Summer Schedule: Unmissable Events in the Midlands this June
Summer is finally upon us and now is the time to make it a scorcher.
We’ve rounded up our top events across the Midlands this June.
Trinity the tuck
6th june @ glee club nottingham
11th june @ glee club birmingham
The Face, The Body Tour … After just snatching the RuPauls Drag Race All Stars 4 crown jointly with Monet X Change, Trinity is touring the UK with her full 1 woman show, along with the Klub Kids.
6th June @ Derby Arena
Larks in Transit is a compendium of travelers’ tales and the general shenanigans of twenty years as a travelling comedian.
On Your Feet!
3rd – 8th June @ Curve Theatre, Leicester
On Your Feet! is the inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria and charts their journey from its origins in Cuba, onto the streets of Miami and finally to international superstardom and features some of the most iconic pops songs of the era, including ‘Rhythm is Gonna Get You’, ‘Conga’, ‘Get On Your Feet’, ‘Don’t Want To Lose You Now’ and ‘1-2-3’.
5th – 8th june @ theatre royal, NOTTINGHAM
With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots takes you from the factory floor to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.
6TH JUNE @ LAB11
After delivering one of the most talked about events last year in Birmingham, Tekno Disco is ready to do it all over again on LAB11’s stunning rooftop venue. Joined by 2 VERY special international guests, expect their biggest bookings to date to bring some unmissable moments to celebrate the beginning of Summer.
MINISTRY OF SOUND – THE ANNUAL CLASSICAL
6TH JUNE @ ROYAL CONCERT HALL, NOTTINGHAM
The greatest dance compilations of all-time hit the stage with your favourite dance tracks re-orchestrated, re-imagined, re-lived.
7TH JUNE @ DIGBETH ARENA
COMIC CON LEICESTER
8TH & 9TH JUNE @ ATHENA
Featuring tons of awesome stuff crammed into one event, including a giant geek market packed with dozens of traders peddling plenty of exclusive merch, body painters, guest panels, photo ops, arcade machines, masses of comic book artists, cosplay competitions, modern and retro games, talks and board games…….phew!
A WEIRD AND WONDERFUL DAY OUT
8TH JUNE @ THE MILL DIGBETH
Part of A Weird & Wonderful Weekender 2019. Weird Science return to Birmingham’s much loved Digbeth Arena (and The Mill) for an exciting daytime outdoor and indoor event that has it all. Amazing headliners, brands and immersive entertainment spread across Digbeth’s creative hub that promises to start the summer season in explosive fashion.
8TH JUNE @ COLWICK COUNTRY PARK, NOTTINGHAM
An unmissable day of music, sunshine and partying amongst the idyllic surroundings of Nottingham’s oldest country park. Check out what went down last year…
ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI…
7TH – 22ND JUNE @ NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE
One Night in Miami… is a play about prejudice and brotherhood, and asks us: on which side of the fence do we stand when hard choices need to be made?
Disko Haus Summer Sessions ft. Brame & Hamo
10TH JUNE @ THE MILL DIGBETH
Disko Haus is back for their second summer party and it’s gonna knock your socks off. They’re leaving their usual stomping ground, Amusement 13, to bring you a one off knees-up at The Mill.
11TH – 15TH JUNE @ theatre royal, NOTTINGHAM
Mindgame is a mind bending psychological thriller from the pen of Anthony Horowitz – creator of Foyles War, the BBC’s New Blood, Alex Rider, the Sherlock Holmes novels House of Silk and Moriarty and the James Bond novels Forever and a Daywhich was released in June 2018 and Trigger Mortis.
rock of ages
11th – 15th june @ Haymarket Theatre, Leicester
This hilarious musical comedy will have you singing and laughing along with its epic songs, including Don’t Stop Believin’, We Built This City, The Final Countdown, Wanted Dead or Alive, Here I Go Again, Can’t Fight This Feelin’ and I Want to Know What Love Is, played loud and proud by an awesome live band.
14TH june @ ARENA BIRMINGHAM
Having revolutionised modern magic and mesmerised audiences unlike any performer in history – magician, illusionist, and stunt artist, David Blaine will embark on his first-ever tour, stopping in Birmingham.
14th June @ Donington Park
Retaining its title year after year as the only rock festival worth mentioning, Download Festival continues to hit all the right notes for true fans of rock music. Three days of heavy rock over five stages are what await the faithful who make the journey to the iconic location every year.
15TH – 20TH JUNE @ LEICESTER
Over three weekends in June, it’s time to re-visit the 1960s.
Revive is inspired by the ‘Mods: Shaping a Generation’ and Modified exhibition at New Walk Museum and Soft Touch Arts, running until 30th June.
Experience vintage fairs, live music and events, vinyl records, street food, family fun and more scooters than the set of Quadrophenia!
Bottomless Bubbles & Bao Brunch w/ Bulldog Gin
15TH JUNE @ 2FUNKY STREET KITCHEN, LEICESTER
15th June @ BELGRADE THEATRE, COVENTRY
#IsTestamentWOKE? The twin juggernauts of Hip-Hop and feminism are on a collision course. And Testament reckons he’s the guy to sort it out.
We Present – DiscGlow – With Michael Gray
15TH JUNE @ THE 2FUNKY LOUNGE
A Special Limited Ticket party, taking over the 2Funky Lounge, Echo Lounge and Outside terrace.
One of the the UK’s most prolific producers and remixers, the Grammy award nominated, Michael Gray (Full Intention and Glitterbox) will join residents Ojay and Flynny to deliver an unforgettable night of Disco and House music.
PIZZA SHOP HEROES
18TH & 19TH @ NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE
Created by one of the UK’s leading refugee theatre companies and starring four young men who made the dangerous journey to the UK on their own as children from Afghanistan, Eritrea and Albania.
Until 22nd June @ ROYAL CONCERT HALL, NOTTINGHAM
The international, award-winning smash-hit musical based on the blockbuster film, The Bodyguard is back! Following her triumphant West End run and sell-out UK Tour, Alexandra Burke returns to the role of Rachel Marron in Nottingham.
17th – 22nd June @ theatre royal, NOTTINGHAM
Discover why Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has kept people guessing for so long, becoming the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre.
11th june @ glee club birmingham
Join Luisa Omielan – BAFTA Breakthrough Comedian 2018 – as she tries out some brand new ’not-sure-what-it-is-yet’ material for an upcoming project. Luisa is the creator and star of incredible stand-up solo shows ‘What Would Beyoncé Do?!’, ‘Am I Right Ladies?!’ and ‘Politics for Bitches’ which was also a BBC comedy-documentary. Come and help her create the next one! As seen on Live at The Apollo (BBC1), and host of Comic Relief (BBC1).
Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat
18th – 22nd June @ Derby Theatre
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical is brought to life in a colourful explosion of joy.
Cage The Elephant
18th June @ O2 Institute Birmingham
American indie band, Cage The Elephant, are back and bringing the delicious sounds of new album, Social Cues, to our shores for a run of intimate shows.
20th June @ Town Hall Birmingham
Join Queer Eye’sTan France as he discusses his heartfelt, funny, touching memoir Naturally Tan as part of his exclusive UK book tour marking his first public appearances in the UK.
20th June @ DE MONTFORT HALL, LEICESTER
Blossoms have announced a series of new warm up shows, including De Montfort Hall, in advance of key festival shows this summer including Reading and Leeds, Community Festival, Parklife and Benicassim.
21st June @ Rock City, Nottingham
Youtube megastar and seasoned boxer KSI is hitting the road with frequent collaborator Randolph for their New Age Tour across the UK & Europe, with special guests, old and new hits.
22nd June @ Derby Cathedral
A social media phenomenon, racking up 60 million views on her first cover. Her debut single ‘Forgive Forget’ peaked 4th on the iTunes UK chart. Samantha has proven that with hard work and independence anything is possible.
22nd June @ DIGBETH ARENA
A brand new outdoor festival coming to Digbeth, Birmingham on Saturday 22nd June.
House of Metal presents Black Sabbath – 50 Years
22nd June – 29th September @ Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
A major exhibition exploring the legacy of Black Sabbath and their global fan base.A blockbuster exhibition devoted to the music that was born in and around Birmingham. Music that turned up the volume, down-tuned the guitars, and introduced a whole new meaning to the word ‘heavy’.
Here Comes The Boys
22nd June @ DE MONTFORT HALL, LEICESTER
Strictly stars Aljaž Škorjanec, Giovanni Pernice and Gorka Marquez, giants of the ballroom and Latin world battle it out on the dance floor.
24TH JUNE @ DE MONTFORT HALL, LEICESTER
Sum 41 have announced four UK headline dates for June, around their previously announced summer European festival appearances. Speaking of the shows, frontman Deryck Whibley says, “We are doing a bunch of large festivals this summer and we thought it would be fun to do a few intimate shows – the UK felt like the perfect place for that!”
The Color Purple
28th June – 13th July @ Curve Theatre, Leicester
With a profoundly evocative score drawing inspiration from jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, this moving family chronicle set in racially divided southern America, celebrates life, love and the strength to stand up for who you are and what you believe in.
23rd & 24TH June @ Town Hall Birmingham
29th June @ Haymarket Theatre, Leicester
One time I bought a lasagne from the supermarket, heated it up in the oven and ate a bit of it and it wasn’t very nice so I put it in the fridge because it felt wrong to dump a whole lasagne in the bin and then later on I ate a spoonful of the cold lasagne because I was drunk and it was absolutely delicious. It was 4am. I then changed the name of a WhatsApp I was a part of to COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999 because I had been thinking a lot about how 1999 was the best year of my life and also about how much I hate myself sometimes. The next day I was asked to name my new show. Come along.
27th – 29th June @ Birmingham Rep
For the first time in the UK, the sons of Oscar-winning Milos Forman, bring a spectacular cast of 20 acrobats, dancers, singers and musicians to perform this spectacular Wild West tale. Using an extraordinary mixture of film, live action and magic they move from illusion to reality presenting the Old West in a completely new way.