The announcement of Rootsville adds another big festival to Birmingham’s music calendar and it appears to have come from the grassroots rather than some city initiative. Not that there’s anything wrong with the latter but the former warms my heart.
Also notable is the wide, and I mean wide, range of genres on show covering, well, almost everything it seems. Have a scroll down this press release and see what’s missing.
The ticket pricing is interesting. The event runs from noon on Saturday June 30th until 6am the following morning but the first six hours are free (with families encouraged). After that it’s Â£20.
It takes place at the Custard Factory across four venues – the usual Medicine Bar and Lakeside Stage along with the Rooty Pool (presumably next to Rooty Frooty who are organising the event, hence the name) and the new Under The Arches which I’m guessing means the railway arches on Gibb St which, the last time I looked, were being used as a dumping yard.
More news as it emerges from the Rootsville site which has feeds, comments and everything or, if you’re that way inclined, their MySpace. There’s also a flyer you’re encouraged to spread about the place.