Project SoundLounge: free city centre music festival August 7-9

Hosted at brindleyplace, Digbeth Dining Club and Town Hall, Project SoundLounge is a free music festival that celebrates the sounds of Birmingham, from burgeoning communities of young musicians to the city’s underground heroes.

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Legendary Birmingham reggae group Friendly Fire Band are making their Town hall debut on Saturday August 8, supported by exciting young and local artists: Namiwa Jazz, Lobster, Malarkey, Goodall and an array of Beatfreeks poets.

Festival performances include soul and jazz artists, Midnight Magpie and Lumi HD at Spotlight in Digbeth as part of Digbeth Dining Club, and experimental hip hop trio Ruane Maurice and Birmingham hip hop native Sic’nis play brindleyplace band stand on Friday August 7th.

An array of food stalls will be supplied by Digbeth Dining Club, offering their locally sourced street food on both Friday 7th and outside Town Hall on Saturday 8th.

Midnight Bonfires headline Town Hall on Sunday 9 August, together with Midlands rock group Piston and incredible songwriters He Is A Pegasus, Dan Wilkins and Matt Tyrer.

Live Arts Radio will be recording festival highlights and broadcasting them post-festival, allowing for moments to be re-lived by those who were there, and for those that missed out to catch up on the festival’s best bits.

Now in its third year Project SoundLounge is a Town Hall Symphony Hall project that empowers 16-25 year-olds to tailor a music festival that directly reflects Birmingham’s contemporary, diverse and burgeoning music scenes.

The Project SoundLounge program enables young creatives to develop their skills in marketing/production/programming, booking artists and providing a platform for younger audiences to experience live music for free.

“Project SoundLounge is important because it shines the spotlight on grassroots and local music scenes by bringing artists to the forefront of a world class organisation like THSH.” – Joe Cook, Project SoundLounge Fellow.


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