B-SIDE Hip-Hop Festival is taking over Bullring & Grand Central for two days in May, featuring pop-up performances, live music and a block party for kids.
As part of this year’s B-SIDE Hip-Hop Festival (kicking off tomorrow Fri 3 May) Birmingham Hippodrome and festival partner Break Mission are bringing a taster of the yearly festival to the shopping destination on Saturday 4 May. B-SIDE Breakin’ Bullring & Grand Central will feature a host of DJs, dance and rap battles and live performances throughout the day, entertaining thousands of visitors.
On Monday 6 May, the festival returns with Fun DMC, a Hip-Hop inspired block party for kids and parents. Showcase your own moves on the dancefloor, practice graffiti or try on ‘Super-fly’ Hip-Hop fancy dress, from 13.00pm in Bullring & Grand Central.
The takeover days are part of a newly formed partnership with Birmingham Hippodrome and Bullring & Grand Central, which will see the theatre bringing new exciting performances and events to the centre throughout the year.
B-SIDE Hip-Hop Festival is a free annual celebration of Hip-Hop culture featuring home-grown talent and international artists, attracting a worldwide audience of all ages. This year’s festival includes live Graffiti on the streets that surround the theatre, dance workshops for all ages and of all abilities and for the Marvel Cinematic Universe fans out there, a Hip-Hop and the Infinity Gauntlet talk and a mini comic convention.
The festival opens during May Bank Holiday Weekend (Friday 3 May) with a Hit the Ode and B-SIDE and R.A.P Party special. The poetry and music night will showcase some amazing spoken word artists and Hip-Hop DJs.
Danielle Bozward, Marketing Manager at Bullring & Grand Central, commented: “We’re excited to be bringing back B-Side to the centre this May following the success of last year’s event. It promises to be a fun-packed Bank Holiday weekend with something for everybody.”
Graham Callister, Associate Director of Community Engagement and Festivals at Birmingham Hippodrome, commented: “B-Side is fast becoming the UK’s number one Hip-Hop festival for international and national artists alongside the amazing talents we have in the city.
This year we have extended the festival even further to include Bullring & Grand Central and Digbeth. Come down to any of or events for a fun day out with the family and to see something different at Birmingham Hippodrome and our other locations.
B-SIDE Hip-Hop Festival is a Birmingham Hippodrome Project supported by Arts Council England, Southside BID, Bullring & Grand Central and The Arcadian.
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