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99 Flake

Mama Roux, Birmingham

After a huge night at Lab11 last year, we're back with more sugary disco fun! Prepare for an evening of sweet treats, cheap drinks and disco music all night long... Mama Roux's sits at the heart of Digbeth: Its alternative decor and multilevelled dance floor is perfect for taking you back to the roots of disco and house.

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Birmingham Promoters presents: SKINNY LIVING + JAMES GILLESPIE

The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham

Off the back of a sold-out UK tour in September, Skinny Living announce an extensive UK and Ireland headline tour for March 2019. Skinny Living’s story is one of struggle, troubling situations and relentless hard graft. It’s also one of synchronicity, chance meetings, and unflinching belief that their glorious acoustic soul - with its echoes of Bill Withers and Paolo Nutini – will out. They are readying the release a new track ’I Still Love You’ in the coming week. English born, Scottish raised singer songwriter James Gillespie emer

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Applebum / 5th birthday

Lab 11, Birmingham

It's been 5 years since our very first party, an iconic coming together of good friends and good music in a little bar in Islington, North London. Since then, the Applebum crew have gone on to host parties in 15 cities across the world, carving out a signature sound of old school jams mixed with the freshest new music, from the world of Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, Grime, Afrobeat & beyond. The size of our crew might have changed, but the same attitude to throwing dope parties for good people with good music remains! Music Genres: R&B, Rap

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Applebum / Birmingham / 5th Birthday

Lab 11, Birmingham

t's been 5 years since our very first party, an iconic coming together of good friends and good music in a little bar in Islington, North London. Since then, the Applebum crew have gone on to host parties in 15 cities across the world, carving out a signature sound of old school jams mixed with the freshest new music, from the world of Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, Grime, Afrobeat & beyond. The size of our crew might have changed, but the same attitude to throwing dope parties for good people with good music remains! Now the Uk's biggest urban club

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99 Flake / 22.03.19

Mama Roux, Birmingham

After a huge night at Lab11 last year, we're back with more sugary disco fun! Prepare for an evening of sweet treats, cheap drinks and disco music all night long... Mama Roux's sits at the heart of Digbeth: Its alternative decor and multilevelled dance floor is perfect for taking you back to the roots of disco and house.

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CineQ

mac Birmingham, Birmingham

Occupying independent spaces and showing complex and engaging cinema, CineQ: Queer Film Festival will run from the 22nd -24th March 2019. CineQ started as a community cinema operating in Birmingham looking to grow appetites and audiences for Queer, and LGBTQIA+ films and also champion New Queer Cinema in the region, with a focus on the perspectives of Queer Trans and Intersex People of Colour (QTIPOC). We've now grown into a two day festival. @CineQBrum http://CineQbirmingham.co.uk

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SONIC GUN Concerts presents john Nicholas

The Flapper, Birmingham

SONIC GUN Concerts presents John Nicholas Edgy, Soulful and Heartfelt; this is the music of John Nicholas. With inspiration taken from the likes of Foy Vance and John Mayer, John’s story songs are catchy and relatable and envelope the listener through the textures he creates with his loop pedal. John had a stellar 2018 winning Firestone’s “Road To The Mainstage” Final and performing across the UK on two headline tours. In addition to this John had airplays and support from BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio 2 cementing him as an exciting

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Cirque Du Soul // Road To El Dorado Pt. 2

The Mill Digbeth, Birmingham

After a Sold out Part 1 of our Road To El Dorado series we return for Part 2 to introduce you to everyones favourite El Dorado stage - Treasure Island! This Floating stage on a lake in the heart of the main arena with a huge pirate ship DJ Booth is the place to go for feel good music and a non-stop party! We'll be transforming the venue into a tropical pirate haven with huge production, brand new decor and a whole host of interactive performers to fully immerse you into our world.

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Multi art-form international collaboration featuring artistes from Pakistan and Birmingham

Birmingham REP Theatre, Birmingham

The Indus Valley, one of the 'cradles of civilisations', has witnessed the biggest mass migrations in human history leading to the 'Partition' in 1947, the creation of Bangladesh in 1971 and post-war migration to Britain. Peoples of the Indian subcontinent have been on an epic journey and this pilot production traces the paths taken across, through and beyond the boundaries of time and space by the peoples of Pakistan. Weaving together text, spoken word, sound-scapes, dance, visual projections and live music, Sigh Of The Musaafir is a cutting

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Not Safe 4 Work

Mama Roux, Birmingham

We are, Not Safe 4 Work. Launching our first event at the eccentric Mama Roux's in Digbeth, #NS4W is bringing the alt scene in Birmingham to a whole new level. Hosted by Jon Mahon, expect to see actual full club production & funky decor along with the most diverse Alternative club soundtrack you'll ever hear.

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Reflect drum and bass showcase

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

Reflect Drum and Bass Showcase Music Genres: Drum n Bass

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Playground Presents: example live

PRYZM Birmingham, Birmingham

A name that needs no introduction... Example joins us at Birmingham's Premiere Nightclub!

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oddworld presents - kingpin's birthday bash

P S T, Birmingham

With the success of Oddworld's mission so far, we have decided to land on an unexplored planet full of deep, dense jungley vibes. Make sure you get down to PST for a night of some of the newest and upcoming DJ's and producers in the Birmingham area. We have got all of our friends coming to this one so make sure you do to! Music Genres: Drum n Bass

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Pist.on

02 academy3, Birmingham

PIST.ON appearing at O2 Academy3 Birmingham

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Tropical soundclash

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

Join Sam Redmore, The Mighty Magoo and special guest Carl Finn for an evening of afrobeat, cumbia, salsa, samba and all that tropical goodness mixing it up with disco, house, broken beat and funk vibes.

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Little Mermaid sing along - brunch edition

The Mockingbird Bar and Theatre, Birmingham

Note: sing along edition. Rebellious 16-year-old mermaid Ariel is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface, which are forbidden by her controlling father, King Triton, she falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula to become human for three days. But when plans go awry for the star-crossed lovers, the king must make the ultimate sacrifice for his daughter. **2-course brunch** with unlimited prosecco by the glass included!!! Unlimited prosecco

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40 Years Of Disco 2

Resorts World Arena, Marston Green

After the huge success of this year’s ‘40 Years Of Disco’ tour Tony Denton Promotions has announced the line up for 2019 that once more brings together disco legends for this unique arena concert. For over four decades disco has ruled the charts and dance floors and is currently stronger and more popular than ever. The ‘40 Years of Disco’ show is a high-energy hits only live extravaganza. The new tour takes in 4 arenas across the country starting on Thursday 21st March 2019 at the Brighton Centre and culminating on 24th March at Birm

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Loski- Mad Move tour

02 Institute, Birmingham

Loski is the young MC who’s made a name for himself as a driving force in the UK drill scene thanks to his long-awaited debut mixtape, Call Me Loose.

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Glee Club Presents The Mouse Outfit

The Glee Club, Birmingham

We welcome the hip hop super-group to The Glee this March, who have been playing to packed out audiences across three different continents and across multiple UK cities, cementing their position as one of the best hip-hop groups to ever come out of the country! Expect that classic TMO explosive live show as their incredible productions take a life of their own on the stage. This is party starting horn heavy, groove driven live hip-hop – just how it should be.

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Childish Gambino

The 02 london, London

GRAMMY, Golden Globe and Emmy-Award winning and multi-talented recording artist, actor and producer Donald Glover a.k.a. Childish Gambino announces a second date at London’s The O2 on 25 March 2019 due to phenomenal demand. Childish Gambino will be joined by special guest H.E.R. on both London The O2 dates. Childish Gambino's last live music production, "PHAROS," was a runaway success in 2016. The highly-acclaimed performances took place in Joshua Tree, California, where Gambino debuted songs from his third studio album "Awaken, My Love!" Th

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Tallinn Music Week 2019

Tallinn, Tallinn

TMW 2019 Festival for Tomorrow's Music, Arts and Ideas! Main dates: ♫ Music festival: 28-30 March ▸ Creative Impact Conference: 29-30 March Free City Stage concerts, public talks and urban space projects will also take place within the festival. Timeline and programme TBA. TMW 2019 is presented by Telia. First batch of programme line-up artists will be announced in January 2019! More info: tmw.ee

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Drake: The Assassination Vacation Tour

Resorts World Arena, Marston Green

Platinum-selling, chart-dominating powerhouse Drake announces the ‘ASSASSINATION VACATION TOUR’ with support from fellow Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter Tory Lanez. Fresh off the back of his sell out U.S tour, Drake will be taking his stellar production throughout the UK, with dates in Manchester, Birmingham and London. The tour announcement follows the record-breaking release of Drake's fifth studio album Scorpion which went onto make history racking up over a billion streams in its first week.

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Panic! At The Disco | Birmingham

Arena Birmingham, Birmingham

Panic! At The Disco announced a huge 2019 Europe and UK tour!

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Mø | Birmingham 2019

Birmingham, Birmingham

MØ has announced a new tour of the UK. The Danish electro-pop artist will play arenas in Glasgow, Cardiff, Birmingham and Manchester, as well as two dates at the O2 in London, between May 24 and 30.

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Akala in Conversation

The Glee Club, Birmingham

Taking the discussions of his Sunday Times best selling memoir 'Natives' on the road, Akala is the award winning rapper, journalist, author, poet, and political activist who explores the vitally talked about themes of race, youth engagement and the condition of British/AfricanCaribbean culture across his mediums. This promises be a unique and important evening of thought and discussion - don't miss out.

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Drake: The Assassination Vacation Tour

Resorts World Arena, Marston Green

Platinum-selling, chart-dominating powerhouse Drake announces the ‘ASSASSINATION VACATION TOUR’ with support from fellow Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter Tory Lanez. Fresh off the back of his sell out U.S tour, Drake will be taking his stellar production throughout the UK, with dates in Manchester, Birmingham and London. The tour announcement follows the record-breaking release of Drake's fifth studio album Scorpion which went onto make history racking up over a billion streams in its first week.

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Poppy Ajudha

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

Rising jazz artist Poppy Ajudha will play a headline show at the Hare & Hounds on Wednesday 27th March.

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SoulJam / Birmingham / Family Affair

Lab 11, Birmingham

As you know by now, every SoulJam party is a fun filled, packed out family affair, with dancers strutting their stuff to the biggest and best Soul, Funk & Disco from all those incredible artists we all love! There's no party quite like a SoulJam party and we absolutely love it every time we come to boogie under the disco ball with you in Birmingham. Tickets never last long, so be quick and grab one from the link below, or alternatively post your name on the event wall for £5 entry before 12 (please note, facebook guestlist is not guaranteed

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Julia Jacklin - Birmingham

The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham

The second full-length album from Australian singer/songwriter Julia Jacklin, Crushing embodies every possible meaning of its title word. It’s an album formed from sheer intensity of feeling, an in-the-moment narrative of heartbreak and infatuation. And with her storytelling centered on bodies and crossed boundaries and smothering closeness, Crushing reveals how our physical experience of the world shapes and sometimes distorts our inner lives.

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Drake: The Assassination Vacation Tour

Resorts World Arena, Marston Green

Platinum-selling, chart-dominating powerhouse Drake announces the ‘ASSASSINATION VACATION TOUR’ with support from fellow Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter Tory Lanez. Fresh off the back of his sell out U.S tour, Drake will be taking his stellar production throughout the UK, with dates in Manchester, Birmingham and London. The tour announcement follows the record-breaking release of Drake's fifth studio album Scorpion which went onto make history racking up over a billion streams in its first week.

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Candlelit Tour with Prosecco

The Coffin Works, Birmingham

Spend a special evening at the Coffin Works, an atmospheric candlelit tour of the museum. Join us for a glass of prosecco and exclusive screening of documentary films highlighting new areas of collections research before your tour. The Coffin Works Factory was opened by the Newman Brothers in 1894 to produce coffin fittings, renowned for their quality which made them perfect for dignitaries and royalty. Find out more about the unique collection, and the royal connection from our new research films, and before exploring the time capsule museum

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TEKTU. 5th Birthday

Lab 11, Birmingham

We're going back to the 90'S in a big big way!

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Sounds Familiar Music Quiz: Birmingham 2019

Mama Roux, Birmingham

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz is the biggest, best and most raucous music quiz in the UK. With over 100 tracks across 8 categories per quiz, SFMQ ensures everyone in the team is included – you don’t have to know the answers to have a good time. From Wham! to Weller, Tina Turner to Tinie Tempah, Katy Perry to Tom Petty, from Bruno to Bowie – we’ve got it all. At the end of the night, crowds are on their feet – and the tables – dancing and belting out the tunes. We have prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and last place plus Best Team Name while

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Portsmouth

Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Sisters and Secrets; Sizing up and Sizing Down

Birmingham REP Theatre, Birmingham

Join us for staged readings of four striking short plays by newly discovered West Midlands writers of South Asian descent. Directed by Kali's Artistic Director, Helena Bell, these readings explore sisters and secrets, sizing up and sizing down. We Fight to Save a Flower by Dipali Das Amma's Girls by Natasha Hettihewa-Young Halima by Sabiha Mank Three Dates and a Girl by Aliya Perager Director Helena Bell Associate Director Balisha Karra Dramaturgy Daniel Bailey & Tessa Walker Video Designer Louise Rhoades-Brown

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Busted UK Tour

Resorts World Arena, Marston Green

Busted have grown-up without growing old with their fourth album ‘Half Way There’ which will be released on February 8th. It finds the trio returning to their hyperactive pop-punk sound for the first time since 2003’s all-conquering, multi-Platinum album ‘A Present For Everyone’. The announcement comes after Busted announced the smallest show of their career this morning. They’ll play the 100 Club on Monday and the show sold-out within 2 minutes. In addition, band are also excited to confirm details of a major UK arena tour for Mar

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Tasting Event :An Evening with The Glenlivet

The Whisky Club, Birmingham

The Birmingham Whisky Club presents an evening with The Glenlivet, join us on the 29th as we're led through a selection of The Glenlivet whiskies by their UK Brand Ambassador. Details 7:00 pm - Tasting begins. You will be presented and led through with a line up of six whiskies. 9:00 pm - Although the tasting is over, please feel free to stick around and try some other drinks at the bar. Anything you were afraid to ask? Grab our resident expert and have all of your queries answered.

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Folkestone

Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Afrodance Mania

Roots, Liverpool

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James Morrison | Birmingham

Birmingham, Birmingham

James Morrison will return with a new album and accompanying tour dates this spring!

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Evolve: Hamish & Toby

Mama Roux, Birmingham

For our 2nd party of 2019 we invite two special guests we’ve been trying to sort for a while. We met Hamish many years ago on the dance floors of Leeds and Birmingham and he is best known for his Butter Side Up party in Leeds and more recently for programming the Pickle Factory (alongside Toby) in London and Dimensions festival in Croatia. We know Toby from being resident at Dog Eat Dog in Manchester where they were bringing many former Evolve guests to Manc well before we were even a party. They are part of a big crew that co-exists betw

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An Evening With The Hairy Bikers

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

National Treasures Si King and Dave Myers, aka The Hairy Bikers, have been cooking together for more than 20 years. They have created haute cuisine dishes with Michelin-starred chefs and travelled the world in the pursuit of great food. They’ve also explored the length and breadth of the British Isles to discover brand new recipes and create their own fresh takes on cooking classics. The stars of several hit television shows, they are the UK’s most popular cookery duo with series including The Hairy Bikers’ Mediterranean Adventure, The H

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Margate

Winter Gardens, Margate

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Dennis Bovell at Hare And Hounds

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

Patron Saint of British Dub and National Treasure Mr Dennis Bovell plays a rare intimate gig at Birmingham’s Hare and Hounds. Having worked with artists as diverse as Fela Kuti, Arcade Fire, Steve Mason (Beta Band), Sade,Joss Stone, Orange Juice, the Slits, Bananarama and more. Toured the world with his own band Matumbi, and providing the backing music for Sir Linton Kwesi Johnson’s Dub Poetry, Dennis’s has been a life of creativity and drive. Celebrate a unique talent in an intimate setting.

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Hastings

white rock theatre, Hastings

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Birmingham Promoters presents: ETTA BOND

The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham

Etta Bond is known and loved for her soulful British vocal and straight-talking attitude. Inspired by the likes of Jill Scott, Billie Holiday, and Etta James, her songwriting finesse, coupled with her powerful delivery is teeming with a vulnerability and honesty that will warm even the coldest heart. Championed by The Guardian as a ‘skinhead soul princess’, she has been named one of their Future 50 rising stars to watch, as well as being tipped by The Fader in their list of 10 UK R&B Artists ‘You Need To Know About’. Etta can already b

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An Evening With Alfie Boe in Birmingham

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Renowned classical singer Alfie Boe has announced a return to the road across the UK in March and April next year. Tue 2 Apr 2019 @ 7:00 pm | Symphony Hall, Birmingham

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KILLER WAVE presents the return of... BOB LOG III

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

KILLER WAVE PRESENTS THE RETURN OF.. BOB LOG III "And then there’s this guy named Bob Log, you ever heard of him? He’s this little kid — nobody ever knows how old he is — wears a motorcycle helmet and he has a microphone inside of it and he puts the glass over the front so you can’t see his face, and plays slide guitar. It’s just the loudest strangest stuff you’ve ever heard. You don’t understand one word he’s saying. I like people who glue macaroni on to a piece of cardboard and paint it gold. That’s what I aspire to

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Poole

Lighthouse, Poole

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Boyz II Men tour

O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham

Renowned for their emotional ballads and a cappella harmonies, legendary American R&B vocal group Boyz II Men are back with a UK tour this spring.

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Mercia // 05.04.19

lower trinity st, Birmingham

Christian AB's in town! 5th April We have a truly brilliant selector; someone we have been closely following for a while now, joining us for a big ol' party back where it all started for us at Mercia... Open your diaries and get the date saved!!

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Moonlight 05.04.19

TWENTY2, Birmingham

We start the annual journey in our birthplace Lab11 to bring people together for the love of music and good vibrations

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Illa J (Full Live Band)

jazz cafe, London

John Derek Yancey, better known as Illa J is a rapper, singer, producer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist. He is a former member of the legendary group Slum Village and is the younger brother of iconic hip-hop producer J Dilla, who worked with such artists as A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Common, Erykah Badu and MF Doom and more. After selling out Camden Assembly last year, J brings his full live band together for his biggest ever London show.

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The Night Owl's Soul & Funk Brunch

The Night Owl, Birmingham

We are proud to present.. The Night Owl Brunches! Launching with our 'Soul & Funk Brunch' on Saturday 6th April DJs Steve Connelly & Tom Mason will be playing the finest Soul & Funk from the 60s & 70s Your ticket includes unlimited beer/Prosecco/rum punch for the first hour AND soul food from House of Hen - think fried chicken & sides- vegan option available of course!

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Bath

The forum, Bath

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Loft: 1st birthday

Quantum Exhibition Centre, Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM RAVERS, we are proud to announce our biggest and best line up to date as we showcase what Loft is all about on our 1 year anniversary. Tickets will be flying out so make sure you don't miss out on a show to remember! After our parties in Wolverhampton and Stourbridge were so successful last year, we have taken the decision to make the city of Brum our new home. This time we are expanding Loft and are bringing you our first WAREHOUSE RAVE - you do not want to miss this. As always expect a high-spec sound system with bass that will m

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Norman Jay MBE at Hare And Hounds

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

Disco, Funk, Funky House, Soul

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Birmingham Promoters presents: GIRLI

The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham

North London upstart GIRLI concocted a chaotic mix of pop, electronic and punk spirit when she began her solo career in 2014. The rebellions singer/rapper/producer was part of indie rock band Ask Martin while in high school, but when her bandmates went on to college, she decided she didn't want to go down a traditional path. She chose a stage name inspired by Blondie, with an attention-catching aesthetic that was part of cyberpunk and part J-Pop. Today sees London’s very own brazen popstar GIRLI announce her debut album Odd One Out, due on 5

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The Acid Experiment April Showcase

Lab 11, Birmingham

We return to Lab11 for show number 2 of the year, Buzzing still from the feedback we had from the feb showcase. Expect the same intimate raving experience alongside top sound production and visuals.

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MOHO: Straight Outta Compton

Spotlight, Birmingham

Compton, Longbeach, Inglewood! Welcome to our Westside Special featuring Dre, Snoop, Kung Fu Kenny and everything in between. La-da-da-da-dahh, our Moho All Stars will be serving up all the West Coast has to offer in Mama Roux's. Off the back of our sickest party in a long time room 2 riddim duties will be seen over by none other than Krishen Pitrola, Blukey Rinsle and the Moho Family, expect all of those classic bubblers! 2 ROOMS OF FLAMES

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Cheltenham

Cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Katya Zamolodchikova

The Alexandra Birmingham, Birmingham

DragWorld in association with The MJR Group proudly present... an evening with Katya Zamolodchikova "Help me I'm dying" Don't miss, Katya's first one-woman comedy show coming to the UK 14+ http://www.dragworld.co.uk

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Cardiff

Tramshed Cardiff, Cardiff

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Shawn Mendes Tour

Arena Birmingham, Birmingham

Shawn Mendes is a Canadian singer. He began his career by posting short song covers on Vine and later landed his own hits "Stitches" and "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back." He has last toured in 2017 with his "Illuminate World Tour". Shawn Mendes is bringing his live tour to the Europe, UK and Australia in 2019 and you can be there!

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This Is Tmrw presents TVAM

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

Alternative, Indie, Rock

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Secret Supper 2019

The Jam House, Birmingham

New for 2019, our Secret Supper is a unique multi dining experience where you will visit three different restaurants for three different courses. Set around St Paul’s Square in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, this small Georgian square is bursting with fantastic restaurants, making it a perfect location for a Secret Supper. During your 2019 Secret Supper event experience your registration details will be used to send you event communications by post, phone, email and SMS.

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" (Tramshed, Cardiff) SECOND DATE

Tramshed Cardiff, Cardiff

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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SJM Concerts presents South London guitarist Nilufer Yanya

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

“Nobody does steely, wounded restraint now quite like this south-London guitarist” - The Guardian “Nilüfer Yanya makes her jazzy pop anthems both slow-burning and urgent, pairing delicate verses with bursts of cinematic guitar-plucking.” - Pitchfork Nilüfer Yanya, London’s 23 year-old “effortlessly smooth new soul star” (The FADER) has today announced her biggest U.K., Europe and Turkey headline tour to date. Beginning with a date in Nilüfer’s father’s ancestral homeland Babylon in Istanbul on 28 March and taking in U.K.

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Alex Rex (Alex Neilson) at Hare And Hounds

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

lex Rex is the solo project from Alex Neilson (founding member and songwriter of folk-rock bandTrembling Bells & colaborator with Bonnie “Prince” Billy) and friends. Singing songs of love, loss and loathing. This is their first UK tour promote new album OTTERBURN (Tin Angel Records). Misanthropy has never sounded so glorious. Known for his continuing collaborations with Alasdair Roberts and Richard Youngs, and for his work with elusive Jandek, Alex grew up in Leeds and now resides in London. An accomplished drummer, percussionist and singe

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Leamington Spa

Leamington spa, Leamington Spa

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in L

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Shay D- LIVE in Birmingham- Queens of Art UK Tour

The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham

For the first time EVER in UK Hip Hop history, an all female line up has united for a tour called Queens of Art, curated by UK rapper Shay D. Celebrating the release of her new album Human Writes, the tour presents Shay D's new music, alongside an all female program of high quality, handpicked female artists smashing it in their artforms at present. You will be able to come & experience female rappers & DJ's both local & London guests smash it on stage! This is for everyone with a real focus on supporting women in Hip Hop & Grime, so come & ge

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Digbeth Records Live In-Store - Abstrakt Warm Up

Digbeth records, Birmingham

Join us for our FREE Abstrakt warm up inside Digbeth Records! The space is located within the Digbeth Dining Club complex, just a stone's throw away from Mama Roux's.

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VOCAL presents Full Intention

Lab 11, Birmingham

After an amazing year of parties we kick the first VOCAL of 2019 with the Grammy nominated master production and remix duo FULL INTENTION!! They have been a pioneering force on the global house scene for over 15 years, and remain the undisputed masters of the remix...behind many of our favourite VOCAL anthems!

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Stoke

Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in L

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Llandudno

Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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One Acen Live

02 Institute, Birmingham

English rapper who has made waves as an unsigned artist with tracks like "Rolling," "Pattern," and "Hold Tight." He has also produced songs by such artists as Tion Wayne, Olami Still, and J2O.

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Back To The Future In Concert

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Experience the blockbuster film like never before accompanied by Alan Silvestri’s iconic score conducted live by Czech National Symphony Orchestra playing in sync with the film projected on the big screen.

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IAM PRESENTS...MADI'S LEAN UP TING #4 - ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

IAM presents the fourth instalment of Madi’s Lean-Up Ting, a chill intimate evening in its’ home town of Birmingham. This event is aimed at showcasing the crème de la crème in the West Midlands’ underground scene. The lineup for the one year anniversary lean-up is just as wavy as the last, including Jae Renee (rapper/songwriter), Tai (rapper/songwriter/instrumentalist) and Lekky (spoken word/lyricist/singer-songwriter). It’s gonna be a vibe, and all y’all should be there!

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Wrexham

Aston Hall, Wrexham

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Stefflon Don Tour

02 Institute, Birmingham

Following the release of her new mixtape, UK rapper, Stefflon Don has added an extra date to her Secure Tour, which sees her return to her birthplace of Birmingham.

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Joyce Manor - Birmingham

Mama Roux, Birmingham

In support of their fifth studio album Million Dollars To Kill Me, released earlier this year, the California-based four-piece Joyce Manor will play Birmingham's Mama Roux's

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Alice Phoebe Lou - The Bodega

The Bodega, Nottingham

Alice Phoebe Lou's fiercely independent approach to her music has given the singer songwriter a creative confidence that shines through in her captivating vocals and stripped back music. Having developed her bluesy, folk sound busking on the streets of Berlin, Alice has caught the ears of a community of music lovers the world over with her honest storytelling and raw, beautiful voice. Alice grew up on a mountainside in South Africa listening to her parent's records and indulging her love of theatre, arts and music at a local Waldorf school; a

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Preston

Preston Guild Hall, Preston

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Insomnia Gaming Festival

NEC Birmingham, Marston Green

Let the e-games begin! This April, the UK's biggest gaming festival Insomnia is back, bringing another weekend of non-stop gaming to the city. From old school arcade games to cutting-edge VR technology, all things gaming will be at the NEC Birmingham for the Easter weekend extravaganza, with organisers expecting over 50,000 people to join in the action. Forecasted to be the biggest show yet, Insomnia 2019 is brought to fans by GAME, and will take place from 19-22 April, giving attendees an opportunity to meet like-minded members of the gaming

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Liverpool

Liverpool Olympia, Liverpool

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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The Tins tins RE UNION

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

The annual Re Union for 2019 Easter Good Friday

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R&B Brunch

The Bierkeller, Birmingham

Welcome to Birmingham’s official R&B Brunch. Don your furs, dust off your cane and order the crystal so we can get popping dem bottles at Birmingham’s first R&B Brunch. It’s a well-known fact that parties round ours have gained legendary status; the drinks don’t stop flowing and the dance floor never stops moving – so we suggest you come through. Playing everything great and next in R&B and soul from the past few decades – think TLC to Mary J. Blige to Pharrell to SZA and all dancefloor heavy grooves in-between, with a sprinkling o

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TRMNL x LOLiFE with Raresh

Lab 11, Birmingham

Easter bank holiday weekend we are back with a 12 hour Bank Holiday showcase...

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Easter Hott Date

The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham

Line up is looking fresh! Don't muck about! 3 rooms: Main room live bands & DJs (with bar) Front bar has the music flowing through Outside terrance with DJs

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" (Colosseum, Watford)

Watford Colosseum, Watford

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Dropkick Murphys | Birmingham

O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham

Dropkick Murphys have announced 2019 UK shows and coming to Birmingham!

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Harry Potter 8 Film Marathon

The Mockingbird Bar and Theatre, Birmingham

Join us as we enter Hogwarts for a truly magical weekend, yep, you guessed it were showing all eight Harry Potter Films back to back. Harry Potter - 8 Film Movie Marathon Dig out your cloaks, mount your broomsticks and don't forget your wand! We'll see you at the gates. Sunday 11:00 - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 13:50 - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 16:45 - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 19:15 - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Bank Holiday Monday 11:00 - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 13:35 -

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Harry Potter 8 Film Marathon

The Mockingbird Bar and Theatre, Birmingham

Sunday 11:00 - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 13:50 - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 16:45 - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 19:15 - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Bank Holiday Monday 11:00 - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 13:35 - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 16:20 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 19:15 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II We will try and stick to timings as best as possible but this will be the earliest each film will start. 12+

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Dave Tour

O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham

South London rapper, Dave, will follow-up the release of his long-awaited debut album, Psychodrama, with a substantial headline tour.

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Lincoln

Engine shed, Lincoln

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Birmingham Promoters presents: TOM SPEIGHT

The Cuban Embassy, Birmingham

Tom Speight is making up for lost time. Laid low by illness, beset by problems both personal and professional, the songwriter returned to what he does best: writing songs. Using his convalescence as a musical break, Tom found that music simply tumbled forth, a torrent of ideas, a flood of melody. “I wanted to do it,” he says. “I came out of a big relationship – four or five years – and then I was pretty low. I’d just come out of two major operations, so it was a good, cathartic way of getting on with things.” “You have to live

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Doncaster

The Dome, Doncaster

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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An Evening with Simone Felice

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

“Each song somehow sounds like a classic, each live performance suggesting we are in the presence of a rare, fiery brilliance.” - Laura Barton | THE GUARDIAN Simone Felice is a founding member of internationally acclaimed Catskill Mountain based artists The Felice Brothers, whose seminal albums remain some of the most influential works of this century's folk-rock revival. Simone has been hailed as one of the great songwriter-poets of his generation, bringing these gifts and history to his work as a prolific record producer. Recent projec

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EYRE LLEW Release tour

The Bodega, Nottingham

EYRE LLEW will be touring the UK, playing a string of intimate shows to celebrate the release of a new Split EP collaboration with their South Korean tour exchange friends, 끝없는잔향속에서우리는 In the endless zanhyang we are. The split began in 2018 between Asia tour dates when both bands went into the studio together during their time in Seoul. It marks the end of an international tour exchange and an incredible time on the road together. We can't wait for you to hear it. Learn more at: www.eyrellew.com

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Sounds Familiar Music Quiz: Birmingham 2019

Mama Roux, Birmingham

Sounds Familiar Music Quiz is the biggest, best and most raucous music quiz in the UK. With over 100 tracks across 8 categories per quiz, SFMQ ensures everyone in the team is included – you don’t have to know the answers to have a good time. From Wham! to Weller, Tina Turner to Tinie Tempah, Katy Perry to Tom Petty, from Bruno to Bowie – we’ve got it all. At the end of the night, crowds are on their feet – and the tables – dancing and belting out the tunes. We have prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and last place plus Best Team Name while

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - York

York Barbican, York

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" (Roundhouse, London)

Roundhouse, London

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Birmingham Promoters presents: C DUNCAN

The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham

Christopher Duncan, who performs as C Duncan, is a Scottish composer and a multi-instrumentalist whose classical music upbringing seeps into his sophisticated, billowy indie pop creations. Raised in Glasgow by two classical musicians, Duncan studied piano and viola before taking up guitar, bass and drums in his teens, eventually studying music composition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

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Joel Baker- The Bodega

The Bodega, Nottingham

BC Introducing artist Joel Baker releases new single 'What's A Song' via Virgin EMI and tickets for his 2019 headline tour today. Produced by Jordan Riley ‘What's A Song’ is the first instalment from his forthcoming debut album and firmly places a marker in the sand for what fans can expect from his longform debut. Speaking of the release Joel notes: ‘I wrote it a few years ago and it’s great to have it finally introduced to the world. When you lose someone in your life, especially someone who you’ve been living for, it leaves an

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DHP Family Present... Maisie Peters

The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

Born and still raised in the South Downs - or in her words: "an Enid Blyton village, with a Co-Op" - Maisie Peters has written music for as long as she can remember...and even felt bold enough to enter the Guardian's Short Story competition aged 9, with an admittedly terrible submission. It was this voracious appetite for fiction that first offered Maisie a window into alternate realities, in which making music professionally may also be reachable. From F Scott Fitzgerald and Donna Tartt came a love for sometimes bittersweet, sometimes bolshy s

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Vaisakhi Festival Birmingham 2019

Birmingham, Birmingham

This years Vaisakhi Nagar Keertan in Birmingham will be taking place on Sunday 28 April 2018 - attracting an audience of over 100000 people! The Vaisakhi open air celebrations is a not-for-profit community event. It is celebrated in Birmingham; the most cosmopolitan and vibrant city in Europe.

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Carlisle

The Sands Centre, Carlisle

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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This Is Tmrw presents Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

Beautifully controlled, understated, subtle but infectious.” The Guardian - “The Josefin Öhrn record is ridiculously good.” Lauren Laverne (BBC 6 Music) - “Mesmerising with a flair for motorik groove and creepy pop grandeur” Uncut - “An enthralling band” Mojo - “Music to shine light into our lives.” Vice We inhabit an era in which ‘psychedelia’ can often mean merely a grab-bag of influences from which wah-wah pedals and two-note riffs are dispensed as signifiers and signposts into a realm of easy accessibility rather tha

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Kid ink Tour

02 Institute, Birmingham

Fresh from the release of his new EP, Missed Calls, which features the global hit ‘YUSO’, platinum-selling US rapper, Kid Ink is heading out on a UK tour.

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Flatpack Festival 2019

Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham

Flatpack Festival is back for 2019 popping up across Birmingham with a week of fantastic films, live performances, installations and parties showcasing extraordinary talents from across the UK and around the world. 30 April - 5 May 2019. Check out our website at www.flatpackfestival.org.uk for our programme release in the new year. We can't wait to spend Mayday bank holiday with you!

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Perth

Perth Concert Hall, Perth

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Edinburgh

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Glasgow

Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Sunset Session: May The Fourth Be With You

Dreamland Margate, Margate

Dreamers, ravers, and space invaders rejoice - Dreamland's Sunset Sessions return to Margate on Star Wars Day. Dreamland Margate has announced the line-up for its first Sunset Session of the year, which will take place on Saturday 4th May (otherwise known as Star Wars Day -- May The Fourth) with performances from DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Yoda, Huey Morgan and Boogie Storm.

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Lotto Boyzz: Lotto Lingo Tour

02 Institute, Birmingham

Birmingham’s afrobean duo, Lotto Boyzz are set for some of their biggest headline shows to date, following the release of the 2018 smash single, ‘Did It Again’.

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Live at Leeds 2019

Various Leeds Venues,Leeds, Leeds

Please keep checking www.liveatleeds.com for event updates

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Newcastle

Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Trmnl x One records bank holiday showcase

Lab 11, Birmingham

TRMNL x One Records combine to bring you the biggest house & techno daytime party of the year

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough Town Hall, Middlesbrough

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Bakar Live

Mama Roux, Birmingham

Catch Bakar across the UK this May

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Scarborough

Scarborough Spa, Scarborough

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Loyle Carner London

the roundhouse, London

Loyle Carner Live in London, United Kingdom! Loyle Carner is coming for the huge UK Tour in 2019!

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Sheffield

O2 Academy Sheffield, Sheffield

Pre-sale now live! Sign up here: http://eepurl.com/dvfvM9 Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Milton Keynes

Arena MK, Milton Keynes

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Birmingham Promoters by arrangement with CAA presents: SAM FENDER + A FESTIVAL, A PARADE

02 Institute, Birmingham

Following a hectic year of touring and becoming one of the hottest new names in the industry, BRITs Critics’ Choice winner, Sam Fender launched into 2019 with new single, ‘Play God’. A taste of what’s to come from his debut full-length, he’ll also be performing it, and many other favourites, on his upcoming headline tour. Over 14s only

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Olly Murs | Birmingham

Resorts World Arena, Marston Green

Olly Murs has announced a huge 2019 UK and Ireland tour.

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Leicester

De montfort Hall, Leicester

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Take That | Birmingham

Arena Birmingham, Birmingham

Take That have announced their 'Greatest Hits Live' tour for 2019!

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Colchester

Charter Hall, Colchester

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Crosstown Concerts present SOAK

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

SOAK has today announced details of her much-anticipated second album, ‘Grim Town’, as well as unveiling new single ‘Knock Me Off My Feet’. Also featuring beautiful returning track ‘Everybody Loves You’, ‘Grim Town’ will be released on Rough Trade Records on April 26th, with a run of shows across the US, UK and Europe. ‘Grim Town’ follows the success of SOAK’s Mercury-nominated, multi-prize-winning debut album ‘Before We Forgot How To Dream’, and an extraordinary period of invention and self-discovery for the still-jus

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Birmingham Promters presents SPINN

The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham

SPINN, formed of Johnny Quinn, Andy Power, Sean McLachlan, and O’Reilly have been a band since 2015. The band signed to ModernSky UK in August of 2017, through which they are releasing their debut EP on 6th April. Since the release of their debut single, ‘Home’, and follow-up track, ‘Notice Me’, the band have played with The Sherlocks, Will Joseph Cook, Flyte, Ten Fé and Dream Wife. They also had slots at FestEVOL, Kendal Calling and Liverpool Music Week. Whilst having slots at Liverpool Sound City, 110 Above Festival and CloseUp

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Northampton

Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Norwich

University of East Anglia, Norwich

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Norwich

University of East Anglia, Norwich

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Southend

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Birmingham Promoters presents Matthew and the Atlas

The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham

Matthew Hegarty (AKA Matthew and The Atlas) is a British singer songwriter and was the first artist to be signed to Communion. After the dreamy and textured Americana of his ‘To The North’ and ‘Kingdom of Your Own’ EPs had built him a cult global following, Hegarty released the debut album ‘Other Rivers’ in April 2014, prompting Q to call him “the British Bon Iver“. Recorded in East Nashville with Brian Hall and Eric Hillman from Foreign Fields, his latest album, ‘Temple’ is a cathartic expression of its writer’s own fears

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Levels Rooftop Opening Party

Lab 11, Birmingham

We are kickstarting the summer on the roof of TWENTY2 and we invite you for a day of pure house vibes! City back drops, cocktails, roof terrace, house music, sunshine? We got you covered! This is strictly a 250 cap party so it is a ticket only event!

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Ministry of Sound | Birmingham

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Ministry of Sound have announced the Annual Classical, an orchestral tour celebrating and reimagining their legendary dance music compilation 'The Annual'. The Annual Classical will see Ministry of Sound taking out a 50-piece classical orchestra to tour the UK starting in May, following a world premiere at London's Royal Festival Hall on January 26. Additional stops include Birmingham, Cardiff, Nottingham, Glasgow, Manchester and Liverpool. The shows will feature some of the biggest dance tracks from the '90s, with the likes of the Chemical B

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This Is Tmrw presents Beak

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

Alternative, Electronic, Indie

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Cambridge

Corn Exchange, Cambridge

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Michael Buble | Birmingham

Resorts World Arena, Marston Green

Michael Buble announces 2019 UK and Ireland tour!

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Aylesbury

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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UB40 - 40th Anniversary Tour "For The Many" - Guildford

G Live, Guildford

Birmingham’s world-famous reggae stars UB40 have announced a massive tour next year in 2019 to celebrate their 40th anniversary! Featuring UB40’s five founding members Robin Campbell, Brian Travers, Jimmy Brown, Earl Falconer and Norman Hassan, and long-time members Duncan Campbell, Martin Meredith, Lawrence Parry and Tony Mullings, the band will embark on their 40 date tour across the UK! Fans can expect to hear UB40’s greatest hits, including ‘Food For Thought’, ‘One In Ten’, ‘Kingston Town’, ‘(I Can't Help) Falling in

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Children of Zeus Tour

02 Institute, Birmingham

Due to popular demand, hip hop duo Children Of Zeus are hitting the road once again to bring their soul-inspired sounds to a new generation.

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DHP Presents William The Conqueror at Hare

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

Folk, Indie, Rock

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Subconscious Sounds Presents Indigo Velvet Live

Hare And Hounds, Birmingham

The young quartet have already performed at 23 UK festivals, generated over half a million plays via Spotify, and gained support from BBC R1, Radio X, Metro, Record of the Day, Scotland On Sunday, Clash, Amazing Radio, The Skinny Magazine and many more. fun upbeat songs, African rhythms and varied influences. 2019 is set to be a landmark year. Watch out for tour announcements. Catch their unmissable Live Birmingham debutat the iconic Hare and Hounds Kings Heath Birmingham.

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Manic Street Preachers | Birmingham

O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham

Manic Street Preachers announce tour for May 2019 No Under 8s

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Dot To Dot Festival 2019

Manchester uk, Manchester

Dot To Dot Festival returns for 2019 to take over Manchester

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Rita Ora Tour

The 02 london, London

DOOR TIME: TBD

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Birmingham Pride - The Mixmag Dance Arena

birmingham pride, Birmingham

** NEW TO BIRMINGHAM PRIDE 2019 ** Birmingham Pride have partnered up with Mixmag to bring you a diverse collection of electronic artists.