Summer is on the horizon and festival season is nearly upon us – and there’s plenty happening across Birmingham to keep you entertained. The June edition of Brum Notes Magazine is here to guide you through, keeping you up to date with the best gigs, club nights, albums, arts happenings and more throughout the month.
June isn’t all about that festival down in Somerset, the fun starts much closer to home and we’ve got cover stars The Polyphonic Spree bringing their feel-good orchestral adventures to Lunar Festival in leafy Solihull. We also talk to British Sea Power and The Magic Band and guide you through some of the best acts taking to the stage over the weekend.
Rising grime artist Ghetts is one of the star attractions at Birmingham’s BASS 2014 and you can read more on him and the rest of the highlights of the country’s biggest celebration of black music and arts.
With plenty of football and hopefully a bit of sunshine to soak up this month, we take you through six of the best beer gardens in Birmingham, while you’ll also find some natty style tips to get your wardrobe ready for the warm weather.
Back to the music, we also meet hard travelling singer-songwriter George Ezra, alt-folk artist Charlotte Carpenter and electronic adventurer Field Harmonics, plus, legendary composer Rhys Chatham tells us more about the inspiration behind uniting 100 guitarists on one stage.
You’ll also find the usual mix of news, fresh talent, gig reviews and this month’s hottest albums, as well as our tips on the best events across the city and beyond. And if that’s not enough, you can also win VIP tickets to see Dexys perform a Glastonbury warm-up show in Coventry.