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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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Slam Dunk Midlands – Bands we can’t wait to see

With less than a week to go, ‘Slam Dunkers’ will be prepped to travel to at least one of the three locations around the country; the North, the South and in particular the Midlands where the NEC Genting Arena is providing a potentially exciting line-up. This venue will be housing Four Year Strong which – […]

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Scott Hutchison

Deep sadness today at Birmingham Live at the news regarding Scott Hutchison.  As long time fans of his work with Frightened Rabbit, Owl John, and most recently Mastersystem many of our team have been aware he was missing, but hoped for a positive outcome. We championed FR from the early days and regularly reviewed when […]

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Slam Dunk Midlands at the NEC 28th May 2018

The mighty Slam Dunk Festival returns to Birmingham NEC on 28th May as the Midlands day of the festival run.  As with previous years the Birmingham Live team are warming up ready for what promises to be a full on day across the multiple stages. Many of our favourite bands will be there including Good […]

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Interview – We Are Scientists

We Are Scientists return! The infamous duo, Keith Murray (guitar/vocals) and Chris Cain (bass) are back on the road with Megaplex, their hot off the press sixth album of colourful and utterly addictive fun-bomb pop. Set to dazzle the world with ten melodious molten nuggets – a welcome distraction to these bleak times in which we […]

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Album Review Gabrielle – Under My Skin

I have always felt there is an honesty and humanity in Gabrielle’s work that makes it stand out from the […]

Gabrielle @ 02 Institute 8 August 2018

Gabrielle is an icon.  She has forged her own path since first breaking the charts in the early 90’s and […]

Mad Caddies @ o2 Institute 1st August, 2018

You would to be hard-pushed to find anyone that would argue against the fact that ska music is perfect for […]

John Prine + John Moreland @ Town Hall 3rd August 2018

During any performance, both the artist, and the audience, will hopefully find themselves removed from thought, completely lost in the […]

James – Living in Extraordinary Times

There aren’t many people who haven’t heard of james. The legendary Manchester band have been on the indie scene since […]

Employed To Serve @ Slade Rooms, 24th July 2018

It would seem that recently Wolverhampton has slowly began to fall from the touring schedule map, perhaps due to the […]