Chapter XII At Birmingham Rainbow Venues: Review
For twelve years now, Rainbow Venues in birmingham have been bringing the region some of the best music and dance events. To celebrate their twelfth birthday they pulled out all the stops with the day event, ChapterXII. Bringing over forty DJ’s across six stages for a twelve hour dance event and our very own Lilith Hunt-Sheppard was there to be part of the celebrations.
After months of build up, to what promised to be one of the best day dance events in the region, the day finally arrived for ChapterXII. Driving in to Digbeth in Birmingham, we could already see groups of people heading to the event. The weather may not have been on our side but it certainly didn’t dampen our spirits as we headed to the entrance. Everyone had been told to arrive early to avoid huge queues and they were moving quickly so we didn’t have to wait long.
As we got into the event, there was music pumping from not one, but two huge outdoor tents. Directly ahead was a great selection of fresh food venders and with plenty of bars dotted around the site, there was rarely a big queue to get a drink. The Carpark and Arena both being covered, the ravers were protected from the rain although, there were some big puddles to avoid but that was to be expected
Bringing you a mix of both Techno and house, there were too many DJ’s to be able to see them all. One of our biggest highlights, was the incredible Richie Hawtin, his two hour set really raised the bar in a packed out Carpark. Confetti cannons were fired in to the crowds to huge cheers and as the day darkened, lasers darted across the arena’s. Following on from him was Pan Pot, who continued to keep the crowds literally jumping and we also moved into the Arena to catch Sasha back to back with Nic Fanciulli. We wanted to catch the brilliant Redlight, after seeing him at Annie Mac’s AMP tour, but the Terrace was difficult to get onto and so opted to see George Fitzgerald in The Warehouse instead, where the vibe was amazing.
As the night drew in, the dipping temperatures certainly didn’t put off any of the ravers as the tents stayed packed out. Dubfire were amazing and we ended the day with the incredibleJamie Jones who certainly didn’t disappoint, as he was someone that so many people were wanting to see.
With the event ending and the crowds started to filter out from the closed off area, it was clear that the birthday celebrations were everything that were to be expected and so much more. The atmosphere was electric, the line ups were on point and queues were kept to a minimum. It is understandable why Rainbow Venues is the biggest name to party people in the region.
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