Glaston-who? You can keep your pyramid stages, muddy trenches and overpriced hot dogs, we’ve got a thriving music scene that is bursting at the seams with talent, all for less than a shower token in a field.
Beholden Tangerine + Krook Nootz
Who: Good bands, cheap beer, free entry, what’s not to love?
When: 5th July
Where: Fazeley Park
Home to a few of the king pin bands of Birmingham Table Scraps and Black Mekon, Fazeley Park’s first Friday brings (seemingly) secret bands together in a sweaty, small, concrete room with cheap as chips drinks offers. It’s the best. If you know, you’re there, and you probably didn’t need to read this description at all.
Black Mekon + Cherry Pickles
Who: Fuzzy trash punk and garage duo
When: 6th July
Where: The Dark Horse
Veterans of the Birmingham music scene, Black Mekon can in no way be pigeon holed into one genre. Kind of fuzzy, a little bit country, slightly punky. It’s rock & roll with dirt under its nails, with support from PNK SLM family Cherry Pickles who take all the best bits of garage rock in all its simplicity.
The Assist + George Pannell + Flake
Who: Infectious, energetic, British indie pop.
When: 6th July
Where: The Sunflower Lounge
Forming between Birmingham and Walsall, The Assist fuse 90s Britpop with the likes of todays hit makers Jamie T and Ratboy. They’ve shared the stage with Blossoms and Sean Ryder respectively, and now they’re headlining The Sunflower Lounge in celebration of their new single.
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