Frontiers Festival is a celebration of bold, new music and is recognised as one of the UK’s most ambitious festivals of contemporary music and interdisciplinary practice.
Flatpack Film Festival
Flatpack takes over venues across Birmingham every spring with a packed, colourful menu of events, screenings, exhibitions and installations.
BEAST FEaST showcases some of the most recent and cutting edge developments in electronic and electroacoustic music – a must for the sonic explorer.
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!
University of Birmingham Summer Festival of Music
The Summer Festival of Music is a week-long festival of classical and contemporary music held every year by students at the University of Birmingham.
Brindleyplace Dragonboat Race Festival
Colmore Food Festival
Music for Youth Festival
BE FESTIVAL is Birmingham’s international theatre festival, bringing together the most daring and unforgettable new performances from across Europe.
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.
TILT is a 5-day Aerial and Physical Theatre Festival celebrating high quality teaching and performance from national and international circus artists.
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.
Birmingham Comedy Festival
Birmingham Improv Festival
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 is the UK’s only month-long festival showcasing the best Black music and arts.
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 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.
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.
Magic Lantern Festival
Screening Rights Film Festival
Still Walking Festival
Still Walking is Birmingham’s festival of walking, appearing this September with ten new guided tours, walking events, games and presentations.
The Flyover Show
Led by multi award winning musician Soweto Kinch, The Flyover Show is a one day festival of music, art and dance which brings world renowned acts right into the heart of Birmingham’s community.
Summer in Southside
Summer in Southside is a free family outdoor arts festival presented by Birmingham Hippodrome.
Birmingham Beer Bash
Brindleyplace Outdoor Film Festival
City of Colours
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.