The best live music concert events in Birmingham, according to locals

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Live music is back - with many concerts rescheduled from last year popping up and a new confidence from both musicians and fans to get back out there to enjoy the experience.

Whether you love garage, bhangra, reggae, rock or pop there are plenty of gigs to enjoy in Birmingham. We’ve got two huge arenas and a host of fab independent live music venues with some brilliant local talent and more.

We ask the people of Birmingham their favourite live music concert experiences are and who they are planning on seeing soon. Let us know about your favourite concert, festival or gig too.

Leon says: “I was at this underground party, which happened. It’s like a mixture between, like, not really a rave and a concert. And they were putting up just a bunch of local Birmingham artists. It was done by room called Room Seven. I was a part of it.

“So it was me and a group and everything and it was amazing because we got young talent, and everything was done without no corporation, no backing. So people who did come actually got to experience firsthand what it is like to be an artist. So yeah, that’s probably the best event I’ve been to so far. And it was local, in Jewelry Quarter. So that’s in the heart of Birmingham city.”

Leon, BirminghamLeon, Birmingham
Leon, Birmingham

Summer says: “The last one I went to was actually yesterday. I went to somewhere called Forum Birmingham. And there was all different ages. So there was maybe young people in their 20s. There was forty year olds. So it was basically like Drum n Bass. Reggae, Dub.

“There was actually few famous people. They’re like David Rodigan, Shy FX. It was brilliant. The atmosphere was so good. So welcoming, so friendly. And I think yeah, it was really good night out”

Summer, BirminghamSummer, Birmingham
Summer, Birmingham

Naveed says: “Something I’m looking forward to in Birmingham is going to be Wireless - and it’s happening in Birmingham and I’m gassed about that! Because it’s happening in Birmingham after six years and I’ve never been to wireless before.”

Naveed, BirminghamNaveed, Birmingham
Naveed, Birmingham

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