The Rainbow Venues announce full Chapter 12 series…

Art Department, Dubfire, Guy Gerber, George FitzGerald, Jamie Jones, Joseph Capriati, Loco Dice, Luciano, Maya Jane Coles, Nic Fanciulli, Richie Hawtin, Sasha all headline.
 
Preditah, Kurupt FM, Patrick Topping, Infinity Ink LIVE, wAFF, Russ Yallop, Adam Shelton, Argy, Dense & Pika, Redlight, Nick Curly, Mella Dee, Sub Focus, Roni Size, Maribou State, Pedestrian and David Rodigan also perform.
The Rainbow Venues reveals its opening run of events with a remarkable selection of underground parties, exciting food and theatre functions, street party closures, pop up shows and the launch of brand new concepts.
 
Birmingham’s most popular music event space concluded in truly spectacular style with a year of unparalleled events and a complete transformation of its venue spaces. The Rainbow Venues is recognised for boasting many different, adaptable spaces, including The Rainbow Pub, The Courtyard, The Cellar, The Arena, The Warehouse, The Street, The Textile Factory and the recently developed Blackbox and Roof Terrace.
 
Following the success of The Rainbow’s Chapter series last year – an invigorating line-up of events, including the venue’s birthday in March – The Rainbow unveils its incredible event programme to kick off the first quarter of 2016.
 
JANUARY:
 
ElRow, January 30 – an exotic, cinematic movement, which launched in Spain, is famed in the electronic scene for its colourful production and bringing world renowned DJs to the party. ElRow presents a Bollywood themed affair at the end of the month, with residents De La Swing and George Privatti.
 
02:31 presents Kurupt FM, Champagne Steam Room, January 30 – join the Kurupt FM gang on the Birmingham leg of their UK tour, hosting The Rainbow’s Textile Factory space. Bringing to the Midlands a more Grime based programme, with support from local producer Preditah, Logan Sama, Heartless Crew’s Bushkin & Fonti, Tom Shorterz and more.
 
FEBRUARY:
 
Hospitality with special guests Roni Size, Krust & Friction, February 6 – Drum & Bass fans are in for a treat with Hospitality’s hearty line-up coming to The Warehouse.  Bristol born Roni Size and Krust bring the bass, alongside London Elektricity, Fred V & Grafix, Danny Byrd, Nu:Tone and Ownglow
 
Evolve, February 9 – Nicolas Lutz and Francesco Del Garda make this Blackbox party a techno house dream, with support from Tom Craven, Unai, Trotti and Lopaski.
 
Resonate presents DAMA DAMA,  February 12 – Maribou State and Pedestrian bring their new label imprint to The Blackbox.
02:31 presents My Nu Leng & M8s, February 13 – Join My Nu Leng for the Birmingham leg of their UK tour, with DJ Q B2B Wookie, Kry Wolf B2B Taiki Nulight and Tom Shorterz B2B Pete Graham.
 
Cirque Du Soul, February 19th – The Circus is back in town! Cirque Du Soul bring their theatrics and fun back to Birmingham with Toddla T, Barely Legal and more.
 
David Rodigan’s RamJam Tour, February 19 – After his amazing performance during last year’s MADE Festival in Birmingham, Rodigan is back with a heavy line-up, including live performance from Gentleman’s Dub Club, Dillinja B2B Randall, Flava D and Venum Sound.

The Portal presents Amnesia, February 20 – celebrate The Portal’s second birthday with their Amnesia special. Join special guest, Matthias Tanzmann, Cuartero, Hector Couto & Mar-T, alongside local residents.

Resonate presents SWAMP 81, February 26 – Loefah, Paleman and Chunky make their debut in The Blackbox.

Elements launch party, February 27 – Bringing Berlin techno sounds to The Blackbox. Truncate, Rebekkah, Dark Chambers and Jay Sirett. 
 
The Rainbow Venues presents SIGMA, February 27 – Line up tba
 
 
MARCH:

Seedy Sonics presents Blonde & Zac Samuel, March 4 – House duo, Blonde return to The Rainbow for Seedy Sonics, with Zac Samuel making his Birmingham debut
 
Gorgon City, March 11th 
 
Cream Birmingham, March 12 – Roger Sanchez, DJ S.K.T, Bontan, Philip George and Danny Rampling. 
 
The Portal, March 12 – Leftwing & Kody, Arun Verone & more.

Ram Records March 19th –  Sub Focus, Culture Shock, Audio and Frankee return to Birmingham with the legendary Ram Records imprint.

Hector presents, March 19th – Making his debut in The Blackbox, Hector returns to Birmingham alongside Bunny and some very special guests.
 
What Hannah Wants Tour, March 19th – Local legend Hannah Wants brings her UK tour back to her hometown alongside DJ Zinc, Sam Divine, U Know The Dril, Tom Shortez. 
 
Disciples, March 24 – Plus more tba.
 
Chapter XII, March 26 – The Rainbow Venue’s own festival – adopts the unique ethos and atmosphere The Rainbow incorporates into all of their carefully curated events. It will feature 6 carefully curated stages of music and over 40 international acts and artists, featuring the likes of Jamie Jones, Loco Dice, Joseph Capriati, Dubfire, Maya Jane Coles, Richie Hawtin, Sasha, Nic Fanciulli, Art Department, Pan-Pot and plenty more. 
 
Combining distinctive indoor and outdoor spaces, venues and street closures, Chapter XII will be one of the  biggest celebrations at The Rainbow Venues, celebrating while celebrating its 12th birthday.
 
APRIL:
 
AUS Music, April 1 – celebrating its 100th release, AUS Music comes to Birmingham, with support from Huxley, Will Saul and more.
 
One Records,  April 2 – Local legends takeover Birmingham’s favourite house and techno hotspot The Blackbox. Adam Shelton, Subb-an, Cab Drivers Live, Voigtmann and Jessica Lamb
 
East End Dubs, April 9 – East End Dubs, Archie Hamilton & Bunny
 
Shogun Audio, April 29 – Line up TBA
 
Swingmajig Festival, April 30 – Music, dance, cabaret, walkabout, art installations, street food, performance and 3,000 of the UK’s best dressed ladies and gents.
 
Do Not Sleep,  May 01 – After the success of the sold out show on New Year’s Day, Do Not Sleep returns bank holiday Sunday. Line-up tba.  
 
More events and DJ’s to be confirmed.
 
Lee McDonald, founder of The Rainbow Venues explains: “The Chapter series is all about celebrating The Rainbow’s clubbing history, inviting back our favourite brands and artists of the last decade. 
 
What The Rainbow Venues has achieved, so far, is really quite incredible and we’re excited to kick off 2016 with a strong programme of events that fall under our unique values. It’s a really wicked year to look forward too.  On Easter Thursday, we launch a project that has been long in the making; the launch of Lower Trinity Street. We’re creating a destination for independent business and creative minds it will celebrate the best Birmingham has got to offer in street food, cocktails bars, live music, clubbing and more.’’
 
Alongside the music events, with much more still to be unveiled, The Rainbow Venues brings forward many new, exciting concepts. From an immersive cinema experience, with a Trainspotting performance under Digbeth’s famed railway arches, to fine street food offerings, a drive in cinema, jazz bar, pop up shops, street parties, arena concerts, a micro brewery, urban cocktail themed bar and many more.
 

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