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Birmingham is a leading destination for cultural festivals and events.

Visit our member profiles to learn more about the impressive range of festivals that take place across the city each year.




There's something for everyone...

Collectively Birmingham Festivals produce an eclectic and engaging programme of national and international significance spanning artforms, including music, dance, film, new media, visual art, theatre, comedy and literature.

Download the full Birmingham Festivals 2017 Calendar.






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One of the best things about Birmingham is its festivals programme. Taking place everywhere from Digbeth arches to world-class concert halls, you’ll find a fantastic, colourful calendar of activity covering every artform imaginable – including music, dance, film, new media, visual art, theatre, comedy and literature.

This site has been set up to gather all of these events in one place, and was devised by a membership group made up of over 25 of the city’s festivals. Click here for more info on the group and how to sign up.

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Forthcoming Events

Moseley Folk Festival

Moseley Folk presents its own brand of Folk, Americana, World and Psychedelia. A true community event, where family and friends of all ages and backgrounds can get together.


Beyond The Tracks

Local heroes Ocean Colour Scene and Editors are to headline Beyond The Tracks – Birmingham city centre’s first three-day rock festival.


Birmingham Weekender

A weekend of free outdoor performance, art and entertainment across Birmingham city centre.


Birmingham Literature Festival

The region’s biggest writing event, gathering household names and rising stars to celebrate the power of words.


Birmingham International Piano Festival

Birmingham International Piano Festival brings some of the world’s finest pianists to the city of Birmingham, showcasing the piano as a solo instrument and celebrating its role in jazz.


BASS Festival

BASS is the UK’s only month-long festival showcasing the best Black music and arts.


SHOUT! Festival

SHOUT is the West Midlands’ only festival of LGBT/Queer arts & culture.


Behind the Curtain Film Festival

Behind the Curtain is a unique Eastern European film festival which brings high quality films and new media from Central and Eastern Europe to Birmingham.


CrossCurrents

CrossCurrents is a bi-annual festival celebrating new and contemporary classical music at the University of Birmingham.


International Dance Festival Birmingham

IDFB is a major biennial festival that presents a world-class programme of performance and participation in theatres and public spaces across Birmingham and the West Midlands.