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808 State play o2 Institute on 8th December

808 State’s 30 Tour is on the way to Birmingham as part of a nine date set of dates across the country which culminates in a  special homecoming end of tour show at Manchester Academy Friday 21st December. For Birmingham the key date is  Saturday 8th  December at O2 Institute. To preview the tour which […]

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Buffalo Tom play o2 Institute on 6th December

This announcement created a flurry of excitement at Birmingham Live!  Buffalo Tom will be playing the o2 Institute 2 in Birmingham on Thursday 6 December. Their recent album Quiet and Peace, came out earlier this year via Schoolkids Records. The band are playing three UK shows in December: Tue 4 Dec – Bristol, UK – […]

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Sextile for Cuban Embassy on 16th September, 2018

Back in January we saw Sextile (review here) and our reviewer “wondered what hit me” and hoped they would return before the end of the year.  His wishes are granted they are playing The Cuban Embassy on Sunday 16th September, 2018. A must see band in his opinion and we will be there again to […]

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Shiiine on Birmingham adds Jonn and Rat

The Shiiine On One Day Festival in Birmingham has just become even better – Jonn Penney and Rat from Neds Atomic Dustbin have joined the line up. The day has also moved to the o2 Academy and includes Orbital, Shed Seven, Embrace, Cast and the Happy Mondays. The ticket price includes entry to two special […]

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10 Unmissable Acts at 2000 Trees Festival 2018

We are on countdown to 2000Trees Festival 12-14th July and our reviewer Neale has his must see list ready. 10. Palm Reader The fast paced metalcore band have impressive tracks such as ‘Swarm’, can’t wait to see some chaos unfold in the tent they play. 9. Conjurer Another modern metal band who are thriving to […]

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Del Amitri play the Symphony Hall 23rd July

It’s one we’ve been waiting for at Birmingham Live. Del Amitri will hit the road for the first time in over four years  when they embark on their UK Tour, beginning July 20th at Newcastle City Hall and culminating in two hometown shows at Glasgow Barrowlands.on July 28th & 29th.  Luckily in Birmingham we don’t have […]

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Barn on the Farm bands we can’t wait to see!

In one week hundreds of people will track a weekend’s worth of belongings and camping supplies to a tiny farm in Gloucester, coming back to the family that makes up Barn on the Farm. The festival celebrates upcoming artists along with celebrated headliners, a combination that creates a magical land of discovery and excitement. With […]

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NOFX play o2 Institute 14th June

It’s been three years since the biggest punk rock band around NOFX stormed the UK and the Academy Events team have arranged two UK shows, at Birmingham’s O2 Institute on Thursday 14 June and London’s iconic O2 Academy Brixton on Friday 15 June.  The Birmingham gig has support from Bad Cop Bad Cop who are […]

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Bands we must see at Download this weekend!

The Largest UK Rock and Metal Festival continuous for its 16th year and now overtakes its former name Monsters of Rock;  something Andy Copping (Festival Booker)is really excited about, as are we. Each year has its challenges and Download organisers listen to their fans as they try to adapt to provide a comfortable experience for […]

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Barn on the Farm 5th to 8th July, 2018

Nestled in the midst of a quaint farm just outside of Gloucester, Barn on the Farm is a stellar festival that continuously hosts the newest and hottest. In the early weekend of July, the festival runs 5-8th of July, the warm afternoons and vibrating sunsets give the festival a truly magical undertone, only heightened with […]

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Mercury Rev @ Glee Club, 10 December 2018

Never has a venue and band been more perfectly suited than the Glee Club and Mercury Rev, particularly for this […]

Nightwish @ Arena Birmingham, 10th December 2018

Nightwish in Birmingham caused a flurry of excitement through the Birmingham Live team when the tour was announced.  Could they […]

Razorlight @ o2 Institute, 10th December 2018

Opening the latest Razorlight tour at the O2 Institute in Birmingham on Monday evening were Fetiche, a French rock band […]

808 State and Lone @ O2 Institute 8th December, 2018

When I found out that Mancunian acid house pioneers and legends 808 State were touring for their 30th anniversary, I […]

Buffalo Tom @ o2 Institute, 6th December 2018

I first came across Buffalo Tom in something like 1991 when a friend with exceptional knowledge of the music scene […]

The Cardigans @ O2 Academy, 6th December 2018

It’s twenty years since The Cardigans released Gran Turismo, the album that eradicated the kitsch indie pop that the band […]