This summer the streets, parks, bars and squares of Birmingham will be filled with melody as the city plays host to some fantastic music festivals.
The Birmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival will return for its 32nd outing – well known for bringing top players from across the world, the festival presents around 175 performances each year across some 40 venues throughout the city.
The Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival and later in the summer the Moseley Folk Festival will both take place in the tranquil surrounds of Moseley Park. Now both well established they have become firm favourites on the festival scene.
Simmer Down also makes a welcome return to Handsworth Park – the festival showcases a range of international and local reggae artists. Back in the city centre, 8,000 talented young musicians will descend on Birmingham for Music for Youth, an eclectic festival with pop-up performances and hands-on musical activities.
And over in Digbeth, sophomore festival MADE Birmingham will celebrate world class electronic music, alongside arts and culture - this year the festival welcomes Rudimental and Stormzy.
All in all it’s looking very tuneful in Birmingham this summer.