One of the UK’s newest venues and club spaces has announced a series of major new shows along with further investment in its historic building

One of the UK’s newest music venues has announced a series of major new shows along with further investment in its historic building.

Forum Birmingham will host international reggae star, Sean Paul; electronic music legends Faithless, Pete Tong and A Guy Called Gerald in one exclusive night, in addition to upcoming dates from Mercury-nominated UK rapper Slowthai and Birmingham smash hit indie-rockers, Editors.

The 3,500 capacity, newly upgraded complex featuring a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system is investing further in facilities to include an exclusive room for VIPs and a cutting edge audio-visual offering in its second room, Space54.

Forum Birmingham is also broadening its programme to present more live music and community and city-focused events. Co-director, Billy Chauhan said: 

“We’re thrilled to see audiences and revellers returning back to music performances and club nights across Birmingham and the UK.

“The nighttime community in Birmingham and the UK is now seeing signs of confidence in, and demand for, the types of incredible shared experiences that we all enjoyed creating and taking part in, pre-Covid.

“With a series of headline shows from some of the biggest names in music coming up in both our main room and Space54, Forum Birmingham is delighted to be welcoming music fans over the coming months.

“The team looks forward to working with colleagues across the entertainment industries as well as the Birmingham and Midlands community to deliver a broad and vibrant event offering over summer 2022 and beyond.”

Forum Birmingham, located on the site of the city’s legendary Hummingbird, Top Rank and Carling Academy venues, reopened its doors in September 2021. Since then, artists and major names in music such as Andy C, AP Dhillon, Chase & Status, Mike Skinner, and Skream have performed at the venue.

The renovation of the Dale End building, which in previous incarnations hosted shows by global superstars throughout the 1970s through to the 2000s including The Ramones, The Clash, Nirvana and Sonic Youth, included restoration of the original woven wooden sprung dance floor, stripped back and newly polished concrete floors, a steel mezzanine, and the installation of a highly-regarded d&b audiotechnik line array sound system.

As well as the main stage room, the venue also features Space 54, a 350 capacity second room with its own high spec light and sound offering. Cutting edge visuals throughout the venue have been provided by DMX Productions - the team behind stages at Glastonbury and Global Gathering amongst others - including high resolution LED screens, special FX and immersive lighting.

Future events at the central Birmingham space are connecting with its eclectic 50-year music history, securing its role as a top destination for UK music fans.

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