News: Historic South Birmingham pub to relaunch as live music venue

Birmingham band The Atlantic Players will perform at the Castle & Falcon's launch night

An historic South Birmingham pub is to relaunch as a live music venue and late night bar this weekend. 

The Castle & Falcon on Moseley Road in Balsall Heath, formerly known as The Ceol Castle, officially reopens on Friday, March 31st with performances from The Atlantic Players, and Harry and the Howlers, along with DJ sets from Sam Redmore.

Weekly club nights, craft beers, cocktails and a live music programme are amongst the venue’s new offerings.

Owner Dominic Molloy said, ”Birmingham has a great choice of live music venues and offers loads of gigs showcasing local and international talent – we can’t wait to be a part of it again. The venue has been completely stripped back and features a new sound and lighting system. We hope to draw live music fans from Birmingham and further afield.”

Events planned for the revamped pub include an evening featuring Polish hip hop acts Małach, Rufuz, and DJ Grubaz (Saturday April 29th), live performances from Urban Voodoo Machine (Saturday April 1st) and Föllakzoid (Saturday May 20th) and a celebration of The Streets’ classic album Original Pirate Material with a line-up of local DJs (Saturday May 27th).

Surprise You’re Dead Music, Plus44 Events, Sonic Gun Concerts and Birmingham Promoters are amongst those due to present performances at the Castle and Falcon.

Carlo Solazzo of Birmingham Promoters, said, “We are very happy to be working alongside The Castle & Falcon team to help regenerate the 300 capacity venue and bring it up to UK industry standards.”

“The building now has a fully equipped top of the range PA system and spec which can cater for any artists, along with backstage facilities which include a fully serviced kitchen plus washrooms. Bands even have the option to stay over, avoiding the need to hit the road straight after a show.”

“An important part of the team’s work is building relations with local scenes that at one point in time played a key part in the venue’s calendar. The Birmingham punk family has really adopted the venue as their own with the Punx Alive collective promoting some amazing shows in the coming weeks and months including Discharge (Saturday April 22nd), Subhumans (Friday April 28th) and Crass’ Steve Ignorant and Friends (Friday May 19th).”

For more information on the venue’s opening weekend and live programme, visit the official Castle & Falcon Facebook page.

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