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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

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.


Still Walking Festival

Still Walking is Birmingham’s festival of walking, appearing this September with ten new guided tours, walking events, games and presentations.


BASS Festival

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


Birmingham Literature Festival

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


Reggae City

Reggae City festival is a celebration of Reggae in Birmingham and beyond. The event features live music and sound system DJ’s and focuses on the positive influence Reggae has in today’s contemporary music and 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.


Longbridge Light Festival

Longbridge town centre will be transformed with a range of light and art works to explore in multiple locations, with music and entertainment throughout the night.


SHOUT! Festival

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


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.