Thousands of people will gather under the Hockley Flyover this Saturday (August 20), as one of Birmingham’s most inventive urban music and art festivals returns.
The Flyover Show is a free entry, one-day curated by award-winning jazz musician Soweto Kinch (pictured below), and will feature live performances from a host of acts, including legendary jazz/reggae guitarist & composer Ernest Ranglin, as well as Kinch and his own band.
Other live acts include Basil Gabbidon, Eska, Ruben James, Alex Wilson, Call Me Unique, Knox Brown, Juice Aleem, TrueMendous, DJ Winchester, YounGod, Decip4life, Amerah Saleh, Affie Jam, Alisha KADIR, Jae Sosa and Trope.
Other attractions include spoken word, graffiti art, breakdancing, local food stalls and various other family-friendly activities, with the event running from noon until 9pm.
The event is returning to its city centre spot for the first time since 2012, having run every year since 2008. More than 6,000 attended the last show.
Kinch said: “The Flyover Show is about celebrating the traditions of black culture in our city, whilst giving local people a live show they may never get to experience.
“It’s also about challenging the preconceptions surrounding the area, showing that community and culture can thrive in all corners of our city’s heart.”
The Flyover Show 2016 takes place from noon until 9pm on Saturday, August 20. Live music starts from 3pm. Entry is free and all ages are welcome. The festival site is walking distance from Birmingham city centre and can be accessed via four subway tunnels off Soho Road, New John Street, Great Hampton Street and Heaton Street.
See the event page on Facebook for more details.