A bright spot on the seemingly terminal “entertainment” schedule on the Bullring Beach (no, not the one by the library. The other one) is a special Gigbeth event this lunchtime. Nizlopi, Vijay Kishore, The Priory and The JD will be playing from 11.15am ’til about three on the sand outside St Martin’s Church. If you’re suffering the city centre this should be a beautiful respite.
Gigbeth itself runs from Thursday 1st to Saturday 3rd November in most of the music venues in Digbeth (naturally) with one ticket getting you into all of them. And did you know that to launch it they’re planning to shut down High St Deritend and whack a huge stage in the middle of the road? You do now. More plans for 2007 are sketched out here along with the innovative idea of coinciding with Music Live at the NEC, bringing 25,000 people from outside the region into Digbeth. Hope they like it.
More on this as we get closer.