Hip-Hop Festival Returning to Birmingham for its Ninth Year

B-SIDE Hip-Hop Festival is back for its ninth year from 6 – 9 June 2024 showcasing the very best hip-hop talent including Breakin’, Graffiti, DJing and MCing. The four-day festival will take place across Birmingham Hippodrome, Southside and Bullring & Grand Central.

The festival kicks off on Thursday 6 June with a Young Community Takeover event, which focuses on unlocking young people’s creativity through hip-hop workshops, as well as a showing of Gerel Falconer’s production, TONES which also takes place on Friday 7 June, alongside an advanced and intermediate level dance workshop programme.

On Saturday 8 June the festival explodes onto the streets of Southside and inside Birmingham Hippodrome with dance competition qualifiers, a music block party, Graffiti Jam, Afroflux marketplace, workshops, talks and much more.

Break Mission Worldwide and Queer-Side Dance Championships culminate on the Sunday with the finals taking place in the Bullring, featuring some of the very best contemporary hip-hop talents from across the UK and internationally.

Chris Sudworth, Creative Director at Birmingham Hippodrome said: “We’re excited by the line-up for B-SIDE 2024, across the elements of hip-hop. Once again hip-hop will take over the block around and inside the Hippodrome from Thursday to Saturday, with the finals at Bullring on Sunday to close the weekend.

In addition to fantastic free content from firm favourites Break Mission, Queer-Side, Afroflux and High Vis Festival, we’re delighted to add Edinburgh hit hip-hop theatre piece, TONES, to the mix in the Patrick Studio, adding another layer to this vibrant and vital city festival.”

The full B-SIDE Hip-Hop Festival 2024 programme will be announced later this month.

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