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Digbeth club The Night Owl to celebrate 5th birthday with all-day charity livestream

Digbeth’s leading soul and retro night club The Night Owl hosts their joint birthday shindig with the NHS on Saturday, July 11th

With lockdown calling for the closure of many nightclubs and live music venues, one Digbeth club has gotten creative with their upcoming birthday plans.

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Soul and retro night club and live music venue The Night Owl celebrates five years strong on Saturday, July 11th, taking their planned celebrations online to host their first ever online festival, raising money for charity.

The Night Owl & NHS Joint Birthday Shindig will stream on Twitch from 12pm, showcasing the best live music, DJs and special talent with an all day festival. All money raised will go to the University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB), the official charity of Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital.

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The Night Owl & NHS Joint Birthday Shindig has something for every music fan, as throughout the day The Night Owl will be streaming performances from ska and two tone band The Ska 45s, Oasis tribute Oasis Maybe, Elvis tribute Black Elvis, premier punks of funk Big Boss Man, indie band Marquis Drive and solo singers R John The Revelator and Liamosino

DJ sets from resident Night Owl DJs will also soundtrack the day, playing the best soul, ska, Britpop, mod, funk and disco tracks with a special Northern Soul and Mod DJ set from Anthony Flavin, star of BBC One’s “Our Lives: Soul Boy” documentary. Special guests also include magician Edmund Quigley, ‘Le Freak: The Get Down’ break dancers, cocktail maestro Jessie Scutts with a cocktail masterclass. Finally, special videos from UHB members and key workers and Northern Soul Flash Mobs in Birmingham (that were recorded before lockdown) will be shown.

Since the forced closure of live music venues and clubs in March, The Night Owl has joined #SaveOurVenues, the national campaign that has saved over 150 grassroots venues from closing their doors for good. As well as raising money through their Crowdfunder, The Night Owl have also been selling merchandise and stay at home party packs, available to order via email.

The Night Owl & NHS Joint Birthday Shindig will stream on Twitch and JustGiving on Saturday, July 11th from 12pm, the stream is free to join but a suggested donation of £10 is welcomed. 

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Sophie Hack

PR, events and social media by day, lover of all things geeky and retro. Can often be found scribbling notes at the back of the gig.