The intimate gig venues in Birmingham you need to experience
Say goodbye to claustrophobic crowds and obscured views, Birmingham has so much more to offer.
Revolutionise your gig experience with these intimate venues you didn't know existed:
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Sofar Sounds, originating in Shoreditch in London, is a global movement which transforms everyday spaces into captivating, secret gigs in 444 cities all over the world. Similarly to Sunflower Lounge, each gig typically features three diverse acts, so there really is something for everyone. The venues are small to ensure that your experience is always cosy and intimate. You can apply for tickets up until five days before the event and only the night before will the venue location be revealed. From rooftops to living rooms to backyards, there's no limit to the venues you might find yourself in. If you're looking for a unique experience in Birmingham, look no further. Sofar Sounds offer a fresh and exciting way to experience live music and with venues all across the world makes live music accessible for everyone.
Hare & Hounds
Despite its slightly less convenient location, pub, club and music venue Hare & Hounds is definitely worth a visit to give you that much-needed gig-fix. The venue blends quaint traditional with stylish modernity; the attractive Grade II listed building which opens up to beautiful Art Nouveau. The pub has been nurturing the music and creative community in Birmingham for years now and continues to host an eclectic mix of music, from Reggae to Soul and House. Well-known artists and bands that have played in the past include Alt-J. Hare & Hounds also host comedy workshops and charity nights. The venue is just the right size for sound quality; wherever you are the sound is crisp and clear.
The Sunflower Lounge
From Dream pop to Grunge, The Sunflower Lounge hosts the most promising up and coming bands from all corners of the music scene. With their capacity being only 120, you're guaranteed a cosy and intimate experience with the perfect view. The stylish interior and fairy lights strewn across the walls entice music lovers from all across Birmingham.“The best club in the UK for future rock & roll stars" according to Noel Gallagher, the lounge is surely worth a visit. Tickets are just over a fiver and each night usually hosts two or three bands, so you're guaranteed to have an exciting night full of variety.