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Birmingham Hippodrome’s popular free festival returns, celebrating all things Hip-Hop!

Showcasing UK and international artists, B-SIDE is THE Hip-Hop event of the year!

This annual festival brings together extraordinary artists and breath-taking acts from across all four elements of Hip-Hop: breakin’, graffiti, DJ’ing and MC’ing.

Road & Car Park Closures on Fri 9 & Sat 10 Jun

Our B-SIDE Hip-Hop Festival returns this week with events taking place in the streets and squares around the theatre over the weekend.

Please note, the following road and car park closures which may affect your visit:

  • Level 3 of the Arcadian Car Park will be closed throughout Fri 9 & Sat 10 Jun and will reopen on Sun 11 Jun. Levels 1 & 2 will remain open throughout the weekend, but are likely to be very busy.
  • Thorp Street will be closed to traffic from 6am on Sat 10 Jun. The road closure includes Thorp Street (from Horse Fair junction) and Hurst Street (to Smallbrook Queensway junction). The road will reopen by 10pm.
  • The Gallan Car Park and on street parking bays on Thorp Street will not be accessible throughout the day on Sat 10 June.
  • Inge Street & Hurst Street standard and disabled parking bays will not be affected by the festival.

For alternative car parking, we suggest Edgbaston Street Car Park at Bullring & Grand Central, Dudley Street Car Park or please take a look at for information on smaller car parks in Southside.

Birmingham City Centre is likely to be very busy over the weekend, so we suggest you leave as much travel time as possible to get to the theatre.

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