What's On In: Birmingham (April - June 2022)



With Birmingham's bustling music and events scene, there is always an exciting array of gigs, comedy shows, exhibitions and more to keep you entertained. If you live there, or are planning a trip there in the next few months, then why not book one in?

We've highlighted an eclectic mix of shows and events, so we're certain there's something for everyone in here. If not, then you can check out all the other events we have on offer in Birmingham between now and June on See Tickets!

Events in Birmingham

Music

Bad Boy Chiller Crew

When? Sunday 24 April

Where? O2 Academy, Birmingham

The Bradford bassline collective are capturing attention from the likes of Vice, The Guardian, NME and Pitchfork for good reason. With their latest mixtape released in January, they are continuing to push forward the bassline house sound and make their mark in the scene. They will be in Birmingham this April for what is set to be a raucous show you don't want to miss.

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Bonobo 

When? Wednesday 4 May

Where? O2 Academy, Birmingham

Electronic extraordinaire Bonobo is bringing his 2022 'Fragments Live' tour to Birmingham this May! It will be a showcase of his new album 'Fragments' released earlier this year, plus the songs and sounds across his influential career.

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Charli XCX

When? Wednesday 18 May

Where? O2 Academy, Birmingham

Global pop superstar Charli XCX is heading out on her UK tour this May. The shows will be a celebration of her brand-new album 'CRASH', which has been praised by fans and critics alike and is full of non stop bangers. This is set to be a show to remember!

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Daisy Brain

When? Tuesday 17 May

Where? Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

Emerging indie-grunge artist Daisy Brain is due to put on a raucous and energetic live show where you can expect all the mosh pits, new music and merch of your dreams! This is going to be something special, so don't miss out.

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 Emeli Sandé

When? Thursday 19 May

Where? The Mill, Birmingham

Internationally-renowned singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé will be heading out on a UK tour to celebrate the release of her forthcoming album 'Let's Say For Instance' releasing this May. The new album explores shades of classical, disco, nostalgic R&B and more, marking a new era of her expansive artistry on stage and on the airwaves.

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Everything Everything

When? Saturday 9 April

Where? O2 Academy, Birmingham

To celebrate their 2020 album 'Re-Animator', Everything Everything are heading out on tour to give fans the chance to finally hear tracks from the album live! The art rock band are a staple in the British music scene for a reason, so grab your tickets now.

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Kae Tempest

When? Tuesday 10 May

Where? Birmingham Town Hall

Musician, poet and author Kae Tempest has just released their incredible new album, 'The Line Is A Curve’. To coincide with the release, Tempest will hit the road this spring, stopping in Birmingham on the 10th May for what is set to be a phenomenal show.

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Kamal.

When? Thursday 5 May

Where? O2 Institute3, Birmingham

Ivor Novello award nominated multi-instrumentalist, Kamal. will be in Birmingham this May as part of his UK tour. An inimitable singer and songwriter on a rapid trajectory, 19 year old Kamal. hails from Harlesden, but his music is travelling far beyond his hometown. Final remaining tickets on sale now!

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KennyHoopla

When? Thursday 2 June

Where? O2 Academy 2, Birmingham

American artist KennyHoopla is one of the most exciting rising artists in the alternative space today. Following his 2020 release  'how will i rest in peace if i'm buried by a highway?', he has received critical praise by tastemakers such as Fader, Complex, and NME, and has released a mixtape with Blink-182's Travis Barker. Don't miss your chance to catch this rising star live.

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When? Saturday 18 June

Where? O2 Academy, Birmingham

Grammy award winning artist Leon Bridges is bringing his acclaimed third album 'Gold-Diggers Sound' to the stage in June for his first UK shows since 2018! On the latest album he finds the unlikely sweet spot where R&B, jazz, soul, afrobeat and psych co-exist, and this fusion of sounds is something you won't want to miss hearing live.

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Metronomy

When? Saturday 30 April

Where? O2 Academy, Birmingham

To celebrate their new album 'Small World' released back in February, Metronomy are heading out on tour, stopping in Birmingham at the end of April. Their alt pop sound is as brilliant as ever on the new album, having received praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, NME, and The Guardian. Hearing the record live is bound to be something special, and we can't wait.

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Morcheeba

When? Wednesday 4 May

Where? O2 Academy 2, Birmingham

This spring Morcheeba are heading out on the 'Blackest Blue' tour to celebrate 25 years of Morcheeba! Their signature chilled electronic/organic sound has been border-hopping ever since they emerged as a household name, and 25 years on they are as impressive as ever.

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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

When? Monday 23 May

Where? O2 Institute, Birmingham

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats are bringing their rare Americana soul sound and feel good foot-stomping beats to Birmingham this May. Known for their ecstatic live shows, this is sure to brighten up your Monday.

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NBA Leather with Action Bronson, The Alchemist plus Earl Sweatshirt

When? Wednesday 1 June

Where? O2 Academy, Birmingham

A trio of rap's most charismatic talent, Action Bronson, The Alchemist and Earl Sweatshirt are uniting for the UK leg of their NBA Leather tour to bring rhymes, beats and energy to UK stages. Finishing in Birmingham on the 1st June, you do not want to miss this collaboration of rap royalty.

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Run The Jewels

When? Tuesday 7 June

Where? O2 Academy, Birmingham

American hip-hop pioneers Run The Jewels are returning to the UK in June ready to put on a show you won't forget. EI-P and Killer Mike made their comeback with the sensational 'RTJ4' in 2020 which received widespread acclaim, and we can't wait to finally hear the tracks live.

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Skunk Anansie

When? Friday 22 April

Where? O2 Academy, Birmingham

British rock icons Skunk Anansie are out on their 25th anniversary UK tour at the moment, visiting Birmingham in just a couple of weeks. The show will be a celebration of the last 25 years which have seen the band become internationally acclaimed as one of the greatest British rock bands of all time. You won't want to miss this.

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The Backseat Lovers

When? Monday 9 May

Where? O2 Institute 3, Birmingham

This four-piece indie rock band based in Utah expertly blend quick-paced rock and mellow indie moments. They released their debut album 'When We Were Friends' to acclaim back in 2019, and now are hitting UK venues to bring their songs to you live. Known to put on highly energetic, lively shows, make sure you add this gig to your list for May.

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The Big Moon

When? Saturday 28 May

Where? O2 Academy 2, Birmingham

After releasing their debut album 'Love In The 4th Dimension' back in 2017, this London four-piece shook up the indie scene. The album was shortlisted for the prestigious Mercury Prize that year, and they have gone on to be the 2020 Official Record Store Day Ambassadors and supported the Pixies on their 2019 UK tour. Don't miss the chance to see their headline gig in Birmingham this May!

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The Vaccines

When? Tuesday 19 April

Where? O2 Academy, Birmingham

The Vaccines released their brilliant fifth studio album 'Back In Love City' late last year, and it is their most euphoric, visceral and visionary work to date. It has seen them assert themselves as one of Britain's most vital guitar bands, so if you haven't already had the pleasure of seeing them live, now's your chance!

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Will Varley

When? Friday 13 May

Where? The Castle and Falcon, Birmingham

Singer-songwriter and musician Will Varley will be in Birmingham for an intimate gig this May. The show will be a celebration of his 2021 sixth studio album 'The Hole Around My Head', plus all the hits from his vast discography.

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Events & Comedy

BBC Gardeners World Live

When? Thursday 16 - Sunday 19 June

Where? NEC, Birmingham

BBC Gardeners' World Live is the number one destination for hands-on gardeners looking for inspiration, education, expert advice and a great day out. Tickets for this also includes entry to the BBC Good Food Show Summer!

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BBC Good Food Show Summer

When? Thursday 16 - Sunday 19 June

Where? NEC, Birmingham

Look forward to the ultimate summer foodie day out packed full of fantastic shopping from 100s of artisan producers and your favourite big brands, seasonal recipe inspiration, top chefs and experts cooking live and much so more!

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Catherine Bohart

When? Wednesday 20 April

Where? Glee Club Studio, Birmingham

A blisteringly funny new stand-up show filled with horrendous life advice, cheery nihilism and reluctant self-discovery from one of the UK and Ireland's most exciting comics Catherine Bohart. This is not one to be missed.

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Diversity - Connected

When? Thursday 14 April

Where? Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

After taking the nation by storm when they won the third series of Britain's Got Talent in 2009, Diversity have continued to innovate, grow and achieve. They are currently out on their biggest ever tour to date, with a staggering 79 shows! Don't miss their stop in Birmingham this April, final tickets remaining now.

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Help I Sexted My Boss

When? Friday 17 June

Where? Birmingham Town Hall

The creative duo behind hilarious and much-loved podcast 'Help I Sexted My Boss', William Hanson and Jordan North are kicking off their nationwide tour in Birmingham this June! William's a posh etiquette expert, and Jordan's an expert in all things common. In their hit comedy podcast, 'Help I Sexted My Boss', their worlds collide as they help you navigate the everyday problems of modern life, and this brand-new tour will be no different.

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Jeff Garlin

When? Tuesday 21 June

Where? Birmingham Town Hall

Star of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and 'The Goldbergs', Jeff Garlin is heading out on his first UK stand up tour since 2017. He will be stopping in Birmingham as part of the 'No Device Connected' tour this summer, grab your tickets now!

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Table Manners with Jessie & Lennie Ware

When? Thursday 5 May

Where? Birmingham Town Hall

The award winning no. 1 smash hit podcast 'Table Manners' will be embarking on a debut live UK tour this spring! Spend the evening with Jessie Ware and her mum Lennie as they take their hilarious and hugely loveable podcast on the road, with a special guest joining them for each show.

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The Baby Show 

When? Friday 13 - Sunday 15 May

Where? NEC, Birmingham

The UK's best-loved shopping event for new and expectant parents, The Baby Show, is back this spring LIVE at the NEC Birmingham. Recommended by parents for 20 years, The Baby Show is the UK's leading pregnancy, baby, and parenting event, providing everything for bump, baby, and you.

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Zippos Circus

When? Friday 22 April - Monday 25 April

Where? Swanhurst Park, Birmingham

Zippos Circus is back with a nationwide tour – Bon Voyage - taking visitors on an adventure around the globe with an international cast of stunning circus performers. They are in Birmingham towards the end of April, so grab your tickets now to be apart of a fast-moving journey of thrills, fun and sensational acts from all corners of the world!

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