Summer Schedule: Unmissable Events In The Midlands This August
August is not just about the Bank Holiday Weekend, there is plenty happening this month.
We’ve rounded up our top picks of events across the Midlands
2nd – 11th August @ Curve Leicester
Bringing a fusion of extravagant East-West dance styles to Leicester’s own Cultural Quarter, Bollywood Jane is a visual feast. Showcasing the dynamic setting of Belgrave Road, this Made at Curve production features a talented local community company
hq familia showcase
2nd August @ the cookie, leicester
HQ Familia are playing an exclusive FREE showcase at Leicester’s The Cookie presenting the future sounds of Leicester!
Leicester Caribbean Carnival
Celebrate Leicester’s diverse cultures and experience the traditions of the Caribbean in one colourful celebrations at the Caribbean Carnival!
3rd August at Coombe Abbey
Set in a 12th-century Cisterian abbey and running over the expansive grounds, the event will bring indie, rock, pop, funk and dance music to 20,000 people.
3rd August @ The Tunnel Club, Birmingham
Loughborough Mela celebrates the town’s cultural and ethnic diversity. The free event is packed with fun family entertainment with an assortment of musical styles from South Asia and around the world.
13th August – 24th August @ Birmingham Hippodrome
The world’s best-loved musical is back! Grittier and more glamorous than ever before, this brand-new production is direct from a sell-out and critically acclaimed run at Leicester Curve.
The Greatest Show
16th August @ Level 25, Marco Pierre Whites in Birmingham
Pull up a ringside seat with a sparkling arrival cocktail and expect the unexpected on Level 25 as you’re presented with a four course themed dinner interspersed with the best of live entertainment.
Bugzy Malone, Yxng Bane and Wretch 32
16th August at De Montfort Hall, Leicester
Kicking off their Summer Gigs in the Gardens Series, Mancunian wordsmith Bugzy Malone is one of the UK’s brightest grime talents is joined by Yxng Bane and Wretch 32
Smirnoff Big Night Out: Joel Corry
12th August @ Pryzm Nottingham
17th August @ Pryzm Birmingham
Joel Corry is the name on everyone’s lips this summer, whether it’s his chart smash ‘Sorry’ featuring Hayley May, his residencies in Malia, Zante and Kavos or his Kiss FM show, you’ve been partying with Joel all Summer long.
journeys festival international
15th – 30th @ leicester
Journeys Festival International is a two-week exploration of the refugee experience through great art. Free exhibitions, outdoor performances, live concerts, installations and family events spread across the city for 15 days.
Candy Shop – Hip Hop Terrace Party
17th August @ Walkabout Derby
Imagine going to a candy shop where they play all your favourite tunes and all the sweets are free. This is what Candy Shop club night is all about bringing you the best of both worlds!
pizza shop heroes
17th august @ Curve Leicester
Having told their ‘stories’ to social workers and courts as part of their asylum claims, it’s the desire to reclaim them that grounds Phosphoros Theatre‘s innovative work. From prisons in Libya and Greece, to conversations with absent mothers, to raising future sons, they shine a light on masculinity and forced migration. Powerful, funny, resistant, revealing; refugee actors take centre stage.
professor green, Busted and Scouting for Girls
17th August at De Montfort Hall, Leicester
Busted return to De Montfort Hall with Half Way There, a collection of semi-autobiographical numbers charting growing up, the importance of friendship and light-hearted mentions about Macaulay Culkin.
Kaiser Chiefs, The Vaccines and The Twang
18th August @ De Montfort Hall, Leicester
Kaiser Chiefs continue their reign of being one of Britain’s most treasured bands. They will be performing tracks from across their extensive catalogue of work, hot on the heels of the release of their new album.
19th – 25th august @ city centre, leicester
The 2019 City Festival takes place over seven fun-packed days in August and this year’s theme is ‘Out of this World’, celebrating all things outer space.
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
22nd August @ o2 academy Birmingham
Ahead of his highly-anticipated performances at Reading and Leeds festival, Anderson. Paak and his band, The Free Nationals will play a headline show in Birmingham.
Groove Armada, Pete Tong and Danny Howard
23rd August @ De Montfort Hall, Leicester
Groove Armada have been one of the best loved and biggest selling dance acts for more than two decades.
24th August @ The Mill Digbeth
On the night expect high end production, inflatables, exotic cocktails & not to forget a naughty sound system providing those feel good sunshine vibes!
phoenix beer festival
24th – 26th August @ phoenix
Celebrate summer at the Phoenix beer festival, in partnership with our friends at Everards. There’ll be cask and keg ales, craft beers from local brewers, and guest ciders. Plus tasty food, outdoor games, live music and more.
Years and Years and Jax Jones
25th August @ De Montfort Hall, Leicester
Synth-pop outfit Years & Years’ sound has been described as electropop mixing R&B and 90s house sounds. Their biggest single King from their debut record reached number one in the UK singles and made top 10 charts around the world.
25th August @ Firebug
A 3 channel silent disco, just pick up your headphones from the bar and choose from three DJs playing whatever they want in whatever order they want.
The Finesse 90’s RNB Outdoor Brunch
25th August @ 2Funky Street Kitchen
The Finesse Team Presents The 90s RnB & Sexy UKG Outdoor Brunch! Summer Signs Off With The UK’s No1 Jam Pulling Out All The Stops To Present A Truly 1 Off Spectacular Bank Holiday 12 hour Party @ The 2Funky St Kitchen.
27th – 31st August @ Curve Theatre, Leicester
For the first time since its premiere in 1957, John Osborne’s classic is given a vibrant new setting and an electric new vision in Sean O’Connor’s startling production.
The Rocky Horror Show
28th August – 1st September @ Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical returns to the UK as part of a sell-out worldwide tour, having now been seen by over 30 million theatregoers.
Machine Gun Kelly
30th August @ o2 Institute Birmingham
Fresh from his starring role in Netflix’s The Dirt, Machine Gun Kelly brings his Hotel Diablo tour to venues across the nation.
30th August @ Firebug, LEICESTER
Roll up, roll up and come see what Glitterbug have in store for their magical mystery tour of the madhouse that is Burlesque, circus, cabaret, and vaudeville.
Mosely Folk & Arts Festival
30th August – 1st September
Moseley Folk & Arts Festival is set to return to the beautiful Moseley Park in 2019 from 30th August to 1st September. Every year people from across Birmingham and beyond flock to the park to witness a healthy mix of traditional, contemporary and downright experimental Folk, World and Roots music.
31st august @ attenborough arts centre
Art, theatre and wrestling collide! Experience the thrills, spills, comedy, drama and excitement live, as the men and women of arthouse wrestling tear it up in this unique performance spectacle!
31st august @ LEICESTER
Leicester Pride is Leicester’s annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) festival and is a colourful and vibrant event celebrating diversity and freedom of expression.
The event starts with a spectacular parade through the city which culminates at an popular event on Victoria Park that includes live music, market stalls, funfair rides and health and wellbeing information.
31st August @ 2 Funky Music Cafe, Leicester
Taking you back to a decade full of Spice Girls, Take That, Backstreet Boys, S Club 7 & Whitney Houston