Watch: We ask Birmingham: What are your favourite festivals?

Glastonbury 2023 may be over - but there are many more summer music festivals to enjoy. We asked the people of Birmingham for their recommendations

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Britain’s biggest festival Glastonbury has been and gone but for so many of us who watched at home it whet our appetite for the summer ahead. There are many festivals here in the West Midlands so I spoke to people in the city about their favourites across the region.

Phil says: “Oh gosh, we have some amazing festivals. Well, one that I started - Birmingham Pride back in 1997 - that’s grown to such a phenomenal size now, and it’s still going strong after all these years. I was hosting again this year. So I think Birmingham Pride is going to be right there on the top.

“But there are so many other festivals, I never think there’s enough. The Summer Fest that takes place that’s coming up very soon. There’s Pairc Festival as well, which is the Irish festival. There’s loads of them. So I think Birmingham is a great place for festivals because it’s the city to be at.”

Nina says: “I’ve been to Made Festival which is like a Midlands based festival. And I went for two years - I went once when he was in Perry Barr and once when it was in Sandwell and both times it was a good experience. I’m going to the one in Digbeth as well this summer.

“The only downside was that the sound system wasn’t that great, but that’s fine because there’s residents and things. But yeah, the acts are good and it was quite good fun festival.”

Nina with Ellie tells us her experience at Made Festival in BirminghamNina with Ellie tells us her experience at Made Festival in Birmingham
Nina with Ellie tells us her experience at Made Festival in Birmingham

Katie says: “I’d have to say the Moseley Festival. You know, the soul one. It’s just fantastic - the atmosphere and the people. The music’s fantastic. I love going there. It’s just brilliant. Everyone should go!”

Kizzi says: “There’s Simmer Down in Handsworth. I’ve been there. They’ve got the German Festival. If I went Carni (Notting Hill) it would just be eating, music, dancing. And then the German Market I feel like it’s just about Christmas. I feel like it’s cute.”