The Summer Chapter | Sat 27 – Sun 28 Aug | Rainbow | From £18/£16
The inaugural summer edition of the Rainbow Venues’ annual Chapter festival takes over August bank holiday weekend with a techno treat situated right at the industrial heart of Digbeth. Starring the celebrated Tale of Us, dance innovator Marcel Dettman, Berlin-based duo Pan-Pot and a whole host of other techno extraordinaires, the Summer Chapter is the Rainbow’s last big hurrah before the cold weather closes in yet again. See our feature here.
GLAS: Peace & Love daytime party | Sun 28 Aug | Boxxed | From £15
Bringing back the theme from one of last year’s most successful shindigs, this summer daytime party preaches PLUR, the original rave mantra: Peace, Love, Unity and Respect. Featuring DJ SKT, best known for 2015 single ‘Take Me Away’, deep house Berliner Santé , Sidney Charles and a selection of local talent, GLAS unites Boxxed in a collective stand against hatred and animosity. 2pm – Midnight.
*POSTPONED* Bongo’s Bingo | Sat 27 Aug | Rainbow | £6
Crossing bingo with a rave might seem like a bit of a wacky idea – and it is. But it’s a wacky idea that has found success in Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds, and now it’s Birmingham’s turn to enjoy the madness for one time only. This eccentric event pumps out the best in bass music, hip hop and pop to a roomful of ravers scribbling out numbers on scraps of card in the hope of winning big. A fusion of music, comedy and pure randomness, Bongo’s Bingo is an event that demands to be experienced. See our feature here.
Tickets: www.skiddle.com *This event has been postponed due to licensing issues*
The Old Crown’s 648th Birthday Party | Fri 26 Aug | Old Crown | Free
It’s time for the oldest secular building in Birmingham to celebrate its – yes, you read that right – 648th birthday. Established in 1398, on Friday the Grade II* listed boozer stages an evening of music and street art with 02.31 founder Tom Shorterz, Jordan Lott and Alex Marconi sharing DJ duties. Expect raucous choruses of ‘Happy Birthday’, fancy dress and special guests at what is sure to be the oldest birthday party you will ever attend. See our full preview here
One Year of Trönika | Fri 26 Aug | Hare & Hounds | From £1
From an idea thought up in a kitchen somewhere to its humble beginnings in Amusement 13 to its current home at the Hare & Hounds, Birmingham brand Trönika has come a long way in just a year. Turning their passion for techno, house and electronica into euphoric celebrations of underground music, the Trönika team welcomes DJs DTK, Faded Void, Jay Sirett and Josh G up to the decks to lay down the beats for the night. Here’s to another year from the midlands party-starters.
Published on: Sat 20 Aug 2016