B-SIDE Breakin’ in Bullring & Grand Central

As part of this year’s B-SIDE Hip-Hop Festival (kicking off tomorrow Fri 3 May) Birmingham Hippodrome and festival partner Break Mission are bringing a taster of the yearly festival to the shopping destination on Saturday 4 May.

B-SIDE Breakin’ Bullring & Grand Central will feature a host of DJs, dance and rap battles and live performances throughout the day, entertaining thousands of visitors.

On Monday 6 May, the festival returns with Fun DMC, a Hip-Hop inspired block party for kids and parents. Showcase your own moves on the dancefloor, practice graffiti or try on ‘Super-fly’ Hip-Hop fancy dress, from 13.00pm in Bullring & Grand Central.

The takeover days are part of a newly formed partnership with Birmingham Hippodrome and Bullring & Grand Central, which will see the theatre bringing new exciting performances and events to the centre throughout the year.

B-SIDE Hip-Hop Festival is a free annual celebration of Hip-Hop culture featuring home-grown talent and international artists, attracting a worldwide audience of all ages. This year’s festival includes live Graffiti on the streets that surround the theatre, dance workshops for all ages and of all abilities and for the Marvel Cinematic Universe fans out there, a Hip-Hop and the Infinity Gauntlet talk and a mini comic convention.

The festival opens during May Bank Holiday Weekend (Friday 3 May) with a Hit the Ode and B-SIDE and R.A.P Party special. The poetry and music night will showcase some amazing spoken word artists and Hip-Hop DJs.

Graham Callister, Director of Community Engagement and Festivals at Birmingham Hippodrome, commented: “B-SIDE is fast becoming the UK’s number one Hip-Hop festival for international and national artists alongside the amazing talents we have in the city.

Stay up-to-date with activities and join the conversation on social media using #BSIDE.

For more information, visit: www.birminghamhippodrome.com/bside
For more information about Bullring & Grand Central please visit www.bullring.co.uk.
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