Friday, April 19, 2024

Digbeth’s newest music venue The Mill announces its first live events

Fans longing for The Mill Digbeth to reveal the first bands to play at the new Digbeth venue no longer have to wait – with two bands at very differing scales of rock confirmed to play this winter.

Birmingham extreme metal legends Napalm Death are the first band to be announced to play The Mill, with their 2018 UK exclusive headline show on 1st December set to shake the venue’s foundations to its rafters. Napalm Death have shows in America with Lamb of God and Slayer planned for the summer and last year, they made Glastonbury history by heading up the festival’s very first metal stage. Tickets are available here.

Before that, Florida rock band Dashboard Confessional will celebrate the release of their new album ‘Crooked Shadows’ on a run of UK dates, which hits The Mill on 11th November. Most famous for hits like ‘Vindicated’ and ‘Don’t Wait’, Dashboard Confessional’s new release will be their first in 9 years. Tickets go on sale on Friday 22nd at 9am here.

The Mill Digbeth is set to open in September and will feature a host of varied live music and DJ nights, with a lot more to be announced in the coming weeks and months.

The Mill Digbeth will be on the site of the old Rainbow Warehouse, which controversially lost its license last year following its second drug death in two years.

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The Mill described themselves as a “new multi-purpose event space in Digbeth; offering a mezzanine warehouse and open-top roof garden, situated against the Victorian railway arches” in one of their first tweets.

For more information on The Mill, please visit

Richard Franks

Founding editor of Counteract. Freelance travel and music journalist.