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Birmingham plays host to festivals throughout the year –  check out our Festivals Calendar for a list of upcoming events.

 




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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.




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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.






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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

Arts & Science Festival

Arts & Science Festival is a week long celebration of ideas, research, culture and collaboration across the University of Birmingham’s campus and beyond.


Flatpack Film Festival

Flatpack takes over venues across Birmingham every spring with a packed, colourful menu of events, screenings, exhibitions and installations.


BEAST FEaST

BEAST FEaST showcases some of the most recent and cutting edge developments in electronic and electroacoustic music – a must for the sonic explorer.


Swingamajig

Swingamajig takes the sounds and a style of the roaring 20s in a weekend of music, dance, cabaret, walkabout, art installations, street food, performance and 3000 of the UK’s best dressed ladies and gents!


Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul

Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival celebrates contemporary jazz, funk and soul music with an annual festival in the beautiful surroundings of Moseley Park, Birmingham.


Shock and Gore

Shock & Gore is an annual film festival celebrating the weird, the wonderful and the fantastic.


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.


Birmingham Literature Festival

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