The Digbeth nightclub bringing the magic of 60s Woodstock to the world

Owlstock offers live performances from tribute acts to Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Muddy Waters and local artists, with DJs spinning Woodstock sounds, street food and more
Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now

A club in Birmingham is bringing the magic of the world famous 60s Woodstock festival to Digbeth and London - and the entire world, thanks to The Night Owl TV!

Woodstock revolutionised festivals when it was in New York state in 1969. More than half a century later Owlstock will be recreating the sounds and memories with a host of tribute acts to Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Muddy Waters and local artists, with DJs spinning Woodstock sounds, street food and more.

The Night Owl - a soul and retro club - in Digbeth will be hosting the festival on 28 August from 2pm. So, if you want to let your hair loose and dance to some old tunes, the club’s dancefloor is the right place to break out your moves.

The club takes its name from the Northern Soul song of the same name by Bobby Paris and was the first purpose built Northern Soul and Motown club. Since opening its doors in 2015, it has expanded its music genres to Motown, ska, funk, disco, garage, psychedelia, rock and roll, Britpop, indie, tribute acts and local DJs.

Owl Stock performer takes to the stageOwl Stock performer takes to the stage
Owl Stock performer takes to the stage

Who are performing on 28th?

Are You Experienced? (Jimi Hendrix tribute)

The Daybreakers (performing Muddy Waters’ Electric Mud in its entirety as well as their own material)

Acoustic Who (A not-so-acoustic tribute to The Who)

Midlands-based, blues duo The Preach

There will also be DJs Alexandra Rose, Richard Bamber and more on the decks throughout the day playing an eclectic mix of 60s and 70s, psychedelia, rock and more.

People having fun at the Owlstock festival in previous yearsPeople having fun at the Owlstock festival in previous years
People having fun at the Owlstock festival in previous years

Food and more

Dining by Dalton returns this year and will serve the most delicious street food around. If last year’s menu that included standard and vegan chicken tikka dishes are anything to go by, there’s going to be some lip-smacking finger foods at the venue.

The Night Owl will also be serving up their signature cocktails as well as some Woodstock-themed specials.

Owlstock pays tribute to Woodstock at The Night Owl in DigbethOwlstock pays tribute to Woodstock at The Night Owl in Digbeth
Owlstock pays tribute to Woodstock at The Night Owl in Digbeth

Is this the first time that Owlfest has been held?

Owlstock began back in 2019 as a 50 year celebration of the iconic Woodstock festival. The festival is bigger this year with live performances taking place across both their Birmingham and London venues as well as streaming live to the Night Owl TV. You can also watch the livestream of the festival at Finsbury Park onto the Digbeth venue’s screens.

If you are unable to attend, you can watch every single band from both lineups performing live on the Night Owl TV.

Why is Woodstock still famous?

Woodstock Music and Art fair was attended by more than 400,000 people between August 15-18 in 1969. It changed the face of rock and roll and is known as a landmark event in popular culture. There were thirty two acts including Santana, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and Ravi Shankar. It was a pivotal event for the counterculture generation and is still alive in people’s memories after decades.

You can purchase your Birmingham Owlstock tickets here.

A message from the editor:

Thank you for reading. BirminghamWorld is Birmingham’s latest news website, championing everything that is great about our city - reporting on news, lifestyle and sport. We want to start a community among our readers, so please follow us on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram, and keep the conversation going.

Related topics: