and woodlands can mean to us and our relationship with nature. Timber will bring communities together to play and create in ou

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Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival 2018

Moseley Park, Birmingham

Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival is returning in 2018 from 6th-8th July! Since 2010, the festival has been bringing the best in Jazz, Funk & Soul music to Moseley Park and Pool, including legendary headliners, contemporary breakthrough acts and much more. You can see the full line-up from last year below. As well as our eclectic line-up, our festival site plays host to a number of caterers and traders. You can expect some top-notch cuisine from around the world, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options, coupled with a fully stocked

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British Summer Time 2018

Hyde Park, London

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park brings you 10 days of music & entertainment, with legendary headliners & support from today's rising stars... http://www.bst-hydepark.com

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Wireless Festival 2018

Finsbury Park, London

Looking forward to summer 2018? You will be once you see our line up. We’re kicking it off with our 2018 headliners: on Friday, 6th July, the iconic political rapper, J. Cole, heads up the Main Stage. Setting the tempo for the rest of the weekend, his performance will be ‘4 Your Eyez Only’. He shut down Wireless, shut down Twitter - Stormzy is your Main Stage headliner on Saturday, 7th July. After a huge 2017 featuring the release of his critically acclaimed album, ‘Gang Signs & Prayers’ this is going to be an unmissable performance.

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Ultra Europe 2018

Poljud Stadium, Split

Europe’s Premier Destination Music Festival – ULTRA Europe – has announced a momentous Phase One lineup to celebrate its sixth annual edition. Returning to the Poljud stadium in Split, Croatia on July 6-8, ULTRA Europe is one of the most anticipated events of the 2018 international festival calendar. ultraeurope.com

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Ruisrock 2018

Ruissalo Island, Turku

Ruisrock Festival will be celebrated July 6th-8th, 2018 at the national park of Ruissalo in Turku, Finland. Artist for 2018 include The Chainsmokers (US), Marshmello, N.E.R.D (US), Dua Lipa (UK), Cheek, Alan Walker (NO), Clean Bandit (UK), First Aid Kit (SE), Silvana Imam (SE), Tyler, The Creator (US), Princess Nokia (US), Years & Years (UK), Alma, Disco Ensemble, and Sunrise Avenue. More artists will be released during the spring 2018. Ruisrock is the oldest festival in Finland, and the second oldest continuously running rock festival in Eur

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Colmore Food Festival

Victoria Square, Birmingham

We will be hosting the eighth annual colmore food festival on 6 and 7 July 2018 from 11am to 7pm on both days. Come and see us for great food at just £4 per plate and delicious cocktails, coffees and bakes. But that’s not all! We’ve got live music, street theatre and a huge variety of demonstrations on the kitchen stage. And it’s FREE entry! It’ll be a lot of fun, we look forward to welcoming you. www.colmorefoodfestival.com

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Digbeth First Friday

Digbeth, Birmingham

Time to try something new. Digbeth comes alive on the first Friday of each month with exhibitions, late-night openings, special events, culture in unexpected spaces, live music, street food and more. With different things to see and do each month anything could happen on a First Friday night out. Digbeth First Friday runs from 6pm ‘til late and event times vary. We recommend you check the listings in advance so you can make the most of your evening. Maps are available online a few days before the event and at participating venues on the day

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Tunnel Vision 2nd Birthday

Amusement 13, Birmingham

This Summer we're inviting you to come and celebrate two years of Tunnel Vision with us in true TV style - expect a super talented lineup of DJs and producers and a crowd with the best vibes in Brum. Last two years have been a madness , from our first parties at our birthplace Tunnel Club , to headline shows at Amusement 13 and The Rainbow Venues and takeovers at the best parties and venues in Brum and Bristol. All this has been down to the support and vibes our amazing crowd bring each and every time. As always, we've put up a load of £5

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Wolverhampton Food & Drink Festival 2018

Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton

After a hugely successful inaugural event, the City of Wolverhampton Food & Drink festival returns for it’s second year on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th July 2018. Taking on board all the valuable feedback from this years event, the 2018 edition will be even bigger and better! Expect more food & drink traders, artisan stalls, exhibitors and a more substantial entertainment program with new areas added to the festival site. www.wolverhamptonfoodfestival.co.uk

Music

Craig David's TS5 Pool Party

Ibiza Rocks, Sant Antoni de Portmany

THE BIGGEST POOL PARTY IN IBIZA IS BACK EVERY TUESDAY 10 JULY – 25 SEPT 2018 For the last two summers platinum album-selling superstar Craig David has quite simply smashed it with his consistently sold–out TS5 Pool Parties. So it’s with huge excitement we can reveal that in 2018 Craig is back to complete the hat trick and take things to another level with an unmissable extended twelve-week residency ONLY at Ibiza Rocks Hotel. Catch him bringing the vibes to poolside at LIVE every Tuesday from 10 July to 25 September 2018. 10th July 17t

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Latitude Festival 2018

Henham Park, Henham

Latitude, the pioneering, award-winning festival bursts with the very best from Music and the Arts; wander from Film to Music, Comedy to Literature and Theatre to Poetry in the stunning setting of Henham Park in the Suffolk countryside. https://www.latitudefestival.com/

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Exit Festival 2018

Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad

FIVE FESTIVALS - FIVE INCREDIBLE LOCATIONS - FIVE COUNTRIES! After the most comprehensive year in its history, EXIT is getting ready for an even greater festival achievement in 2018! The EXIT family now has five members in as many countries in the region, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Romania, Croatia and Serbia! After EXIT celebrated 50th anniversary of Summer of Love in 1967 and the revolutionary "hippie" movement that changed the world forever, in the year when EXIT is "coming of age" with its 18th edition, it will celebrate this movem

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Lovebox Festival 2018

Gunnersbury Park, London

Back in 2002, Groove Armada and our own Jools were sitting in a pub, lamenting the London parties scene. They were playing gigs and clubs everywhere, but thought there might be a way to put on a different kind of show in London, with more exciting line-ups. It started with a box of records and a pack of Post-its – heart-shaped ones were the only type to hand. The record box became the ‘Lovebox’, which became an album, and then the first party was thrown in an old strip club off Tottenham Court Road. Then followed a residency at 93 Feet E

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02:31 X BASS Collective

Lab 11, Birmingham

Two of the biggest bass brands in Birmingham collectively join forces from opposite corners of the city to bring you ‘The Link Up’. Expect an impressively dynamic line-up showcasing the core brand values of each, alongside the most exciting upcoming talent that Birmingham has to offer. ------------------------------------------------------ LINE UP TBA ------------------------------------------------------ F: @0231afterparty / @BASSCollectiveUK T: @0231afterparty / @CollectiveBHX I: 0231_events / @CollectiveBHX E: info@collectiveevents.co.

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Nozstock The Hidden Valley 2018

Rowden Paddocks, Bromyard

Nozstock The Hidden Valley returns for it’s 20th year anniversary this July. Join us as we celebrate the best of Nozstock at #20YearsOfNoz. “At times it feels like you’ve wandered into a private party (although admittedly one for 5,000 smiley, happy people.)” - The Independent “This really is a party that has it all; a festival at the very top of the game.” - E Festivals www.nozstock.com Dates: 20th - 22ND JULY 20 years ago we would never have dreamed that our little family BBQ would become the sonic escape that all of you

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Positivus 2018

Salacgriva, Salacgrīva

Positivus is an annual three-day music festival taking place in Latvia, Salacgrīva since 2007. It offers its visitors a wide array of amazing performers, plentiful entertainment options and a lively atmosphere, creating an unforgettable experience. The idyllic location and beautiful coastal region, located 110 km from Riga are praised both by the festival visitors as well as the performing artists. Apart from an exciting music experience, the festival goers also have the opportunity to participate in and enjoy various activities throughout t

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Tomorrowland 2018

De Schorre, Boom

We are... The People of Tomorrow. We believe in enjoying life to the fullest without having to compromise everything. We are responsible for the generation of tomorrow and respect each other and Mother Nature. We believe... in a commitment to create a reality that relates positively with Mother Nature and contributes to the well-being of the next generations. Let’s engage with each other and do something good today, for which we will be grateful for tomorrow. Live Today, Love Tomorrow, Unite Forever www.tomorrowland.com

Arts

Ctrl/Shift

mac Birmingham, Moseley

Private View 20th July - 6pm - 8pm Meet the artists and curators from 62 Group at the opening of their new exhibition. The creative tension between accomplished skill, experimentation and the development of new ideas, provides the starting point for Ctrl/Shift.The exhibition enables participating artists to explore projects which manifest as transformations in their practice. Ctrl/Shift will take shifts and changes as its theme, in particular it is centred on artists whose practice is or has transformed, in small or large ways, especially to

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Birmingham Hummus Festival 2018

The Mockingbird Bar and Theatre, Birmingham

Supersonic brings you the 2018 Birmingham Hummus Festival. What is hummus? It is a creamy, thick spread made primarily from mashed chickpeas and a few other healthy ingredients that has become popular worldwide over the past couple of decades. It has long been enjoyed in Middle Eastern and North African countries and today in commonly eaten across North America and Europe, too. In fact, hummus is one of the most widely consumed Middle Eastern foods in the UK. today. Expect: 20+ Hummus Street Food Traders Fully Licensed bar Djs and Live Musi

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The Independent Birmingham Festival

Aston Hall, Birmingham

Had a blast at the last Independent Birmingham festival? Then you’ll definitely want to grab tickets to our next event: The Independent Birmingham Festival At Aston Hall Following the huge success of last year’s sold out Independent Birmingham Festival At Aston Hall (where upon 2000 people descended on the beautiful heritage site for a fun-filled day of feasting, drinking, shopping local and rocking out to live music on our main stage), we’re bringing this fantastic event back - and making it even bigger, and even better! Join us on Sat

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The UK Designer Expo (UKDE)

Warehouse River Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, Birmingham

The UK Designer Expo Makes A Return To Birmingham With A Brand New Concept To Their Annual Expos. This Year The Number Of Exhibitiors Has Increased By 50% From 20 To 30. Bringing You An Even Greater Selection Of Streetwear Brands For You To Shop Featured Brands Include HOODRICH, GVNMNT Plus Many, Many More This Event Will Be The Place To Get Right With ID BARBERS Hosting A Grooming Section Entertainment Throughout The Day Will Be Provided By Local Artists With A Special Guest To Be Announced Soon Providing Even More Entertainment To Your S

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Camp Bestival 2018

Lulworth Estate, East Lulworth

Hello and welcome to the wonderful world of Camp Bestival a multi-award winning festival that combines an all-encompassing family festival experience with an action packed camping holiday; something that we like to call a Festi-Holiday!The sister festival of Bestival, in its first year Camp Bestival was awarded Best New Festival in 2008 at the UK Festival Awards and has since won Best Family Festival five times at the awards in 2017, 2014, 2013, 2010 & 2009. Camp Bestival also won Best Family Festival at the Family Traveller Awards in 2017 & 20

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Lunar Festival 2018

Umberslade Farm Park, Tanworth in Arden

Save The Date! After a year's absence, Lunar Festival will be returning to Umberslade Farm Park in Tanworth In Arden on 27th - 29th July 2018! We plan to shake things up a little with some awesome artists, experiences, venues, exhibitions, food and drink but within keeping the Lunar spirit of years gone by! More information and ticket details coming soon but for now save the date! http://lunarfestival.co.uk

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Indietracks 2018

Midland Railway, Butterley

Indietracks is a unique festival combining heritage trains and indiepop music, located at the Midland Railway in Butterley, in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside. This year's festival will take place on 27-29 July 2018 59 artists have been announced for this year's festival so far, including British Sea Power, Honeyblood, The Lovely Eggs, Gwenno, Amber Arcades, Dream Wife, Girl Ray and Sacred Paws. They are joined by Darren Hayman (playing ‘Breaking God’s Heart’), Haiku Salut, The Smittens and Night Flowers, among others. See the f

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MADE FESTIVAL 2018

Perry Park, Birmingham

MADE Festival returns on Saturday 28th July 2018 to celebrate 5 years of being Birmingham’s biggest and best festival :deciduous_tree::circus_tent::sunglasses::tada: PHASE 2 LINE UP + STAGE HOSTS ANNOUNCED MADE Stage Dizzee Rascal DJ EZ Kurupt FM Not3s Yxng Bane Nathan Dawe Hott Like Detroit Fleur Shore / Shya Groove / DJ Comp Winner Special Guest: Chris Lorenzo RAM Records Arena Andy C Special Guests: SASASAS High Contrast Dimension Culture Shock Rene Lavice Sound In Noise Nedd Escape / Frenetic / Olswka Hosted by MCs A-Z: B

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Evolve

The Courtyard, Birmingham

3 Years on from our first party with Jan Krueger and S.A.M. at the Blackbox back in 2015 we are still going strong and still planning more parties. For our 3rd Birthday, we invite old & new friends to celebrate with us for a special DAY and NIGHT party. Full event details coming soon! From day one we set out to bring quality guests to Birmingham for each party that just were not being booked here and artists we thought really needed to come and play and over the last 3 years I’ve think we’ve done that from S.A.M. to Evan Baggs to Francesco

Arts

Moseley Arts Market

Moseley Park, Birmingham

Moseley is one of Birmingham's artistic hotbeds, home to many creative people. The Arts Market is a showcase for local talent and the best from further abroad. Held alongside the monthly Farmers' Market (on the final Saturday of the month) you'll find a range of original artworks, traditional and contemporary crafts, and handmade jewellery from professional and semi professional Designer/Makers who will be pleased to talk to you about their work or discuss bespoke commissions. Everything sold at Moseley Arts Market must be produced by the stall

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Wilderness Festival 2018

Cornbury Estate, Finstock

An award winning festival of music, food, arts, learning, literature and rejuvenation. Set amongst the lakes, forests and parkland of Oxfordshire’s exquisite Cornbury Estate. http://www.wildernessfestival.com

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Bestival 2018

Lulworth Estate, East Lulworth

Bestival is an award winning four-day boutique music festival set on the Lulworth Estate – an enchanting, wooded country estate on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. The wonderful world of Bestival was born out of ten fun years of pioneering music events and record releases from Rob da Bank’s Sunday Best empire. The renowned music specialist had a dream to create his vision of the modern-day festival. Along with Creative Director and wife Josie da Bank and co-founders/partners John and Ziggy from Get Involved that dream is now reality. On a missio

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Teefordaplug Anniversary

IN BIRMINGHAM, Birmingham

One year anniversary

Food, Drink & Network

Wolverhampton Cocktail Festival

THE GRAIN STORE , WOLVERHAMPTON WV1 1SX, Wolverhampton

We're shaking up 2018 with Wolverhampton’s first Cocktail Festival!! On the day you can explore a menu filled with over 1000 Cocktails including sure fire favourites such as the classic Mojito all the way through to obscure concoctions like our smoked bacon and maple syrup sour we also have award winning mixologists, numerous bars, Industry experts, amazing Street Food, Cocktail Masterclasses, Flaring lessons, cocktail merchandise and so much more!! Whether you are a cocktail enthusiast, work in the industry or a recent cocktail convert th

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Boardmasters 2018

Trebelsue Farm, Newquay

Boardmasters Festival brings you the very best in music, surf and entertainment, all set to the backdrop of stunning Cornish coastline. Boardmasters is situated across two iconic locations. Our festival site sits on the cliff top at Watergate Bay, home to arguably the world’s best festival view. We play host to no less than twelve curated stages, with a collection of acts ranging from local acoustic talent, to mind-bending visual performers, to international headliners. You can also find some peace and quiet in our wellbeing area, relax in t

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Sziget Festival 2018

Május 9. park, Budapest

Sziget is more than just a festival: a place to meet, a place to make friends and fall in love; where parties await the inquirer. szigetfestival.com

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Øyafestival 2018

Tøyenparken, Oslo

oyafestivalen.no

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Boomtown Fair 2018

Matterley Estate, Winchester

Our city is a world within a world, with legends breathing history into the city's streets. Each chapter encounters a new story, characters to discover and adventures to be had. To truly understand the multilayered experience of Boomtown, turn to Chapter One and join us on our journey of honour and bravery; treachery and betrayal; power and greed; political progress and noble causes. Meet our heroes and heroines, villains and crooks and all the colourful characters and eccentric oddities whose stories are waiting to be told... Chapter Ten of

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Flow Festival 2018

Helsinki, Helsinki

The next Flow Festival will take place on 10th – 12th of August, 2018. Flow Festival has become synonymous with bringing music from old school legends to topical newcomers. Beyond the music, Flow offers a warm embrace of the arts and an exceptional array of world spanning cuisine. Only a short walk away from the centre of Helsinki, the festival strikes an alluring setting of blissed-out festival escapism for a few days. There are easily enough activities to keep attendees occupied, if ever spending a summer weekend in the culture hub Helsink

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Decolonise this space

The Edwardian Tea Rooms, Birmingham

Following the success of #ThePastIsNow, join some of the co-curators and Art Against the Grain collective for a decolonial take over of the Edwardian Tearooms. Including micro-lectures, commissioned works, live performances, workshops and national collaborations! Check back for more information nearer the time but SAVE THE DATE! Free event, no booking required. http://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/bmag/visit/edwardian-tearooms

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Junction 13

Lab 11, Birmingham

This year we are happy to announce the 3rd instalment of Junction 13 on Saturday 11th August 2018. After 2 successful years of the festival running in a rural location we have decided to change the location and are now taking it to the infamous inner city surroundings of Digbeth, Birmingham. We will be taking over the full LAB11 complex from the afternoon right through the night making full use of the Terrace, The Arch, Intimate backroom and of course the Warehouse. We have some very exciting announcements to make for the room breakdowns & lin