Selfridges Live + Loud and Birmingham Weekender are bringing a series of extraordinary live music experiences and special events that celebrate Birmingham’s rich music culture, both past and present.
Head to The Breakout Bandstand to see local talents perform live. High Horses, who wowed Selfridges on National Busking Day in July are kicking off the Weekender celebrations with a performance on Friday 22nd, followed by Hoopla Blue, who have been described as "Ridiculously gifted" by Tom Robinson, (BBC 6Music).
Clash of Drums are also having a warm-up performance on the Friday, before their night time spectacular the following evening. Follow a procession of drums and sound through Selfridges, meeting at the Foodhall entrance.
The Collab sessions, where two artists from two very different genres come together to create a unique track in just a day, is happening on both Saturday and Sunday. Catch Birmingham’s own Soweto Kinch on Saturday, hot from producing his own festival The Flyover Show.
Award winning alto-saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch is one of the most exciting and versatile young musicians in both the British jazz and hip hop scenes. Undoubtedly, one of the few artists in either genre with a degree in Modern History from Oxford University he has amassed an impressive list of accolades and awards on both sides of the Atlantic - including a Mercury Music Prize nomination, two UMA Awards and a MOBO for best Jazz Act in 2003.
Join the Birmingham does Bhangra dance party, where in Birmingham’s Year of South Asian Culture, celebrate bhangra’s origins in the city in an explosion of colour, dhol drummers and dance.
Add to that brass bands, pirate radio and some very special surprises and there’s something for every kind of music lover.
To find out the full schedule for live + loud, go here
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