Live Nation applies to host a four day music festival in Centenary Square in Birmingham this summer 2024

Multinational entertainment company Live Nation has submitted a planning application to host a four day music festival in Centenary Square in Birmingham
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Global entertainment company Live Nation is applying to host a festival in Birmingham this summer called Centenary Square Summer Series 2024.

The concert promoters have submitted a planning application to Birmingham City Council outlining their proposals. If granted the application would see a series of plays, film, exhibitions, live and recorded music, dance performances and more take place in the city venue on Broad Street outside the Library of Birmingham.

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The proposed festival would take place between 5pm and 10.30pm from August 23 to 26, with a capacity of 4,999 each day. No details of which artists would appear have yet been released. Details of the application have been released following the hugely successful Chinese New Year celebrations in the city’s Southside BID area last weekend.

Last year Centenary Square hosted Birmingham Festival 23, a hugely successful event held to celebrate a year since the Commonwealth Games. The application has invited representations from the public by midnight on March 4, 2024. These can be made in writing to [email protected].

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Centenary Square, Birmingham

MIke Olley, general manager of Westside BID, said: "Live Nation, one of the UK's top organisers of concerts and events, has put in a planning application for a live music and drinks licence for 23 to 26 August in Centenary Square.

"We understand this will effectively be a live summer music concert with some popular groups and singers appearing over a period of four days. We do not yet know exactly who might be lined up, and as the local business improvement district we do need to understand what the full programme is so that we can help them with the organisation and security.

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"But with the city council having no spare funds at the present time, it is great to see the private sector stepping in to help provide the summer entertainment that the people of Birmingham need and deserve.

"The private sector did this last week in the Southside area, helped massively by Southside BID, to celebrate the Chinese New Year, and in the same way Westside BID is ready and waiting to help Live Nation this August.

"The vision for Birmingham's Centenary Square was for it to exist as a public space for entertainment like this, and I think it is a tribute to the private sector that they are trying to help attract people to such a major event. We wish them all the best with their application and want to welcome them to Westside for what could be a great live concert."   

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