Take a deep breath and prepare to dive into the impressively extensive musical melting pot of the Birmingham Weekender. Headliners and highlights include the Square Dance stage in Victoria square hosting a free appearance by the legendary Don Letts Friday as well as fellow renegade reggae veteran David Rodigan on the Saturday and Craig Charles (obv) on Sunday. Elsewhere we have local freestyle jazz and hip hop hero Soweto Kinch and Bostin Brass heading up Selfridges in-store Live & Loud schedule, alongside Hoopla Blue, the High Horses and a Clash of Drums warm-up. Classical top acts will also get a radically urban twist with a Multi-story Orchestra performance in the Barclaycard Arena car park, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in Birmingham New Street Station and world-famous Sufi singer Hans Raj Hans taking over the Town Hall. Not to be outdone, the Mailbox will throw down its designer gauntlet with three world premieres from the Birmingham Opera Company. Almost all events are free, but there are a few more well worth buying into including Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco at The Town Hall for the kids and Queer Sound & Music from Fluid festival and what sounds like the best night out ever with Fierce Festival’s Deadpan Disco in a top secret location. Make some noise.
See our Birmingham Weekender free arts line-up preview here.
Fri 22 – Sun 24 Sep various venues,www.birminghamweekender.com
Published on: Fri 18 Aug 2017